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Hackers who targeted Sony invoke 9/11 attacks in warning to moviegoers

The computer hackers who targeted Sony Pictures have invoked the 9/11 terror attacks in a warning to moviegoers considering seeing the controversial movie they claim provoked their hack.<p>In the latest blow for Sony, the group calling itself Guardians of Peace (GOP) posted a message online warning …

How Animals Hacked The Rainbow And Got Stumped On Blue

Until about 600 million years ago, seeing colors didn't matter so much to Earth's inhabitants — nobody had eyes.<p>"Before the eye evolved, you just wouldn't have seen what was there," says Andrew Parker, a biologist at London's Natural History Museum who studies the evolution of color.<p>Simple animals …

Apple releases web tool to deregister phone numbers from iMessage

Apple has quietly released a new tool to make switching between iOS and other smartphones a bit easier. The new web tool lets you instantly deregister your phone number from Apple's iMessage system. The site, first spotted by a poster on Reddit, should solve the problem of disappearing text …

Amazon rainforest losing ability to regulate climate, scientist warns

Report says logging and burning of Amazon might be connected to worsening droughts – such as the one plaguing São Paulo<p>The Amazon rainforest has degraded to the point where it is losing its ability to benignly regulate weather systems, according to a stark new warning from one of Brazil’s leading …

Poison Likely Killed Utah Family of 5, Authorities Say

Police may have finally determined what killed a family of five in Springville, Utah.<p>Kristi and Benjamin Strack and their three children were found …

A piece of Amelia Earhart's plane has been found, researchers claim

The part may be the piece used to repair one of the plane's windows<p>Researchers think they’ve finally found a piece of Amelia Earhart’s lost plane. An aluminum sheet, found in 1991 on Nikumaroro Island, might be the patch that once covered a window on Earhart’s plane, reports <i>Discovery News</i>. The …

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