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Fighting forgery with paper fingerprints

(Newcastle University) Newcastle University's cyber team have found a simple new way to prevent forgery of official documents such as certificates and passports.

Science Provides Yet Another Reason to Eat Chocolate

Willy Wonka may have been on to something. Regularly eating chocolate could possibly help prevent a type of irregular heartbeat that can increase the risk of heart failure, strokes, and cognitive impairment, according to a study published Tuesday in Heart. Live Science reports between 2.7 million and 6.1...

Seed Beetles Are Locked in a Brutal 'Sexual Arms Race'

Cowpea seed beetle sex is complicated. During copulation, the male seed beetle, Callosobruchus maculatus, uses his sharp, spiky penis to damage females’ reproductive tract while depositing sperm. All the while, the female vigorouslyShow More Summary

Trouble Sleeping? Air Pollution Could Be the Culprit

People in a new study who lived in areas with high levels of air pollution slept worse.

From 'Magic' Mushrooms to Meth: The ER Rates for Drug Users

Alcohol and marijuana may be the most commonly used recreational drugs in the world, but magic mushrooms appear to be the safest, a new survey finds.

Your Intelligence Genes: 52 and Counting

The genes only explain a small portion of the differences in intelligence among people.

Marijuana Extract Reduces Seizures in Kids with Rare Disorder

A clinical trial finally supports what anecdotal evidence had suggested for some time.

Novel technology applied to replace aging bridge

(University of Delaware) The University of Delaware has collaborated with state transportation officials on the design and construction of a new bridge, which continues to be monitored via a custom-designed instrumentation system. The old bridge was replaced with new technology known as a geosynthetic reinforced soil integrated bridge system (GRS-IBS).

Skin care gets smart with AI

Choosing the cream that best matches your skin is a tricky business. Now Olay has trained a deep learning algorithm to study your face and help you make the best decision

In Images: Meet the Top 10 Newfound Species

A "bleeding" tomato, a "Game of Thrones" ant and others made the list.

New Map Tracks Germs' Travels Around Hospitals

In a yearlong study, researchers watched bacteria populate a newly opened hospital.

Rip Currents: The Ocean's Deadliest Trick

Each year, rip currents kill more people than sharks or jellyfish or even hurricanes.

New brain mapping tool produces higher resolution data during brain surgery

(University of California - San Diego) Researchers have developed a new device to map the brain during surgery and distinguish between healthy and diseased tissues. The device provides higher resolution neural readings than existing tools used in the clinic and could enable doctors to perform safer, more precise brain surgeries.

Conservationists Could Be Saving More Biodiversity in Less Space

The Cuban solenodon, a nocturnal, football-sized mammal that resembles a chunky shrew, has an abundance of peculiar qualities. It has a long cartilaginous snout and venomous saliva, which it uses to catch and kill insects and worms. It has terrible eyesight and may be capable of echolocation. Show More Summary

Taiwan's Top Court Rules in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage

A ruling by Taiwan's Constitutional Court this morning paves the way for the island to become the first place in Asia to approve same-sex unions.

Cool Spacewalk, Right? Get Ready for More—ISS Will Need Fixin’

Tuesday's contingency spacewalk could signal the beginning of more frequent repairs on the aging space station The post Cool Spacewalk, Right? Get Ready for More—ISS Will Need Fixin' appeared first on WIRED.

Virus Hunters Draw a Map of Zika’s Spread With DNA

According to new genetic evidence, public health efforts to contain and fight the disease could have—and should have—gotten started much sooner. The post Virus Hunters Draw a Map of Zika's Spread With DNA appeared first on WIRED.

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