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The Download: Alabama’s embryo ruling impact, and remote learning for pre-schoolers

The weird way Alabama’s embryo ruling takes on artificial wombs A ruling by the Alabama Supreme Court last week that frozen embryos count as children is sending “shock waves” through the fertility industry and stoking fears that in vitro fertilization is getting swept up into the abortion debate. The Alabama legal ruling is clearly animated by religion. …

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The weird way Alabama’s embryo ruling takes on artificial wombs

The New York Times reports that one clinic, at the University of Alabama, has stopped fertilizing eggs in its laboratory, fearing potential criminal prosecution. Fertility centers create millions of embryos a year. Some are frozen and others used in research, but most are intended to be transplanted into patients’ wombs so they can get pregnant.  …

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How to test your VPN speed

VPNs, or virtual private networks, are a great way to protect your privacy and keep your activities anonymous while online. Unfortunately, they also tend to slow down your internet connection while in use. This comes down to the very nature of how a VPN works. By connecting to a VPN, your data is rerouted through …

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Must-use Windows software: 17 PC apps you need to try in 2024

Last year was dominated by artificial intelligence. The release of Chat-GPT in autumn 2022 triggered such huge hype that every software manufacturer rushed to integrate real or supposed AI functions into their products and advertise them heavily. The share price of Microsoft, which has direct access to the technology thanks to its stake in Chat-GPT …

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