Obama reportedly ordered implants to be deployed in key Russian networks

In his final days as the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama authorized a covert hacking operation to implant attack code in sensitive Russian networks. The revelation came in an 8,000-word article The Washington Post published Friday that recounted a secret struggle to pu...

Learning how the brain does its coding

Most organisms with brains can store and process a staggering range of information. The fundamental unit of the brain, a single neuron, however, can only communicate in the simplest of manners, by sending a simple electrical pulse. The challenge of understanding how information is co...

Obama reportedly ordered implants to be deployed in key Russian networks

In his final days as the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama authorized a covert hacking operation to implant attack code in sensitive Russian networks. The revelation came in an 8,000-word article The Washington Post published Friday that recounted a secret struggle to pu...

Learning how the brain does its coding

Most organisms with brains can store and process a staggering range of information. The fundamental unit of the brain, a single neuron, however, can only communicate in the simplest of manners, by sending a simple electrical pulse. The challenge of understanding how information is co...

Espionage suspect totally thought messages to Chinese intel were deleted

On June 22, Kevin Patrick Mallory was brought before a US federal judge for his first hearing on charges that he sold highly classified documents to a Chinese intelligence agent. These documents, which are considered “National Defense Information,” included at least one Top ...

The Vatican takes on climate change: it’s cheaper to fix now

The Vatican Pontifical Academy of Sciences has just released a strongly worded report (PDF) on global climate change demanding in the strongest possible language that humans act decisively to avert a coming crisis. “We call on all people and nations to recognize the serious and po...

Espionage suspect totally thought messages to Chinese intel were deleted

On June 22, Kevin Patrick Mallory was brought before a US federal judge for his first hearing on charges that he sold highly classified documents to a Chinese intelligence agent. These documents, which are considered “National Defense Information,” included at least one Top ...

The Vatican takes on climate change: it’s cheaper to fix now

The Vatican Pontifical Academy of Sciences has just released a strongly worded report (PDF) on global climate change demanding in the strongest possible language that humans act decisively to avert a coming crisis. “We call on all people and nations to recognize the serious and po...

How the CIA infects air-gapped networks

Documents published Thursday purport to show how the Central Intelligence Agency has used USB drives to infiltrate computers so sensitive they are severed from the Internet to prevent them from being infected. More than 150 pages of materials published by WikiLeaks describe a platform c...

Self-assembling rafts: how fire ants survive floods

Ever wonder how a colony of ants could survive a flood? Apparently the Brazilian fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, can self-assemble into hydrophobic rafts of thousands of individuals. These rafts can remain afloat for days at time without drowning the individual ants. It turns out that in...
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