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The science of why human breasts are so big

Breasts come in different shapes and sizes. But there's one thing they all have in common. They are unique to humans. More than 5,000 mammalian species inhabit this planet. Yet, Homo sapiens are the only life forms with permanent breasts. Some may call this human anomaly sexy. But it also begs the …

Charles Darwin

How to secure your website

You no longer have a choice about locking down your website. Google will mark all non-HTTPS sites as insecure this July. It's time to lock your site …

IT security

Linux Meltdown patch: 'Up to 800 percent CPU overhead', Netflix tests show

The performance impact of Meltdown patches makes it essential to move systems to Linux 4.14.<p><i>Video: Fake Meltdown-Spectre patch emails hiding Smoke</i> …

Kaby Lake

How to Send A Lightning Transaction (Even If You May Not Want To)

It's like the early days of bitcoin all over again.<p>Comprised of invite-only chat channels, alien terminology and warning signs at every turn, the …

Bitcoin

How to make money mining bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies without knowing anything about it

You might think you need an extreme know-how of computers to do any kind of crypto mining, that it couldn't possibly be done by the average person.<p>Turns out, it's absurdly easy.<p>You just need computer parts that are powerful enough to make mining profitable, and a handy piece of software called …

Bitcoin

Reverse Engineering A Bitcoin Miner

If you’re brave enough to have dipped your toes into the Wild West that is cryptocurrency, you probably know that people have long since abandoned …

Engineering

5 incredible ways to use your smartphone’s camera you never knew until now

It’s hard to believe but many people, including myself, hardly use a smartphone to make phone calls anymore. By the way, in case you still do and …

Mobile Photography

How To: Use Remote Port Forwarding to Slip Past Firewall Restrictions Unnoticed

Local port forwarding is good when you want to use SSH to pivot into a non-routable network. But if you want to access services on a network when you …

Linux

Wish you could log into someone's Netgear box without a password? Summon a &genie=1

Get patching – there's this auth bypass and loads of other bugsIf you're using a Netgear router at home, it's time to get patching. The networking …

Information Security

Heaviest Element Should Completely Subvert the Rules of High School Chemistry

At the bottom right-hand corner of the periodic table sits a fantasy world. Until recently, these elusive elements’ names were just fancy …

Physics

Here's How Much it Costs to Mine 1 Bitcoin in the U.S.

While still profitable, bitcoin mining margins are plunging in the U.S. of late.<p>Cryptocurrencies may have hit their first real hiccup in more than a …

Cryptocurrency

Blockchain: A Very Short History Of Ethereum Everyone Should Read

Even those who are not familiar with blockchain are likely to have heard about Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency and payment system that uses the technology. Another platform called Ethereum, that also uses blockchain, is predicted by some experts to overtake Bitcoin this year.<p><b>What is Ethereum?</b><p>Ethereum …

Cryptocurrency

A brief history of bitcoin mining hardware

Bitcoin mining was once nothing more than a lucrative hobby for nerdy cryptocurrency enthusiasts. The only hardware required, in the beginning, was a simple computer. Things have changed a lot in less than 10 years.<p>In 2009 the first bitcoin miners used standard multi-core CPUs to produce BTC at a …

Bitcoin

Antibody breakthrough brings universal allergy treatment one step closer

A team of European researchers has uncovered the mechanism behind an antibody that can potentially inactivate the body's allergic processes. The …

Immune System

How To: Use Kismet to Watch Wi-Fi User Activity Through Walls

Your home has walls for privacy, but Wi-Fi signals passing through them and can be detected up to a mile away with a directional Wi-Fi antenna and a …

Wi-Fi

Facebook Open-sources ‘Detectron’ Computer Vision Algorithm for AR Research

Facebook announced this week the open-sourcing of Detectron, the company’s platform for computer vision object detection algorithm based on a deep …

Machine Learning

What How Often You Poop Per Day Can Tell You About Your Health

Talking about poop can be gross at times, but it is a perfectly normal bodily function (I mean, there’s even a book called “Everybody Poops”) and it …

Autoimmune Diseases

Phantom-Evasion - Python AV evasion tool capable to generate FUD executable even with the most common 32 bit metasploit payload exe elf dmg apk

<i>Phantom-Evasion - Python AV evasion tool capable to generate FUD executable even with the most common 32 bit metasploit payload exe elf dmg</i> …

Best tip ever: Set up Find My Device as soon as you get your phone

Signing into Find My Device is one of the first things you should do after setting up your phone.<p>There are several options available for remotely …

Buy Ripple, Tron, NEO or XLM and you could get as rich as the early Bitcoin traders

If you were lucky enough to Bitcoin a few years ago, you’re probably feeling pretty smug about yourself.<p>But what if you’re skint and hoping to copy …

Chrome is turning into the new Internet Explorer 6

Chrome-only sites are a problem<p>Chrome is now the most popular browser across all devices, thanks to Android’s popularity and the rise of Chrome on Windows PCs and Mac computers. As Google continues to dominate our access to the web, information through its search engine, and services like Gmail or …

Software

How Ripple Works and Why It's Surging

XRP is the latest cryptocurrency to surge in value. Here's why.<p>By on<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>Ripple is …

Why Bitcoin is Stupid

Well, shit. I’ve been watching this situation for a few years, and assuming it would just blow over so we wouldn’t have to talk about it here in this …

Bitcoin

This Is The Fascinating Way Blue Eyes Get Their Colour

The human body is incredible.<p>Your eyes aren't blue (or green) because they contain pigmented cells.<p>As Paul Van Slembrouck writes for Medium, their …

Makeup

Toyota wants to change the world with Mirai, its new hydrogen car

The fourth-generation Toyota Prius is manufactured at the company's Tsutsumi plant, a few kilometres south-east of Nagoya, around 100 minutes from …

Apple intentionally slows down iPhone performance with subsequent updates; but that is a good thing

Popular bench-marking platform Geekbench issued a report investigating the claims by iPhone users that each new update slows their device down.<p>iPhone …

How Does the Flu Actually Kill People?

One Sunday in November 20-year-old Alani Murrieta of Phoenix began to feel sick and left work early. She had no preexisting medical conditions but …

Explainer video shows how secure 256 bit security is

Hash functions are important in data security. SHA-256 (Secure Hash Algorithm) converts text of any length to a 64-digit hexadecimal number. Play …

How to Track a Cellphone Without GPS—or Consent

As the Supreme Court mulls over the case of <i>Carpenter v. United States</i>, which may have far-reaching consequences for police who track suspects without …

Video: How to Crack Weak Wi-Fi Passwords in Seconds with Airgeddon on Parrot OS

A weak password is one that is short, common, or easy to guess. Equally bad are secure but reused passwords that have been lost by negligent …