Light is the fastest thing in the universe, so trying to catch it on the move is necessarily something of a challenge. We’ve had some success, but a new rig built by Caltech scientists pulls down a mind-boggling
U.S. news In the summer of 2015, as Memphis exploded with protests over the police killing of a 19-year-old man, activists began hearing on Facebook from someone called Bob Smith. The name was generic,
Lampposts around downtown Los Angeles are being wired with fiber optic cable and shoebox-sized gadgets to beam the fifth and fastest generation of cellular data, known as 5G, into homes and mobile devices.
The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing could determine whether Kavanaugh will get a lifetime seat on the nation's highest court. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is trying to end what he calls a campaign,
What happens when you let employees pick how much they want to be paid? This company decided to find out.
• Smarkets, a betting startup based in London, lets employees pick how much they want to get paid. • The system works through social consensus, and each employee's salary information is published in the
Every star will someday run out of fuel in its core, bringing an end to its run as natural source of nuclear fusion in the Universe. While stars like our Sun will fuse hydrogen into helium and then — into
Cellebrite director of forensic research Shahar Tal recently tweeted out that the company's Advanced Investigative Service can now unlock and extract the full file system for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6
Where word salad is really made. The map of where and how the brain processes speech has been modified again. Researchers from Northwestern University just published a paper in the journal Brain wherein
Discovering that our Universe was quantum in nature brought with it a lot of unintuitive consequences. The better you measured a particle’s position, the more fundamentally indeterminate its momentum The
From insurance to construction to Hollywood, the specter of automation looms for some surprising jobs. I was recently talking to a friend of mine who’s an accountant. He has his own accounting firm and
Procrastination comes in many disguises. We might resolve to tackle a task, but find endless reasons to defer it. We might prioritize things we can readily tick off our to-do list—answering emails, say—while
A new study has found that most antidepressants don't work on teenagers. When I was in elementary school, my two best friends were diagnosed with depression and given psychiatric drugs. They were both
554. That’s how much monthly website traffic we had to our website three months ago. Hard Fork?Hard Fork.HARD FORK 20 visitors a day may sound encouraging if you’re starting a personal project, but when
In its mission to hunt criminals, the FBI has been keen to hack Tor, the Internet browser that hides your true location. The FBI's attempts to break into Tor are starting to manifest in strange ways. agents
Despite assertion by an Australian entrepreneur that he is Satoshi Nakamoto, critics demand technical proof For years the identity of the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto, creator of bitcoin, the world’s
Human life begins in bright flash of light as a sperm meets an egg, scientists have shown for the first time, after capturing the astonishing ‘fireworks’ on film. An explosion of tiny sparks erupts from
Welcome to the automated ennui apocalypse. Imagine a human being born on the cusp of a robotic revolution. Let's call him Bill. At first, when the machines take over the economy, Bill is stoked. He wakes
These illustrations by atom bomb survivors are a chilling reminder of the visceral power of visual storytelling. Seventy years after the Cold War, the threat of the Atomic Age is greater than ever. Nine
Hiroshima, Japan (CNN) — Katsumi Okudera was a 16-year-old high school student working in a Japanese railway office when the atomic bomb hit. Like many students his age, he had been forced by Japan's to
It’s a security project that’s taken around a year and a half to complete, but messaging giant WhatsApp has now fully implemented strong end-to-end encryption on its platform and across all mobile platforms
All use of customer data by Apple requires sign-off by three ‘privacy czars’; debates can take a year
With Apple making very clear how strongly it feels about the privacy of customer data through the FBI case, it’s no surprise that the issue is a hot-button within the company. A Reuters piece shows just
Three US law enforcement groups have claimed in a court filing that some criminals have switched to new iPhones as their "device of choice" due to the strong encryption Apple has placed on its products.