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China joins hunt for extra-terrestrials with FAST - the world's biggest-ever telescope

The massive structure will allow scientists to gather signals from tens of billions of light years away when it is completed in 2016<p>China is in the final stages of building the world's largest-ever radio telescope, which will give Beijing a leading role in space research and the hunt for …

2 fascinating charts show that only a small minority of stocks actually drive market gains

A recent chart-filled note from CLSA's Damian Kestel shows just how top-heavy the US stock market's gains are. In fact, if you only held the bottom 75% of stocks, it turns out that you wouldn't make any return at all. The average (mean) return of a US stock is actually slightly negative.<p>The data is …

Are Bosses Necessary?

A radical experiment at Zappos may herald the emergence of a new, more democratic kind of organization.<p>Deeply strange reports have been emerging from the Las Vegas headquarters of Zappos, until recently the world’s happiest shoe store. This spring, by order of the CEO, Tony Hsieh, the company …

Clocks to read 11:59:60 tonight as time lords add leap second

Software could crash and markets suffer as a leap second is added to world time at midnight tonight<p>Airlines, trading floors and technology companies are braced for chaos today as world timekeepers prepare to add a leap second to global clocks.<p>Immediately before midnight dials will read 11:59:60 as …

Business Development

Stealthy Regin malware is a 'top-tier espionage tool'

An advanced piece of malware, newly uncovered, has been in use since as early as 2008 to spy on governments, companies and individuals, Symantec said in a report released Sunday.<p>The Regin cyberespionage tool uses several stealth features to avoid detection, a characteristic that required a …

Cybersecurity

Sophisticated malware has been spying on computers since 2008 (updated)

Highly sophisticated malware isn't limited to relatively high-profile sabotage code like Stuxnet -- sometimes, it's designed to fly well under the radar. Symantec has discovered Regin, a very complex trojan that has been spying on everyone from governments to individuals since at least 2008. The …

Huge raid to shut down 400-plus dark net sites

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1122000/1122100_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1531939481_9ca4a7d3d038ed5812f60473ced48520<p><b>Silk Road 2.0 and 400 other sites believed to be selling illegal items including drugs and weapons have been shut down.</b><p>The sites operated on the Tor …

Darknet

Interstellar: the truth about wormholes

Christopher Nolan's new film, Interstellar, sees astronauts leaping across galaxies via a 'wormhole'. Could it one day be possible?<p>The universe wasn't designed to make life easy for science-fiction writers. Nowhere is this more obvious than if you are trying to write a grand space opera.<p>You know …

Monster Sunspot Threatens Earth With Solar Storms

Changing Planet<p><b>The solar eclipse may steal the week’s heavenly headlines, but a monster sunspot—the likes of which hasn’t been seen for years—has turned toward Earth and may spew some serious solar storms.</b><p>From the moment the gigantic sunspot cluster known as AR 2192 appeared on the eastern side of …