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Hacker Unlocks 'God Mode' and Shares the 'Key'

At Black Hat USA and DEF CON, researcher Christopher Domas showed how he found backdoors that may exist in many different CPUs.<p>When a room filled …

Information Security

Planet 9: “Insensitive” Term Riles Scientists

Pluto framed by New Horizons’ historic flight through the Pluto system on July 14, 2015.<br>Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics …

Solar System

PM says White Paper delivers 'the Brexit people voted for'

<b>The government has published its blueprint for UK relations with the EU, with Theresa May saying it "delivers on the Brexit people voted for".</b><p>The long-awaited White Paper is aimed at ensuring trade co-operation, with no hard border for Northern Ireland, and global trade deals for the UK.<p>But Tory …

Donald Trump tweets 'very nice' letter from Kim Jong-un

<b>US President Donald Trump has published a letter from Kim Jong-un, in which North Korea's leader voices hopes for a "new future" in bilateral relations.</b><p>Mr Trump said the letter from Mr Kim (dated 6 July), was "a very nice note".<p>But it made no mention of any efforts by Pyongyang towards …

Trump Nato spending claims in dispute

<b>Nato allies have cast doubt on US President Donald Trump's claim they had pledged to "substantially" raise their defence budgets, saying they simply remained committed to a 2014 deal.</b><p>Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg told US broadcaster CNN the allies had "a commitment to spend 2%" of their annual output …

Newt Gingrich: Trump's Supreme Court pick is part of a grand strategy

As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump campaigned on the need for more federal judges dedicated to the Constitution and he has kept his word. By nominating Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Monday to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, President Trump selected precisely such a constitutionalist.<p>The …

On July 4th Eve, Jeff Sessions Quietly Rescinds a Bunch of Protections for Minorities

On July 3, U.S. Attorney General <b>Jeff Sessions</b> announced that the DOJ was “rescinding 24 guidance documents that were unnecessary, outdated, …

Supreme Court cracks down on government snooping through cellphone location records

https://media.gannett-cdn.com/28911775001/28911775001_5800909083001_5800901004001.mp4<p>WASHINGTON – A deeply divided Supreme Court once again defended digital privacy rights Friday in a decision with implications for anyone who carries a cellphone.<p>The justices ruled 5-4 that police need a warrant to …

Privacy

What NASA Plans To Do About Asteroids

NASA's plan to protect Earth from asteroids involves early detection, preparedness drills ... and maybe nukes.<p>Every once in a while, we hear the …

Rosetta spacecraft image archive complete

Rosetta journeyed through space for 12 years and performed early flybys of Earth, Mars and 2 asteroids before arriving at comet …

US quits 'biased' UN human rights council

<b>The US has pulled out of the United Nations Human Rights Council, calling it a "cesspool of political bias".</b><p>Nikki Haley, the US envoy to the UN, said it was a "hypocritical" body that "makes a mockery of human rights".<p>Formed in 2006, the Geneva-based council has faced criticism in the past for …

Macedonia and Greece: Deal after 27-year row over a name

<b>Greece has reached a deal on the name of its northern neighbour, which called itself Macedonia at the break-up of the former Yugoslavia.</b><p>After 27 years of talks - and many protests - they have settled on the formal name of Republic of North Macedonia.<p>Greece had objected to the name Macedonia, …

Europe

A machine has figured out Rubik’s Cube all by itself - MIT Technology Review

Yet another bastion of human skill and intelligence has fallen to the onslaught of the machines. A new kind of deep-learning machine has taught …

Deep Learning

We aren't ready for a solar storm smackdown

Coronal mass ejections can travel at more than 1 million mph.

Federal Reserve raises interest rates

<b>The US Federal Reserve has voted to raise the target for its benchmark interest rate by 0.25%, citing solid economic expansion and job gains.</b><p>The widely-anticipated decision will lift the target for the central bank's benchmark rate to 1.75%-2%, the highest level since 2008.<p>A majority of Fed …

Scientists at a company part-owned by Bill Gates say they've found a cheap way to convert CO2 into gasoline

A team of scientists claims to have discovered a cheaper way to extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and turn it into gasoline or other fuels, …

Puerto Rico seeks to delay releasing death records after hurricane; judge rejects motion

<b>San Juan, Puerto Rico (CNN) —</b> Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló told CNN last month that there would be "hell to pay" if officials withheld records related to Hurricane Maria.<p>Yet his government filed a motion late Monday asking for permission to stall the delivery of death certificates and other …

The Supreme Court Abandons Another Constitutional Safeguard, Only Gorsuch Dissents

Now fallen into obscurity and disuse, the Contracts Clause was once one of the U.S. Constitution’s strongest protections for economic freedom against state interference. Praised by James Madison as a “constitutional bulwark in favor of personal security and private rights,” the Clause declares that …

AP Mobile

Bringing you breaking news from the Associated Press and hundreds of trusted local sources, AP Mobile is your trusted source for real-time news …

'Massive' landslide has NC-9 closed near Bat Cave; could take months to clear

A massive landslide in Bat Cave, about a mile north of the junction of 74-A and Highway 9, has NC-9 closed at this time.<p>Geologists with the …

Google will force you to switch to the new Gmail whether you want it or not — here's when you'll get it

Google recently announced a massive update to its popular email platform. So far, it's given personal account holders and company admins (who run company's G Suite accounts) the choice to leave their Gmail inboxes as-is, or to opt in to the new Gmail, which comes with a new look and a lot of new …

Gmail

Why Are the Death Tolls in Puerto Rico From Hurricane Maria So Different?

Widely different estimates of Hurricane Maria’s death toll in Puerto Rico have led to confusion. Here is a guide to the tallies, what accounts for their differences and how a new study aims to provide a more definitive account:<p><b>What is The New York Times’s estimate?</b><p>In December, The New York Times …

A major physics experiment just detected a particle that shouldn't exist

There's something strange happening in the universe that is making humanity's most cutting-edge physics experiments contradict one another.<p>Scientists have produced the firmest evidence yet of so-called sterile neutrinos, mysterious particles that pass through matter without interacting with it at …

Physics

Mariano Rajoy: Spanish PM forced out of office

<b>Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has been forced out of office by a no-confidence vote in parliament.</b><p>Socialist leader Pedro Sánchez, who filed the motion after Mr Rajoy's party was implicated in a corruption scandal, will become prime minister.<p>"We're going to sign a new page in the history of …

[Update: Going live] Google One app arrives on the Play Store, but the service isn't live just yet [APK Download]

Google recently announced that it was replacing its current non G-Suite Google Drive storage plans with a new pricing structure called Google One. …

Graham on canceled summit: Trump thought North Korea was ‘playing him’

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamTrump gives thumbs up to prison sentencing reform bill at pivotal meeting On The Money: Senators propose …

North Korea

Quantum Physics May Be Even Spookier Than You Think

It is the central question in quantum mechanics, and no one knows the answer: What really happens in a superposition—the peculiar circumstance in …

Astronomers Spot Potential "Interstellar" Asteroid Orbiting Backward around the Sun

From time immemorial, people gazing up at the night sky have dreamed of reaching out to touch the stars. But today we know that even the closest ones …

The Ebola superhighway: Why the new outbreak terrifies public health authorities

A new outbreak of the Ebola virus that has killed at least two dozen people has sent public health officials scrambling to contain the epidemic as it …

Indonesia's Mount Merapi erupts as campers cook breakfast