Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Jul 13, 2016
July 13, 2016
A toddler was reportedly attacked by a robot in Palo Alto, California.
The parents of 16-month-old HARWIN CHENG say a security droid knocked the boy down and ran him over. Luckily, the child only suffered a minor scrape and some swelling. The 300-pound, 5-foot-tall robot monitors the Stanford Shopping Center. Managers at the complex say the device was installed last year and is designed to alert authorities when criminal activity, or anything abnormal, happens. But, Cheng's parents say the robot is dangerous and they're afraid for the safety of other children. (Still)
This kid may never be able to go outside again. A crowd was gathered for a wildlife show in central Australia when one of the stars of the show tried to take off with a small boy. The wedge-tailed eagle swooped down off its perch, it's talons extended, and latched onto the boys hair. Thankfully the bird quickly realized he was too heavy and the boy only had a scratch on his head. See a pic of the attack HERE. (Myers)
People with red hair can carry a "silent" gene that raises their risk of sun-related skin cancer, experts warn. A new study out of the United Kingdom says the effect of carrying the red hair gene is comparable to two decades of sun exposure in terms of cancer risk. The BBC says this is the first time the genes linked to red hair have been proven to be linked with skin cancers with more mutations. The Sanger Institute estimates one out of every four people in the U.K. carries the gene. People with two copies of the gene are most likely to have red hair, freckles and pale skin and are likely aware they need to take extra care of their sun exposure. But people who only carry one copy of the gene may not have all of these traits and not realize their "easy burn" sun exposure risk. (Bartha)
Stars and their movies:
It shouldn't surprise anyone to find out that with all the talk about Pokémon Go, and the fact that Nintendo's stock jumped 25-percent after its release, that everybody wants to make a Pokémon film now.
Deadline reports Legendary Pictures is the front-runner to do the film, which would probably be the biggest video-game movie of all time.
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