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Cybersecurity reports reveal only a portion of all cyber-attacks on US central bank and identifies 51 cases of ‘information disclosure’ involving the Fed’s board<p>The Federal Reserve detected more than 50 cyber breaches between 2011 and 2015, with several incidents described internally as …

Federal Reserve

WATCH: You Are Actually Two Brains Living in One Person

This is really freaking us out.<p>People toss around the term "mind-blowing" a lot these days, but when it comes to knowledge that is capable of …

Is It Safe to Smoke Weed While Pregnant? Separating Science from Hysteria

The deficiency of scientific evidence continues to stop mothers from using the drug out of fear of harming their baby or being accused of child abuse.<p>Shaleen Title lost 30 pounds during the first trimester of her pregnancy due to a crippling case of hyperemesis gravidarum, a condition characterized …

Why Is The Expansion Of The Universe Always Drawn Like A Cylinder?

<i>Why is the shape of the universe depicted as a cone?</i><p><i>If the universe is expanding with all points moving away from each other, how come it is depicted as cylindrical with the expansion outward mostly in one direction?</i><p>I have gotten a <i>lot</i> of questions about diagrams of the Universe’s expansion. I must …

Universe

Neuroscience confirms that to be truly happy, you will always need something more

What’s the sign of a life well lived? If you were to judge by LinkedIn resumes alone, you might be impressed by prestigious job titles and accolades. But in person, the importance of these formal achievements quickly fades away. Regardless of career success, there can be something very dispiriting, …

Increased CO2 levels are greening the Earth

Researchers studying NASA satellite data on the Earth's vegetation coverage have discovered that plants have significantly increased their leaf cover …

New Jersey’s U.S. Attorney Calls ‘My Cousin Vinny’ One Of The Best Film Interpretations Of Lawyers

Thinking about going to law school? Intrigued about the inner workings and finer points of our justice system? Well, you’re in luck because all you need to succeed is probably on TBS or Spike right now. And if it’s not, check back in a couple hours.<p>That’s right, the 1992 comedy classic <i>My Cousin</i> …

This new street drug is 10,000 times more potent than morphine, and now it’s showing up in Canada and the U.S.

It was first developed in a Canadian lab more than three decades ago, promising and potent — and intended to relieve pain in a less addictive way.<p>Labeled W-18, the synthetic opioid was the most powerful in a series of about 30 compounds concocted at the University of Alberta and patented in the …

Astronomers Have Discovered a Super-Fast Star System That Breaks Current Physics Models

No one can explain those speeds.<p>Thousands of light-years away, on the outskirts of the Milky Way, astronomers have detected something no one’s ever …

5 Secrets Every Photographer Should Learn

<i>Pedro Quintela is a history teacher, talented photographer, and one of the most motivational people on 500px. His latest piece of advice is for</i> …

A no holds barred review of the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Another look)

Three weeks ago I called out many reviewers of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge with the intention of making sure you readers didn’t buy into the …

Phones

Company releases open-source chatbot framework allowing developers to build their own versions of its disastrous Twitter bot experiment<p>Microsoft has released open source tools for people to build their own chatbots, as it set out its view of the immediate future of artificial intelligence as …

Artificial Intelligence

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Business (Canada)

Dogs Have A Very Special Way Of Seeing Human Faces

Brain scans indicate the animals consider people more important than other objects.<p>Ever wonder if Rover really loves you -- or if he's just in it for the kibbles?<p>Alas, scientists haven't figured out exactly how our dogs <i>feel</i> about us. But a study published this week in the journal PLOS One has …

You’ll Never Watch A Movie The Same Way Again After You Read About These Very Awkward Sex Scenes

The enterprising folks at Reddit know how to get down and call it “work.” Mind you, these are not adult film stars, but people who have starred in plays or commercial films with a mainstream slant. Sex scenes can be both embarrassing and disastrous for the parties involved. Luckily, the best …

Remember 3D TV? Why 2016 Will Not Be The Year of Virtual Reality

The year 2015 was filled with headlines proclaiming virtual reality as the next big thing that will completely revolutionize how we exist. Even the normally staid New York Times jumped on the VR bandwagon with the release of the NYT VR mobile app. A year earlier Facebook purchased startup Oculus VR …

Virtual Reality

Humans Seem to Have Evolved for More Efficient Sleep

A new study has found that humans can get by on significantly less sleep than other mammals because our sleep is more efficient.<p>Researchers from Duke …

Anthropology

Video: How To Easily Remove Unwanted People From a Scene Using Photoshop

An unfortunate truth about shooting in public places is that people around us often get in the way of our perfect shots. In the 9-minute video …

Leonardo DiCaprio to Play America’s Most Famously Prolific Serial Killer for Martin Scorsese

Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, and Jeffrey Dahmer are all notorious names in America’s history. But if it’s gruesome murder sprees <i>and</i> style you want, then the U.S. serial killer for you is H.H. Holmes, the chilling subject of <b>Erik Larson’s</b> best-selling 2003 book, <i>The Devil in the White City: Murder,</i> …

‘I think the solar system saved the best till last’ says lead investigator as Nasa states only 1-2% of data from mission to dwarf planet has been downloaded so far<p>Pluto has giant plains threaded with trenches and studded with hills, Nasa revealed on Friday, as researchers of the New Horizons …

Solar System

Astronomers Glimpse Very First Stars in the Universe

Bright galaxy is home to huge, superhot early stars that lived fast and died young.<p>Peering to the edge of the visible cosmos with some of the most powerful telescopes on the planet, astronomers have detected light from the very first generation of stars to emerge after the big bang.<p>These behemoths …

James Webb Space Telescope

June 2015

Diversity

What happens to our bodies after we die

The breakdown of our bodies after death can be fascinating – if you dare to delve into the details. Mo Costandi investigates.<p>“It might take a little bit of force to break this up,” says mortician Holly Williams, lifting John’s arm and gently bending it at the fingers, elbow and wrist. “Usually, the …

Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

The Brain

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

Black Holes

The Kids Are Watching: 5 Adult Tales from a Child's Perspective

As in film and television, it's hard to get a child's voice right in adult fiction. In the best children's and young adult literature, the heroes …

Secret Air Force Space Plane Gets Darth Vader-Style Engine

For secret reasons, like turning in secret directions<p>The Air Force’s secret robot space plane is going to try out a new engine. The X-37B has so far spent a total of 1367 days tooling around in Earth’s orbit, doing classified things. Yesterday, the Air Force Research Lab announced that on its …

EarthSky’s 2018 meteor shower guide

Plan ahead now for an awesome year of meteor-watching. Good news! In 2018, the year’s 2 most reliable showers – August Perseids and December Geminids …

Look! Up in the sky! It's a meteor, says 81-year-old WA farmer

Journalists and astronomy buffs headed to a farm at Gidgegannup, 40km out of Perth in Western Australia, to search for a meteorite which a talkback radio caller says she saw fall over her property.<p>Angela Whife, 81, called ABC radio in Perth on Monday to say that she believed a meteor had winked out …

Western Australia

Dreaming of an Apple Car and the inevitable future of 'driving'

Apple changed the way we listen to music and use phones -- so do you really think all of the reports of a so-called Apple Car are really just about it building a car? Even creating an electric vehicle of its own to compete with Tesla doesn't seem bold enough. It is, after all, a company that …

Mobile Devices