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Exposing Modern Forgers

by ETH Zurich
Researchers have developed a process that can provide conclusive evidence with regard to modern fakes of paintings

Nuke Test Radiation Can Fight Poachers

by University of Utah
University of Utah researchers developed a new weapon to fight poachers who kill elephants, hippos, rhinos and other wildlife. By measuring radioactive carbon-14 deposited in tusks and teeth by open-air nuclear bomb tests, the method reveals the year an animal died, and thus whether the ivory was taken illegally.