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Computers are providing solutions to math problems that we can't check

Good news! A computer has solved the longstanding Erdős discrepancy problem! Trouble is, we have no idea what it's talking about — because the …

Mathematics

Math and Inquiry: The Importance of Letting Students Stumble

"How much of this hierarchy comes from the idea that they need to know A in order to do B," Isakowitz said. She’s constantly asking herself, “How can …

Your government has inadvertently censored the Web, but it’s working on a “fix”

Did anyone really think ISP filters would be foolproof? Anyone?<p>Two days after Internet porn-blocking campaigner MP Claire Perry announced ISP filters …

TimesLIVE

The NSA Has Only Just Gotten a Privacy and Civil Liberties Officer

The NSA has named its first-ever primary adviser to its director for civil liberties and privacy protection—perhaps a little later than you may have …

Stephen Hawking says there are no black holes

At least, not as we've defined them. In a new paper, Hawking says that one of the defining features of black holes — the complete inability of even …

News for nerds, stuff that matters

<i>Nathalie Mezza-Garcia is a political scientist turned "seavangelesse" -- her term for an evangelist in favor of living off the grid -- and on the</i> …

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How Can I Find Out Where an Email Really Came From?

<i>Emails get spoofed. Sometimes, "Bill" isn't really Bill. And sometimes the fraudulent email will make it past spam filters and into your inbox. Don't</i> …

Security

U.S. Navy Mistakenly Emails Reporter Plans To Dodge FOIA Requests

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Navy has apologized for mistakenly sending Washington television reporter Scott MacFarlane an internal email plotting ways to dodge the reporter’s Freedom of Information Act requests for documents related to September’s Navy Yard mass shooting.<p>MacFarlane, an investigative …

Poisoned: why West Virginia's water crisis is everyone's problem

When 35-year-old Jason Eldridge arrived home last Thursday from his job as a systems administrator with a healthcare company in Charleston, West Virginia, he acted no differently than he normally would: he made dinner (that night, it was tacos) for his wife, his two-year-old daughter, and himself. …

Senate blocks jobless aid

The Senate blocked two separate proposals to revive emergency unemployment benefits that expired in December, all but killing the prospects of reviving jobless aid for now.<p>The chamber voted 52-48 to reject a bill that would have extended benefits through November and pay for it by extending the …

Feds Can't Enforce Net Neutrality: What This Means For You

In a landmark ruling Tuesday, a federal appeals court has struck down key parts of the Federal Communications Commission's open-Internet rules, effectively ruling that the federal government cannot enforce net neutrality. Put more simply, it can't require that Internet service providers treat all …

4 Ways That IBM’s Watson Could Transform How Humans Think And Make Decisions

Watson may have won Jeopardy, but the supercomputer’s real-world uses–in medicine, education, and beyond–are only now coming into play.<p>Terrell Jones, the founder of Travelocity and the founding chairman of Kayak.com, let the world in on a secret yesterday: “The guy that started the online travel …

Universe Today on Twitter: ""Why Einstein Will Never Be Wrong" http://t.co/3rj94PmApi http://t.co/Dqz3H1aS8D"

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Everything you need to know about Copyright Week

To the many who view themselves as netizens, citizens of the Internet, the loss of Aaron Swartz was a devastating moment in history. One year after …

CONFIRMED: The DEA Struck A Deal With Mexico's Most Notorious Drug Cartel

"El Vicentillo" being presented to the media in Mexico City on March 19, 2009. REUTERS/Daniel Aguilar An investigation by El Universal found that between the years 2000 and 2012, the U.S. government had an arrangement with Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel that allowed the organization to smuggle …

Steubenville rape teen Ma’lik Richmond's statement after release is a wake-up call

Guilty: lawyer Walter Madison holds his client, 16-year-old Ma'lik Richmond. <i>Photo: AP</i><p>Rape is a heinous crime. Rape is second only to murder. Rape is …

Pirate Bay Founder Gets Access to His Books After Public Outcry

Following a failed appeal to the Supreme Court in Sweden, Gottfrid Svartholm was extradited to Denmark last November, where he stands accused of …

Noam Chomsky on the Legacy of Ariel Sharon: Not Speaking Ill of the Dead “Imposes a Vow of Silence”

<b>AMY GOODMAN:</b> We begin in Israel, where a state funeral was held today in front of the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, for former Prime Minister …

Russia expels US journalist David Satter without explanation

Russia has expelled a US journalist living in Moscow for the first time since the cold war, in a move that is likely to strain relations with Washington on the eve of the Sochi Winter Olympics.<p>David Satter – a distinguished former correspondent with the Financial Times and the author of three …

CSIRO 'apologises' for lack of research on dragons

"I would keep it in my special green grass area where there are lots of space. I would feed it raw fish and I would put a collar on it. If it got …

Australia

UT Documents: EU Parliament committee report

LinkedIn's New University Pages Help Teens Network Before College

Networking can prove invaluable when it comes to looking for a job, as well as when you’re planning on training for one. The right network can offer …

God

The best math in life is free? Help gather the data!

Over at the Secret Blogging Seminar , Scott Morrison is championing a new project to analyze this year’s mathematics publications and draw attention …

500 Years of History Shows that Mass Spying Is Always Aimed at Crushing Dissent | Washington's Blog

It’s <i>Never</i> to Protect Us From Bad Guys<p>No matter which government conducts mass surveillance, they also do it to crush dissent, and then give a false …