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Powerful DNA software used in hundreds of criminal cases faces new scrutiny

DNA has been considered the gold standard of forensic evidence for more than 30 years, even as various types of junk science have fallen out of use. But in recent years, police and crime labs have stretched and expanded how they use genetic material to pin suspects—from tapping into private ancestry websites to creating police sketches of suspects’ faces. The latest practice to come under scrutiny is an obscure technique, […]

todayMarch 14, 2021 2 2

Politics

Elon Musk and Other Billionaire Welfare Cases – Reason.com

Tech billionaire Elon Musk is known for leading Tesla and SpaceX, as one of the visionaries behind PayPal, and for hyping bitcoin and a bold plan to colonize Mars. He's not just one of the planet's richest people, he's one of its biggest recipients of government handouts, according to Lisa Conyers and Phil Harvey, authors of Welfare for the Rich: How Your Tax Dollars End Up in Millionaires' Pockets—And What […]

todayMarch 10, 2021 7 1 2

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