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A bug in cell phone tracking firm's website leaked millions of Americans' real-time locations

The bug allowed one Carnegie Mellon researcher to track anyone's cell phone in real time.<p>A company that collects the real-time location data on …

Surveillance

Asteroid Discovery Boosts Evidence for Planet Nine

I’m sorry, but Pluto sucks and I’m glad it’s not a planet anymore. It’s smaller than our Moon, and it’s about the same size as several other distant, …

Astronomy

What Is Spacetime?

People have always taken space for granted. It is just emptiness, after all—a backdrop to everything else. Time, likewise, simply ticks on …

Quantum Mechanics

Lizards With Toxic Green Blood Are Super Freaky

Lurking quietly in the deep dark jungles of New Guinea are a group of lizards who share a rather striking feature: green blood. It’s a rare trait for …

Zoology

Can you solve it? I'm a mathematician, get me out of here!

Hi guzzlers<p>Today’s puzzle is for escapologists.<p>Imagine you are in a grid 100 squares long and 100 squares wide. (The grid is fixed to the compass directions: up/down is N/S, and left/right is W/E.) On each square of the grid, there’s an arrow. Each arrow is pointing either N, S, W or E.<p>Choose any …

Buenos Aires

Three Decades Later, Mystery Numbers Explained

Zeta values seem to connect distant geometric worlds. In a new proof, mathematicians finally explain why.<p>Almost thirty years ago, a group of …

Mathematics

Someone wrote a kids' book to explain bitcoin and blockchain

Welcome to 2018 and a children's book that teaches us how to find our place in the world... using the blockchain.<p>At around 7 p.m. every night you can catch me reading bedtime stories for my two children. On current rotation: Dave's Cave, a weird Avengers book and a million bedtime stories about …

Bedtime Stories

This Airline Will Pay You $4,500/Mo. to Move to Iceland & Travel the World All Summer

Spending the summer traveling all over the world is one of those things you expect to find at the top of most people's bucket lists. Unfortunately, …

Travel

Move Over, Double Helix: A New Form of DNA Has Just Been Discovered

This is the first time it's ever been seen in a living cell.<p>When we learn about human genetics in high school biology class, one of the most basic …

Genetics

Trump's Lawyer Has a Lawyer. Watch a Live Studio Audience Laugh at Him on National TV.

They're not laughing with him.<p>One sign that Everything Is Fine is when your lawyer has a lawyer. So it goes with President Donald J. Trump, whose personal attorney, Michael Cohen, has his own legal counsel, David Schwartz.<p>Cohen is the certified brain genius who yelled Fake News in response to a <i>Wall</i> …

Donald Trump

Higgs factory a 'must for big physics'

<b>A top physicist says the construction of a "factory" to produce Higgs boson particles is a priority for the science community.</b><p>In an exclusive interview, Nigel Lockyer, head of America's premier particle physics lab, said studying the Higgs could hasten major discoveries.<p>He said momentum in the …

Physics

Want to build a tiny house? Here's where you can find floor plans

The tiny house movement means a lot of different things to different people. Besides the idea of living a happier life with less stuff, less debt and …

Are You Your Own Worst Enemy? Part 2

How to Defeat Self-Criticism<p>This post is in response to <b>Are You Your Own Worst Enemy?</b> by Robert L. Leahy<p>In my previous article, Are You Your Own Worst …

Self-help

This Chrome extension enables 2FA logins by watching you type

Two-factor authentication is a great way to protect your online accounts, but it can be a tad cumbersome: you need to have your phone handy so you can either receive a one-time password via SMS (which frequently fails me), or set up an app like Google Authenticator to generate codes offline.<p>The …

Should Some Species Be Allowed to Die Out?

<b>O</b>ne day last spring, Lisa Crampton stood at the base of a tall ohia tree, deep in the forested interior of Kauai. That morning, Crampton and five other field biologists had spent two hours hiking to a narrow clearing, where a hovering helicopter airdropped a large aluminum ladder. Although the …

San Diego Zoo

Inside the Crazy Sex Cult That Invaded Oregon

The new Netflix docuseries ‘Wild Wild Country’ tells the true story of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, a guru who sought to create a metropolis in rural …

Interactive: The making of a microchip

From raw materials to retail shelves, the Internet of Things (IoT) holds an unprecedented potential to transform supply chains. Businesses are beginning to understand this: In a recent survey of supply chain professionals (most at the executive level), 55% of respondents believe the IoT will create …

Internet of Things

Dow futures down about 200 points on news of Cohn's resignation from Trump's White House

U.S. stocks look poised to fall on Wednesday following news late Tuesday that National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn ihas resigned from …

An Illustrated Guide to Matching Foods' Flavor Molecules

“What is the difference between apples and pears?” That’s an old Dutch saying that Ben Nijssen has pondered for his entire life. Any five-year-old …

30 Movies from the Past 10 Years Everyone Should Watch at Least Once

Movie night, here we come.<p>If you’re looking for great movies, look no further. I’ve compiled a list of fantastic films from the past ten …

Country Lifestyle

HDR Food Photography: Giving Your Pics a Surreal Oomph

From the Spoon HQ offices to chapter meetings, here's what's up in the Spooniverse.<p>HDR Food Photography: Giving Your Insta-Pics That Surreal Oomph …

Good news for humanity: Germany joins list of countries that won't use autonomous weapons

Lieutenant General Ludwig Leinhos, head of Germany’s Cyber and Information Space Command, told panel members at the Munich Security Conference yesterday that Germany would abstain from using autonomous weapons.<p>According to the “Campaign To Stop Killer Robots” Germany joins 22 other countries in …

New printing technique uses cells and molecules to recreate biological structures

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have developed a printing technique using cells and molecules normally found in natural tissues to …

University of London

Quantum Chemistry Solves The Question of Why Life Needs So Many Amino Acids

A flexible approach to life.<p>One of the oldest and most fundamental questions in biochemistry is why the 20 amino acids that support life are all …

What happens when you shine world's strongest flashlight at world's brightest paint? Watch.

The unnamed host of this video takes a 32,000 lumen flashlight and points it at glow-in-the-dark Culture Hustle paint, which is supposedly the …

Breathe is a smartphone ghost story that knows where you live

Kate Pullinger’s tale subtly changes depending on where (and when) it is read<p>Author Kate Pullinger has written a ghost story for smartphones, using …

How Much for That Pepe? Scenes from the First Rare Digital Art Auction

Blockchain technology could reshape the digital-art market for years to come.<p>The first Rare Digital Art Festival, aka Rare AF, aka Rare as Fuck, was held on a cold January Saturday in the offices of Rise New York. The organizers, Kevin Trinh and Tommy Nicholas of the Rare Art Registry Exchange, had …

The Follower Factory

Everyone wants to be popular online. Some even pay for it. Inside social media’s black market.

Social Media

Recycled glass terrariums

If you are stuck indoors right now maybe a bit of green will brighten your day. These mini terrariums just might be the project to put on your to-do …

List-Worthy

An Indoor Garden? That’s Arduino-licious

Gardening is a rewarding endeavour, and easily automated for the maker with a green thumb. With simplicity at its focus, Hackaday.io user [MEGA DAS] …

Arduino