December 2, 2019

Critics call China’s mandatory facial recognition tech in cellphones a ‘wake up call’

iStock(NEW YORK) -- China's requirement that all new mobile phone users submit a facial scan went into effect, as international critics wary of the new tech called the move a "wake up call to people everywhere." The new regulations were announced by China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology as a way to protect citizens' interests and rights in cyberspace, as well as to protect against fraud, in a statement. The new facial scan requirement took effect on Sunday. Criti..
December 2, 2019

Sperm whale found dead on Scotland beach with 220 pounds of trash in stomach

Courtesy SMASS(New York) -- A sperm whale found stranded on a beach in northeast Scotland had more than 220 pounds of trash in its stomach when it died, according to the organization that found it. The whale was found on Luskentyre beach on Saturday and had been dead for 48 hours by the time workers from the Scottish Marine Animal Strandings Scheme (SMASS) got there. The debris found inside the whale included "a whole range of plastic," including plastic cups, gloves, packing straps and tubing a..
December 2, 2019

Spacewalking astronauts perform complex repairs on $2 billion cosmic ray detector

NASA(NEW YORK) -- Astronauts worked to painstakingly repair a $2 billion cosmic ray detector during a space walk Monday outside the International Space Station. It's the third in a series of repairs on the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), which analyzes cosmic rays for evidence of dark matter and antimatter. Astronauts Andrew Morgan of NASA, and Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency, are replacing the cosmic ray detector's cooling pump, which is considered the most complex repa..
December 2, 2019

Duchess Kate wears festive red dress for Christmas TV special

GraceHenley/iStock(LONDON) -- Duchess Kate was recently spotted in a Christmas television special wearing the perfect holiday dress. She wore a flowing long-sleeve, polka-dot dress that included a fun pussycat bow collar. "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have joined forces with cookery legend Mary Berry to prepare festive food to thank all those working and volunteering over the Christmas period," Kensington Palace wrote in an Instagram post where we get a good look at her festive frock. Duche..