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Security Breach and Spilled Secrets Have Shaken the N.S.A. to Its Core

WASHINGTON — Jake Williams awoke last April in an Orlando, Fla., hotel where he was leading a training session. Checking Twitter, Mr. Williams, a cybersecurity expert, was dismayed to discover that he had been thrust into the middle of one of the worst security debacles ever to befall American …

Security

We Now Know Why Corals Keep Eating Plastic And It's Worrying

There's some ingredient they really like.<p>Ocean plastic is an indiscriminate hazard. It harms fish and kills seabirds, which wash up with bellies full …

The long-term health benefits of running a marathon — and how it could actually be good for your knees

Running a marathon is no easy task, but is it really as hard on your body as many people think? We spoke with Dr. Reed Ferber, director of the Running Injury Clinic, to find out if all of that hard work is healthy and what the health implications are of running 26 miles. Following is a transcript …

Exercise

A Quest: Insulin-Releasing Implant For Type-1 Diabetes

Scientists in California think they may have found a way to transplant insulin-producing cells into diabetic patients who lack those cells — and protect the little insulin-producers from immune rejection. Their system, one of several promising approaches under development, hasn't yet been tested in …

Scientists Have Found a New Clue About How 'Super-Agers' Stay Sharp as They Age

And here's what you can do to keep up.<p>Some older people can remember things just as well as peers who are nearly half their age. Scientists are …

The Brain

Harvard study uncovers why fasting can lead to a longer and healthier life

Intermittent fasting diets are all the rage these days. We are seeing everything from the conservative 5:2 diet to more extreme fasting methods …

How virtual reality is helping scientists make new discoveries about our health

Caroline Stefani has a cool job: She works at the Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason in Seattle, looking for new ways to treat diseases …

Augmented Reality

The Closest Star to Our Own Solar System Just Got a Lot More Interesting

There could be many more planets over there!<p>Astronomers have announced they've discovered a ring of cold cosmic dust surrounding the closest star to …

Animated fossils are helping scientists rediscover extinct species

Combining cartoons with paleontology can show us how dinosaurs moved.<p>Who can forget Steven Spielberg’s first Jurassic Park movie in 1993? How eagerly did we anticipate that bellowing T-Rex? Or gasp at the sheer scale of the brachiosaurus as it lumbered into view? Never before had animation been so …

Dinosaurs

The Very First American Settlers Arrived Much Earlier Than We Thought

"A dramatic intellectual turnabout."<p>The first American settlers may have arrived across a coastal "kelp highway" from northeast Asia, and arrived …

Science may have just answered the question of how life began

Research into the conditions under which life originally formed has given scientists a lot of tantalizing clues in recent years, but a new discovery …

Here's What Happens in the Brain When You Don't Get Enough Sleep

After a sleepless night, you likely feel sluggish the next morning, and a small new study suggests why: Your brain cells feel sluggish, too. And when …

Transistor breakthrough brings liquid computers closer to reality

In a step towards creating a new class of electronics that look and feel like soft, natural organisms, mechanical engineers at Carnegie Mellon …

Sleepless Night Leaves Some Brain Cells As Sluggish As You Feel

When people don't get enough sleep, certain brain cells literally slow down.<p>A study that recorded directly from neurons in the brains of 12 people found that sleep deprivation causes the bursts of electrical activity that brain cells use to communicate to become slower and weaker, a team reports …

The Brain

Lamborghini and MIT team up on battery-free electric supercar

Lamborghini is working with engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on a new all-electric supercar that won't have batteries.<p>Instead, the body of the Lamborghini Terzo Millennio concept car, made from exotic carbon nanotubes, would be used as a supercapacitor. Supercapacitors store …

Lamborghini

Building A.I. That Can Build A.I.

SAN FRANCISCO — They are a dream of researchers but perhaps a nightmare for highly skilled computer programmers: artificially intelligent machines that can build other artificially intelligent machines.<p>With recent speeches in both Silicon Valley and China, Jeff Dean, one of Google’s leading …

Artificial Intelligence

Scientists Just Found a Vital Missing Link in The Origins of Life on Earth

Meet diamidophosphate.<p>Carbon might be the backbone of organic chemistry, but life on Earth wouldn't be what it is today if it weren't for another …

Control your smart home with a single command using Alexa routines

Open the Alexa app on Android or iOS.<p>Tap the hamburger button in the top-left corner.<p>Select <b>Settings</b>.<p>Scroll down to <b>Accounts</b> and tap <b>Routines</b>.<p>Tap the plus sign in the top-right corner.<p>Tap <b>When this happens</b> and select <b>When you say something</b> or <b>At scheduled time</b>.<p>If you select <b>When you say something</b>, type in …

ACLU defends article linking Taylor Swift to white supremacists

The ACLU and Taylor Swift are squaring off after the singer tried to get an article detailing how white supremacy movements have embraced her lyrics and music videos, and how her silence has exacerbated the matter, pulled from a website.<p>On Monday, the ACLU sent a letter to Swift's legal team …

One snub of Hitler may have changed history

A snub appears to have led Adolf Hitler to the Nazi party. A historian is making the case that the most reviled dictator in history first tried to join the German Socialist party but was rejected, the <i>Guardian</i> reports.<p>If the German Socialists, another far right party, had taken him, Hitler may have …

Facebook's fake news experiment backfires

<b>A Facebook test that promoted comments containing the word fake to the top of news feeds has been criticised by users.</b><p>The trial, which Facebook says has now concluded, aimed to prioritise "comments that indicate disbelief".<p>It meant feeds from the BBC, the Economist, the New York Times and the …

Internet

Blood Plasma From Youth Successfully Invigorates Alzheimer's Patients

"I want to find a cure."<p>In 2014, a team led by Stanford neurologist Tony Wyss-Coray published a study that seemed more like science fiction than …

The 10 most important automotive technologies of the year

The Voorhes<p>Technology<p>Tires that crush ice, a shape-shifting supercar, back-seat surveillance, and more.<p><i>This article is a segment of 2017's Best of What's New list. For the complete tabulation of the year's most transformative products and discoveries, head right this way.</i><p>Hakkapeliitta 9<p>Sometimes …

Ford GT

What the future holds for fitness technology

<b>(CNN) —</b> Swarms of drones follow you while you run, recording video of your workout. Sensors hidden in your T-shirt track your heart rate and how many calories you're burning. Your sunglasses log your miles and respond when you ask, "How's my pace?"<p>No, you and those sci-fi gadgets aren't starring in …

Physiotherapy

Amazon Has a New Way to Get Stuff Into Your Apartment

Amazon (amzn) has taken another step toward consolidating control over the process that leads goods from the warehouse floor directly to the doors of …

Microsoft claims Windows 10 ARM battery life will be a ‘game-changer’ for laptops

Microsoft first unveiled its plans for ARM-powered Windows laptops last year. The new devices will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor, and will support traditional desktop apps thanks to an emulator in Windows 10. While Qualcomm previously promised laptops before the end of the year, …

This Evernote cofounder says Silicon Valley's favorite fasting diet has changed his life — here's his routine

Phil Libin, who helped create the popular productivity app Evernote in 2007 and led the company as CEO until 2015, was melancholy for a long time. His work didn't excite him.<p>Eventually he pinpointed the source. "It was the carbs," he said.<p>The fall of 2017 marks one year since Libin, who now runs an …

Silicon Valley

Pence pledges that US will go to the moon, Mars and beyond

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seated before the grounded space shuttle Discovery, a constellation of Trump administration officials used soaring rhetoric to vow …

Space Exploration