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US considers blocking Chinese nationals from hacking conferences

Following its decision to charge five Chinese officials for allegedly stealing trade secrets, the US is apparently ready to take further action. <i>Reuters</i> reports that the US government may impose visa restrictions on Chinese computer experts, stopping them from attending the high-profile Def Con and …

17 Life-Changing Cooking Tricks

From the editors at Cosmo.com, these kitchen tricks will make cooking so much easier.<p><b>1. Use two plates to safely cut a lot of little tomatoes at once.</b><p>Lay the tomatoes you wish to slice in half on a small plate. Place another plate on top and then run a very sharp knife through the gap between the …

Ice Cream

Virus experiments risk unleashing global pandemic, study warns

Benefits of scientific testing in the area are outweighed by risks of pathogenic strains spreading round world, say researchers<p>Public health experts have warned that controversial experiments on mutant viruses could put human lives in danger by unleashing an accidental pandemic.<p>Several groups of …

FDA Approves Handheld Device That Reverses Painkiller Overdose

The treatment, known as Evzio, injects a drug called nalaxone that "rapidly reverses the effects of opioid overdose."<p>The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved an auto-injecting device that can treat overdose from a variety of painkillers. The agency said in a statement today (April 3) that it …

Gear & Gadgets

Stick-On Circuit Could Put Your Phone On Your Finger For Pocket Change

Stand aside wristbands. The latest wave of stick-on circuits could make cheap, flexible electronics mainstream.<p>About a year ago, University of Illinois researcher John Rogers revealed a pretty amazing creation: a circuit that, rather than living on an inflexible board, could stick to and move with …

Self-driving cars could keep seniors in the driver's seat

My Grandma Bobbie is 93 and lives on her own, in a spotless condo decorated with enviable midcentury furnishings. The daughter of a<p>General Motorsmillwright, she grew up in Detroit riding the streetcar, but one of her goals was to get to the promised land — the suburbs — and preferably by car.<p>For my …

General Motors

Surveillance fears are causing people to be more cautious online — and that’s good

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Two in five Americans are increasingly cautious about their use of the internet following the NSA surveillance leaks, …

Map Of The Developing Human Brain Shows Where Problems Begin

A high-resolution map of the human brain in utero is providing hints about the origins of brain disorders including schizophrenia and autism.<p>The map shows where genes are turned on and off throughout the entire brain at about the midpoint of pregnancy, a time when critical structures are taking …

Architizer

NSA reportedly installing spyware on US-made hardware

NSA documents reveal the agency is allegedly receiving or intercepting routers, servers, and other computer network devices to embed surveillance tools before international export.<p>The National Security Agency has been allegedly accessing routers, servers, and other computer network devices to plant …

Surveillance

Terrorists have changed methods since Snowden leaks: UK official | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Terrorists have substantially changed their methods of communication since leaks by former U.S. intelligence operative Edward Snowden, hindering intelligence agencies’ efforts to track them, a senior British security official said on Tuesday.<p>Accused government whistleblower …

Better Know A Plague: Smallpox

Later this month, members of the World Health Assembly will meet in Geneva to discuss its policies, among other things. On the agenda: whether or not to destroy the world’s only existing smallpox laboratory samples.<p>The World Health Organization declared smallpox eradicated in 1980, but two …

Tree-killing beetle invaded N. America earlier than we thought - Futurity

The emerald ash borer, which is killing trees in at least 22 states and in Canada, arrived at least 10 years before it was discovered in North …

Deep wound solution, microtube eyes and solar fuel

This month's research roundup includes a new way to glue wounded skin, how to create a shrimp's eye view, and a way to store solar energy<p>Healing power<p>An essential medical procedure – repairing deep wounds – could be radically improved with a new approach: gluing skin and other tissue together with …

47% Of All Jobs Will Be Automated By 2034, And 'No Government Is Prepared' Says Economist

Almost half of all jobs could be automated by computers within two decades and "no government is prepared" for the tsunami of social change that will …

Millions of these robotic bees may roam the world in the near future

This science-fiction infomercial was made to raise awareness of the fact that bees—which are crucial for the survival of all species, including …

Virus programmed to unlock and kill cancer - Futurity

Bioengineers have designed a virus that on its own is benign. When it encounters certain enzymes, however, it "unlocks" to kill cancer.

Living organism with 'alien' DNA is created by scientists

Breakthrough in understanding of evolution after scientists modify E.coli bacteria to create organism with unique new DNA structure<p>A living organism with synthetic DNA has been created by scientists in a breakthrough which could change what we know about the evolution of life.<p>The DNA of all life on …

Biology

VF Corp. sees fiscal 2019 adj. EPS $3.48-$3.53; FactSet consensus $3.49

May 4, 2018<br>7:00 AM<p>May 4, 2018<br>6:59 AM<p>VF Corp. Q1 Jeanswear revenue down 4% to $639.5 million; FactSet consensus $662.8 million<p>May 4, 2018<br>6:58 AM<p>VF Corp. Q1 outdoor actions sports revenue up 13% to $2.01 bln; FactSet consensus $2.01 bln<p>May 4, 2018<br>6:58 AM<p>VF Corp. Q1 revenue up 22% to $3.05 bln; …

Magnetic Brain Stimulation May Trump Drugs For Severe Depression

For people with treatment-resistant depression, that is.<p>Drugs are the most common psychiatric treatment for depression. But about 40 percent of people fail to respond to this first-line of antidepressants. What to do? The answer to date has often been more and different drugs.<p>But transcranial …

The Brain

Would you accept a pig’s heart?

If animal organs could be used to save our lives, will it mean we become a bit less human? Frank Swain speculates<p>Imagine that your heart is failing. You desperately need a replacement. Every day, your family waits nervously for a call from the hospital to say they’ve found a donor. Then one day, …

Biotechnology

Sierra Nevada the billion dollar space company you've never heard of

Take a look behind the scenes at Sierra Nevada Corporation's Dream Chaser shuttle, which they hope will secure a NASA contract and take astronauts into space.<p>You may have never heard of Sierra Nevada Corporation, but the aerospace company <b>launches something into orbit</b> every two to three weeks.<p>Their …

Space Exploration

The 3% solution

PEOPLE are living longer, which is good. But old age often brings a decline in mental faculties and many researchers are looking for ways to slow or …

Swapping Young Blood for Old Reverses Aging

Muscle tone, endurance, memory, and smell improve in elderly mice infused with blood from younger mice<p>In what could have profound implications for understanding the process of aging, a trio of scientific papers published today show that infusing elderly mice with the blood of young mice can reverse …

Neuromorphic Chips

A pug-size robot named pioneer slowly rolls up to the Captain America action figure on the carpet. They’re facing off inside a rough model of a …

Artificial Intelligence

Work begins on the world's first 3D-printed house

Zero waste, lower transport costs and recyclable materials – is 3D-printing the future of housebuilding? Dutch architects are putting the process to the test for the first time in Amsterdam<p>Treacle-black plastic oozes from a nozzle at the bottom of a small tower in Amsterdam, depositing layer upon …

Flying Cars and Tricorders: How Sci-Fi Invented the Present

From Mary Shelley's <i>Frankenstein</i> to George Orwell's <i>1984</i> to Spike Jonze's Oscar-nominated <i>Her</i>, artists have imagined what the future will look like. In …

Science Fiction

14 legendary natural wonders of South America

Tucked in a corner at the borders of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay, the 275 falls of Iguazu dwarf Niagara and have to be one of the most amazing …

South America