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Does The FBI’s Looming Biometric Database Bring Big Brother Closer?

The FBI's Next Generation Identification would use photographs and biometric data to help law enforcement entities nationwide identify "persons of interest." If NGI's early stages are any indication of where it's heading, privacy advocates and ordinary citizens are right to fear it.
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Scent-sational Scientists Restore Smell To Mice

Now there may be hope the the olfactorily challenged, thanks to scientists that have restored smelling function in mice that were previously genetically destined to have no sense of smell.
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'The Deaths That Launched A Thousand Blogs'

The 2007 suicides of Duncan and Blake posthumously captured the imaginations of countless people who had never heard of the couple but were haunted by images published in news stories and on the Web. Five years later, questions remain about the media coverage of their deaths,

US Cases Of West Nile Virus Set Record, Deaths Rise: CDC

Through last week, 1,118 cases of West Nile virus and 41 deaths had been reported. The updated figures represent a 40 percent increase in the number of cases and a 61 percent spike in the number of deaths, but are short of the all-time record for a full year: 9,862 cases and 264 deaths in 2003.


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