He Just Took a DNA Test Turns Out He's 100% Related To That Suspect

They were all the rage when they first came out, but as time has gone on the allure has fizzled some. That's right- DNA tests. It's kind of fun to see where your roots lie and to discover new family members and many of the platforms have upgraded to show DNA health data as well. Really what that boils down to is metabolism or allergy related information in most cases. What is more interesting is the number of cold cases that have been closed due to voluntary DNA submissions.

WATA "Supporter" Sells Atari Games

A copy of the original Sonic the Hedgehog game for Sega Genesis has been sold for a record-breaking sale price of $430,500 USD. This isn't just a new record for this Sonic game, either - it also makes it an "all-time" record sale for any Genesis title.This graded game has been 'WATA Certified'. As you might recall, WATA is one of the grading companies that has been previously under fire for allegedly manipulating the retro video game market. Just recently, for example, the co-founder was accused of selling the company's games under a different alias on eBay.

Cupertino Gives Us More Toys

Apple unveiled its next iPhone line-up, including a model that offers twice the storage available in earlier versions and other modest upgrades to last year’s editions that proved to be a big hit among consumers devouring the latest technology during the pandemic.

U N says N O to A I

The U.N. human rights chief is calling for a moratorium on the use of artificial intelligence technology that poses a serious risk to human rights, including face-scanning systems that track people in public spaces. Michelle Bachelet, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, also said Wednesday that countries should expressly ban AI applications which don’t comply with international human rights law.

El Salvador: Trying Bitcoin, Kinda.

El Salvador became the first country to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender Tuesday, but the rollout stumbled in its first hours and President Nayib Bukele informed that the digital wallet used for transactions was not functioning.

A Penny for Your Thoughts... if you can find one.

Bankers thought the nationwide coin shortage was over, as the U.S. economy reopened and previously housebound consumers were able to unload more of their change. But a combination of factors — including government stimulus payments, accelerated consumer spending and the threat of the COVID-19 delta variant — has stymied progress and forced retailers to resort again to asking shoppers for exact change. After lifting the limits on some coin orders by banks at the end of last year, the Federal Reserve reinstituted them in May.

The Water Is PEOPLE

Before you freak out, no this is not Soylent Green come to life and no this is not a fall/almost Halloween blog prank either. You may have read the title and immediately went in to a panic, but rest assured it is not what you think it is. Yes, we are talking about breaking down human bodies into a liquid form for disposal, but it is no more disturbing or environmentally impactful than cremation, which has become a semi-common way people prepare their dead. Before we get in to the "what" and "how", let’s cover the "why". Why are we even talking about this? The short answer is the movement of Senate bill 228. Senate bill 228, which passed Senate approval on May 11, 2021, allows a deceased person to be cremated via alkaline hydrolysis if the person is registered as a crematory authority by the Department of Safety and Professional Services.

She Who Smelt it, Dealt it

She who smelt it, dealt it- except in this case. Did you know that there is a known case of someone being able to smell and accurately identify a disease sometimes before it's even medically diagnosed? Yes, you read that correctly and in case you didn't know, a woman who can smell disease, specifically she is able to correctly identify patients who have Parkinson’s via smell. As bizarre as this sounds, it is true and has inspired research concerning whether or not we can identify the presence of a disease through smell. Who is she, you may ask? Joy Milne of Scotland first sensed she could detect Parkinson's when she noticed a change in how her husband smelled prior to his medical diagnosis of Parkinson's disease. Of course, years later he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. The crazy part of this story is that Joy reported that she noticed the change in her husband's smell years before her husband developed any physical symptoms and thus had a medical diagnosis. This means that there is a possibility to diagnose Parkinson's earlier than is currently available.

Small Businesses and Ida

Small businesses hit by Hurricane Ida face a slow and daunting recovery as they grapple with storm damage, a lack of power, water and int ernet service and limited ability to communicate with clients or customers.

And the Winner Is... Whoever.

Republican efforts questioning the outcome of the 2020 presidential race have led to voting system breaches that election security experts say pose a heightened risk to future elections. Copies of the Dominion Voting Systems software used to manage elections — from designing ballots to configuring voting machines and tallying results — were distributed at an event this month in South Dakota organized by MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, an ally of former President Donald Trump who has made unsubstantiated claims about last year’s election.