Birch pitch used as glue for at least 50,000 years

The oldest glue in the world, birch pitch, has been used for at least 50,000 years, by prehistoric tribes, according to a new study. Made from heat treatment of bark, this plant tar is considered the oldest known synthetic material. In fact, birch bark tar…

Words With Friends player data allegedly stolen for 218 million users

A known hacker claims to have obtained names, email addresses, encrypted passwords, phone numbers, and Facebook IDs from 218 million players of Words With Friends, a popular game of letters on iOS, Android, and Facebook. Words With Friends developer Zynga announced on its website on…

We are all mutants, but some more than others

All babies are born with genetic mutations different from those of their parents, but some have more than others, show the work of American geneticists. At birth, newborns typically have 70 new genetic mutations compared to their parents. Landmarks The human genome is made up…

Facial recognition must be regulated, experts say

The use of facial recognition raises many ethical questions and there is urgent need to legislate to frame it to protect the public, say researchers at the AI ​​Now Institute Institute of Artificial Intelligence Research. from New York. The institute’s experts have just published a…

Tea bags pour billions of microplastics per cup

The satin plastic tea bags of some high-end teas pour billions of microplastic particles per cup, according to a study released Wednesday. According to the McGill University study in Montreal, satin plastic tea bags used in place of traditional paper bags can contain up to…