Subsurface ocean may explain Titan’s orbital wobbles

Saturn’s moon Titan appears to be a very active place, with evidence of liquid hydrocarbon rains and surface features, along with things like mountains and dunes of some sort. But all of that’s on the surface, and evidence has been building for years that something interes...

Does US have right to data on overseas servers? We’re about to find out

The Justice Department on Friday petitioned the US Supreme Court to step into an international legal thicket, one that asks whether US search warrants extend to data stored on foreign servers. The US government says it has the legal right, with a valid court warrant, to reach into the w...

Subsurface ocean may explain Titan’s orbital wobbles

Saturn’s moon Titan appears to be a very active place, with evidence of liquid hydrocarbon rains and surface features, along with things like mountains and dunes of some sort. But all of that’s on the surface, and evidence has been building for years that something interes...

Does US have right to data on overseas servers? We’re about to find out

The Justice Department on Friday petitioned the US Supreme Court to step into an international legal thicket, one that asks whether US search warrants extend to data stored on foreign servers. The US government says it has the legal right, with a valid court warrant, to reach into the w...

Weird Science endorses retail therapy, but only with credit cards

Credit cards as therapy for feeling like a dweeb: Retail therapy is apparently a real thing if you’re feeling worthless. But demonstrating that involved a bit of experimental methodology that seems a bit cruel. After being given a test that they were told typically reflects aca...

Scientific research piracy site hit with $15 million fine

The operator of a searchable piracy site for scientific research papers has been ordered to pay $15 million as fallout from a US copyright infringement lawsuit brought by one of the world’s leading scientific publishers, New York-based Elsevier. The award doesn’t mean the si...

Weird Science endorses retail therapy, but only with credit cards

Credit cards as therapy for feeling like a dweeb: Retail therapy is apparently a real thing if you’re feeling worthless. But demonstrating that involved a bit of experimental methodology that seems a bit cruel. After being given a test that they were told typically reflects aca...

Scientific research piracy site hit with $15 million fine

The operator of a searchable piracy site for scientific research papers has been ordered to pay $15 million as fallout from a US copyright infringement lawsuit brought by one of the world’s leading scientific publishers, New York-based Elsevier. The award doesn’t mean the si...

Week in science: lizards need males like fish need bicycles

All-female lizard species created in the lab: Researchers have bred a new all-female species of lizards that reproduce by cloning themselves, mimicking a process that has happened naturally in the past but has never been directly observed. Autism epidemic? More likely we’re just b...

Week in science: lizards need males like fish need bicycles

All-female lizard species created in the lab: Researchers have bred a new all-female species of lizards that reproduce by cloning themselves, mimicking a process that has happened naturally in the past but has never been directly observed. Autism epidemic? More likely we’re just b...
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