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The brave new world of genetic genealogy

A woke up yesterday morning to the news that GEDmatch, the open-source genetic genealogy website, was instrumental in identifying Joseph James DeAngelo as the man suspected to be the serial murderer and rapist known as the “Golden State Killer.” As a genealogist …Continue reading

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Transforming Policing Through Technology

In 2011, the Punjab province saw a deadly outbreak of dengue fever, affecting 21,685 people, of whom 310 lost their lives. To prevent another outbreak the following year, the provincial government undertook a massive dengue surveillance and eradication effort powered by smartphone-based …Continue reading

Active substance from coralberry plant slows down aggressive eye cancer

An active substance known to researchers for 30 years can turn into a ray of hope against eye tumors, shows a study conducted at the universities of Bonn and Magdeburg. A press statement states that the substance is found in coralberry, a …Continue reading

The brave new world of genetic genealogy

A woke up yesterday morning to the news that GEDmatch, the open-source genetic genealogy website, was instrumental in identifying Joseph James DeAngelo as the man suspected to be the serial murderer and rapist known as the “Golden State Killer.” As a genealogist …Continue reading

Q&A: Ali Tauqeer Sheikh

Ali Tauqeer Sheikh is the Chief Executive Officer of the Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD) Pakistan, an organization engaged in research and policy advocacy on sustainable development.  Sheikh has previously served as an advisor to the Asian Development Bank, European Commission, …Continue reading

Rise of the robots

Gone are the days when Lego was considered child’s play. The building blocks that you played with in your youth have given way to a new breed of advanced programmable robots. Each version of this Lego building block system contains a few …Continue reading

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