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Dangerous new Mac malware fully compromises OS X

Apple’s Mac systems have been exposed to a dangerous new piece of malware that allows attackers to take full control of OS X.<p>The new malware, dubbed Backdoor.MAC.Eleanor by security researchers, provides attackers with a backdoor into OS X systems by embedding a script into a fake file converter …

MacBook

U.S. government leads recall of 500,000 hoverboards

After many months of safety warnings and reports of fires caused by hoverboards, 10 manufacturers, distributors and retailers have finally issued an …

Want to Be Unforgettable? Science Says Do This

People forget up to 90 percent of what you communicate. Fortunately, there's something you can do about that.<p>Believe it or not, researchers have found that we forget up to 90 percent of the new information we receive--whether it's in a one-on-one meeting with our boss, or in a large industry …

Public Speaking

Scientists experimentally confirm electron model in complex molecules - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Researchers from the Institute of Molecular Science and Technologies (ISTM-CNR, Italy), Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), and the …

9 scientists just won an award more valuable than a Nobel Prize

Nine scientists just won an award that's worth more than a Nobel Prize, earning a cool $1 million for their cutting-edge research.<p>Called the Kavli Prize, these lofty awards are handed out by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, the Kavli Foundation, and the Norwegian Ministry of Education …

Physics

Dogs were a species so nice, we domesticated them twice

In Europe and Asia<p>Humans have a tighter bond with dogs than perhaps any other animal. But figuring out exactly how that bond developed has been a huge, tantalizing challenge for researchers. Now, an ambitious study of canine genetics suggests that dogs’ history is even more complex than we thought …

SpaceX could send people to Mars in 2024, Elon Musk says

SpaceXChief ExecutiveElon Muskis predicting that his company could launch people to Mars in less than a decade.<p>Speaking at Code Conference on Wednesday in Rancho Palos Verdes, Musk said that if all goes according to plan, SpaceX could send people to Mars in 2024, with arrival at the planet in …

Space Travel

Astronomers Measure How Fast a Supermassive Black Hole Is Spinning

Black holes may be massive, but they are also extraordinarily compact. That combination of properties makes them challenging regions to evaluate …

This One-Eyed Robot Is Your Own Personal Minion, And It Makes Video Calls

There’s a lot of “soon to come” news in the family robot market. Most of these robots are either still in their crowdsourced project phase or on the precipice of hitting the market, like the long-anticipated Jibo family robot which has been in the works since 2o12 and expected on the market in late …

Google Now Has an Official Virtual Reality Boss to Take On Facebook's Oculus

One executive move shows how Google is getting serious about VR and enterprise.<p>As Facebook and Microsoft have plowed ahead with virtual reality, Google has looked like it’s behind. But, in 2016, it may be serious about catching up.<p>The search giant is forming its own dedicated division for virtual …