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Your phone's fingerprint scanner can be hacked with a printer

If you thought keeping your smartphone locked behind a fingerprint scanner would keep it secure, it may not be as stranger-proof as you thought. …

Google Chrome will protect you from fake download buttons

It's happened to all of us: You're trying to find a download link for some freeware app, and the three largest buttons on the site that say …

Children who fear being sent back to a notorious Australian immigrant detention centre are trying to commit suicide

A series of interviews conducted by paediatricians with asylum seekers inside Wickham Point and Christmas Island detention centres paints a bleak picture of mental trauma suffered by children in detention, and an overwhelming fear of being returned to Nauru.<p>Drawings by some of the children in …

Mental Health
Tesla

New image of enormous black hole blast

It shows a giant jet of particles extending 300,000 light-years, blasting from a black hole at the center of a distant galaxy.<p>On February 2, 2016, …

Moon overhead makes rainfall lighter, scientists conclude

The Moon actually influences Earth's weather, scientists have found, as it causes bulges in the atmosphere which affect rainfall<p>When deciding whether to take an umbrella, a quick glance at the Moon is probably the last place you look.<p>But according to scientists Earth’s closest neighbour actually …

Climate Change

Good news for Nigeria as oil prices rise

<b>- Global oil prices rise after Russia's comments on OPEC talks.</b><p><b>- Prices hit record lows just ten days ago.</b><p><b>- OPEC member states continue to disagree</b> …

Oil

Spacewalkers collect experiment, toss flash drive overboard

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking Russians gathered seeds and spores that have been stuck outside the International Space Station for months if not years and gave a ceremonial send-off Wednesday to a flash drive containing special messages for their motherland.<p>Cosmonaut Sergey Volkov waited …

Space Science

Why Bringing Back DDT to Fight Zika Mosquitoes Could Backfire

Less than a century since DDT was first sprayed, the spread of the Zika virus through mosquitoes has left some wondering whether regulators were too …

Public Health