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DNA testing firm will now let users fail to help the FBI

Home DNA Testing Site FamilyTreeDNA – much criticized for working with the FBI without telling its customers – will now allow users to prevent law enforcement from accessing their data. In January BuzzFeed News reported that FamilyTreeDNA allows law enforcement to create profiles on the site using DNA from unsolved cases. The agencies then used these profiles to search for …

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13 things became paleontologists wrong about Tyrannosaurus rex

If your image of Tyrannosaurus rex is based on the lively creature of "Jurassic Park", you've got a few things wrong on the dinosaur king. In recent years, paleontologists have reviewed the scientific consensus on how T. rex looked, sounded and ate. "All preconceived ideas of what T. rex seemed like and looked like will be greatly changed," said Mark …

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Powerful one hit the Earth 2,700 years ago.

CLOSE Experts warn that a solar storm the size of one hundred and fifty years ago, could plunge the world into chaos. Tony Spitz has the details.      Buzz60 Roughly 2,700 years ago, an unusually powerful solar storm swept past the Earth, scientists announced in a new study. Though it had little to no impact on people in that long …

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Wallaby-Size Dinosaur Discovered in Australia (Crikey!)

Archeologists discovered a new species of dinosaur Galleonosaurus dorisae in Australia. Credit: James Kuether A small, agile dinosaur With powerful hind legs roamed the ancient rift valley between Australia and Antarctica during the Cretaceous period. Archaeologists recently discovered fossils from this wallaby-sized species while excavating 125-million-year-old rocks in Victoria, Australia. They found five fossilized upper jaws that resembled the upturned …

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