A face to remember

A face to remember

MIT researchers’ feature tuning algorithm can make your profile photo more memorable

Standing out in a crowd — and particularly, the crowded world of social media — may become a little easier as MIT researchers develop a clever way to tweak profile photos to play up a person’s most memorable facial features.

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Click by scroll, gonna make this garden grow

Click by scroll, gonna make this garden grow

Organic gardener and blogger Frank Meuschke cultivates crops online.

What does a hibernating brain look like?

Brian Barnes has studied questions like this for decades in Alaska — and he’s getting warmer

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When science bites back

When science bites back

The release of genetically modified mosquitoes to control dengue is still raising opposition from Key West residents

Did hunter-gatherers really spend more energy than modern humans?

An anthropologist travels to Africa to find out

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Gluten: Friend, foe or just a fad?

Gluten: Friend, foe or just a fad?

For healthy people, doctors warn that gluten-free may not be worth the hype

Saving the world one pill at a time

Improper medication disposal can cause some surprising problems — but reform may be on the way

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The future of rare earth recycling

The future of rare earth recycling

Companies are scrambling to find ways to reuse costly rare earth elements

The future of rare earth recycling

Companies are scrambling to find ways to reuse costly rare earth elements