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Neil deGrasse Tyson Destroys Climate Change Deniers' Favorite Argument In 1 Tweet

BOOM!<p>A go-to argument from science deniers was absolutely crushed by one of the world’s most famous scientists.<p>Some believe one reason for the consensus that human activity has caused climate change is that scientists are in cahoots with each other. But Neil deGrasse Tyson, the astrophysicist, …

An exec who worked with Steve Jobs for 26 years says everyone got it wrong about him

I just finished reading "Creativity Inc.," the excellent book by Ed Catmull, the president of Pixar and Disney Animation, and Jobs features throughout the book. He bought what became Pixar from Lucasfilm in 1986 and remained involved with the company until his death.<p>In an afterword titled "The …

China's stealth fighter may be getting a new engine

Relying on Russian engines has put China at the mercy of a single, foreign supplier. That could be changing.<p>With its J-20 heavy fighter, China became the second nation in the world (after the USA) to field a fleet of stealthy fifth generation fighters. But until recently, there has been a key …

Global shockwaves from electric cars will be here sooner rather than later

Governments, the oil industry and car makers are waking up to the profound changes battery-powered cars will bring<p>When Jaguar Land Rover followed in the tracks of Volvo last week with its shift to an electric-powered future, the car maker didn’t just talk about hybrids and batteries.<p>Its chief …

Automotive Industry

Apple’s Developer Center may be down due to a security breach

<b>Update #2:</b> The Apple Developer Center is back up after downtime.<p><b>Update:</b> Downtime may be due to a recently discovered vulnerability. See after the jump for details.<p>Apple’s developer center has been unavailable over the past few hours without explanation. It’s not uncommon to see the site go down for …

Plastic fibers pervasive in tap water worldwide, new study shows | Environment| All topics from climate change to conservation | DW | 07.09.2017

Microplastics aren't just fouling the world's oceans - invisible plastic fibers are polluting drinking water tapped by millions of people. Where do …

Pollution

Behind North Korea’s Nuclear Advance: Scientists Who Bring Technology Home

How has Pyongyang advanced in weaponry despite international efforts to keep expertise out of its hands? The answer may lie in students it sends abroad<p>HARBIN, China—When North Korea tested what it said was a domestically produced hydrogen bomb on Sunday—a week after launching its 18th ballistic …

North Korea

Hackers attacking US and European energy firms could sabotage power grids

Cybersecurity firm Symantec says ‘Dragonfly’ group has been investigating and penetrating energy facilities in US, Turkey and Switzerland<p>A hacking campaign is targeting the energy sector in Europe and the US to potentially sabotage national power grids, a cybersecurity firm has warned.<p>The group, …

Cybersecurity

This Is How EU Citizens Living In Britain Feel About The Leaked Brexit Immigration Proposals

"I feel like a terrified child lost in a playground,” one Hungarian national told BuzzFeed News.<p>When András picked up his phone on Wednesday morning to catch up on the news, he felt the now very familiar onset of panic.<p>The 35-year-old TV scheduler from Budapest moved to London four years ago to …

A Funeral of 2 Friends: C.I.A. Deaths Rise in Secret Afghan War

WASHINGTON — On a sweltering day earlier this summer, operatives with the Central Intelligence Agency gathered at Arlington National Cemetery to bury two of their own. Brian Ray Hoke and Nathaniel Patrick Delemarre, elite gunslingers who worked for the C.I.A.’s paramilitary force, were laid to rest …

Plastic Fibers Are Found in 83% of the World's Tap Water, a New Study Reveals

Virtually all the world’s tap water is contaminated by microscopic plastic fibers, a new study claims, raising fresh concerns about the implications …

Pollution

Comment: Samsung’s easily-fooled face-recognition system shows sense in Apple’s ‘best not first’ approach

<i>Update: While some suggested this might just be a demo mode thing, that approves anything vaguely resembling a face, CNET confirmed on its review unit that the device is indeed fooled by photos.</i><p>We tried it on our own Note 8, and sure enough, it’s still possible to fool it with a flat photo. A …

Rescue Efforts Continue in Houston as Rain Continues to Fall: Pictures

Houston

Rare Skin Disease Ruined Gaza Man's Life — Until Israeli Doctors Stepped In

Muhammad Taluli arrived from Gaza at Jerusalem's Hadassah Medical Center a few months ago and unwrapped the cloth from his hands to reveal gray and white growths that looked like tree bark. The doctors had never seen anything like it.<p>In fact, there have been only a handful of such extreme cases of …

Medicine

Here’s why the USB port built into your car charges so agonizingly slow

There’s a USB port on the center console of my 2015 Mazda3, right beneath the stereo — it’s really well located. Get in the car, plug in your cell …

Gear & Gadgets

Stephen Hawking mission to find alien civilisation detects radio signals coming from dwarf galaxy

Astronomers hunting for signs of intelligent alien life in the universe have recorded 15 mysterious radio signals coming from a dwarf galaxy three billion light years away.<p>The team is part of the Breakthrough Listen project, set up by Professor Stephen Hawking and Russian billionaire Yuri Milner, …

Leaked Apple document shows how iPhone service eligibility is determined

A recently leaked Apple document seen by <i>Business Insider</i> gives specific details with images on how Apple handles whether an iPhone is eligible for service or replacement.<p>The 22-page document seen by <i>Business Insider</i> was leaked to Dropbox and features details for Apple Store technicians and …

IFA 2017: The biggest announcements from Berlin's tech show

North Korean prisoners look like 'walking skeletons' in Kim Jong Un's labor camps, officials say

The leaders of North Korea's horrific prison camps encourage guards to beat prisoners to death and induce starvation, to the point prisoners appear as "walking skeletons," "dwarfs" and "cripples" in rags, a U.S. State Department fact sheet revealed.<p>The report highlighted details gathered from six …

Australian scientists dispute whale evolution theory explored by Charles Darwin

Finding debunks long-held idea that teeth of prehistoric animals were shaped to allow water to sieve through them<p>Australian researchers have produced new evidence disputing a popular theory of whale evolution proffered by scientists from Charles Darwin onwards about the development of baleen, the …

Whales

The Companies That Will Track Any Phone on the Planet

Tracking or tapping phones across the planet used to be a niche capability. Now, a myriad of for-profit spy companies sell border-crossing …

Black Hawk helicopter that crashed off Yemen belonged to elite Special Operations air unit

The Black Hawk helicopter that crashed off the coast of Yemen Friday belonged to an elite Special Operations air regiment, a U.S. defense official said Saturday. One American service member remains missing.<p>The helicopter was conducting hoist training just feet above the water when it lost power and …

Military

Hurricane Harvey’s Path of Destruction: Pictures

Houston

Smart code helps your phone browse the web twice as quickly

Many attempts at improving the speed of mobile web browsing involve some obvious sacrifices: Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages alter how you view the pages, while proxies introduce the risk of someone intercepting your sensitive data. Researchers have found a way to boost performance without those …

Facebook is running into privacy concerns while building its video chat device for the home

While developing its forthcoming video chat device for the home, Facebook has been haunted by its own reputation as a harvester of personal information.<p>The company is currently building an Amazon Echo competitor with a screen that's internally referred to as Aloha, according to people familiar with …

Collection of letters by codebreaker Alan Turing found in filing cabinet

The correspondence, dating from 1949 to 1954, was found by an academic in a storeroom at the University of Manchester<p>A lost collection of nearly 150 letters from the codebreaker Alan Turing has been uncovered in an old filing cabinet at the University of Manchester.<p>The correspondence, which has not …

Chinese national arrested in Los Angeles on US hacking charge

Yu Pingan of Shanghai was arrested on Monday at Los Angeles International Airport after a federal criminal complaint accused him of conspiring with others wielding malicious software known as Sakula, a Justice Department spokesman said on Thursday.<p>The complaint said the group attacked a series of …

Unidirectional problems: Apple’s annual doom and gloom

Another year, another win for Samsung and trouble for Apple.Writing for <i>InvestorPlace</i>, Brad Moon explains “Why the Apple Inc. iPhone 8 Launch Will Be …

Trump Cybersecurity Advisors Resign, Citing His 'Insufficient Attention' to Threats

A quarter of the members of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council, whose purview includes national cybersecurity, have resigned. In a group …

Winemaking History: 5,000-Year-Old Wine Found In Italy

Archaeologists may have found some of the oldest wine in the world, just the tiniest bit left over on the inside of a clay jar from more than 5,000 …