Saturday, January 20, 2018

Even without El Nino last year, Earth keeps on warming

Earth last year wasn’t quite as hot as 2016′s record-shattering mark, but it ranked second or third, depending on who was counting. Either way, scientists say it showed a clear signal of man-made global warming...

Report links hacking campaign to Lebanese security agency

A major hacking operation tied to one of the most powerful security and intelligence agencies in Lebanon has been exposed after careless spies left hundreds of gigabytes of intercepted data exposed to the open...

Australia lifesaving drone makes first rescue

A pair of Australian swimmers on Thursday became the first people to be rescued in the ocean by a drone when the aerial lifesaver dropped a safety device to distressed teens caught in rough...

Scientists seek super-shot for flu 100 years after pandemic

The descriptions are haunting. Some victims felt fine in the morning and were dead by night. Faces turned blue as patients coughed up blood. Stacked bodies outnumbered coffins. A century after one of history’s most catastrophic...

Heed old shelter signs? If nuke is REALLY coming, maybe not

A generation of Americans knew just what to do in the event of a nuclear attack — or during a major false alarm, like the one over the weekend in Hawaii. Take cover in...

Apple banks on tax break to build 2nd campus, hire 20,000

Apple is planning to build a new corporate campus and hire 20,000 U.S. workers in an expansion driven in part by a tax cut that will enable the iPhone maker to bring an estimated...

China, Europe jointly test technology for storm satellite

China and Europe are jointly testing new technology that could help satellites peer through clouds and analyze storms. The European Space Agency says it has teamed up with China’s National Space Center to conduct ground...

YouTube again revises rules to protect advertisers from offensive content

Alphabet Inc’s Google is making its second attempt in less than a year to protect advertisers on its YouTube user channels from being associated with videos featuring violence, gore or bad language. Under the new...

Oracle issues security patches for chip flaws

Oracle Corp said on Tuesday it issued a critical patch that provides fixes for certain of its products for Intel Corp chip flaws. The critical patch contains 237 new security fixes across several Oracle products,...

How Does a Black Hole Burp? Belching Supermassive Black Hole Has Big Implications for...

Last week, scientists presented an image of a supermassive black hole burping—twice. The behemoth had guzzled on gas before belching out a cloud of high energy particles and then settling in for a few thousand years’...
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