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FBI pressures Internet providers to install surveillance software

CNET has learned the FBI has developed custom "port reader" software to intercept Internet metadata in real time. And, in some cases, it wants to force Internet providers to use the software.<p>The U.S. government is quietly pressuring telecommunications providers to install eavesdropping technology …

Surveillance

Reexamining the Definition of Cancer

A viewpoint published in <i>The Journal of the American Medical Association</i> recommended refining the definition of cancer and reexamining how the disease is detected and treated. Laura Esserman, one of the authors, and Larry Norton, from Memorial Sloan-Kettering, discuss what a new definition would …

Genome of methane-gobbling bug sequenced - Futurity

U. QUEENSLAND (AUS) — Researchers have sequenced the genome of a recently discovered micro-organism that …

Queensland

How To Create The Perfect Workspace, According To Science

Optimize your performance. Or just make it pretty.<p>There's nothing worse than sitting in a dull, drab cubicle. If you're going to be stuck in one place for 40 or more hours a week, it might as well be pleasant--for the sake of your sanity and your company's bottom line. Research shows that how you …

Scientific research should get more public funding

State funding helped get Google’s search algorithm, antibody cancer therapies, and DNA sequencing technologies off the ground. We need more of it to boost scientific research, argues Dr Julian Huppert, Liberal Democrat MP for Cambridge<p>Collaboration in science is central to a flourishing, …

Clinical Trials

The Case for Alien Life

Only one planet has been proven to support life: our own. But with at least 11 billion Earth-sized worlds in our galaxy orbiting in their stars' habitable zones, the odds that we are not alone are improving.<p>On Feb. 9, 2013, NASA's Curiosity rover found something on Mars that set a milestone in the …

Netflix Has Made It Easier Than Ever to Share Accounts

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Netflix has embraced the fact that something like 10 million people watch Netflix without paying for …

Gun suicides up, murders down in US cities, CDC finds

The rate of suicide using guns has gone up in most of the 50 most populous U.S. metropolitan areas, but the murder rate has fallen, according to new statistics released Thursday.<p>The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which is reasserting its right to study and report on gun deaths, …

Guns

FBI Report: Agency Couldn't Prevent the Boston Bombings

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The FBI's internal investigation into the lead-up to the Boston Marathon Bombings concluded that the …

Associated Press News

Some food safety experts worry salad not outbreak culprit

Cyclospora, the identified parasite, is rarely seen in the United States.<p>Food safety experts are beginning to grumble that an investigation into the latest food-borne illness is taking too long to find the exact source of the outbreak. Two states, Iowa and Nebraska, have reported they believe the …

The beautiful relationship between sine, cosine, and the circle. Source

The beautiful relationship between sine, cosine, and the circle. Source.

Re-Awakenings

Anna Sumner’s craving for sleep began when she was an 18-year-old high school senior. She thought nothing of it.<p>When it followed her to college, she blamed it on stress. She was working so hard, she told herself, her body just needed the extra rest. But it was more than that. She would choose naps …

More than 1,400 cities could be underwater by century's end, according to climate-change model

There's mounting evidence that the human race is making long-term changes to the Earth's climate — CO2 levels recently reached a peak not seen in millions of years, NASA found 2012 to be the ninth-warmest year on record, and a study recently showed that it was all but certain Miami would eventually …

Therapy filters cancer that chemo misses - Futurity

PENN STATE (US) —Many cancers, including breast and prostate cancers, can spread to the brain, …

Cancer

The NSA Sucks More Than You Thought

The Guardian just exposed the NSA's "widest-reaching" surveillance program, "XKeyscore."<p>While most of us keep going about our internet lives as if that pesky NSA thing never happened--demonstrating a "general giddy sense that privacy is kind of stupid," as Gary Shteyngart aptly describes it--the</i> …

Yet Another Smartwatch Joins The Fight, And This One’s “Hot”

Pebble not meeting your needs? The Basis knows just a little <i>too much</i> about you for your comfort? Is the Metawatch too meta?<p>Well then meet the Hot Watch, out of Dallas. The company just launched the product on Kickstarter, and though the campaign is mostly bull shit (with arguments like: “your phone …

More customers, more revenues: For Comcast, broadband is gift that keeps giving

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac<p>The future of cable companies is broadband, and they know it. Comcast on Wednesday reported …

NSA Project XKeyscore Collects Nearly Everything You Do On The Internet

Further leaks have revealed an NSA project called XKeyscore that, with a few keystrokes, can give a data analyst access to nearly everything a user does on the Internet – from chat sessions to email to browsing habits.<p>The system requires an email because many behaviors online are completely …