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Scientists Accurately Identify People By Brain Waves

With an impressive 100% accuracy level, researchers at Binghamton University have identified people based on their brain waves. There are sufficient differences between people when it comes to the way their brains respond to specific stimuli that "brainprints" can be captured.

New Galaxy Discovered Orbiting Milky Way

A previously unnoticed galaxy next to our own has been observed. Crater 2, as it's being called, is now the fourth largest satellite of the Milky Way. The dwarf galaxy is located 380,000 light years away in the Crater constellation and it showed up in images from a telescope.

Bacteria Capable Of Eating Plastic Discovered

Plastic waste is a major problem on Earth and bacteria may help humans address it. Researchers in Japan have discovered a bacterium called Ideonella sakaiensism, which is capable of eating a type of plastic called PET. PET is commonly used for items like water bottles.

South Korea Schedules Moon Landing For 2020

The South Korean Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning has started an ambitious project, which if successful would include the nation landing a rover on the moon by 2020. South Korea put a satellite into orbit for the first time just three years ago.