The Gene Drive Dilemma: We Can Alter Entire Species, but Should We? – The New York Times

Gene drives in DNA force target traits onto offspring and descendants, whether modified, natural, or recessive.

Start of 2020 Ushers Thousands of Once-Copyrighted Works Into the Public Domain | Smart News | Smithsonian Magazine

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After 95 years of exclusivity, these films, books and compositions are now free for use by everyone.

Source: Start of 2020 Ushers Thousands of Once-Copyrighted Works Into the Public Domain | Smart News | Smithsonian Magazine

Feelreal VR Scent Mask Hits Roadblock Amidst Crackdown on Flavored Vaping Products – Road to VR

Although the Feelreal scent mask for virtual reality isn’t a nicotine vaping system or e-cigarette, it does vaporize aromatic liquids for user inhalation, which according to the company puts it in same FDA certification bracket as those devices.

Source: Feelreal VR Scent Mask Hits Roadblock Amidst Crackdown on Flavored Vaping Products – Road to VR

Police Departments Are Using Swatting Registries To Help Protect Swatting Targets From Police Officers | Techdirt

Swatting isn’t going away. Neither are SWAT teams. And the amped-up, guns-out tactics these teams use all but ensure a violent end for targets of bogus 911 calls. “Swatting” is a cheap and efficient way to terrorize anyone you want…

Source: Police Departments Are Using Swatting Registries To Help Protect Swatting Targets From Police Officers | Techdirt