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Cyber Criminals Snap Up Expired Domains to Serve Malicious Ads

Expired domain names are becoming the latest route for cyber criminals to find their way into the computers of unsuspecting users.<p>Cyber criminals launched a malicious advertising campaign this week targeting visitors of popular news and entertainment websites after gaining ownership of an expired …

Domain Names

Bomb hits government bus in northwestern Pakistan, kills 15

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A bomb ripped through a bus carrying Pakistani government employees in the volatile northwestern city of Peshawar on Wednesday, killing 15 people, police said.<p>Though no one immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing, the attack underscored how despite Pakistan's …

Pakistan

The Bright Spots On Ceres Just Got Even Weirder

The ever changing lights make for a complicated, tiny world in the middle of the asteroid belt.<p>Ceres was already a strange world, a relic of the early solar system hiding out in the asteroid belt, just a hair under 600 miles in diameter. It also has bright lights of what are probably salts …

Wearing headphones at a concert is music to your ears with this app

It might seem strange to cover your ears at a live concert, but Peeble could solve the problems of awful acoustics -- not to mention the guy in front of you who won't shut up.<p>I love live music. Hearing music played by talented musicians is...wow, I wish that guy in front of me would stop talking. …

Audiophile

Raspberry Pi 3 arrives with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth baked in

The new edition of the credit-card-sized computer is 50 percent faster than its predecessor and still costs $35.<p>The third serving of Raspberry Pi is here, with added ingredients.<p>For $35 -- the same price as its predecessor -- the Raspberry Pi 3 has added Wi-Fi in the form of 802.11n, as well as …

Raspberry Pi

ISIS Sought Nuclear Material for Dirty Bomb, Officials Believe

<b>The full version of this story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washington, D.C.</b><p>A small video camera stashed in a row of bushes silently recorded the comings and goings of the family of a Belgian man with an …

Terrorism

A Catholic Priest Snorted Cocaine Surrounded by Nazi Memorabilia While on Camera

The 37-year old priest said that he collects "historical stuff" and doesn't have a drug problem: "It was just the one night and that was it."<p>In a story that hits nearly all of the British tabloid sweet spots, a Catholic priest in Northern Ireland was caught on camera snorting coke surrounded by …

Northern Ireland

Donald Trump stumbles on David Duke, KKK

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump is trying to clean up a racially charged controversy Monday after he refused to disavow former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke over the weekend.<p>When asked about his comments on CNN's "State of the Union," Trump blamed a "bad earpiece."<p>"I was sitting in a house …

Donald Trump

Large-ish Meteor Hits Earth... But No One Notices

If a space rock hits the atmosphere, and no one is around to hear it, does the tabloid press still report it as an Earth-shattering event? Of …

Virginia police officer killed on her first day on the job; man charged

<b>(CNN) —</b> A police department in a Washington suburb is mourning an officer who was killed during her first day on the job.<p>Ashley Guindon, 28, of the Prince William County Police Department was fatally shot Saturday in Woodbridge, Virginia, while answering a domestic call in which two other officers …

Crime

Black holes banish matter into cosmic voids

Using a computer simulation, astronomers probe the ‘cosmic web’ of the universe, its honeycomb-like structure on the largest scales.<p>In recent …

There would be 2 major downsides if Apple made iCloud literally impossible to hack

From the Financial Times:<p>Apple is working on new ways to strengthen the encryption of customers' iCloud backups in a way that would make it impossible for the company to comply with valid requests for data from law enforcement, according to people familiar with its plans.<p>What Apple is expected to …

Privacy

Mexico's most violent state is feeding America’s heroin problem

The links between bloodshed in Mexico and US drug consumption are extensive. For Mexico's most violent state, Guerrero, surging heroin use in the US has fed a cycle of violence that has killed and harmed thousands.<p>Heroin use in the US has increased for men and women of all age groups and all income …

Mexico

'It was such pain, such humiliation': 18-year-old describes her life as an ISIS sex slave

Shirin, a pseudonym, was 17 years old when ISIS (also known as the Islamic State, ISIL, or Daesh) took over her village in northern Iraq.<p>ISIS fighters encircled the town in August 2014 and made sure none of the women or girls were able to escape, according to the German international broadcaster …

Yazidis

Dark Matter Clue: Strange Radio Bursts Finally Reveal Host Galaxy

For the first time, scientists have determined the location and distance of a strange and powerful explosion known as a fast radio burst, a finding …

Telescopes

'Superhuman' A.I. Can Locate Any Image

Where was that random photo taken? Google's freaky new artificial intelligence machine can figure it out. Continue reading →

Artificial Intelligence

'No-selfie zones' set up in one of the world's biggest cities

Selfies are officially a public safety problem in Mumbai, leading police to ban them at 16 popular tourist spots.<p>By one count, 49 people have died in fatal selfie accidents over the past few years, with the biggest chunk of those deaths happening in India. In response to two recent deaths, Mumbai …

Arabian Sea

Bigelow Aerospace: Inflatable Modules for ISS

Bigelow Aerospace is a firm focused on building inflatable space station modules. In January 2013, NASA announced that it would pay nearly $18 …

UAE beat foreign prisoners and gave them electric shocks, evidence shows

Evidence shows authorities used brutal techniques on Americans, Canadian and two Libyans, following previous claims of torture by family members<p>Authorities in the United Arab Emirates have subjected foreign nationals in secret detention to electric shocks, beatings and other abuses, according to …

Human Rights
Crime

Chris Christie endorses Donald Trump

<b>Fort Worth, Texas (CNN) —</b> Marco Rubio now knows the fury of Donald Trump when he's scorned.<p>The Republican front-runner on Friday hit back at the Florida senator who rattled him in a CNN debate the night before by unveiling the bombshell endorsement of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on an …

Government

Apple: FBI seeks 'dangerous power' in fight over phone

WASHINGTON (AP) — In its first salvo in a court fight that pits digital privacy rights against national security, Apple Inc. asked a federal magistrate to reverse her order forcing the company to help the FBI hack into a locked iPhone.<p>The Thursday filing — a day before its formal objection was due …

Privacy

Tennessee Coach Called Sexual Assault Whistleblower A Traitor, Lawsuit Claims

The University of Tennessee football coach told an athlete he was a traitor to the team for assisting a woman who said she was raped by two of his teammates and for encouraging her to report her rape, according to a new legal filing in a sexual assault lawsuit against the school.<p>Wednesday's filing …

A jury believes baby powder can cause cancer, and asks J&J to pay $72 million

A Missouri jury has awarded $72m to the family of a woman who died from ovarian cancer, which she said was caused by using Johnson & Johnson’s baby …

Johnson & Johnson
Social Media