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Boomers Share the Most Fake News on Facebook, Study Finds

A new study found that age was the main factor that determined whether someone would spread misinformation on Facebook.


Researchers Created Fake 'Master' Fingerprints to Unlock Smartphones

It’s the same principle as a master key, but applied to biometric identification with a high rate of success.


Mixed Reality Technology Makes Remote Studio Tours Possible

Students at NYU’s Integrated Digital Media program developed a cutting-edge way to conduct studio visits with artists remotely.


High Tech Drag-cessories: Color Changing Wig and Light Controlling Nails

Inventor Jordan Frand sourced input from drag and burlesque performers.


5G Survives a Critical Test: The Backcountry

Engineers take millimeter-wave wireless into the wilds of southern Virginia.


This Handwriting Algorithm Could Help Robots Understand Causality

If a robot sees a crushed can, how will it know what to do with it?


The Punk Rock Life of a Rare Book Librarian

Talking to trained organist, original punk, studied librarian, and self-taught archivist Marvin J. Taylor of NYU's Fales Library & Special Collection.


Why Screams Are Terrifying

The science of fear.


Berlin Imposes Rent Caps As World's Most Desirable Cities Become 'Gated Communities'

The rent controls are designed to protect long-term residents who can't pay the same housing costs as the hipsters sipping beers in the Tiergarten.


New York's Attorney General Wants to Know Why This College Isn't Free Anymore

Cooper Union started charging tuition two years ago amid allegations of financial mismanagement, and now the school is having to defend its actions in court.


New York University Waited Months to Tell Cops a Student Set His Classmate on Fire

Only after a 19-year-old discovered burn marks on her torso and Snapchat evidence the next day did she realize exactly what had happened.