New software can ID an animal’s gender and age based just on a picture of a footprint.
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I’m a former editorial intern at MIT Technology Review. Topics I am currently covering include the future of peer-review publishing, science startups, and what technology can tell us about nature, particularly elephants. I graduated from Princeton with an A.B. in Geosciences have completed the master’s program in Science Writing at MIT. I am also a metal aficionado.
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