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An iceberg the size of Delaware has broken off Antarctica

It’s one of the largest icebergs ever recorded<p>An iceberg roughly the size of Delaware and weighing more than a trillion tons has broken off an ice shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula.<p>The calving off of the 2,500-square-mile iceberg from the Larsen C ice shelf was detected and confirmed in data from …

The Enormous Ice Sheet That Broke Off of Antarctica Won’t Be the Last to Go

The stunning visual of an Antarctic ice shelf the size of Delaware breaking off into the ocean has struck wonder and worry in those all across the …

Scientists Assert Climate Change is Allowing Greenhouse Gases to Escape From Melting Permafrost

by Karla Lant July 22, 2017 Earth & Energy 2872<p>Melting Permafrost<p>A new study indicates that warming temperatures caused by climate change may be …

WannaCry should make people treat cyber-crime seriously

IN 1933 Britain’s parliament was considering the Banditry bill—the government’s response to a crime wave. The problem was that criminals were using a …

A drug used to treat sleeping sickness may also help with autism

MICE are not humans. But they are similar enough that many drugs that work in mice turn out to work in people as well. Three years ago Robert …

Another malware attack stalks the world’s computers

A LITTLE over a month ago a piece of malicious computer software called WannaCry spread around the world, freezing Chinese cash machines, trashing …

Can a Social-Media Algorithm Predict a Terror Attack? - MIT Technology Review

Monitoring social media seems like an obvious way of predicting events such as a protest or a terrorist attack, but it has so far proved challenging. …

Social Media

Low-Carb vs Low-Fat: New Research Says It Doesn't Really Matter

Focus on what actually matters.<p>For every patient I have who comes to me believing that a low-carb diet is the way to be healthy or control weight, I …

The method most people rely on to cut calories could actually be causing weight gain

Your favorite way to cut calories — using low or no calorie sweeteners — could actually be hampering your weight loss goals.<p>This is according to a new report in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, which analyzed 37 studies on the subject to determine if these sweeteners helped with weight …

Vegetarian and vegan diets aren't necessarily more healthy

Especially if they don't involve actual vegetables.<p>Eliminating meat from a terrible diet doesn’t really make it any healthier, according to a study released today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. In fact, the study found that participants whose mostly-plant-based diets (think …

Plant-Based Diet

Oxytocin Nasal Spray May Boost Social Skills in Children with Autism

Treatment with the hormone oxytocin improves social skills in some children with autism, suggest results from a small clinical trial. The results …

The Dinosaur Egg: That’s What Came Before the Chicken

In this video, you can see how scientists have upended one of our most basic assumptions about the permanency of transformation — by unboiling an egg.<p>…

10 Complete Falsehoods About Food

Few childhood rituals are as memorable as a Saturday morning meal with my grandparents. Like most members of the Greatest Generation, my grandfather …

On the One Hand, Fewer Mosquitoes; On the Other, Increased Autism

It's not accurate to declare that pesticides can <i>cause</i> the group of developmental disorders known as autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Nobody knows …

The Biggest Cybersecurity Disasters of 2017 So Far

The first six months of 2017 have seen an inordinate number of cybersecurity meltdowns. And they weren't just your standard corporate breaches. It's …

What It’s Like When Pro Phishers Assail Your Inbox

On a typical morning I have about 30 new emails in my personal inbox, and 40 in my work account. You know how it is. I archive what I don't want, …

How to Protect Your Digital Self

You can’t lock down all the things all the time—it’s the digital equivalent of hiding in a bunker. Build a personal protection plan that makes sense …

Hack Brief: Hackers Targeted a US Nuclear Plant (But Don't Panic Yet)

As the world watched highly skilled hackers take down power grids in Ukraine twice in two years, cybersecurity analysts reached the growing consensus …

Your Phone Is Your Most Vulnerable Gadget. Protect It Now

You lock your front door. You mash the button on your car’s key fob until the alarm beeps. You even have some overbearing anti­virus software making …

The Petya Plague Exposes the Threat of Evil Software Updates

On the list of computer security advice standbys, "update your software" ranks just below with "don't use the password 'password.'" But as the …

People With Autism Are Better at Avoiding Sneaky Marketing Tricks

A secret superpower.<p>A new study on decision-making in people with autism spectrum conditions has found that they are more consistent in their choices …

Here's how malware gets inside your phone's apps

Known as malware, some perpetrators use it to infect apps and get inside your smartphone. Why do they do it? Money, mostly.<p>The recent Judy malware, for example, was reportedly found in 41 apps in the Google Play store. It seems to have made money for its creators by repeatedly auto-clicking on …

Apps

New dinosaur resurrects a demon from

View the videoZuul is back. But don’t bother calling the Ghostbusters. <i>Zuul crurivastator</i> is a dino, not a demon. A 75-million-year-old skeleton …

Dinosaurs

New tyrannosaur had a sensitive side

Behind their ferocious façade, tyrannosaurs were probably a bit touchy-feely. A new species of tyrannosaur may have had highly sensitive organs in …

Two newly identified dinosaurs donned weird horns

Two newly discovered <i>Triceratops</i> relatives sported some peculiar headgear.<p>Researchers uncovered skull fragments of <i>Machairoceratops cronusi</i> in …

Dinosaurs

New studies explore why ordinary people turn terrorist

Fierce combat erupted in February 2016 at the northern Iraqi village of Kudilah. A Western-backed coalition of Arab Sunni tribesmen, Kurds in the …

Healthiest weight just might be ‘overweight’

Packing on a few pounds may not be such a bad thing.<p>As a group, overweight people are living the longest nowadays, suggests an almost four-decade …