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There Was a Time before Mathematica…—Stephen Wolfram Blog

In a few weeks it’ll be 25 years ago: June 23, 1988—the day <i>Mathematica</i> was launched.<p>Late the night before we were still duplicating floppy disks and …

Scientific method: Statistical errors

P values, the 'gold standard' of statistical validity, are not as reliable as many scientists assume.<p>For a brief moment in 2010, Matt Motyl was on …

Replication

Quantum ‘spookiness’ passes toughest test yet

Experiment plugs loopholes in previous demonstrations of 'action at a distance', against Einstein's objections — and could make data encryption safer.<p>…

Finger binary

<b>Finger binary</b> is a system for counting and displaying binary numbers on the fingers of one or more hands. It is possible to count from 0 to 31 (25−1) …

How the Ballpoint Pen Killed Cursive

Thicker ink, fewer smudges, and more strained hands: an Object Lesson<p>Recently, Bic launched acampaign to “save handwriting.” Named “Fight for Your Write,” it includes a pledge to “encourage the act of handwriting” in the pledge-taker’s home and community, and emphasizes putting more of the …

Poor Application Attack Visibility is a Major Threat to Carrier Network Security

If you own, operate, or even consume a carrier-grade communications network, it’s a safe bet you are under attack right now. Attack motivations and …

Cybersecurity

BlackHat 2015: Industrial hacking - the untold story

Security Editor<p>Follow:<p>Hacking of industrial plants for extortion is one of the biggest untold stories because such attacks are seldom reported, …

Cybersecurity