Michael Costigan

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Scientists Are Petitioning NASA To Search For Martian DNA

In order to investigate the possible origin of life on Mars and Earth, a team of researchers from MIT, Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) want NASA's next Mars rover to probe the Red Planet's surface for genetic material by analyzing soil and ice samples with a DNA-sequencing …

XKeyscore: NSA tool collects 'nearly everything a user does on the internet'

A top secret National Security Agency program allows analysts to search with no prior authorization through vast databases containing emails, online chats and the browsing histories of millions of individuals, according to documents provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden.<p>The NSA boasts in …

NSA chief addresses hackers as lawmakers grill underlings

While intelligence officials briefed lawmakers on Capitol Hill about the country’s secret data-collecting programs, the nation’s top snoop met an even more critical audience Wednesday: Hackers.<p>Gen. Keith Alexander, the embattled head of the U.S. National Security Agency, spoke to a tech-savvy and …

NASA funds 'warp speed' research

Though it seems ripped straight from an episode of Star Trek, NASA has invested real money into understanding the science behind travel faster than the speed of light.<p>Harold G. White, a NASA physicist, leads the small team at NASA who are trying to make reality out of a theory that suggests the …

Weiner Spokeswoman Who Went On Curse-Filled Tirade Laughs It Off

Yesterday, Barbara Morgan, a spokeswoman for embattled New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, apologized for reportedly calling Olivia Nuzzi, an intern on Weiner’s mayoral campaign, a "slutbag," “bitch,” “twat,” and “cunt.” Nuzzi appeared on the cover of the Daily News Tuesday morning for …

Government

As His Campaign Craters, Weiner Picks Fight Over Flight

Back in the day, when Anthony Weiner was still a youthful Democratic representative from Brooklyn, before the dirty texts and the penis photos chased him from Washington, before his scrabbling, sinking campaign for New York City mayor, he strove to emulate his predecessor.<p>Chuck Schumer's frenetic …