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Windows vulnerable to 'FREAK' encryption flaw too

Previously thought limited to Apple and Google browsers, the flaw leaves communications between affected users and websites open to interception.<p>Computers running all supported releases of Microsoft Windows are vulnerable to "FREAK," a decade-old encryption flaw that leaves device users vulnerable …

Information Security

Top 10 Islands

A renowned travel writer told us where in the the world to find the top ten islands.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything</i><p>Leslie Thomas is a successful writer in England who's been in the business for more than 40 years. He has written more than 30 novels and several travel …

Prince Charles

Roald Dahl’s grumpy letter to an aspiring writer is brilliant

As you can probably tell by his fantastically acerbic children's books, Roald Dahl was known for being a little grumpy.<p>Getty Images<p>Nonetheless, when …

Pencil artist works in miniature — and that’s the point

Salavat Fidai is working proof that artists need not create large pieces to make a name for themselves.<p>Much of what he creates is no bigger than the tip of a pencil — literally.<p>Under the glow of a single work light while his family sleeps, Fidai uses a craft knife and 4x magnifying glass to create …

Art

Microsoft and Google find common ground to build Angular 2

If you had told me Microsoft and Google would collaborate on a major JavaScript framework a year ago, I wouldn’t have believed you, but today the company announced the unlikely pairing.<p>At ng-conf in Salt Lake City, the Angular team announced that it’s been working closely with Microsoft’s …

"Spy" Photographer Captures Secret Marriage Proposals All Over New York City

You plan for weeks or even months. You've bought the ring, you've picked out the place and now you want a way to remember the flood of emotions that will come with that special moment. Who do you call but Vlad Leto, a 30-year-old photographer who's well-equipped for these types of shots. As of …

Photography

Scientists Can Now Read Your Memories

Researchers have mapped rats’ memories, and humans could be next.<p>Scientists may have cracked the code of memories by successfully tracing how they …

The Brain

18 Things You Should Know About Sleep, According To A Sleep Doctor

"The brain craves routine for good sleep."<p>For more on this topic, feel free to browse the Reddit thread or check out Dr. Verma's blog PeerWell.

Sleep