What’s the future of our faces? With new facial transplantation surgeries and the latest news about the NSA collecting images for facial recognition anaylsis, we're wondering about what we see in the mirror every day.
Did you hear the news about the NSA collecting thousands of photos of faces every day, as part of a facial recognition effort? The New York Times' Natasha Singer gives us an update on the state of facial recognition.
There’s an emerging option for people with severe facial disfigurements. The first facial transplant happened in France in 2006. Since then about 30 people have undergone the grueling surgery. In 2012, Dr. Eduardo Rodriguez led a team at the University of Maryland Medical Center that attempted the most extensive face transplant yet.
Welcome to the creepy, freaky world of weird fiction - from H.P. Lovecraft to emerging star Jeff Vandermeer - where there's a very thin line between the real and the surreal. Also, the modern master of mythic fiction, Neil Gaiman.
Imagine the government has sealed off part of Florida after people start dying there and strange new life forms pop up. Just what is happening in Area X? That's the premise of Jeff Vandermeer's mind-bending Southern Reach Trilogy.
H.P. Lovecraft died in 1937, but his horror stories have influenced writers from Borges to Stephen King. Lovecraft had a special talent for conjuring up things so monstrous that words can't describe them, though he used sound to create his creepy atmosphere.
Lawrence Krauss isn't only a famous physicist; he's also the subject, along with Richard Dawkins, of the documentary film "The Unbelievers." He tells Steve Paulson that science has replaced philosophy and religion as the place to deal with the Big Questions.