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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 …

Stephen Hawking tells how doctors offered to turn off life support in 1985

Prof Stephen Hawking has said he became so ill while writing A Brief History Of Time that doctors offered to turn off his life support machine, it …

The 10 Worst Places To Live In The Universe

And you thought 97 degrees F was bad.<p>Recently, we told you about an exoplanet that rains glass. <i>Sideways</i>. Which got us thinking: 1.) we will never complain about the weather here on Earth again and 2.) surely that's got to be the worst place to live in the entire universe. But no! With the help of …

Science Reveals Wolverine's True Weaknesses

In the new film The Wolverine, everyone's favorite genetic anomaly loses his ability to self-regenerate. Here are some of the things he should fear the most.<p>In a new summer film, everyone's favorite genetic anomaly will lose the reason he has been able to <i>snikt!</i> though skirmishes, scuffs, and …

New to nature no 110: Sandalolitha boucheti

The family <i>Fungiidae</i> are commonly known as mushroom corals because of a strong resemblance to the underside of the cap of a gilled mushroom. They are …

Shanghai Company Claims It Delivered Cakes With Drones

Pie in the sky<p>A Shanghai company is using drones to deliver cakes. According to the Shanghai Daily, Incake Company delivered cakes by flying robot, then suspended the service after police officials complained that the drones posed a threat to public safety.<p>Incake is a bakery and delivery company, …

750 million phones could be vulnerable in massive SIM security flaw

<i>The New York Times</i> reports that a security researcher has found a vulnerability in the encryption used by some mobile SIM cards that could let hackers remotely take control of a phone. The flaw relates to cards using DES (Data Encryption Standard) for encryption — it's an older standard that's …

Why Ancient Earth Was So Warm

Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere kept the planet toasty, model shows.<p><b>Some three to four billion years ago, Earth was about as warm as it is today, but the sun was much dimmer.</b><p>This so-called faint young sun paradox, first identified by astronomer Carl Sagan in the early 1970s, has flummoxed many a …

New to nature no 109: Anochetus hohenbergiae

At any given moment, it is estimated that there are about 10,000 trillion living individual ants. Myrmecologists Bert Hölldobler and Edward O Wilson …

King David's Palace Found Near Jerusalem, Archaeologists Say

King David’s palace was discovered by a team of archaeologists, who said the ruins near Jerusalem are “indisputable proof” there was authority in …

Faster Forward, Together

Why Startup Loans To Address The Access To Capital Gap Are A Terrible Idea <i>bookmark_border</i> Cate Costa<p>You likely already know where I am going when I …

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'Dungeons & Dragons' Issues a Partial Recall of New Book Due to Damaged Covers<p>Dungeons and Dragons 05/18/2018 01:32 pm<p>Dungeons and Dragons<p>PlayStation …

All Charged Up: Engineers Create A Battery Made Of Wood

The big idea behind Joe's Big Idea is to report on interesting inventions and inventors. When I saw the headline "An Environmentally Friendly Battery Made From Wood," on a press release recently, I figured it fit the bill, so went to investigate.<p>The battery is being developed at the Energy Research …

How To Turn A Match Into A Tiny Rocket [VIDEO]

Blast off!<p>The swift strike of a match on July 4 typically precedes sky-high spectacles. But matches themselves can be fireworks. When ignited, the bulb of fuel on a match's tip combusts into space-hogging gases. By containing the gas in aluminum foil and directing it downward, you can create a …