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Meet the 20-somethings who halted a worldwide cyberattack

Two 20-something cyber experts helped bring down the widespread ransomware attack that infiltrated networks at hospitals, banks, and government …

Are We Simulated Beings Living in a Simulated Universe?

Features<p>Is the universe real? Or are all the stars and planets (including Earth and everything and everyone on it) just simulations in some colossal video game? What sounds like a silly question is actually one that some scientists have begun to take seriously.<p>It’s hard to come up with a way to …

Universe

How It Actually Feels to Live with Severe Anxiety

My anxiety disorder can make me feel like I'm trapped in a cyclone of negative thoughts and fear. But like many mental health conditions, with the right treatment and techniques, life is very liveable.<p>As part of the human body's acute stress system, the "fight-or-flight" response works by …

How to add music to your iPhone without iTunes using WALTR

Transferring music files to your iOS hardware is not for the faint-hearted, let alone for novice users, but I suppose you don’t need me to tell you …

An unassuming couple’s drive home launched a generation of UFO speculation

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Scientists have caught viruses talking to each other—and that could be the key to new anti-viral drugs

Some of the greatest scientific discoveries have been accidental. To that list, Israeli scientists have added one more. They’ve discovered for the first time an instance of viruses leaving messages for other viruses.<p>What makes the discovery remarkable is that scientists expect such communication …

Google's new image compression tool uses 75% less bandwidth

HooliGoogle just released an image compression technology called RAISR (Rapid and Accurate Super Image Resolution) designed to save your precious data without sacrificing photo quality.<p>Claiming to use up to 75 percent less bandwidth, RAISR analyzes both low and high-quality versions of the same …

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Piecha Design Previews 612 HP Mercedes-AMG GT S RSR

The Mercedes-AMG GT R is the wildest street-legal Merc in production right now. For owners of lesser variants, tuning house Piecha Design has …

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Scientists say we're facing the strongest hurricane season since the year Sandy hit the East Coast

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration now expects a higher likelihood of a near-normal or above-normal hurricane season.<p>"We've raised the numbers because some conditions now in place are indicative of a more active hurricane season," says Gerry Bell, lead seasonal hurricane forecaster …

Hurricanes

5 Common Components of Digital Marketing

So what should you do with your cats?<p>It's pretty funny how much people can learn from a couple of simple grass-chewing animals. Two rabbits constantly remind entrepreneurs about the secrets of concentration, two cows were able to teach young know-it-alls the essence of political philosophy. Why not …

Mental Illness Is More Than Just Depression and Anxiety

Two scenarios: In one, I tell a friend I’ve been having more panic attacks than normal. She responds with sympathy; even if she’s never experienced …

US government wants you to grow weed for science

By which we mean actual medical research.<p>Citizens hoping the US government would smile upon recent requests for deregulation, today is not your day: it will remain an illegal, schedule 1 controlled substance. But all is not lost, as the DEA announced it's allowing more organizations to grow and …

Cannabis

A new reason we haven’t found alien life in the universe

By Ben Guarino<p>Ben Guarino<p>Reporter covering biology, genetics, nature, paleontology and the culture of science<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Italian physicist Enrico Fermi once famously exclaimed “Where is everybody?” We have been trying to answer his paradox — we exist, so aliens should exist, too — ever since. …

Universe

Somali al-Shabaab militants use Donald Trump in recruiting film

Somalia's Islamist militant group al-Shabaab releases recruitment documentary about racial injustice in the United States featuring Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump<p>Al-Qaeda's Somali affiliate has released a new recruitment video featuring Donald Trump, the Republican presidential …

Leviathan

Project info<p>Leviathan is a marine creature which precede the creation of the world and is considered by certain religions as the personification of evil.<br>Of enormous proportion, part dragon, part snake, It is said that in the end of times his skin will shelter a great feast to the righteous and his …

Chicago station sold watered-down gas

Six pumps at a Citgo on Chicago's Southwest Side have been shut down by the city for dispensing watered-down gasoline.<p>An inspection Wednesday by the city found 4 inches of water in underground storage tanks. The station is at 3700 W. 111th St. in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood.<p>The average price …

Plans for underwater 'oceanscraper' revealed - CNN Style

Written by Tom Jenkins, CNN<p>Sebastian the Jamaican red crab may have preached the virtues of living "Under the Sea" in Disney's "The Little Mermaid," but so far humans have failed to come round to the crustacean's way of thinking.<p>Indeed, the future of human habitation, whether through choice or …

New Year brings tax relief for Massachusetts workers

BOSTON (AP) — The new year is ringing in a bit of tax relief for workers in Massachusetts.<p>The state's income tax rate drops slightly on Friday from …

New Connecticut laws include body camera rules, higher wage

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Uniform standards for police body cameras, a higher minimum wage and new employment standards for domestic workers are set to …

2015 in Review: Animals and Biomimicry

"Best Of"...nature edition<p>Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction, which is an idea that certainly carries over to the mysteries of nature …

India introduces car ban to battle Delhi smog

Indian capital kicks off sweeping plan to reduce its record-high air pollution by limiting the numbers of cars on the streets for two weeks<p>More than a million private cars were banned from the streets of India’s capital New Delhi on Friday, as part of a drastic plan to reduce smog in the world’s …

L.A. City Council rightly halted the rapid rollout of police body cameras

Large bureaucracies can be maddeningly slow to make major changes. That, however, is not what's happening with the Los Angeles Police Department as it rolls out the body camera program. Police Chief Charlie Beck and Mayor Eric Garcetti have laid out an ambitious plan to have 7,000 field officers …

City Politics

Rivers begin to recede in Missouri and Illinois as record flooding persists

• At least 28 people dead as local rivers crest above or near record-highs<br>• Tennessee and Louisiana to be affected by flooding in coming days<p>Overflowing rivers receded in Missouri and Illinois on Friday after flooding swamped communities and forced towns to evacuate, but forecasters warned rain-swollen …

Scientists have figured out how the Earth looked a billion years ago

By the time Dietmar Mueller arrived at the University of Texas as a graduate student in the mid-1980s, scientists had already long embraced a once-astonishing idea: that the continents on which all human history has unfolded, rather than fixtures of constancy, were orphans of a former grand …

Microsoft failed to warn victims of Chinese email hack: former employees

<i>(By Joseph Menn, Reuters) –</i> Microsoft experts concluded several years ago that Chinese authorities had hacked into more than a thousand Hotmail email accounts, targeting international leaders of China’s Tibetan and Uighur minorities in particular – but it decided not to tell the victims, allowing …

Employment

This Adult Coloring Book App Will Help You Stay Relaxed And Focused

But is it therapeutic? The creators of a new app called Pigment think so. It’s coloring books without all the materials you need to tote around. The …

Heartwarming Photos of the Amazing Friendship Between a Dog and an Owl

Dogs may be man's best friend, but Ingo the shepherd dog's special buddy is Poldi, a little owl who loves to pose for pictures and cozy up to his canine pal. Germany-based animal photographer and collage artist Tanja Brandt documents their unlikely friendship in heartwarming portraits that show the …

6 Tips for Using ISO Effectively With Your Camera

Not sure how to set the ISO settings effectively on your camera? Here are some tips to help you put ISO to work, to improve your photography.

Photography

Hurricane Katrina, Then and Now

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