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Germany clears genetic testing of embryos after ethics debate

Germany’s upper house of parliament on Friday gave its green light to testing embryos after in vitro fertilisation in certain cases after a passionate ethical debate in the country on the issue. The Bundesrat voted to allow so-called pre-implantation genetic diagnosis of embryos when one of the partners had a…

Gun owners tend to be male, white, married, living in south: Gallup

Gun owners in the United States tend to be male, white, married and living in the south, according to a study published Friday by Gallup. Men are three times more likely than women to own a gun, the analysis of surveys of some 6,000 people from 2007 to 2012 found.…

Social network Path settles privacy violation accusations

Social network app Path agreed Friday to pay $800,000 to settle charges it violated privacy of young users by uploading address book information without seeking permission, officials said. The Federal Trade Commission settlement came a year after Path co-founder and chief executive Dave Morin apologize for what he said was…

Michigan to issue driver’s licenses to approved undocumented immigrants

Undocumented immigrants who have approval to live and work in the United States won a victory in Michigan on Friday. The Michigan Secretary of State’s office has decided to allow individuals participating in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) to apply for driver’s licenses, a reversal of previous…

Scott Brown will not run for Senate seat in special election: report

Former GOP Sen. Scott Brown has apparently decided not to run for the U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts left open by Sen. John Kerry, President Obama’s new Secretary of State, reported the Boston Globe. His announcement was rather unusual; he texted the Boston Herald, “U are the first to know,”…

Why sales is a hot new job

Why sales is a hot new job (via The Christian Science Monitor) Tim Kilroy, a father of five, changed jobs about a year ago to become a sales representative for three companies, all in some ways linked to technology. The payoff: He raked in between $250,000 and $500,000 last year.…

U.S. carbon emissions fall to lowest levels since 1994

Energy-saving technologies and a doubling in renewables led to the reduction in climate pollution, new figures show America’s carbon dioxide emissions last year fell to their lowest levels since 1994, according to a new report. Carbon dioxide emissions fell by 13% in the past five years, because of new energy-saving…

NYC’s Grand Central Station turns 100

Built in palatial Beaux Arts style, celebrated in movies, and narrowly saved from the wrecking ball in the 1970s, New York’s Grand Central rail station turned 100 Friday. The iconic building no longer has long-distance trains, but its commuter services and multiple subway lines ensure that Grand Central remains at…

WHO: Less than half all countries in the world prepared to deal with cancer

Less than half of all countries in the world have functioning plans to prevent cancer and provide treatment and care to cancer patients, the World Health Organisation lamented Friday. “Cancer should not be a death sentence anywhere in the world, as there are proven ways to prevent and cure many…

Military expands mental health counseling in Afghanistan to soldiers over ‘classified Skype’

Bagram airbase has 40-strong team of psychologists and others on hand, though stigma of such care in the military remains The US military in Afghanistan has slowly been building up ways to help troops who are scattered across a harsh, hostile country which is almost as big as Texas, with…

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