YouTube Videos Show How to Build Killer Drones

YouTube is coming under fire for hosting videos that demonstrate how to build drones that can hold and fire weapons. According to The Sun, the videos show how easy it can be to convert a standard drone into a killer one. Retired Army Ranger Paul Scharre told the website that YouTube users can find the videos mere seconds after they visit the video More...

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By SLPundit On Monday, February 25th, 2019
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Microsoft CEO Defends $479M Pentagon Contract

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella justified the company's $ 479 million contract with the Pentagon, telling CNN "we're not going to withhold technology from institutions that we have elected in democracies More...

By SLPundit On Monday, February 25th, 2019
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YouTube Blocks Advertising Promoting Anti-Vax Content

YouTube is blocking channels that promote anti-vaccination content from running ads, asserting they violate policy prohibiting advertisements with videos containing "dangerous and harmful" content. BuzzFeed More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, February 24th, 2019
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NASA: Iceberg Twice Size of NYC to Break Off Antarctica

An iceberg about twice the size of New York City will break off Antarctica’s Brunt Ice Shelf into the Atlantic Ocean, NASA said Sunday. Satellite images posted by the NASA Earth Observatory show two cracks. More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, February 21st, 2019
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Report: Gene-Edited Babies May Be Smarter

The world's first "gene-edited" babies, a set of girl twins whose embryonic genes were altered by a technology known as CRISPR-Cas9 to make them immune to infection by HIV, could have an enhanced More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, February 21st, 2019
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Researchers Warn of Smallpox as a Biological Warfare Agent

Researchers say the smallpox virus could be catastrophic for humanity and wipe out large swaths of the population. Smallpox was eradicated in 1980 by the World Health Organization but samples still remain in laboratories More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, February 21st, 2019
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HPV Infections Declining Thanks to Vaccinations

Infections with two strains of the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) are showing marked declines among American women, and rising vaccination rates could be driving the trend. That is the finding More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, February 21st, 2019
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NY Times: China Tracking Its Population, With Some US Help

China used DNA to track its people – and turned to a Massachusetts company and a Yale researcher to help build the nightmarish Big Brother-like surveillance and control system, The New York Times reported More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, February 21st, 2019
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Experimental Drug Helping Women With Breast Cancer Live Longer

An experimental drug has shown promise in extending the lives of women suffering from a particularly aggressive and deadly type of breast cancer, according to the results of a phase 2 trial. Right now, the standard More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, February 19th, 2019
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AI System That Writes News Can Be Misused, Creators Warn

The creators of a new artificial intelligence system that can create news stories and other pieces of written content are not making it publicly available because they said it could be misused. Called OpenAI, the More...