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2014 was the year hacking became the norm

Information security — or the lack thereof — was one of the biggest stories of 2014. From Heartbleed to Kmart to JPMorgan to Snapchat to iCloud to …

How Can A Commercial Airplane Just Disappear?

The loss of AirAsia QZ8501 marks the second time a major aircraft has vanished without any warning this year<p>Over the weekend, the world was gripped by a tragic, yet eerily familiar, occurrence. On Sunday morning, AirAsia QZ8501, an Airbus A320-200 aircraft flying from Indonesia to Singapore, …

‘Anita’ hunts for neutrinos in Antarctic polar vortex

A bunch of antennas, held aloft by a balloon, is listening for radio bursts made by particles from outer space shooting through the atmosphere and …

One of the biggest science breakthroughs of 2014 never really happened

• STAP stem cells made with a new "breakthrough" technique probably never existed, according to a new report.<br>• The head of the scientific effort, Riken researcher Haruko Obokata, resigned from her position earlier in December after being unable to replicate the technique for making the stem cells.<br>• Riken …

How rain and snow combine to cause floods

Many of the worst winter floods that hit the US West Coast combined heavy rains and melting snow. The combined water washes down the mountain to …

Inside The New Stealth Arsenal

A top secret class of autonomous drones is changing the way war is waged<p>On May 2, 2011, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)—locked in a steady, predawn orbit above a residential compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan—transmitted live video of an unfolding military raid to a laptop in the White House …

Scenes From the Eric Garner Protests (Photos)

‘Racism Is Tyranny’<p>Scenes From the Eric Garner Protests (Photos)<p>Demonstrators took to the streets across the country Wednesday after a grand jury …