Most of you have probably already heard the amazing news. An earth-sized planet has been found orbiting a ‘nearby’ star, and it might have water on its surface. Hooray!
With all the fervor of late in righteously railing against carbon-based energy, you would think the environmental movement might pause to reconsider a moment about coal’s greatest enemy for the last 60 years: uranium.
Apparently Vice is having a bit of a slow news day, so they are revisiting a much-discussed topic here at disinformation®: the controversial addition of fluoride to municipal water: On the World…
Once again, the impartiality of Facebook’s news feature is being called into question. This time, the social network claims it“accidentally” obstructed all links
Nick Bilton is best known as the New York Times’ man in Silicon Valley, but here he writes a speculative piece for Vanity Fair in which he presents a former spy’s theory…
NASA has successfully placed another probe, Juno, in orbit around Jupiter for the second time in history. The list of interplanetary probes that have revealed intimate details of the largest planet in…
The smartphone in your hand enables you to record a video, edit it and send it around the world. With your phone, you can navigate in cities, buy a car, track your vital signs and accomplish thousands of other tasks. And so?
Relax, the aliens were here a long, long time ago, according to Adam Frank, an astrophysics professor at the University of Rochester and co-founder of NPR’s 13.7 Cosmos and Culture blog, writing at the…
Police do not need a warrant to obtain a person’s cellphone location data held by wireless carriers, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Tuesday, dealing a major setback to privacy advocates.
Did you hear about the secret meeting earlier this month at Harvard Medical School? The one where scientists schemed to create a parentless human being from scratch?
As if the world wasn’t anxious enough about automation and artificial intelligence fleecing jobs from the working class, now even lawyers might feel a little nervous.
The latest investigation into the efficacy of the drug revealed that a week after receiving the dose, all patients experienced a dramatic improvement in symptoms.
Hacker David Michael Levin, owner of Vanguard Cybersecurity, was arrested on Wednesday after the Florida Department of Law Enforcement received a referral from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office
Former Facebook employees who managed the “Trending News” section of the site are accusing the behemoth social media platform of censoring news stories and “injecting” others to artificially inflate their popularity.
Ultimately, it’s an evolutionary arms race. Offspring continually evolve strategies to steal resources, while mothers evolve strategies to defend their resources.
Generic – or what is now considered “old school” – phishing attacks typically took the form of the infamous “Nigerian prince” type emails
A controversial deal between tech giant Google and the National Health Service (NHS) will allow artificial intelligence units access to 1.6 million confidential medical records.
Amid the global threat of terrorism, the actual attacks that occur can vary widely. Terrorists aim at different targets in different locations, and tend to be either shooting or bombing or both
Swiss multinational bank, Credit Suisse, will collaborate with data analysis firm, Palantir, to launch a trader surveillance program.
It sounds more like a question posed in an episode of “Star Trek” than in academic discourse, but sometimes the bleeding edge of science blurs with themes found in science fiction.
Antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” are on track to kill more people than cancer, the UK’s chief financial minister will warn Thursday.
When asked to name a poison, people may well think of cyanide, arsenic or strychnine. But these are not the most toxic substances known.
These brain scans were done back in 2014. Since that time, Carhart-Harris and his colleagues have been pouring over this unprecedented trove of data.
Two schools of economic thinking have for many years been engaged in a debate about the potential effects of automation on jobs, employment and human activity
The principle goal of the Alchemists was (and is) the production of the lapis philosophorum; the philosopher’s stone or stone of the wise.