Geneticists mine a social network for useful data showing relationships going back centuries, and one of the world's largest family trees.
Providing a sorely needed patch to a market gap, IslendingaApp shows you genes before you remove your jeans. It is, sadly, an Iceland-only service, but might it be expanded and developed by everyone's favorite site?
The do-it-yourself approach to getting the lowdown on your ancestors may lead you down a series of blind alleys. An alternative to the high-end genealogical resources offered by Ancestry.com is the personal and affordable services of a mom-and-pop operation.
In an attempt to preserve endangered languages, UC Berkeley scientists create a computer program that reconstructs ancient tongues using their modern descendants.
Now, with more than 100,000 titles in its lending library, the e-commerce giant says more independent books are being bought and read.
In 2008, Obama was linked to seven former U.S. presidents, including both Bushes. Now he's linked to the very man who removed his filibuster-proof majority in the Senate.
Despite decades-old assurances census data would be private and pose no harm, the federal government is releasing data that could reveal family skeletons or lead to identity theft.
You can now consider bequeathing your avatar to loved ones after you've died. But honestly, doing so is just creepy.
Media organizations attempt to use any technological means possible to bring you details of e-mails Sarah Palin wrote years ago. Overkill, perhaps?
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