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Rescued scientists bring back a warning from the Antarctic

The voyage was meant to retrace the steps of Douglas Mawson, the great polar explorer and scientist who led the Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911. What happened instead captured the world’s attention, something none of the scientists, journalists and paying public aboard could have foreseen.<p>…

Whole organ 'grown' in world first

<b>A whole functional organ has been grown from scratch inside an animal for the first time, say researchers in Scotland.</b><p>A group of cells developed into a thymus - a critical part of the immune system - when transplanted into mice.<p>The findings, published in Nature Cell Biology, could pave the way to …

Watch This Charger Fully Juice A Smartphone In 30 Seconds

The power of quantum dots<p>I still remember flipping through paper magazines while waiting for webpages to load on my family's PC, in the 1990s. Maybe one day waiting for your phone to charge will seem as antiquated.<p>An Israeli startup recently demonstrated a prototype charger that fully charges a …

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The best mobile apps for taking notes

While our smartphones and tablets come with apps that let you jot things down, there are much better apps available that help you organize your notes and be more productive.<p>Whether you're a student taking notes for class this fall or your workday requires that you take notes in meetings, a handy …

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3 Apps That Improve Access To The Justice System

A hackathon reveals three ways that technology can open up the legal system to people who lack easy access to lawyers.<p>The legal system is designed for lawyers to argue with lawyers, often for large fees. People without money are automatically at a disadvantage; they’re forced to rely on legal aid, …

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Chromecast software vulnerability paves way for another root exploit

Google regularly rolls out Chromecast updates that plug up previous root-friendly exploits, but there's a new method you can use if you want complete control over your streaming device. A group of hardware hackers (fail0verflow, Team Eureka and GTVHacker) have not only discovered a vulnerability in …

Google's modular phone gets cheaper thanks to a new processor

One of the biggest challenges behind Google's modular Project Ara phone platform has been getting processors to play nicely with the technology. How do you let someone swap out the very heart of their device as easily as they would a memory card? By creating a CPU for that very purpose, that's how. …

Tor Exec Claims NSA Agents Supply It With Vulnerability Information

The Tor Project, an effort to allow users to browse the Internet anonymously, thinks that it is receiving tips from spies focused on finding its flaws. Tor’s Andrew Lewman alleges that the folks tasked with finding ways to break Tor, are supplying the group with the information that they …

Sneak Attack: Android Apps Can Spy on Each Other

Modern operating systems "sandbox" apps so that they can't affect each other — in theory. Yet three researchers have shown that, at least in Android, one app can "spy" on another and then, at just the right moment, interfere with the targeted app's user display in order to steal passwords, …

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You can steal data from a computer by touching it

Normally, breaking a PC's security involves either finding security exploits or launching brute force attacks, neither of which is necessarily quick or easy. However, a team at Tel Aviv University has come up with a potentially much simpler way to swipe data from a computer: touch it. If you make …

MIT students figure out how to make delivery-by-drone a reality

The same day that Amazon announced a trial run of its delivery by drone service in India, a couple of MIT researchers released a new study that shows how to keep delivery drones running efficiently — and it’s funded by Boeing.<p>A team of researchers have developed what is essentially a health kit for …

Here's One Theory About Why Cops In America Kill So Many People

The protests and violence sparked by the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, have stirred up a debate in the U.S. about the use of lethal force by police.<p>In the chart above, you can see just how alarming American statistics on fatal police shootings are when compared to …

Is this the same man who murdered James Foley?

Footage of a Syrian soldier’s execution posted online in May features a British fighter who resembles 'Jihadi John’<p>Security agencies hunting for the killer of James Foley, the American journalist, are investigating video footage of two British jihadists taking part in the execution of a soldier …

Mom, kids pulled from car at gunpoint - CNN Video

Suge Knight Shot at Chris Brown's Pre-VMA Party

<b>Update</b>: <b>Suge Knight's family issued a statement regarding the shooting to Revolt: "The family of Suge Knight ask that you keep Suge in your prayers</b> …

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Farmers' Almanac predicts 'bitter, frigid conditions' for US winter

The folks at the Farmers’ Almanac can be forgiven for feeling smug: the 198-year-old publication correctly predicted the past nasty winter while federal forecasters blew it.<p>Memories of the polar vortex and relentless snowstorms won’t soon be forgotten. And the editors of the publication are …