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E. Coli-Mail: Microbial Messengers Used to Keep Secrets Safe

Spread across an agar plate, these 144 bacterial colonies spell out a secret message: "this is a bioencoded message from the walt lab at tufts university 2011." The plate is described in a paper published online September 26 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , in which Tufts University researchers demonstrated for the first time that living microorganisms can be used to transmit cryptic communications between people...

September 28, 2011

The Burden of Lying

Fibbing is tough on the brain. New strategies expose liars by adding to the load

September 27, 2011 — Wray Herbert
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