Scientists Identify a Medieval Artist by the Blue Gemstone in Her Teeth

“The discovery of lapis lazuli in the dental calculus of an 11th-century religious woman is without precedent in the European medieval archaeological record.”
Becky Ferreira
Hacks And Leaks

Before Germany’s Massive Hack, We Learned What Not to Do With Sensitive Stolen Information

A new massive hack and leak in Germany renews the debate over how to cover and share sensitive stolen data.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai

German Toy Pulled From Shelves for Implying Nazis Invented UFOs

Revell’s “Haunebu II” flying saucer model was marketed as “the first object in the world capable of flying in space."
Becky Ferreira
world cup 2018

This AI Simulated the 2018 World Cup 100,000 Times to Predict a Winner

A group of researchers used AI and machine learning to predict that Spain and Germany are the most likely winners of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Exits of Mass Destruction

Nuclear Experts: Leaving the Iran Nuclear Deal ‘Is a Crisis of Trump’s Own Making’

Should the deal remain intact, the lack of a US presence in the joint commission will make it hard to enforce or change its provisions.
Matthew Gault

This Salad Was Grown in Antarctica

A new German greenhouse has its first harvest on the icy continent.
Mack DeGeurin
space trash

Watch These Scientists Remotely Operate a Space Garbage Robot

Why we need space-based litter police.
Becky Ferreira
net neutrality

Germany Blocks its Largest Telecom Company From Violating Net Neutrality

Regulators are protecting net neutrality after Telekom—which owns T-Mobile—began prioritizing content.
Motherboard Staff

Bethesda Won't Sell 'Wolfenstein II' in Israel, So Israeli Developers Made a Game About It

Satirical game protests German censorship and Israeli exclusion of 'Wolfenstein II' by tossing you in a hairy fight.
Leif Johnson
bad branding

This Amazon Alexa Accessory Is Unfortunately Named ‘DOX’

The ironic name choice underscores the fact that people are already concerned smart speakers are listening to their conversations.
Louise Matsakis
Internet Insecurity

Hacking Germany's Vote Counting Software Was ‘Trivial,’ Researchers Warn

A group of researchers found that the software to count votes was a “total disaster.“
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai

Germany Has Created the World’s First Ethical Guidelines for Driverless Cars

These robots are going to have to make some tough choices.
Kaleigh Rogers