Attack of the Clones
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“Many Beatles fans remember where they were when they heard John Lennon was shot. I hope they also live to hear the day he was given another chance,” is a thing that was actually said by a Canadian dentist who plans to clone John Lennon using DNA extracted from the late Beatle’s rotting tooth. #Science.
Privacy is Dead
If you’re sick of your regular everyday bunny, you’re in luck: a bunch of crazy Turks have bred a colony of glow-in-the-dark rabbits plucked straight from your <em>Donnie Darko</em> nightmares.
The crackpot scheme is being branded as “an attempt to advance research into treatments for life-threatening genetic diseases,” USA Today reports.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has begun implementing a $1 billion face recognition program that will probably scare everyone outside of law enforcement. NewScientist reports that the Next Generation Identification (NGI) program will lump iris scans, biometrics, DNA and even voice prints into one formidable profiling tool and some states are already using the program in a limited fashion. The whole thing will be in effect across the country in about 2 years. NewScientist addresses the privacy problem: