A start-up company claims it can identify terrorists using facial recognition software.

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• The FDA’s new food labeling rules are a step forward in the fight against obesity. (Scientific American)

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Michelle Obama has praised the FDA’s new food labeling laws, which she says will make it easier for parents to understand what their kids are eating. (Visual by USDA/Flickr)

• As their land slips away, Native Americans in a Louisiana bayou become climate change refugees. (National Geographic)

• A start-up says that it can predict who might be a terrorist simply by looking at their face. (Washington Post)

• Can you live forever? Money is pouring into private companies who see aging as a code to be hacked. (Nautilus)

• In the North Atlantic, seals are dying in a strange way: cut clean in a corkscrew pattern. Researchers dive in to try and find the mysterious killer. (bioGraphic)

• The FDA will decide today whether to approve an implant that promises to treat opioid addiction. (STAT)

• A new discovery of how natural aerosols form might mean that the world is warming slower than researchers previously thought. (Science)

• And finally, autism affects all demographics about the same, but when it comes to recognizing it, minorities have been left behind. (Pacific Standard)