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'600 Million' Samsung Mobiles Vulnerable To Keyboard Cracking Attack

Given everything that’s occurred over the last two years, Android phone owners would be forgiven for thinking major manufacturers had their backs when it came to security, especially encryption. But a serious issue affecting a default keyboard in as many as 600 million Samsung mobiles highlights …

Information Security

You may soon be able to buy Amazon-branded milk, cereal and baby food

Amazon.com (AMZN) is getting ready to take its fight with the likes of Costco Wholesale (COST), Target (TGT) and Walmart (WMT) deeper into the …

Where's Pluto? How to Find the Dwarf Planet in the Sky

With NASA's New Horizons probe zeroing in on Pluto, due to pass it on July 14, attention of astronomers all over the world is focusing in on …

Solar System

From Audrey Hepburn to Marilyn Monroe: The On-Screen and Real-Life Wedding Dresses of 13 Movie Stars

The princess bride is largely a creation of the cinema, that filmic realm where OTT weddings are the norm (if sometimes the result of wacky plots, i.e. <i>How to Marry a Millionaire</i>), and fantasy dresses are designed to have maximum impact. And, just as it can be difficult to separate an actress from …

The Impact of the Jewish People on Humanity, as Traced by Scholars Throughout Time

When Abraham first discovered the method of connection, he told about it to whomever would listen, and those who joined him became the first truly connected people. Those people then went to Egypt, and finally emerged from it in much greater numbers, an entire nation. That nation received the …

Theology

Finding The Right Drug For The Right Person At The Right Time With Companion Diagnostics

<i>The term “personalized medicine” is frequently added to the discussions of how to improve health care, and a new breed of medical devices called companion diagnostics are much of the backbone for this new approach to personalized care.</i><p><i>Medidata’s Barbara Elashoff, a former FDA biostatistician, spoke</i> …

Sex chromosomes: Why the Y genes matter

Several genes have been lost from the Y chromosome in humans and other mammals, according to research. The study shows that essential Y genes are …

The Tech Giants’ Plan to Mine Our Bodies for Data—and Profit

<b>The consumer technology companies</b> that own desktop software, Web search, and mobile phones have set themselves a new goal. They’re aiming to carve …

Talented bacteria detect cancer, diabetes

You might want to park at the door any assumptions about bacteria being primitive, inert or yucky. This is a story about genetically engineered forms of bacteria that may someday diagnose cancer by analyzing a urine sample, and that have already shown a knack for recognizing the hallmarks of …

E.coli

American accused of trying to take grenade, knife on flight in the Philippines

<b>(CNN) —</b> An American accused of trying to take a live grenade and knife through airport security in the Philippines has been arrested, an airport official said.<p>Cipriano de Guzman was being held at Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport after the weapons were discovered in his backpack during …

India's heat wave drags on, with sprinkles of relief

<i>Affected by the heat in India? Send us your experiences.</i><p><b>Perepally, India (CNN) —</b> Mallayia Baddula sits barefoot beneath the shelter of his hut in Parepally, a small village outside Hyderabad.<p>He's 76 years old and mourning the death of his son Venkatesham, who at half his age succumbed to the heat …

Live Anthrax Was Mistakenly Sent To 9 States And A U.S. Military Base

The Department of Defense says an attempt to ship inactive anthrax samples resulted in live samples being sent to labs in nine U.S. states and to a U.S. Air Force base in South Korea.<p>Fears of exposure to the potentially deadly disease prompted officials to advise four civilian workers to get …

No exit: For female jihadis, Syria is one-way journey

PARIS (AP) — When three British schoolgirls trundled across the Syrian border; when a pregnant 14-year-old ran away from her Alpine home for the …

Terrorism

Yemen border strikes kill two Saudis, Yemen death toll near 2,000: WHO

CAIRO/ADEN (Reuters) - Two Saudi border guards were killed and five wounded by shells fired from Yemeni territories, an Interior Ministry spokesman said late on Wednesday, as the United Nations said the war’s death toll was close to 2,000.<p>A boy walks as he collects toys from the rubble of a house …