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New Software Can Perfectly Forge Handwriting

You’re probably already overly anxious about protecting your identity online, but researchers at the University College London don’t feel that’s enough to worry about. So they’ve developed new software that can perfectly replicate anyone’s handwriting — dead or alive — making it easy to forge signatures and notes. Read more >>

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Crowdsourced Transcription Project Discovers (Bad) Cookery Recipes By 18th Century Philosopher

Take a walk through University College London, and you may stumble across a wooden display cabinet containing a human skeleton with a wax head wearing period dress. These are the remains of Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), Enlightenment philosopher and spiritual founder of UCL. And thanks to an online crowdsourcing initiative called Transcribe Bentham, his work has taken on a new lease of life.