Karla Lopez

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Massive Security Bug In OpenSSL Could Affect A Huge Chunk Of The Internet

I saw a t-shirt one time. “I’m a bomb disposal technician,” it read. “If you see me running, try to keep up.”<p>The same sort of idea can be applied to net security: when all the net security people you know are freaking out, it’s probably an okay time to worry.<p>This afternoon, many of the net security …

APOD: The Sun Rotating (2014 Mar 12) Video Credit: SDO, NASA; Digital Composition: Kevin Gill (Apoapsys) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140312.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WRgXvdasm0 Explanation: Does the Sun change as it rotates? Yes, and the changes can vary from subtle to dramatic. In the above time-lapse sequences, our Sun -- as imaged by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory -- is shown rotating though the entire month of January. In the large image on the left, the solar chromosphere is depicted in ultraviolet light, while the smaller and lighter image to its upper right simultaneously shows the more familiar solar photosphere in visible light. The rest of the inset six Sun images highlight X-ray emission by relatively rare iron atoms located at different heights of the corona, all false-colored to accentuate differences. The Sun takes just under a month to rotate completely -- rotating fastest at the equator. A large and active sunspot region rotates into view soon after the video starts. Subtle effects include changes in surface texture and the shapes of active regions. Dramatic effects include numerous flashes in active regions, and fluttering and erupting prominences visible all around the Sun's edge. This year our Sun is near its Solar maximum activity of its 11-year magnetic cycle. As the video ends, the same large and active sunspot region previously mentioned rotates back into view, this time looking differently. http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/ http://www.youtube.com/user/kmsmgill http://apoapsys.com/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140312 #APOD

Where were you when Kennedy for iPhone was released?

A minimalist journal that helps you contextualize your memories<p>There's no shortage of apps that want to help you document your life, but there are none quite like Kennedy. The critically acclaimed app Day One has carved out a niche for itself as the go-to journalling app for iOS users, offering a …

Batman: Arkham Origins’ flaws overshadow its improvements (review)

Snow falls on the empty streets of Gotham City while most of its citizens are indoors celebrating. Meanwhile, Roman Sionis, the criminal also known as Black Mask, has gathered eight of the world’s best assassins and given them one night to hunt down the constant thorn in his side: Batman. Long used …

Ryse: Son of Rome season pass revealed

Microsoft and Crytek today announced the Ryse: Son of Rome season pass, a $20 offering that will include four expansion packs to be released in the months following launch.<p>The Ryse: Son of Rome season pass will be available for purchase at launch on November 22. It includes four expansions …

GS News Top 5 - EA cancel Command & Conquer; Next-gen resolution war!

EA caused a bit of a stir this week, announcing that Titanfall would never come to Sony platforms and cancelling their Command & Conquer project. Ubisoft cancels Uplay Passports, Microsoft change their TOS!<p>Show Info<p>Airs Daily<p>Join Jess McDonell every weekday for a punchy wrap-up of the biggest news …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Sep<p>4<p>Tue<p>Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, MD<p>Sep<p>7<p>Fri<p>DC Young Fly, IamZoie, Emmanuel Hudson, Justina Valentine, Conceited, Chico Bean, Hitman Holla, Charlie …

Seeing In The Pitch-Dark Is All In Your Head

A few years ago, cognitive scientist Duje Tadin and his colleague Randolph Blake decided to test blindfolds for an experiment they were cooking up.<p>They wanted an industrial-strength blindfold to make sure volunteers for their work wouldn't be able to see a thing. "We basically got the best …

Reincarnation: Fact or Fallacy? Case Studies

Reincarnation. Fact, fallacy, superstition or simply coincidence? Those stories of people with super-minds; minds that delve into the past, minds …

Can't Figure Out Art? A Zap To The Brain Will Help You Like It

It doesn't work for abstract art, though. You're on your own there.<p>Stumped trying to look sophisticated at a museum? New research suggests that a little electrical zap to your brain could help you appreciate fine art more.<p>A study in <i>Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience</i> found that the …

Video: New Super-Waterproof Material Makes Water Drops Bounce Off

Nanocones make surfaces more hydrophobic than ever before.<p>Is that a rubber ball making its way down a two-by-four? No, it's actually a drop of water hitting a strip of experimental material that's so water-resistant, it makes drops bounce.<p>The video above comes from the work of a team of materials …

What's Going On With the Sun This Week?

Solar flares, canyons of fire... it seems like it's trying to get our attention.<p>Our sun has really got a flair for flares lately. The third solar flare in two days peaked at 11:03 a.m. Eastern time Friday, and it was ranked as an X2.1. Solar flares come in classifications according to their x-ray …

Our sun for one year

Composite image of a year of activity on our solar system’s star, the sun.<p>In the spring of 2010, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, provided …

The Week In Numbers: The Farthest-Ever Confirmed Galaxy, NASA's New Moon Laser, And More

<b>7.5</b>: the redshift of light from the farthest-ever confirmed galaxy (it's so distant, it shows us what was happening just 700 million years after the Big Bang)<p><b>21 days</b>: the time these "pillownauts" spent lying in bed to help scientists study the effects of spaceflight on the human body<p><b>622 megabits</b> …

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Alzheimer's study reveals new genes implicated in disease

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.<p>Findings from the international team suggest at least 20 genes play a role in the common late-onset form of Alzheimer's, more than double the …

APOD: The Great Comet of 1680 over Rotterdam (2013 Oct 28) Illustration Credit: Lieve Verschuier http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131028.html Explanation: Was there ever another comet like ISON? Although no two comets are exactly alike, one that appears to have had notable similarities was Comet Kirch, the Great Comet of 1680. Like approaching Comet ISON, Comet Kirch was a bright sungrazer, making a very close approach to the surface of the Sun. Neither comet, coincidently, is a member of the most common group of sungrazers -- the Kreutz group -- populated by remnants of a comet that disintegrated near the Sun hundreds of years ago. The long tail of Comet Kirch is depicted in the above painting by Lieve Versheier. As pictured, some members of the foreground crowd of Rotterdam in the Netherlands are holding cross-staffs, an angle measuring device that predated the sextant. No one knows how Comet ISON will develop, but like Comet Kirch, it is expected to be brightest when very near the Sun, in ISON's case during last few days of November. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Verschuier1680.jpg Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=131028 #APOD

Leonardo Da Vinci Mural Discovered Under Layers Of Paint During Sforza Castle Restoration In Italy

Restorers working on renovations for the Sforza Castle in Italy got quite a shock this week when they peeled away several coats of paint to reveal part of a Leonardo Da Vinci mural.<p>Buried beneath 17 layers of whitewash, the portion of the drawing -- which depicts a tree root stuck in a rock -- has …

My Confederate town

<b>(PhotosbyAndy via Shutterstock)</b><p>Civil War-era politics still dominate Front Royal, Va. — and I feel their hostility every time I walk out my door<p>Jose Padua<p>October 27, 2013 6:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on The Weeklings.<p>This afternoon I found myself getting all teary eyed. I was …