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Cyber Security Resources to Protect You from Hackers

After the recent spate of online intrusions, it’s become more important than ever to safeguard yourself on the Web.<p>Whether you want to protect your personal browsing activity and identity from hackers, or build a bulletproof site or app, be sure to check out our best deals for cyber security …

5 of the World's Most Dangerous Chemicals

Modeling and Analyzing Mechanical Applications

Analyzing Mechanical<br>Systems & Designs<p>Structural Analysis<p>Featured User Story (PDF)<p>Analysis of Subsea Umbilicals and Cables<p>JDR Cables, Cambridgeshire, …

Japan's Kamikaze Winds, the Stuff of Legend, May Have Been Real

Storms in 1200s could have helped thwart attacks by Mongolian Emperor Kublai Khan's fleets, a study of lake sediments finds.<p>An ancient story tells of the kamikaze, or "divine wind," that twice saved Japan from Kublai Khan's Mongol fleets. So powerful was the legend that centuries later thousands of …

Working nights or odd hours can sap mental function, study finds

Working an irregular schedule that includes afternoon and night shifts can seriously sap your brain power, new research shows.<p>For people who spent more than a decade on this type of rotating shift schedule, the effects were equivalent to 6.5 years of normal age-related cognitive decline, according …

CWRU Theoretical Physicists Suggest Dark Matter May Be Massive

<i>In a new study, theoretical physicists from Case Western Reserve University suggest that dark matter may be massive and that the Standard Model may</i> …

Why Your Brain Wants To Help One Child In Need — But Not Millions

Why do people sometimes give generously to a cause — and other times give nothing at all?<p>That's a timely question, because humanitarian groups fighting the Ebola outbreak need donations from people in rich countries. But some groups say they're getting less money than they'd expect from donors …

Al Risha knots Fishes of Pisces

The star Al Risha in the constellation Pisces is not bright. But – at the tip of the graceful V in Pisces – it’s very noticeable.<p>Alpha Piscium, or Al …

Train the brain to coexist with phantom noises - Futurity

A new tinnitus treatment doesn't make people's ears stop ringing, but it could let them get on with their lives.

Scientists May Have Found the Key to an HIV Cure

<b>The news:</b> There have been exciting advances in HIV and AIDS research in the past year, from a new vaccine that can possibly eradicate the virus to …

The subliminal secrets of junk mail

Is there more to junk mail than meets the eye? Chris Baraniuk explores the secret science and surprising tricks behind the marketing in your letter box.<p>Four years ago, several thousand residents in the state of New York opened up a piece of junk mail only to be hit with an unexpected sensory …

Experimental Particle Accelerator Boosts Electrons On A Wave

Surf's up at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in California.<p>The SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory's linear accelerator cuts through the grass and trees just west of Stanford University in California, running for two miles, its path clearly visible from the air. Now, in a lab on the same …

'Missing link' found for spectacular ancient sea reptiles | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ichthyosaurs were a hugely successful group of marine reptiles that flourished in the world’s oceans for more than 150 million years, with many looking much like today’s dolphins and some getting even bigger than a sperm whale.<p>But the extensive ichthyosaur fossil record had …

Ancient critter from Madagascar rewrites early mammalian history | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - There is no doubt scientists had a lot of luck on their side in discovering a critter from the age of dinosaurs that rewrites our understanding of the history of early mammals.<p>The cast of the skull of Vintana sertichi (foreground) with a lifelike reconstruction by Staab …

Mars rover confirms iron mineral in foothills - Futurity

The first drill sample NASA's Curiosity rover took from foothills of a mountain on Mars confirms high amounts of hematite, an iron oxide mineral.

First amphibian ichthyosaur fossil found

An ancient marine reptile with seal-like flippers may have been adapted to life on the land as well as in the sea, scientists believe.<p>The 250-million-year-old creature is the first amphibious ichthyosaur known.<p>Its relatives were dolphin-like creatures that swam in the oceans at the time of the …

'Smart bomb' may stop deadly leukemia in kids - Futurity

A tiny "smart bomb" may one day save the lives of kids with a deadly form of leukemia.

Louisiana Travel Ban Kept 30 Ebola Experts From Annual Meeting

Earlier today, the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene had an Ebola briefing, intending to cover the status of vaccines and treatments as well as the difficulties faced by health workers in West Africa and general safety issues.<p>I was expecting the call to …

Device lets big airplanes fly with smaller tails - Futurity

A new air-blowing device could reduce the size of airplane tails by 20 percent and lead to "greener" ways to fly, say engineers.

Man Makes Special Ammunition For 3-D Printed Guns

Time intensive assembly required<p>As police from Germany and Australia will tell you, 3-D printed guns are likely to be as fatal to the person firing as they are to anyone else. This is true primarily for poorly made 3-D printed guns using weaker plastics that can't absorb the explosive shock from …

How Much Is That MRI, Really? Massachusetts Shines A Light

The kids are asleep, and I've settled into a comfy armchair in the corner of my New England living room, one of my favorite spots for shopping online. I've got my laptop open and I'm ready to search for a bone density test.<p><i>Hmmm ... looks like the price that my insurer pays for that test varies from</i> …

Jawbone UP3 Wristband Provides Fitness Advice, Not Just Data

Instead of raw numbers, this fitness device tells you to drink more water or go to sleep earlier.<p>Time to clear off some room on your wrist, because there's yet <i>another</i> fitness band on the way. While the $180 Jawbone UP3 might seem to occupy the same niche as the Fitbit or Microsoft's newly announced …

After Vote, Baiting Bears With Doughnuts Poised to Stay Legal in Maine

Maine voters seem to be rejecting a ban on the controversial hunting method.<p>Maine voters appear to have rejected a ban that would have prevented hunters from luring black bears with day-old doughnuts and other pastries.<p>With 514 of 572 precincts reporting as of 1:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, 54 percent …

Ozone-destroying chemical making comeback, scientists find

An ozone-destroying chemical long thought to be on the decline in Earth's upper atmosphere is making an unexpected comeback, an international team of scientists has found.<p>Backed by years of global observations including key contributions from a Canadian satellite, researchers reported in the …

Podcast Beyond Episode 366: PlayStation's Fall Stumble?

Shades of the PS3 days?<p>Podcast Beyond listener Phil thinks PlayStation's having a rough autumn; does the No. 1 PlayStation podcast agree? Greg, …

This is Hatsune Miku, as envisioned by Tetsuya Nomura

Square Enix's Tetsuya Nomura, the man behind Kingdom Hearts, has been on something of a character redesign tear lately. He's re-imagined DC's Batman and Catwoman, and recently lent his creative direction to Japanese virtual pop idol Hatsune Miku.<p>The collaboration video above gives us a clear look …