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New Clues to Appetite and Aging: Fruit Fly Study

<i>Summary: A new study looks at the role serotonin plays in appetite and aging.</i><p>Source: University of Michigan.<p><b>First evidence that serotonin plays a</b> …

Ants are destroying your plants by nurturing perfect aphid colonies

One of the worst effects of ant infestation doesn't happen inside your house or on your picnic blanket. It takes place in farms and gardens, where …

13 science fiction authors on how Star Trek influenced their lives

<i>Star Trek</i> has had an enormous influence on the world of science fiction ever since it aired on NBC in 1966. Gene Roddenberry’s drama aboard a spaceship introduced millions of viewers to science fiction across the world, and inspired some viewers to become science fiction authors in their own …

Samsung urges customers to halt use of Galaxy Note 7

Smartphone maker calls on consumers to stop using faulty Galaxy Note 7s and exchange them as reports of fires continue.<p>Samsung Electronics has renewed calls to consumers to stop using its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones immediately and exchange them as soon as possible, as more reports of phones catching …

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Google fixes two serious Android security flaws

It also gave the boot to apps that posed a security risk.<p>Google's mobile security team has definitely been busy cleaning house this week. The company has released an Android update that closes two security holes that could pose a major threat if intruders found a way to exploit them. The first was …

Massachusetts will tax ridesharing services to compensate taxis

It's the first known US attempt to directly subsidize taxis through the likes of Uber and Lyft.<p>State and city governments have been trying to protect the taxi industry from ridesharing services for a while, but Massachusetts is taking an unusual route. Its governor recently enacted a law (the first …

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The Myth of the Sustainable City

<i>Excerpted from</i> America’s Most Sustainable Cities and Regions: Surviving the 21st-Century Megatrends<i>, by John W. Day and Charles Hall (with</i> …

Meet the cocaine-addled, Hitler-obsessed drug smuggler who tried to take down Pablo Escobar

Pablo Escobar is remembered as the face of the Medellin cartel, the Colombian criminal organization that flooded the world with cocaine in the 1980s.<p>But for all his deeds and bluster, Escobar was just one member of a clan of traffickers who helped create the Medellin cartel.<p>And in terms of narco …

The Internet of Things Is Here, and It Isn’t a Thing

Selling services via connected devices is how many companies have created businesses<p>Everyone is waiting for the Internet of Things. The funny thing is, it is already here. Contrary to expectation, though, it isn’t just a bunch of devices that have a chip and an internet connection.<p>The killer app of …

Internet of Things

T-Mobile One is garbage, and the EFF says it violates net neutrality

T-Mobile and its fancy new ’T-Mobile One’ plans, which promise unlimited LTE data, have come under fire from the EFF.<p>The EFF’s senior staff technologist, Jeremy Gillula, tells The Daily Dot the EFF feels T-Mobile One is a threat to net neutrality:<p>From what we’ve read thus far it seems like …

Best Nigerian Blog

Kristine: “Why haven’t you been to your house for two weeks and why have you decided not to return my calls?” She asked Kingsley immediately his …

The NSA hack proves Apple was right to fight the FBI

"The component of the government that is supposed to be absolutely best at keeping secrets didn't manage to keep this secret effectively," Nate Cardozo, a senior staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, told Business Insider.<p>In February, a judge ordered Apple to help the FBI unlock …

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Stephen Hawking finds the inner genius in ordinary people

It’s hard to believe that it took reality television this long to get around to dealing with space, time and our place in the cosmos.<p>In PBS’ <i>Genius by</i> …

How many risks are there in billions of connected devices?

November 6, 2015<p>The reality of the Internet of Things (IoT) is that hackers may have new entry points — smart appliances, smart cars, smart …

Internet of Things

Google I/O 2016: What to expect

Google I/O is meant to educate developers about using Google's platforms, but the reason we all tune in is to see product updates and big, brand-new things from the Internet giant.<p>This year, Google is taking things back to the mothership. Instead of holding I/O 2016 at a convention center in San …

The Oracle v. Google trial is looking bad for Android

In the back-and-forth that is Google versus Oracle, lawyers for both sides are doing their diligence early on, but Oracle’s team may be serving up damage Google can’t recover from.<p>The lawsuit itself regards Android, which is widely used and written in Java, a language created by Sun Microsystems. …

Apple Wants to Make iCloud Data So Secure Even Apple Won't Be Able to Access It

To help protect its customers from government spying, Apple is exploring ways to make the data stored in iCloud inaccessible to even itself. Achieving such a scenario, however, is very complicated.<p>As I discussed last month, Apple is currently embroiled in a legal battle with the FBI over the …

San Francisco lawmakers use a secret messaging app to keep chats from prying public eyes

California law says that texts and emails are considered part of the public record if they relate to public business, according to a guide from the city attorney.<p>A lot of other chat services encrypt messages so they can't be read by anybody but the intended recipient. But those messages could …

Steve Wozniak on an Apple backdoor: 'bad people are going to find their way to it'

In a Reddit Ask Me Anything Q&A, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has added more of his thoughts to the debate stirred by Apple and the FBI. As the government and Wozniak's former company continue their legal battle over an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters, Wozniak writes in defense …

Green Slime Can See

Your nearest pond may be covered with a scum of single-celled eyes<p>You don't need eyes to see--at least, not if you're a cyanobacteria.<p>In a paper published in <i>eLife</i>, researchers say that they've figured out how cyanobacteria and other single-celled bacteria can detect and move toward a source of …

UK regulator allows gene editing of human embryos

The embryos will never be implanted<p>A UK regulator has approved British scientists’ request to use a controversial technique called CRISPR to edit genes in human embryos. The method involves precisely locating and removing parts of the genetic code, in order to replace them with other segments of …

Here’s What NASA Will Launch Aboard Its New Rocket In 2018

These lucky CubeSats will ride on the maiden voyage of NASA's Space Launch System<p>Great things come in very small packages. When the Space Launch System--NASA's new heavy-duty rocket--lifts off in 2018, the primary mission will be to put the uncrewed Orion capsule in a safe orbit out past the moon. …

'If the world ends in 2100, we’re probably OK' | Howard Lee

Two scientists take the long view on climate change.<p>There’s a myopia in the climate discourse today.<p>“Everyone is focused on what happens by 2100. But that’s only 2 generations from today. It’s like: If the world ends in 2100 we’re probably OK!” says Professor Richard Zeebe of the University of …

Google paid Apple $1 billion in 2014 to remain the default iOS search option

Google paid Apple $1 billion in 2014 to keep its search function on iOS devices, <i>Bloomberg</i> reports, the result of an agreement the two companies have that gives Apple a percentage of the revenue Google earns through iPhones and iPads. <i>Bloomberg</i> cites a court transcript from the ongoing Oracle case …

Geckos Are Officially The Largest Animals Capable of Sticking to Smooth Walls

Sorry, Spider-Man.<p>Spider-Man's ability to scale vertical walls may help the web-slinger catch the bad guys in comic books, but he could never pull …

For Fear of Zika, CDC Recommends Pregnant Women Not Travel

Science & InnovationGermination<p><i>(This post has been updated with news of the first Zika birth defects case found in the United States.)</i><p>In an extraordinary statement likely to launch international controversy, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended Friday evening that pregnant …

Birth Defects

The sickest burns from NASA's safety advisory panel report

The panel thinks 'schedule pressures are impacting safety'<p>Yesterday, the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP), an advisory committee that analyzes NASA's safety performance, released its annual report for 2015. And man, does it not look good for the space agency. Overall, the report paints a …

Space Exploration

Control of CRISPR, biotech’s most promising breakthrough, is in dispute

By Carolyn Y. Johnson<p>Carolyn Y. Johnson<p>Science reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>A futuristic gene-editing technology holds almost fantastical promise to turn biologists' wildest dreams into reality. The technology called CRISPR could one day be used to delete the HIV virus from patients' cells, create a …

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Black Hospital Patients Given Cold Shoulder In Disturbing New Study

Doctors used very different body language when interacting with black and white actors who portrayed dying patients.<p>Could the color of your skin affect the medical care you get at the end of your life?<p>A disturbing new study published in the January issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom …