Researchers have taken a major step towards understanding the causes of Alzheimer's disease with the largest study yet into the genetics of the disorder. Findings from the international team suggest at
Toshiba If you’ve got communications that absolutely cannot be intercepted—whether you’re a NSA whistleblower, the president of Mexico, or Coca-Cola—quantum cryptography is the way to go. It harnesses
Japanese scientists have determined that a planet outside our solar system that most likely has a water-rich atmosphere. The planet, Gliese 1214b, is only 40 light years from Earth. Discovered in 2009,
Playing brain-training video gamesmay help reverse the natural decline in cognitive abilitiesamong older people, according to scientists. They found that 60-year-olds who played a custom-designed video
Science News BOULDER, Colo. — Scientists are gearing up for NASA's next spacecraft to Mars, an orbiter equipped to probe the Martian upper atmosphere for clues to how the Red Planet's atmosphere has thinned
It's a pretty remarkable story — the ex-girlfriend, popular singer Hyon Song-wol, was one of several who were reportedly executed by firing squad after being accused of making and selling sex tapes. For
Five Kiwi motorcyclists drove their bikes across the heavily guarded border between North and South Korea on Thursday. The crossing was part of a 5,500-mile journey that began in the Russian city of Magadan
A North Korean firing squad last week executed a former girlfriend of leader Kim Jong Un and 11 other entertainers for allegedly violating laws banning pornography, a South Korean newspaper reported Thursday.
It might sound rather frightening to have your arm move involuntarily, controlled by some unseen puppet master — but for researchers at the University of Washington, it represented a major breakthrough
Science News China is pressing forward on its human space exploration plans, intent on establishing an international space station and, experts say, harnessing the technological muscle to launch its astronauts
Since rumors began to spread that a startup called Palantir helped to kill Osama bin Laden, Alex Karp hasn’t had much time to himself. On one sun-baked July morning in Silicon Valley Palantir’s lean 45-year-old
UPDATED: Google admits that third-party email users should not be surprised that company processes communication August 14, 2013 6:43pm (UTC) UPDATED BELOW with statement from Google, clarifying that users
North Korea has put together a team of 3,000 cyber warriors as part of attempts to build support for the regime of leader Kim Jong-Un and destabilize its enemies, according to a South Korean think tank.
Brazilian police are preparing to occupy one of the deadliest shantytown complexes in Rio de Janeiro, hoping to drive out drug gangs ahead of next year's World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. It's the latest
Protect your cat videos for great justice. A new YouTube easter egg lets you play Missile Command — that artifact of early '80s Cold War consciousness and Golden Age game mechanics — above whatever video
When it’s not threatening nuclear war, the repressive hermit kingdom of North Korea is a bountiful provider of absurdist comic fodder. But it turns out to be a terrible place to tell jokes for a living.
A Canadian tinkerer who previously claimed to have created the world's first 3D-printed rifle, only to see the barrel crack upon its first videotaped test firing, has now created an updated version of
One of the briefings at Black Hat this year was a session on how vulnerable medical devices are to cyber attack, given by Jay Radcliff. This was part of our company’s coverage of Black Hat and Defcon sent
A worker, center left, tries to remove protesters after they invaded the city council building in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on July 31, 2013. The clashes came towards the end of an anti-government march
Though it seems ripped straight from an episode of Star Trek, NASA has invested real money into understanding the science behind travel faster than the speed of light. Harold G. White, a NASA physicist,
How bad is the sea-level rise? Though scientists debate the severity, a new study says at least 316 U.S. cities and towns will be mostly submerged unless pollution can be pulled from the sky. A rise in
Three cryptography experts from a Dutch university have cracked the codes used to start luxury cars such as Audis, Bentleys, Porsches, and Lamborghinis, knowledge that could allow anyone with the right
Dreaming of a white Mars? You may be in luck. Networks of valleys branching across the surface of Mars may have been carved out by melting snow, according to a new study. Researchers have been debating