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Carnegie Mellon’s Mayhem AI takes home $2 million from DARPA’s Cyber Grand Challenge

The 2016 DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge has concluded, and the winning team — Carnegie Mellon University’s ForAllSecure — is taking home the $2 million grand prize. What’s that you say — what’s the Cyber Grand Challenge? I’m glad you asked!<p>Like the other challenges the Defense Department’s R&D arm has …

Mellon

Can you solve it? Are you smarter than Jo Nesbø?

The Three Switches puzzle is a classic, but most of you will not have heard of it.<p>Strangers often ask me to challenge them with mathematical brainteasers. It comes with the territory, I suppose.<p>My stock reply is to pose them Three Switches puzzle. It’s a classic that is easy to state rhetorically, …

Mathematics

Dark matter may have killed the dinosaurs, claims scientist

Earth passing through areas of dark matter might have triggered the comet strike which killed the dinosaurs<p>Dark matter may have been responsible for the comet strike which killed the dinosaurs, a scientist has suggested.<p>Earth, as well as spinning around the Sun, is also moving around our own …

Dark Matter

If you like HTTP then you'll love HTTP 2.0

An update to one of the web's basic protocols offers faster browsing<p>Most internet users don't consider the protocols that underpin the web anymore than they do the stitching in their socks, but a major update to HTTP — the protocol that lets browsers download websites from servers — will affect …

IT security

Were dinosaurs tripping on hallucinogens?

Scientists discover fungus from which LSD is derived on ancient grass<p>Researchers have claimed that dinosaurs may have been tripping on hallucinogens.<p>They have discovered a perfectly preserved amber fossil that contains the oldest grass specimen ever found, on top of which was a 100 million-year-old …

6 Easy Hacks for the Best Homemade Fries

Homemade fries are worth the effort. Make 'em even better with these DIY fry hacks.<p>If it's comfort food you're after, there's nothing quite like a pile of hot, fresh, salty French fries. It also happens to be just the sort of cooking project we love: Easier than it looks, and more satisfying than …

Cooking

The NSA was tracking North Korea's hackers long before they attacked Sony Pictures

Leaked documents shed new light on how Pyongyang evaded US intelligence<p>Intelligence gathered by the National Security Agency on North Korea more than four years ago led the US government to blame Pyongyang for the recent attack on Sony Pictures, according to a report from <i>The New York Times</i>. The …

North Korea