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Hackers have planted credit card stealing malware on local government payment sites

Security firm FireEye has confirmed that a widely used web payment portal used to pay for local government services, like utilities and permits, has been targeted by hackers.<p>Hackers have broken into self-hosted Click2Gov servers operated by local governments across the US, likely using a …

City Politics

Fault in Google Chrome allows hackers to access home Wi-Fi networks in seconds, experts warn

Millions of British households could be left vulnerable to a glitch in the Google Chrome web browser which has exposed their household Wifi networks to a new form of hacking, researchers have claimed.<p>A weakness in the source code contained in the US tech giant's popular browser means that hackers …

Wi-Fi

Italy mulls massive tax break to lure retirees, including Britons, to its sun-soaked southern regions

British retirees thinking of moving to the sun-soaked south of Italy could soon be able to take advantage of a massive tax break that is being mooted by the country’s new government.<p>The populist administration hopes to reverse the chronic population decline of Italy’s southern regions by luring …

Italy

Verizon throttled fire department’s “unlimited” data during Calif. wildfire

Fire dep't had to pay twice as much to lift throttling during wildfire response.<p><b>Update</b>: The Santa Clara fire department has responded to Verizon's …

Net Neutrality

Scientists Reverse Wrinkles, Restore Hair Growth In Mice. Implications Are 'Huge' For Aging Research

Though tales of its existence have been recounted around the globe for thousands of years, and legend has it that even Juan Ponce de Leon never found it, researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) might have discovered the fountain of youth. And although it probably wouldn’t be in …

Education

Pentagon says China military 'likely training for strikes' on US targets

China's military has expanded its bomber operations in recent years while "likely training for strikes" against the United States and its allies, a …

Don’t put plastic containers in microwave or dishwasher, new research says

Do you regularly heat up leftovers in plastic food-storage containers? Do you put plastic reusable water bottles in the dishwasher when they need a …

Tech Trends

 On Conspiracy Theories and Election Hacking [Updated]

<b>Editor’s Note (8/1/2018):</b> <i>The original story that appeared here has been updated after editorial review. The reasons are outlined in the updated piece.</i><p>…

Russian hackers are inside US utility networks

Homeland Security says 'hundreds of victims' have been affected.<p>Russian hackers infiltrated the control rooms of US utility companies last year, reaching a point where they "could have thrown switches," <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports. The paper cites officials from the Department of Homeland …

Cybersecurity

Monsanto's 'cancer-causing' weedkiller destroyed my life, dying man tells court

Dewayne Johnson said that if he had known what he knew now about Roundup weedkiller, “I would’ve never sprayed that product on school grounds … if I knew it would cause harm … It’s unethical.”<p>Johnson, a former school groundskeeper in northern California who is terminally ill, was testifying on …

San Francisco

How Household Geothermal Energy Systems Work

Google's Dandelion Air offers absurdly affordable, zero-emissions heating and cooling (in certain areas, for now)<p>Like a day at the beach, the …

How to Write the Perfect Business Plan: A Comprehensive Guide

Thinking of starting a business? Here's the best step by step template for writing the perfect business plan for your startup.<p>Maybe you think you don't need a step by step guide to writing a great business plan. Maybe you think you don't need a template for writing a business plan. After all, some …

Amazing solar panel device that could change the world goes open source

When you picture solar power, you might think of the enormous Ivanpah solar power plant in California (the largest in the world) or huge tracts of …

Ghostly particle caught in polar ice ushers in new way to look at the universe

If astronomers are right, a ghostly particle that lit up an instrumented swath of ice beneath the South Pole on 22 September last year was a …

Monsanto 'bullied scientists' and hid weedkiller cancer risk, lawyer tells court

Monsanto has long worked to “bully scientists” and suppress evidence of the cancer risks of its popular weedkiller, a lawyer argued on Monday in a landmark lawsuit against the global chemical corporation.<p>“Monsanto has specifically gone out of its way to bully … and to fight independent …

Cannabis

Why you might want to wrap your car key fob in foil

DETROIT – Given that the best way to store your car keys at night is by putting them in a coffee can, what's an ex-FBI agent's advice to protect cars from theft during the day?<p>Wrap car fobs in aluminum foil.<p>“Although it's not ideal, it is the most inexpensive way,” said Holly Hubert, a …

Credit Cards

New MRIs are so strong, they could cause mercury to leak from your teeth

The fact mercury makes up roughly 50 percent of the content of dental amalgam is a contentious subject for many, and a new study that found MRIs can …

Scientists can 3D print human heart tissue now. The future is here

Long term, the goal of 3D bioprinting is to be able to 3D print fully functioning organs which can be used to replace the failing biological organs …

3D Bioprinting

Satellite Images Show North Korea Making 'Rapid' Upgrades to Nuclear Facility

North Korea has continued to make “rapid” infrastructure improvements at a nuclear research facility despite leader Kim Jong Un’s recent pledge to …

Warren Buffett Just Made a Surprising Prediction About the Economy

This is how long the Oracle of Omaha thinks the good times will last.<p>The current economic expansion and bull market are now both nine years old. So …

Doctors hail world first as woman’s advanced breast cancer is eradicated

A woman with advanced breast cancer which had spread around her body has been completely cleared of the disease by a groundbreaking therapy that harnessed the power of her immune system to fight the tumours.<p>It is the first time that a patient with late-stage breast cancer has been successfully …

Breast Cancer

Real estate property manager and developer JLL launches a $100 million tech investment fund

The multi-billion-dollar real estate developer and property manager JLL is getting into the tech investment game with the launch of a new $100 million fund run by corporate subsidiary JLL Spark.<p>Initially envisioned as a technology-focused business unit of the multinational real estate company, the …

Real Estate

$0 to $1,000 in a Day: How to Build an Ecommerce Business That Could Make You Millions

For our first video in the series $0 to $1,000, ecommerce expert Trevor Chapman chats about the type of site you need, the basics you must have before you launch and how to use email the right way.<p>Before you can run, you need to learn how to walk. The same logic goes for building a successful email …

How 'Adrift' Director Hopes to Revolutionize Hollywood Filmmaking With an Icelandic Studio

Ahead of the film's June 1 release, which stars Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin, Baltasar Kormakur details where to eat and stay in the country, as …

Scientists Discover A Second Brain In Human Body, And It’s Located In The Butt

The 'gut feeling' could be your second brain thinking.<p>It turns out those gut feelings or pits in your stomach may actually come from your second …

Ancient wisdom reveals 7 rituals that will make you happy

You and I are not the first people to wonder, “How can I live a happier, more fulfilling life?” Not by a long shot.<p>Stoicism and Buddhism are both a …

Mindfulness

Earth's Magnetic Field Is Drifting Westward, and Nobody Knows Why

Over the 400 years or so that humans have been measuring Earth's magnetic field, it has drifted inexorably to the west. Now, a new hypothesis …

Earth Science

The Thing Inside Your Cells That Might Determine How Long You Live

Once there was a mutant worm in an experiment. It lived for 46 days. This was much longer than the oldest normal worm, which lived just 22.<p>Researchers identified the mutated gene that had lengthened the worm’s life, which led to a breakthrough in the study of aging — it seemed to be controlled by …

Biomarkers

Doctor accused of fraud and misdiagnosing patients to fund 'opulent lifestyle'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Maria Zapata went to see Dr. Jorge Zamora-Quezada a little more than five years ago because one of her knees was bothering her. The rheumatologist told her that she had arthritis and that he'd give her injections "to strengthen the cartilage" in her knee, she said.<p>Her husband asked, "Why …

U.S. Department of Justice