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For Trans People, Gender-Swap Photo Filters Are No Mere Game
Mobile App to Warn Gropers, Get Help Proves Popular in Japan
Nonprofits Turn to Cryptocurrency to Help Needy Venezuelans

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Mobile App to Warn Gropers, Get Help Proves Popular in Japan

For Trans People, Gender-Swap Photo Filters Are No Mere Game

By Mari Yamaguchi |
A smartphone app developed by Japanese police is being widely downloaded by women trying to protect themselves from gropers on packed rush-hour trains.

Israeli Scientists Brew Beer with Revived Ancient Yeasts

Israeli Scientists Brew Beer with Revived Ancient Yeasts

By Ilan Ben Zion | May 24
Israeli researchers raised a glass Wednesday to celebrate a long-brewing project of making beer and mead using yeasts extracted from ancient clay vessels —some over 5,000 years old.

Chinese Man Guilty of Defrauding Apple Out of 1,500 iPhones

Chinese Man Guilty of Defrauding Apple Out of 1,500 iPhones

By Andrew Selsky | May 24
Over the span of two years, a Chinese national in Oregon sent devices that looked like iPhones to Apple, saying they wouldn't turn on and should be replaced under warranty - but they were fakes.

Mobile App to Warn Gropers, Get Help Proves Popular in Japan

Mobile App to Warn Gropers, Get Help Proves Popular in Japan

By Mari Yamaguchi | May 23
A smartphone app developed by Japanese police is being widely downloaded by women trying to protect themselves from gropers on packed rush-hour trains.

Politics, Killings Stifle Wolf Recovery Amid Hefty Price Tag

Politics, Killings Stifle Wolf Recovery Amid Hefty Price Tag

By Jonathan Drew, Susan Montoya Bryan, and Matthew Brown | May 23
Illegal killings and longstanding political resistance have undercut the return of two species of endangered wolves to the wild, frustrating government efforts that already cost more than $80 million but have failed to meet recovery targets.

Nonprofits Turn to Cryptocurrency to Help Needy Venezuelans

Nonprofits Turn to Cryptocurrency to Help Needy Venezuelans

By Manuel Rueda | May 23
Over the past decade, cryptocurrencies like EOS and bitcoin have become popular among investors looking to make large profits from a new and anonymous form of storing wealth.