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In the future, security will be in the eye of the beholder. Texas State University computer scientists are developing a program that will scan users’ eyes to unlock their digital accounts. “Biometrics is a science that studies or identifies a...
Journalists stare at the Sistine Chapel with its new lighting during a press visit at the Vatican Thursday. Photo by Filippo Monteforte/MUSEI VATICANI/AFP The Sistine Chapel just got a makeover. Vatican officials unveiled new state-of-the-art energy...
Poet Galway Kinnell speaks during Poets House’s 17th Annual Poetry Walk Across The Brooklyn Bridge on June 11, 2012 in Brooklyn, New York. Kinnell died Tuesday at age 87. Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images American poet Galway Kinnell,...
Boys carry food cans during a food distribution by the World Food Program in Dolo Town, Liberia, east of the capital Monrovia, on Sept. 2. Photo by Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images This year’s Ebola outbreak is the worst of its kind, with more than...
Saira Blair, 18, could soon represent West Virginia’s 59th district in the state House of Delegates. Photo by Matt Ehrichs Saira Blair studies economics at West Virginia University, belongs to the knitting club and the College Republicans. She...
The Education Department will announce a “gainful employment” rule, targeting for-profit schools that produce grads who can’t find jobs to pay off loans. Photo by Joshua Lott/Bloomberg WASHINGTON — For-profit colleges that...