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China Uses DNA to Track Its People. It Got Help From the U.S.

2 days ago from NY Times Science

The Chinese authorities turned to an American company and a prominent Yale researcher as they built an enormous system of surveillance and control.

Researchers unveil Internet of Things security feature

2 days ago from Science Daily

Integrated circuit designers have developed a new approach for creating secure keys and IDs on Internet of Things (IoT).

U.S., Japan, Australia start Cope North 2019 at Guam air base

2 days ago from UPI

Nearly 100 aircraft and 3,000 personnel from the United States, Japan and Australia are participating in a joint exercise from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam.

The White House is infested with flies

2 days ago from PopSci

Science This isn't the iconic building's first pest, or its last. There are multiple YouTube videos of Barack Obama swatting the large, persistent insects...

Health-related Google searches doubled in week before ER visits

2 days ago from Science Daily

Patients are often willing to share their Google search histories with medical researchers, revealing that many people do searches on their condition well before deciding to go to the hospital.

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim hits, kills man with car

2 days ago from UPI

Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim hit and killed a pedestrian with his car while on a highway after the Orange's game against Louisville in New York.

Google moves to fix YouTube glitch exploited for child porn

2 days ago from Physorg

Google-owned YouTube said Thursday it was taking action to close a loophole that enabled users to share comments and links on child pornography over the video-sharing service.

Watch: Man City's Leroy Sane nets powerful dipping free kick in Champions League

2 days ago from UPI

Manchester City star Leroy Sane netted a powerful free kick for an equalizer in the Sky Blues' 3-2 win against Schalke 04 in a Champions League matchup.

Watch: Golden Knights' Nate Schmidt scores 1-on-5 goal vs. Bruins

2 days ago from UPI

Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Nate Schmidt sliced through the Boston Bruins' defense during the teams' matchup Wednesday night.

Understanding peppers and chilis from around the world

2 days ago from Physorg

A comprehensive and multinational review of peppers/chilis (Capsicum species) with academic and scientific input from points across the globe, such as Argentina, Brazil, Taiwan, Mexico, Italy, Hungary, Austria, and the...

Automated speed enforcement doesn't just reduce collisions—it helps reduce crime

2 days ago from Physorg

It's widely accepted that automated photo enforcement programs targeting speeding help reduce collisions and promote safe driving. Now a new University of British Columbia study suggests they can also significantly...

What alchemy and astrology can teach artificial intelligence researchers

2 days ago from Physorg

Artificial intelligence researchers and engineers have spent a lot of effort trying to build machines that look like humans and operate largely independently. Those tempting dreams have distracted many of...

Nearly two-thirds of American children live in asset poverty, new study shows

2 days ago from Physorg

More than 63 percent of American children and 55 percent of Americans live in "asset" poverty, meaning they have few or no assets to rely on in the event of...

The dollar store diet: Study shows discount produce matches quality of traditional chains

2 days ago from Physorg

When you hear about dollar discount stores, the first thought that comes to mind likely isn't groceries for you and your family.

Report: Digital companies controlling larger market share for loans

2 days ago from UPI

More Americans are using digital-first financial technology companies for credit purposes rather than going through traditional banks.

Five insights that could move tourism closer towards sustainability

2 days ago from Physorg

Tourism is New Zealand's biggest export earner, contributing 21% of foreign exchange earnings. The latest data show tourists added NZ$39.1 billion to the economy and the industry has seen a...

700,000 submunitions demilitarized by Sandia-designed robotics system

2 days ago from Physorg

More than 700,000 Multiple Launch Rocket System submunitions have been demilitarized since the Army started using an automated nine-robot system conceptualized, built and programmed by Sandia National Laboratories engineers.

Yea, team! Winning fans see self-esteem boost

2 days ago from Science Blog

Fans of a college football team that wins a big game could experience a boost in self-esteem that lasts at least two days after the event, a new study suggests....

Oil prices near flat as market awaits inventory data

2 days ago from UPI

Oil prices were flat early Thursday as the market awaits the latest official stock inventories, weekly data and the impact of recent cuts.

Watch: Fan throws stuffed animal, results in game-losing technical foul for Georgia

2 days ago from UPI

A fan threw a stuffed bulldog onto the court, giving Georgia a technical foul and Mississippi State a game-winning free throw opportunity to beat the Bulldogs.

Australia's been hacked – so will the data be weaponised to influence election 2019? Here's what to look for

2 days ago from Physorg

Prime Minister Scott Morrison recently said both the Australian Parliament and its major political parties were hacked by a "sophisticated state actor."

Google's Nest alarm has a microphone, unknown to consumers

2 days ago from CBSNews - Science

The tech giant says its latest privacy flub was a mistake and the mic "should have been listed in the tech specs"

Nancy Pelosi urges lawmakers to sign resolution to end border 'emergency'

2 days ago from UPI

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is urging lawmakers to sign a resolution to terminate the national emergency declared by President Donald Trump last week.

'Empire's' Jussie Smollett arrested on charges of filing false report

2 days ago from UPI

"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was arrested Thursday, accused of filing a false police report saying he was the victim of a hate-crime attack in Chicago.

In photos: Highlights from the week of February 18, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

2 days ago from UPI

President Donald J. Trump meets with Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz of Austria and signs a directive to establish the the U.S. Space Force as the sixth branch of the Armed...

Disadvantaged boys benefit most from early school years

2 days ago from Physorg

Boys from disadvantaged backgrounds benefit most from early schooling, helping to narrow the skills gap with boys from high socio-economic backgrounds, according to new research.

Samsung unveils new folding smartphone that morphs into mini tablet

Samsung has unveiled a highly anticipated smartphone with a foldable screen that breaks new ground in a market that has been stuck in an innovative funk. The phone announced Wednesday...

Telecom customers face 'unacceptable' harm from misleading sales tactics, CRTC says

New rules are needed to prevent telecom companies from using aggressive and misleading sales practices that harm consumers — particularly seniors and other vulnerable Canadians — to an "unacceptable degree,"...