Marcus Hutchins, Security Researcher Who Stopped WannaCry, Pleads Guilty to Malware Charges

Marcus Hutchins, the security researcher best known for helping to stop the widespread WannaCry ransomware attack, has pleaded guilty to charges related to malware unconnected to the 2017 attack.Read more...
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Second death in Novartis gene therapy trials under investigation

Novartis has filed for U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of the gene therapy, Zolgensma, and a decision is expected within weeks. The FDA submission was based on findings from a trial of 15 babies treated with Zolgensma. One patient died from respiratory failure, which was deemed by the investigator and an independent monitor to be unrelated to the gene therapy.
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Let Us Cheer You On

CheerMeOn and celebrate accomplishments, milestones and wins -- no matter how big or small -- with others who understand their importance. All are welcome here, we only ask that you spread kindness, love and encouragement. Let’s root for each other.
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Leia Finds a Pint-Sized Battle Partner in the Latest Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures Short

The latest Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures short takes us to the forest moon of Endor, where Princess Leia gets separated from the rest of the Rebel Alliance and encounters a small but feisty native: Wicket the Ewok. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Princess Leia, Animation, Lucasfilm, Ewoks, Leia, Return Of The Jedi, Endor, Rebel Alliance, Star Wars Galaxy Of Adventures

Lockheed Martin joins the discussion about cloud computing services in space

Is the final frontier the next frontier for cloud computing? One of the presentations planned for Amazon's re:MARS conference in June suggests that Lockheed Martin is putting serious thought into the idea of space-based cloud services. The presentation, titled "Solving Earth's Biggest Problems With a Cloud in Space," features Yvonne Hodge, vice president and chief information officer at Lockheed Martin Space. Just because an executive is talking about the subject doesn't necessarily ...
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How Sonar Discovered a 16th Century Shipwreck by Accident

A team of scavengers discovered one of the oldest known shipwrecks, filled with tons of copper, entirely coincidentally.
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Amazon Will Force Its Flex Delivery Drivers to Snap Selfies for Face-Recognition Authentication

Amazon’s internal delivery service, Amazon Flex, will require its drivers to take photos of themselves to be validated with facial recognition.Read more...
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God's Trigger Is A Hotline Miami-Style Shooter That's Better With A Buddy

A demon and an angel need to kill lots of people to stop Armageddon. That’s the premise of God’s Trigger, a gory top-down shooter whose slick combat and interesting levels help make it more than just another Hotline Miami wannabe.Read more...
Tags: Science, Steam, Kotakucore, Hotline Miami, Grindhouse, Splatterhouse, Gods Trigger, Top Down Shooter

What I've Changed in My Life After Being Diagnosed With Type 2 Diabetes

The author shares how she has changed her lifestyle to help herself cope with type 2 diabetes.
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Cornell scientists create ‘living’ machines that eat, grow, and evolve

The field of robotics is going through a renaissance thanks to advances in machine learning and sensor technology. Each generation of robot is engineered with greater mechanical complexity and smarter operating software than the last. But what if, instead of painstakingly designing and engineering a robot, you could just tear open a packet of primordial soup, toss it in the microwave on high for two minutes, and then grow your own ‘lifelike’ robot? If you’re a Cornell research team, you’d grow a...
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Medical Files of 145,000 Vulnerable Rehab Patients Carelessly Leaked Online

The leaks are never-ending; but naturally, some are more sensitive than others.Read more...
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Yes, there’s a full moon tonight, but it won’t be pink

If you're an aspiring skywatcher looking for a good reason to stay up past your bedtime and gaze into the cosmos, I have good news: Friday, April 19th will feature a full moon. However, if you're eagerly anticipating tonight's full moon because it carries the nickname "Pink Moon," I have a devastating truth to reveal: It won't be pink.Tonight's full moon -- or "Full Pink Moon" or "Pink Full Moon" or whatever you see it called around the web and beyond -- carries its nicknamed...
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Bobcat survives deadly California wildfire, has 4 kittens

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — A young bobcat that survived a massive and deadly wildfire in Southern California last year has given birth to four kittens, wildlife officials said Friday.
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A Generic Version of Opioid Overdose Antidote Naloxone Just Landed FDA Approval

One of the most important tools for managing the opioid crisis may soon be a lot more available. On Friday, the Food and Drug Administration announced it had granted approval for a generic version of the naloxone nasal spray, a drug used to rapidly reverse potentially fatal opioid overdoses.Read more...
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On Good Friday, pope hears harrowing stories of human trafficking

The meditations read out by speakers during the 14 "stations of the cross" which commemorate the last hours of Jesus' life were written by Sister Eugenia Bonetti, an 80-year-old Italian nun who has won multiple awards for her work with trafficked women and children. Francis has made defense of migrants a key feature of his pontificate and has clashed over the immigration with politicians such as U.S. President Donald Trump and Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini who leads the anti-immigran...
Tags: Science, Italy, Jesus, Francis, Donald Trump, Matteo Salvini, Bonetti, Eugenia Bonetti

Get Ready to Smell Fresh Air Again With These Cold and Allergy Shower Bombs at Target

Spring is synonymous with warmer weather, trees and flowers blooming, baseball, and allergies. If you suffer from allergies, you already know how annoying they can be.
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The 10 Best Deals of April 19, 2019

We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.Read more...
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Oklahoma City bombing 'Survivor Tree' DNA to live on

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Science and technology are helping Oklahoma City to sustain the DNA — and the spirit — of a tree that has symbolized hope in the 24 years since the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history shook the city to its core.
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Ebola worker shot dead at hospital in eastern DR Congo

A health worker fighting an Ebola outbreak in DR Congo was shot dead Friday in an attack on a hospital in the eastern city of Butembo, the World Health Organization said. The WHO said that Dr. Richard Valery Mouzoko Kiboung, an epidemiologist it had deployed to help rein in the Ebola outbreak, was killed in the attack on Butembo University Hospital.
Tags: Science, Who, World Health Organization, DR Congo, Butembo, Richard Valery Mouzoko Kiboung

USDA Is Forcing Its Researchers to Label Their Peer-Reviewed Studies as Only 'Preliminary'

The peer review process for scientific publications is a tedious and trusted mechanism by which papers are determined credible sources of information or not. While “peer reviewed” isn’t synonymous with conclusive, it’s long been a stamp of approval for other scientists and the public to weed out low-quality research.…Read more...
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Sign Up For Butcher Box, Get $50 to Spend On Lodge's Essential Cookware

Butcher Box usually dangles free meat in your face to get you to sign up for their protein delivery service, but for one week only, they’re giving away the pan you need to cook said protein instead.Read more...
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Porn Regulators Powerless Against Horny British Teens

On Wednesday, the UK government announced that starting July 15, porn providers online would be required to roll out age verification systems on their websites, only allowing those 18 and older to access their content. But one should not underestimate the will of the horny—porn, uh, finds a way, and adult content…Read more...
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Mom Is Tirelessly Raising Awareness About Her Daughter's Rare, Life-Threatening Disease

Seven-year-old Trinity underwent dozens of tests before being diagnosed with progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis (PFIC), an ultra-rare disease believed to affect only one in every 50,000-100,000 children worldwide.
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3-Year-Old Born With Backward Legs Walks for the First Time in Emotional Viral Video

A "miracle" surgery changed this little girl's life. 
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Happy 4/20: Here’s some science to shut up the cannabis haters

April 20th is a holy day for many who imbibe cannabis. For some, it’s just a great day to watch stoner flicks and smoke herb all day. Others view it with more import; especially those who consume cannabis medicinally. To them it’s a celebration of the day they found a therapeutic treatment that works. Every year, around this time, we see an outpouring of testimony in the news and on social media from people whose lives have been positively changed through the addition of medicinal cannabis. Thes...
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Scribd's Copyright Robocops Are Automatically Taking Down the Mueller Report

Scribd has become a popular place for people to upload PDF documents to share with the world. But the hosting site’s algorithms aren’t handling the release of the Mueller Report very well, according to a new report from Quartz. Scribd’s robots are flagging the document as a copyrighted work, despite the fact that, as…Read more...
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Striking Photos Capture the Unnatural Transformation of the Amazon Rainforest

There was this moment last year when I was sitting in the quietest place in the U.S. and a plane flew overhead, breaking the cocoon of natural sound. It was the sonic emulation of the world we’re creating, writ large. Humanity has crept into every nook and cranny of the planet, and now we’re being forced to confront…Read more...
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Venezuela's Guaido calls for 'largest march in history' to oust Maduro

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Friday called on supporters to take to the streets on May 1 for what he called "the largest march in the history" of the South American country to keep the pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to leave power. Guaido, the head of the opposition-controlled National Assembly who in January invoked the constitution to assume an interim presidency on the basis that Maduro's 2018 re-election was illegitimate, reiterated his call for the country's armed forc...
Tags: Science, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, National Assembly, Caracas, Maduro, Juan Guaido, Guaido

Traeger's Wood Pellet Grills Just Got Even Smarter

Traeger grills were already about as smart as smokers and grills could get, but for 2019, they’re raising the bar with Wi-Fi and an all-new heating sytem.Read more...
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