If you live in a big city, you are more likely to catch flu but less likely to die of a heart attack or be diagnosed with diabetes, say public health scientists.
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New services from Facebook and Google extend the reach of facial recognition. Do people still find it creepy?
Fears that an obscure feature coming to Apple’s mobile browser will kill the ad industry appear overblown.
Is there a realistic roadmap to 100% renewables?
The best of the rest from the Physics arXiv this week.
Quantum cryptography can only become successful if somebody can generate quantum random numbers at the rate of tens of billions per second. Now Chinese physicists say they’ve done it.
The treatment for cancer is often as devastating as the disease itself.