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Technology continues to advance at an exponential rate. With that unprecedented growth, technology continues to grow closer and closer to our bodies. As a society, we have become reliant on our smartphones and smartwatches. Now, technology is getting under people’s skin.

In Sweden, thousands of individuals have had microchips inserted into their hands. Ideally, the chips are designed to make daily life more convenient. The chips have the capability to access homes, offices, and gyms with a simple swipe of the individual’s hand.

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A California based team has designed a machine that can produce up to 300 gallons of fresh drinking water per day, simply by pulling it out of the air. The team won $1.5 million for their innovative creation.

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Brain-eating amoebas are spreading and that is just as bad as it sounds. It’s a dangerous epidemic — a fatal form of meningitis — that is currently occurring at increasing rates.

This summer, Fabrizio Stabile, a 29-year-old New Jersey man, died from this brain-eating amoeba, just one day after he was diagnosed, The man contracted the disease after swimming in a wave pool.

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Unless you have an identical twin, your DNA sequencing is completely unique. However, despite this uniqueness, your genetic privacy may still be at risk.

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A weird medical phenomenon has been striking France. Clusters of babies in rural France have been born missing hands, forearms or arms. Thirteen children have been born between 2007-2017 in rural areas of France missing these limbs. Despite this anomaly, French doctors have not been able to determine a cause for the birth defects and have announced that they will stop investigating the cause.

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In 2016, the state of California passed Proposition 64, commonly referred to as the Adult Use of Marijuana Act. The law went into effect two years later, on January 1, 2018. The proposition stated that it is now legal in California "for individuals 21 years of age or older to possess up to 28.5 grams of marijuana and 8 grams of concentrated marijuana for personal consumption."

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Just how prophetic was Star Trek? Based on a recent discovery, it seems a lot. Astronomers have recently discovered an exoplanet orbiting 40 Eridani A, a star known to hard-core Star-Trek fans as Spock’s home planet, Vulcan. While no one is actually suggesting that any pointy-eared aliens live on this newly discovered exoplanet, the discovery is undeniably coincidental.

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