Are facial morphs a reliable way to produce fake IDs? Experiments show how often humans and computers misidentify a morphed ID image as an unfamiliar person

Most people can identify a familiar face in a photo, even if the picture is taken at an unusual angle, or in poor lighting. Think about how easily you may recognize someone you know in a social media feed or READ MORE

Computer Techniques Allow Scientists to Understand How Bacteria Work Together

Single celled prokaryotic microbes, such as bacteria and archaea, control almost every aspect of our daily lives, from our individual health to the elemental cycles that maintain the global biosphere. A major challenge for microbial ecologists is cataloging the vast READ MORE

Where Are The Most Important Biodiversity Hotspots? Big data from museum collections help pinpoint the best areas for conservation

Despite a deluge of new information about the diversity and distribution of plants and animals around the globe, “big data” has yet to make a mark on conservation efforts to preserve the planet’s biodiversity. But that may soon change. A READ MORE