Tomas Varzgalys

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Science Surprisingly Finds Meat-Lovers More Environmentally-Friendly Than Vegetarians

Prepare to have your mind blown. I know mine was. Well, I mean not that I was eating meat in order to not be environmentally friendly. However like …

Environmentally Friendly

This Is What The Holiday Season Does To Your Brain

Giving, gratitude and all that sugar can make you feel awesome. But the winter blues are real, too.<p>It turns out that there's a whole network in our brains devoted to the Christmas spirit.<p>Scientists at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark accidentally found evidence of the network when they were …

Reward Systems

No, the Best Science Students Aren’t Becoming Financiers

A lot of people are worried about the career choices of today’s most talented science and engineering students. And not just their parents.<p>Since the 2008 financial crisis, policy makers, professors, politicians, and others have expressed concern over America’s best and brightest minds electing to …

European Credit Card Terminals Are Plagued with Serious Vulnerabilities

In an upcoming talk at CCC, researchers will describe a slew of attacks, and highlight how the payment infrastructure is broken from the ground up.<p>As the United States prepares to move to a chip-and-pin model for credit card transactions, Europe has been happily using the generally more secure …

Google is partnering with Ford to build self-driving cars

The partnership is slated to be announced at the Consumer Electronics Show taking place in Las Vegas next month, according to the report, which cited multiple anonymous sources.<p>The joint venture will create a company that builds self-driving cars using Google technology. The company will be legally …

Autonomous Cars

Russia issues international warrant for Putin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky

<b>(CNN) —</b> Russia has requested an international arrest warrant for former oil tycoon and Putin-critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky for the alleged murder of a Siberian town mayor.<p>Khodorkovsky, a loud detractor of President Putin, is wanted for allegedly ordering subordinates to kill the mayor of Nefteyugansk …