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ISIS Threatens US with Terrorism 0

ISIS Threatens US with Terrorism

They’re openly mocking our profiling. But in several telephone conversations with a Reuters reporter over the past few months, Islamic State fighters had indicated that their leader, Iraqi Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, had several surprises in store for the West. They hinted that attacks on American interests or even U.S

People Are Not Very Good at Matching Photographs to People 0

People Are Not Very Good at Matching Photographs to People

We have an error rate of about 15% : Professor Mike Burton, Sixth Century Chair in Psychology at the University of Aberdeen said: “Psychologists identified around a decade ago that in general people are not very good at matching a person to an image on a security document. “Familiar faces trigger special processes in our brain — we would recognise a member of our family, a friend or a famous face within a crowd, in a multitude of guises, venues, angles or lighting conditions. But when it comes to identifying a stranger it’s another story.

Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Boats Illuminate Bangkok from Space 0

Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Boats Illuminate Bangkok from Space

Really : To attract the phytoplankton, fishermen suspend green lights from their boats to illuminate the sea. When the squid chase after their dinner, they’re drawn closer to the surface, making it easier for fishermen to net them. Squid boats often carry up to 100 of these green lamps, which generate hundreds of kilowatts of electricity–making them visible, it appears, even from space