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Research: 3 or 4 servings of fruit or veg a day enough to ward off early death

Forget the five-a-day mantra - three to four servings of fruit, vegetables and beans is enough to reduce the risk of dying prematurely, say …

Nutrition

Opening minds: the biotech company aiming to change stroke victims’ lives

Olav Hellebø and his firm Reneuron have developed a procedure to help patients by injecting stem cells into their brains<p>He wants to bore a hole in your head. But don’t panic, Olav Hellebø is not a modern-day trepanist and it will be a top-notch surgeon, not the 49-year-old Norwegian businessman, …

The Blanket That Can Read Your Mind

British Airways is currently testing a blanket that changes color based on brainwaves. This article originally appeared on housebeautiful.com.<p>Remember mood rings? You know, those rings that changed color when you wore them and the colors were supposed to represent how you were feeling at that exact …

Singing Solar Shockwave Confirms Voyager Is In Interstellar Space

Legendary NASA spacecraft Voyager 1 has been hit by another “tsunami wave” of solar activity, confirming that it’s definitely sailing through interstellar space.<p>These waves, which affect cosmic rays and plasma, are one of the indications that suggested to scientists back in 2013 that the craft had …

IBM spends $3 billion to push the far future of computer chips

Big Blue sets a five-year plan to figure out the manufacturing technology for the great-grandchild of today's chip tech -- and the even more different generations beyond that.<p>IBM will invest $3 billion over five years to develop processors with much smaller, more tightly packed electronics than …

Quantum Computing

Heavenly Nipples celebrates sexual diversity at the Glastonbury Festival

At this year's festival, Guerilla Science used latex nipples, merkins and the Great Wall of Vagina to confront the pervasive discomfort humans have with our sexual diversity<p>After spending five days at the Glastonbury Festival in a tent stacked to the rafters with labia weights, latex nipples, …

Stephen Hawking displays great comic timing with John Oliver

If the key to comedy is in the timing, then you'd think a man without the ability to speak would be at a severe disadvantage. But as Stephen Hawking demonstrated on "Last Week Tonight" on Sunday, he has a higher understanding of time and timing than most humans.<p>Hawking, the much-honored theoretical …

What would happen to you if the Earth stopped spinning?

If the Earth stopped rotating, humans would instantly become supersonic tumbleweeds on a path of destruction. But would we live to tell about it?<p>We humans take it for granted that the Earth is constantly rotating. But what if it didn't? What if one day the Earth just stopped spinning? That's what …

Space

Cracks May Hint at Ancient Ocean on Pluto’s Moon Charon

When NASA's New Horizons probe streaks past Pluto, scientists will be looking for cracks in the surface of its biggest moon, Charon, to figure out whether it was ever warm enough to maintain a subsurface ocean.<p>It seems hard to believe, considering that the surface temperature on Pluto and its moons …

Astronomy

Hubble Telescope to Start Hunt for Icy World Beyond Pluto

Changing Planet<p>Artist’s depiction of the New Horizons spacecraft encountering a Kuiper Belt object.<br>Credit: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute (JHUAPL/SwRI)<p><b>NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope will begin searching for an icy world beyond Pluto that could use</b> …

The Great Arctic Melt Opens Up A Lot Of Questions

Can we answer them before it's too late?<p><i>The Great Melt: This animation of images taken over time by NASA satellites shows Arctic sea ice declining for the past 30 years. The year to year rate of decline 11.5 percent per decade. Via The Bridge. Image Credit: NASA/Goddard Scientific Visualization</i> …

AT&T makes case for $48.5 billion merger with DirecTV

In statement to FCC, firm says without deal neither company can compete against rival cable giants.<p>The only way for AT&T or DirecTV to compete with cable giants Comcast and Time Warner Cable is for the two companies to merge. At least that's what AT&T and DirecTV have said in a public interest …

Net Neutrality

AT&T creates $500M joint venture for a Netflix-style TV service

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock/Oleksiy Mark<p>AT&T(s T), the nation’s second largest broadband provider and wireless company, is getting into …

Widespread Encryption Bug, Heartbleed, Can Capture Your Passwords

Some websites running SSL encryption, such as Airbnb, Pinterest, USMagazine.com, NASA, and Creative Commons, among others, were exposed to a major …

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The Heartbleed Bug, explained

There was big news in the computer security world yesterday when researchers announced a massive vulnerability in popular web encryption software called OpenSSL. Major online service providers are scrambling to address the problem. What happened? And how does it affect you? Read on to find …

How To Create Super-Strong Passwords To Protect Yourself From The 'Heartbleed' Bug

Heartbleed is particularly dangerous because it extends much deeper than just a bug within an app that can be easily updated.<p>It's a problem with the technology that powers the services that transmit secure information from websites such as Gmail and Facebook.<p>The Heartbleed bug affects versions of …

Information Systems

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FORTUNE — Late on Monday afternoon, the details of one of the most serious security problems to ever affect the modern web were posted online. Dubbed Heartbleed, the vulnerability has major companies scrambling this week to patch their systems and could have been exploited to harvest data from …

Not sure if a site is safe from 'Heartbleed'? Use this tool to check

A bug named "Heartbleed" was recently discovered and likely affects most websites on the Internet. Fortunately, an online tool makes it easy for users to quickly check whether a website is secure or not.<p>Heartbleed is a bug that affects OpenSSL, a technology that is used by many Internet services to …

The real reason you should be freaking out about Heartbleed

A catastrophic security vulnerability gave the keys to just about everything to the surveillance state. Accident?<p>There are many reasons to be concerned about "Heartbleed," the catastrophic vulnerability in the Internet's most popular security technology that was disclosed on Tuesday. For one thing, …

'Heartbleed' Online Bug: How to Protect Yourself

An online bug called "Heartbleed" is affecting a huge chunk of the Internet, which means that a password change is likely in order for hundreds of …

Your Twitter Password Was Safe From Heartbleed. Other Social Sites? TBD.

This is going to get worse before it gets better.<p>News of “Heartbleed,” one of the most catastrophic security vulnerabilities the Web has ever seen, broke earlier this week. In a nutshell, it’ll soon be time to change almost every website password you have.<p>Almost, but not all.<p>If you’ve got a Twitter …

Heartbleed has flushed a decade's worth of trust down the toilet

This week has been riveting from the perspective of Internet Security. A tiny, yet devastating, security flaw was discovered in the OpenSSL library — literally the world’s most ubiquitous implementation of the SSL protocol.<p>The development of the SSL protocol in the mid 1990’s itself marked a …

Why Heartbleed Shouldn’t Make You Rush To Change Passwords … Yet

The discovery of the Heartbleed security bug sent the web into a panic with it’s devastating OpenSSL vulnerability.<p>On a scale of 1 to 10 of Internet catastrophes this one goes all the way to 11, according to respected security analyst Bruce Schneier, who isn’t prone to manic exaggeration.<p>A shriek …

Why Heartbleed, the Latest Cybersecurity Scare, Matters

Another day, another terrifying computer security vulnerability. A hole in a widely used encryption technology has given hackers a way to infiltrate …

Heartbleed Bug: Tech firms urge password reset

<b>Several tech firms are urging people to change all their passwords after the discovery of a major security flaw.</b><p>The Yahoo blogging platform Tumblr has advised the public to "change your passwords everywhere - especially your high-security services like email, file storage and banking".<p>Security …

Information Systems