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Here’s how police get your private Facebook data

Your Facebook profile is a bounty of valuable information—and the U.S. government knows it.<p>It should come as no surprise, then, that the latest …

A Crash Course in Designing Life

The innovations that are happening in synthetic biology will change life on Earth. But most of the decision-makers in the field are at large research institutions and corporations. In the past few years, there’s been a growing movement around the world working to democratize biotech and put these …

Biology

Woman cannot give evidence in a niqab, Australian court rules

Moutia Elzahed, whose husband was convicted of aiding terrorism, is denied request in her damages claim against police<p>• The judge’s decision in full<p>An Australian judge has declined a request from a Muslim woman to wear a niqab while giving evidence in a damages claim against police where she …

New South Wales

Help NASA solve its 'space poop' problem - and win $30,000

NASA wants your help to solve a rather complicated issue affecting the comfort and safety of its astronauts.<p>That issue is (and keep a straight face please, we're all adults here and there's nothing remotely amusing about normal bodily functions) poo. Or 'poop', as NASA are calling it, because …

The science behind how a digital camera works

While technology plays an integral part in our daily lives, many of us have little understanding of how the devices we use every day actually work.<p>In the video above we reveal how a digital camera works, creating an image by allowing light through the lens and using a sensor to covert the data into …

What Trump Can Undo On Day One, According To The Congressional Research Service

The Obama legacy wasn’t built in a day, and it will take Donald Trump more than a day to tear it down, despite his promise to rescind many of President Obama’s actions on day one.<p>Trump can rescind Obama’s executive actions with a stroke of the pen, but according to the Congressional Research …

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