Applying for a credit card? Please take a selfie

Thursday, 19 October 2017 13:25 Written by
The Associated PressFILE - In this Jan. 21, 2015, file photo, a sign indicating Visa credit cards are accepted is posted at a New York business. Payment processing giant Visa is launching a platform to allow banks to integrate various types of biometrics, such as your fingerprint, face, voice, etc.
The Associated PressThis undated illustration provided by Hilcorp Alaska Inc. shows a model of an artificial gravel island of the Liberty Project, a proposal to drill in Arctic waters from the artificial island.

Coming soon: a selfie with your credit card application

Thursday, 19 October 2017 10:41 Written by
The Associated PressFILE - In this Jan. 21, 2015, file photo, a sign indicating Visa credit cards are accepted is posted at a New York business. Payment processing giant Visa is launching a platform to allow banks to integrate various types of biometrics, such as your fingerprint, face, voice, etc.
The Associated PressIn this Aug. 22, 2017 file photo a bee sits on a cornflower to collect pollen in Frankfurt, Germany. Scientists say an "alarming" drop in the number of flying insects in Germany could have serious consequences for ecosystems and food chains.
The Associated PressThis undated illustration provided by Hilcorp Alaska Inc. shows a model of an artificial gravel island of the Liberty Project, a proposal to drill in Arctic waters from the artificial island.

US regulators approve 2nd gene therapy for blood cancer

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 17:41 Written by
The Associated PressFILE - In this May 2016 file photo provided by Kite Pharma, cell therapy specialists at the company's manufacturing facility in El Segundo, Calif., prepare blood cells from a patient to be engineered in the lab to fight cancer.

Record number of whales counted in Argentina's Patagonia

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 16:41 Written by
The Associated PressIn this Aug. 30, 2017 photo, a Southern right whale swims on the surface near the coast of El Doradillo Beach, in Patagonia, Argentina. A record number of Southern right whales migrate each year from Antarctica to Argentina's Patagonia to give birth and feed their offspring.

EU unveils measures to tackle low-tech attacks

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 06:11 Written by
The Associated PressEuropean Commissioner for Security Julian King speaks during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. European security commissioner, Julian King, unveiled new measures on Wednesday to protect against lone-wolf attacks following a spate of killings in Europe's capitals.