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Encryption Technology Could Protect the Privacy of Your DNA 

Your DNA is some of the most intimate information out there—encoded in it is information about your health, your personality, your family history. It’s not hard to imagine how such sensitive details could be damaging should they fall into the wrong hands . And yet, the privacy practices of the people and programs… Read more…

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Let These Award-Winning Ecology Images Soothe Your Tortured Soul

Nature can be brutal as hell. The Circle of Life translates to a horrible place full of awful smells, corpses, murder, and plenty of unreasonably upsetting shit. Looking at pictures of nature, however, is a completely different story. It’s soothing. It’s nice. There’s not as much blood, generally. Read more…

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Food Scientists Have Invented All-in-One Sugar Cream Pods For Your Coffee

Grabbing a quick coffee from a fast food joint means it’s up to you to add as much coffee and cream as you need. But future generations may never need to deal with those tiny, easy-to-spill milk cups as scientists from the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg in Germany have invented capsules that dissolve… Read…

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Scientists Think They've Solved an Important Mystery About Brown Dwarfs

Are they stars? Are they lost planets? Brown dwarfs, the galaxy’s dark, wandering orbs, are some of space’s most perplexing features. They’re larger than Jupiter but smaller than stars, glow on their own and, well, they’re just really strange. A new analysis seems to explain at least a few of their mysteries. Read more…

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Here’s what happens to your retina if you view an eclipse without protection

Enlarge (credit: Getty | Ian Hitchcock ) Americans are making their last dashes for glasses and viewers to watch the rare total solar eclipse that will glide across the continental US on Monday. Meanwhile, eye doctors are trying to clear away any orbiting debris that’s obscuring vision safety information—and spotlight the dangers of unsafe viewing. Everyone…

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Google Found a Way To Automatically and Perfectly Erase Watermarks on Stock Photos

If you’re a professional photographer who assumed that slapping an obtrusive watermark across your work would protect it from being misused online, Google’s got some bad news for you. A team of researchers from the company has found a way to automatically and perfectly erase the watermarks used by popular stock… Read more…