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The man who hacks phones with an implant under his skin

If you hand Seth Wahle your phone, he could steal your photos, passwords and more simply by holding it. Rose Eveleth finds out how he does it.<p>Seth Wahle is one of a growing number of people who has a chip implanted into his body. Wahle, a former petty officer in the US Navy and now an engineer at a …

Hacking

When Hubble Stared at Nothing for 100 Hours

Science & InnovationNo Place Like Home<p>In 1995, astronomer Bob Williams wanted to point the Hubble Space Telescope at a patch of sky filled with absolutely nothing remarkable. For 100 hours.<p>It was a terrible idea, his colleagues told him, and a waste of valuable telescope time. People would kill for …

Photos: The aftermath of Nepal's deadly earthquake

A deadly 7.8-magnitude earthquake shook Nepal on Saturday, causing extensive destruction and loss of life.<p>As many as 2,500 people are dead. As rescue …

10 Basic Day to Day Techniques to Improve Your Photography

Photography is a lifelong learning experience. Even the best of the best will tell you that they still have much to learn. This is, perhaps, doubly …

Lost city discovered in Honduran jungle

<b>(CNN) —</b> Archaeologists searching for a lost city in the jungles of Honduras have discovered the urban remains of what they believe is a vanished ancient civilization, National Geographic reports.<p>A writer and photographer for the magazine accompanied a team of scientists to Honduras' Mosquitia …

Academia has to stop eating its young

<i>Showey Yazdanian is a writer from Toronto whose upcoming novel</i> Loopholes <i>recently won the Ken Klonsky Prize for the best novella by a Canadian author.</i><p>In the short term, the contract faculty who teach the majority of courses at York University are striking for higher wages. In the long run, contract …

Sticking to Mediterranean diet nearly halves heart disease risk

It's hardly a surprise anymore to read that consuming a diet rich in fish and chicken, fruits and vegetables, nuts, whole grains, olive oil and legumes - a Mediterranean diet - is a healthy lifestyle choice.<p>But a new study makes clear that whatever one's age, gender or health status, sticking with …

Spotted: A planet 10 times the size of Jupiter with four suns

Astronomers have discovered a massive planet with four suns only 125 light-years from Earth.<p>The planet is at least 10 times as big as Jupiter, and scientists say it probably has no actual surface to stand on. But if you could fly a spacecraft into its atmosphere and look up, you would see one …

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Oldest Human Fossil Found, Redrawing Family Tree

Discovery pushes back the origin of our genus, Homo, by half a million years.<p>In a rare congruence of new evidence, two fossil jaws cast a fused beam of light on one of the darkest mysteries in human evolution: the origin of our genus <i>Homo</i>. The two lower jaws—one a reconstruction of a pivotal …