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Why Are There Seasons?

We’re in the middle of Summer here on Vancouver Island, the Sun is out, the air is warm, and the river is great for swimming.<p>Three months from now, …

Astronomy

How Does the Earth Protect Us From Space?

Our Earth keeps us very safe from a dangerous Universe that’s always trying to kill us in new and interesting ways.<p><b>Risk:</b> Cosmic rays are high energy …

What Would Happen if the Earth Stopped Turning?

<i>This article was originally written in 2010, but we’ve now updated it and added this spiffy new video.</i><p>As you probably know, the Earth is rotating on …

What is the Rotation of the Earth?

What if someone were to tell you that at any given moment, you were traveling at speeds well in excess of the speed of sound? You might think they …

Astronomy

What is phishing?

Phishing is a fraudulent attempt, usually made through email, to steal your personal information. The best way to protect yourself from phishing is …

Ransomware - Definition

View Ransomware Past, Present, and Future<p>What is Ransomware?<p><b>Ransomware</b> is a type of malware that prevents or limits users from accessing their …

The 10 Baggers In Cybersecurity

The threat to America's national security does not come from ISIS, Iran, Russia or China. It is an online hack attack.<p>That is the view of General …

Introduction

Recently, MWR intern Jérémy Fetiveau (@__x86) conducted a research project into the kernel protections introduced in Microsoft Windows 8 and newer. …

Best Space Books and Sci-Fi: A Space.com Reading List

There are plenty of great books out there about space — so many, in fact, that it can feel a little overwhelming to figure out where to start, …

Filemaker withdrawing Bento as consumers turn to Evernote & its ilk

Business database company FileMaker, a subsidiary of Apple, is withdrawing its more consumer-orientated database app, Bento. It will remain available on the FileMaker Store, App Store and Mac App Store until the end of September.<p>Bento was well-received when it was launched in 2008, and had shipped …