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Home Of Jesus' Apostles Found In The Lost Biblical Town Bethsaida

Share this:<p><b>AncientPages.com -</b> Archaeologists say they have discovered the home of Jesus’ apostles in the lost Biblical town Bethsaida, located on the …

Archaeology

Why Did Ancient Romans Build So Many Straight Roads?

Share this:<p><b>AncientPages.com -</b> Not everyone may have noticed, but when we look closer we discover that a majority of ancient Roman roads are straight. …

Roads

Infected DNA successfully hacks computer in terrifying experiment

Remember a few month ago when we were all laughing at Harvard scientists for putting a GIF inside a strand of DNA? Now that bridge between technology …

University of Washington

Power firms alerted on hack attack scenarios

<b>Power firms around the world are being warned about how to spot if they are being targeted by hackers who shut down parts of Ukraine's electricity grid.</b><p>The warnings have emerged from analysis of the malware used in an attack in Ukraine in December.<p>That left about 230,000 people without power for …

Hackers descend on Las Vegas to expose voting machine flaws

LAS VEGAS — Election officials and voting machine manufacturers insist that the rites of American democracy are safe from hackers. But people like Carten Schurman need just a few minutes to raise doubts about that claim.<p>Schurman, a professor of computer science at the University of Copenhagen in …

Cybersecurity

How the latest trend in app coding could be a hacker's dream

Every time you search for something on Google, hail an Uber or log into a bank account, your personal data likely flow behind the scenes through a …

Artificial Intelligence Develops Its Own Language

"I know now why you cry."<p>We haven't quite reached the terrifying sci-fi hellscape described by the Terminator franchise, but researchers at Facebook …

Artificial Intelligence

Dark web doesn't exist, says Tor's Dingledine. And folks use network for privacy, not crime

<b>DEF CON</b> Cofounder brings us up to date on network statusA Tor Project grandee sought to correct some misconceptions about the anonymizing network …

Privacy

At DEF CON, I Watched Hackers Take Voting Machines Apart

At the annual DEF CON hacking conference, hackers were given free reign to rip apart, reverse engineer and probe voting machines, some of which are currently in use across the US.<p>Stephen has never hacked a voting machine before. But within a few minutes of tinkering, he has already made some …

Security

Here's the Surprising Way the Milky Way Galaxy Got So Massive

New research suggests that more than half of all the matter in our home galaxy — and in our bodies — may have come from distant galaxies.<p>The Milky Way galaxy we call home is a pretty colossal place <i>—</i> up to 580 billion times more massive than the sun, according to one recent estimate.<p>Just where did …

Universe

Taking antibiotics for full 7 to 14 days can actually harm you

A growing body of research finds that telling patients to finish a full course of antibiotics even if they’re already feeling better not only fails …

Medicine

How Netflix DDoS’d Itself To Help Protect the Entire Internet

In June 2016, Netflix security engineer Scott Behrens ran a massive infrastructure test on the streaming system in front of dozens of coworkers. In …

Cyber criminals use fake profiles as ‘honey pot’ traps to lure men

Mia Ash is young, attractive and popular, with hundreds of social media connections.<p>She shares your favorite hobbies, so when she adds you, you’re …

Sandsifter checks your processor for secrets

Are you sufficiently paranoid? If you’re not, there’s now Sandsifter. This project, just announced at Defcon 2017, tests your x86 processor for hidden instructions and bugs. “Sandsifter has uncovered secret processor instructions from every major vendor; ubiquitous software bugs in disassemblers, …

Information Security

CIA hacking tools for Mac OS and Linux exposed by WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks has exposed hacking tools targeting the Mac and Linux operating systems in the latest of its series of leaks allegedly from the US Central …

Jupiter is so big it does not actually orbit the sun

But each time I read it to her — sometimes three or more times a day — I furrow my nerdy brow at this line: "Of all the planets that circle the sun, giant Jupiter is the biggest one."<p>The gas giant is indeed the largest planet in the solar system, weighing more than twice the mass of all the other …

Russia Warns of ‘Painful’ Response If Trump Backs U.S. Sanctions

Russia threatened to retaliate against new sanctions passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, saying they made it all but impossible to achieve …

Windows SMB Zero Day to Be Disclosed During DEF CON

Microsoft has said it will not patch a two-decade-old Windows SMB vulnerability, called SMBloris because it behaves comparably to the Slowloris …

Amazon dreams of underwater warehouses

As dreamed up by the e-commerce giant's big thinkers, the aquatic warehouse would be filled with goods stored in super watertight containers, placed there by conveyor belts, humans, trucks, or planes. The containers would be outfitted with cartridges that would act like a fish's swim bladder, …

A cybersecurity expert on why you should be very worried about the internet’s future

"It will take the attention of the free society that built the internet to save it." —Alexander Klimburg<p>In 2012, the New York Times’s David Sanger broke a bombshell story detailing a joint US-Israel cyber attack on Iran that undermined its nuclear enrichment facilities. The computer virus, dubbed …

Political Science

4 Morning Vitamins Doctors Swear By To Get A Flat Stomach Fast

Feel like your weight loss results have hit a slump? Then you defintiely need to try incorporating these vitamins into your morning routine. They …

​This Man Has a Six-Pack, a Full Head of Hair, and Is Somehow Way Older Than You Think

​Here's what he chalks up to looking so young at his age<p>The latest object of the Internet's fascination is a fit Singaporean male model. When we put it like that, it's not exactly the most surprising thing in the world to read, is it? However, there's a twist. The man, Chuando Tan, is shocking …

Accepting your darkest emotions is the key to psychological health

Rumi, the 13th-century Sufi poet, famously compared emotions—”a joy, a depression, a meanness”—to “unexpected visitors.” His advice was to let them in laughing, but that’s not what we do. Instead, we pretend not to notice, or even hide. We want to bury resentment and anger, or trade loneliness in …

Psychology

Elon Musk warns of AI's risks, calls for regulation now

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>He uses it. He needs it. But he's afraid of it.<p>That might be a reasonable conclusion from Elon Musk's words, spoken on Saturday to a meeting of the National Governors Association, on the subject of …

Artificial Intelligence

Huge Jupiter-like planet discovered by astronomers confounds theory of planetary development

A rare, massive planet that orbits a fast-spinning star has caused scientists to rethink current models of stars and solar systems.<p>The planet HIP …

Is It Possible To Pull Something Out Of A Black Hole?

Once something falls into a black hole, it can never get out. No matter how much energy you have, you can never move faster than the speed of light, and yet you’d need to in order to exit of the event horizon once you’ve crossed inside. But what if you tried to cheat that little rule by tethering a …

Black Holes

Dark Web 101: Your guide to the badlands of the internet

Hacked login details. Cybersecurity exploits for hire. Drugs, guns and ammo. If there's something shady going on online, chances are it's happening on the dark web.<p>When Target was hacked in 2013, customer card details turned up on dark web marketplaces. Hackers have tried to do the same with Yahoo …

Bring On the Exercise, Hold the Painkillers

Taking ibuprofen and related over-the-counter painkillers could have unintended and worrisome consequences for people who vigorously exercise. These popular medicines, known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, work by suppressing inflammation. But according to two new studies, in …

Painkillers