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5 Steps To Managing Mobile Vulnerabilities

With employees bringing their smartphones and tablets into the workplace, companies need to work to limit the threat posed by mobile applications<p>On …

How We Decoded Some Nasty Multi-Level Encoded Malware

From time to time, we come up with interesting bits of malware that are just calling us to decode and learn more about them. This is one of those …

The 2,000 war veterans lobotomized by their own doctors

In 1945, thousands of soldiers returned to the United States from combat on the Pacific and European fronts of World War II with severe mental trauma. Unable to treat their terrible injuries and illnesses, US Veterans Affairs hospitals lobotomized some 2,000 of them. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> is …

Bubonic plague killed 20 villagers in Madagascar, health experts confirm

Once feared as the Black Death – the rodent-borne disease that wiped out a third of the world's population in the Middle Ages – bubonic plague has killed 20 villagers in Madagascar in one of the worst outbreaks globally in recent years, health experts have confirmed.<p>The confirmation that bubonic …

One In Three Children In The World Have No Birth Certificate

Almost 230 million youngsters under the age of five have no birth certificate, which puts them at a disadvantage for procedural matters and leaves them more vulnerable to abuse.<p>"Birth registration is more than just a right. It's how societies first recognize and acknowledge a child's identity and …

Birth Certificate

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Kiev protesters gather, EU dangles aid promise

KIEV (Reuters) - Thousands of anti-government protesters gathered in central Kiev, rebuilding barricades torn down by police, on Thursday as the European Union held out a promise of increased aid for Ukraine if it signed a trade and cooperation pact.<p>Pro-European integration protestors build new …

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

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The New Way to Crank Your Fat Burners

Work this new approach into your strength-training effort to earn better results<p>It's proven that stronger people usually have less body fat—with minimal fat in the belly, especially. These people are lean not because they were "born that way" or weigh less, but because they have more muscle mass …

4-D printing at the MIT Self-Assembly Lab: The future will build itself.

<i>In the next industrial revolution, will we manufacture goods, or will they construct themselves? architect and computer scientist Skylar Tibbits</i> …

Obama: Poverty not just about race

President Barack Obama arrived in Southeast Washington Wednesday with a clear message: White people are poor too.<p>The conversation that assumes inequality is about poverty — and that both are about race — is a dangerous error that has infected American thinking and warped American politics, he …

Why China’s New Air-Defense Zone Matters

China’s unilateral imposition of its East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) has triggered fear of mistakes that could lead to war with …

Obama says he's not allowed iPhone for 'security reasons'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The troubled mobile phone maker BlackBerry still has at least one very loyal customer: U.S. President Barack Obama.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama pauses while speaking at the White House Youth Summit on the Affordable Care Act in Washington December 4, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin …

Obama wants hard sell for youth

The millennials hung out with the president at the White House on Wednesday, not to shoot hoops or shoot the breeze but to strategize on how to get young adults to sign up for health care.<p>The Youth Summit drew 160 participants from across the country, all members of the 18-35 age demographic that …

Discovery of oldest human DNA in Spanish cave sheds light on evolution

Researchers have read strands of ancient DNA teased from the thigh bone of an early human who died 400,000 years ago in what is now northern Spain.<p>The genetic material was pieced together from a clutch of cells found in bone fragments – the oldest human remains ever to yield their genetic code.<p>The …

Patients growing into face transplants

After two years the first full-face transplant recipients in the US are doing well, with medical scans showing the recipients have grown new networks of new blood vessels to connect the donor skin with their original tissue.<p>Dallas Wiens, the first US man to get a full face transplant, said: "My …

Cage Match

How science is transforming the sport of MMA fighting<p>Greg Jackson, the single most successful trainer in the multi-billion-dollar sport of professional mixed martial arts fighting, works out of a musty old gym in Albuquerque, New Mexico, not far from the base of the Sandia Mountains. On a recent …

Inside The Largest Simulation Of The Universe Ever Created

A giant supercomputer is making massively detailed models of the cosmos.<p>Imagine being asked to solve a complex algebra problem that is roughly 95 percent variables and only five percent known values. This is a rough analogy perhaps, but it paints a fairly accurate picture of the task faced by …

Sick Iranians are struggling to get life-saving meds. US legislators plan to make it even harder

Not a month after a breakthrough in nuclear negotiations with Iran, US legislators are pushing for a fresh round of sanctions. The bill will punish Iran should it flout the nuclear agreement’s six-month deadline for curbing uranium enrichment and allowing more inspections.<p>The White House argues …

Public Health

Obamacare Website Enrolled More People in Two Days Than All of October

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Now that healthcare.gov is "fixed," people have flocking to the site and signing up for insurance at …

UN forces introduce drones in Congo

United Nations forces in Democratic Republic of Congo have launched unmanned aircraft to monitor the volatile border with Rwanda and Uganda, the first time UN peacekeepers have deployed surveillance drones.<p>The aircraft will be used to look out for threats from a host of local and foreign armed …

Five Arab states top the most corrupt list

Five Arab countries are ranked among the top 10 most corrupt nations, according to Transparency International's newly released annual Corruption Perceptions Index, as instability in the region has profound effects on governance.<p>The list, published on Tuesday, ranks countries on an index score that …

John Boehner: Obamacare’s new best friend

<b>(AP/J. Scott Applewhite)</b><p>By talking about his own premiums, the House speaker inadvertently reveals the new program’s many benefits. Oops!<p>Brian Beutler<p>November 26, 2013 12:45pm (UTC)<p>Word is out now that despite a plethora of good options for a 64-year-old smoker living in Washington, D.C., House …

China’s Restriction on Airspace Over Disputed Islets Could Lead to War

The news of a welcome, if temporary, early-Sunday diplomatic breakthrough between the international community and Iran over its nuclear-development …

How Thieves Stole $1 Million In Bitcoins From A 'Bitcoin Bank'

The crooks walked away with 1,295 bitcoins, BIPs founder and CEO Kris Henriksen, told his customers via a post to the company's online forums. That's about $990,00 based on today's value of Bitcoins on Coindesk (about $760 per coin).<p>BIPs offered a service that lets merchants accept bitcoins and …

Bitcoin

Actually, Some Animals Were Harmed in the Making of this Film

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A deep dive by <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i> into the shady world of animal protection on movie sets alleges …