US Suspends Sensitive Tech Exports to Hong Kong The US government has said it will suspend export of sensitive defense technologies to Hong Kong after China passed a controversial national security law in the Special Administrative Region (SAR). In a brief statement on Monday, commerce secretary Wilbur Ross argued that […]
#COVID19 HMRC Phishing Scams Persist, Begin Targeting Passport DetailsFraudsters are continuing to exploit self-employed people with advancements in already-established COVID-related HMRC phishing scams. Uncovered by Griffin Law, the latest variation of this attack is now targeting the passport details of self-employed people, along with other information including personal and bank details. […]
Businesses Lack a Workable Ransomware Recovery StrategyMore than a third of businesses do not have a ransomware emergency plan in place, or are not aware if one exists within their company. According to research from Ontrack of 484 organizations, 39% either did not have or were not unaware of a […]
The decline of the Western bumblebee is likely not limited to one culprit but, instead, due to several factors that interact such as pesticides, pathogens, climate change and habitat loss.
Scientists have devised deep-learning and other approaches that dramatically reduce image-analysis times by orders of magnitude — in some cases, matching the speed of image data acquisition itself.
New eye drops could prevent vision loss after retinal vein occlusion, a major cause of blindness for millions of adults, a study has found.
Many parts of the world are in the midst of a deadly pandemic of cholera, an extreme form of watery diarrhea. Scientists have discovered specific gut bacteria make some people resistant to it — a finding that could save lives.
Research has shown that understanding brain activity as a network instead of readings from an EEG allow for more accurate and efficient detection of seizures in real-time.
Sugar consumption is linked with larger fat deposits around the heart and in the abdomen, which are risky for health.
Staring at a deep red light for three minutes a day can significantly improve declining eyesight, finds a new study, the first of its kind in humans.
A new mathematical model for predicting variations in solar irradiance has been developed. It may help to promote more efficient use of electricity from solar energy. In tests of various data models, the model proved capable of making highly reliable forecasts, and emerged as the best for this purpose in […]
The history of our planet has been written, among other things, in the periodic reversal of its magnetic poles. Scientists propose a new means of reading this historic record: in ice. Their findings could lead to a refined probing ice cores and, in the future, might be applied to understanding […]
In the world’s first study of long-term impacts from ladder falls, researchers have found half of fallers experience a deterioration in their psychological well-being for at least six months after the incident.
Students can hide their ignorance and answer questions correctly in an exam without their lack of knowledge being detected by teachers — but only in the quantum world.
UCSF Pays $1.14m Ransomware FeeThe University Of California San Francisco finally confirmed that it had forked over $1.14m to ransomware thieves last week, less than a month after discovering that critical academic data related to its COVID-19 research had been encrypted. The university said in a statement on Friday that it […]
Researchers Find New Calendar-Based Phishing CampaignResearchers have once again spotted crooks using calendar invitations to mount phishing attacks. The Cofense Phishing Defense Center found the attack in enterprise email environments protected by Proofpoint and Microsoft, it announced last week. The phishing scam uses iCalendar, which is a media type that […]
Criminals Exploit Pandemic with Brute-Force RDP AttacksESET is the latest security company to notice a sharp spike in RDP-based hacks over the last few months. The anti-malware company spotted a rise in the number of brute-force attacks using the remote access protocol, and said that cyber-criminals have been using it […]
Modelling of the Chicxulub asteroid impact 66 million years ago shows it created a world largely unsuitable for dinosaurs to live in.
A new study finds even moderate exercise during pregnancy increases a compound in breast milk that reduces a baby’s lifelong risks of serious health issues such as diabetes, obesity and heart disease.
Scientists were able to show that bioengineered uteri in an animal model developed the native tissue-like structures needed to support normal reproductive function.
The study of sub-Saharan Africa finds that a relatively small increase in airborne particles significantly increase infant mortality rates. A cost-effective solution may lie in an exotic-sounding proposal.
Method could shed light on nitric oxide’s role in the neural, circulatory, and immune systems.
New research suggests that as the Earth warms natural ecosystems such as freshwaters will release more methane than expected from predictions based on temperature increases alone.
Researchers have developed a lightweight, multifunctional nanofiber material that can protect wearers from both extreme temperatures and ballistic threats.
In a recent study of epilepsy patients and healthy volunteers, researchers found that our brains may withdraw some common words, like ”pig,” ”tank,” and ”door,” much more often than others, including ”cat,” ”street,” and ”stair.” By combining memory tests, brain wave recordings, and surveys of billions of words published in […]
Bioengineers have shown they can keep densely packed cells alive in lab-grown tissues by creating complex networks of branching blood vessels from templates of 3D-printed sugar.
Using DNA origami as a virus-like scaffold, researchers designed an HIV-like particle that provokes a strong response from human immune cells grown in the lab. They are now testing this approach as a potential vaccine candidate in live animals, and adapting it to SARS-CoV-2, as well as other pathogens.
For more than 20 years, a biomedical engineering and mechanics professor has sought to measure and model the biomechanics of snake flight and answer questions about them, like that of aerial undulation’s functional role.
Long-term morbidity as well as a lower level of education and employment rate are common among adults who underwent congenital heart surgery during childhood, regardless of the severity of the defect.
Studied in detail, the embedding of hydrophobic molecules in water looks quite different than previously assumed.
It is well-known that victims of bullying can have higher risks of future health and social problems. However, different victims experience a broad range of responses and some may not suffer at all. Researchers felt this implied there might be factors that could protect against some consequences of bullying. In […]
After one consumes food or a beverage containing fructose, the gastrointestinal system, or gut, helps to shield the liver from damage by breaking down the sugar before it reaches the liver, according to a new multi-center study. However, the consumption of too much fructose — particularly in a short period […]
A world-first study examines the temperature thresholds of Australian aquarium corals and finds they are at risk under climate change.
An innovative treatment for patients with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) which uses transplanted gut bacteria to treat the infection, is a more effective and more cost-efficient treatment than using antibiotics, a new study has found.
CAR-T therapy has been used successfully in patients with blood cancers such as lymphoma and leukemia. It modifies a patient’s own T-cells by adding a piece of an antibody that recognizes unique features on the surface of cancer cells. In a new study, researchers report that they have dramatically broadened […]
Physicists discover that plasmonic metals can be prompted to produce ”hot carriers” that in turn emit unexpectedly bright light in nanoscale gaps between electrodes. The phenomenon could be useful for photocatalysis, quantum optics and optoelectronics.
Scientists ran a series of simulations to produce the most elaborate set of projections to date that illustrates possible changes in nine monsoon regions across five continents.
Scientists have increased the speed and accuracy of a laboratory-scale instrument for determining the age of planetary specimens onsite. The team is progressively miniaturizing the Chemistry, Organics and Dating Experiment (CODEX) instrument to reach a size suitable for spaceflight and lander missions.
By digging into major historic records of flood disasters, a research team reveals that the value of nature for flood defense has actually been evident for hundreds of years.
A giant marsupial that roamed prehistoric Australia 25 million years ago is so different from its wombat cousins that scientists have had to create a new family to accommodate it.
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- Using controlled environment food production to solve food shortages
- Deep learning to analyze neurological problems
- New machine learning algorithms offer safety and fairness guarantees
- Nature’s secret recipe for making leaves
- Almost a third of tropical Africa’s flora faces extinction
- Magnesium deprivation stops pathogen growth
- Big plans to save the planet depend on nanoscopic materials improving energy storage
- Non-coding DNA located outside chromosomes may help drive glioblastoma
- Study offers first large-sample evidence of the effect of ethics training on financial sector
- A new antibiotic to combat drug-resistant bacteria is in sight
- Genetic studies reveal how rat lungworm evolves
- Simple model explains why different four-legged animals adopt similar gaits
- Grid reliability under climate change may require more power generation capacity
- How to design and control robots with stretchy, flexible bodies
- Breaking (and restoring) graphene’s symmetry in a twistable electronics device
- Online reviews reveal need for specialized drug treatment facility assessments
- Dung beetle discovery revises biologists’ understanding of how nature innovates
- Brain biomarker predicts compulsive drinking
- Who is left behind in Mass Drug Administration?
- Some hyper-realistic masks more believable than human faces, study suggests
- Dissecting connections between chronic stress, inflammation and depression
- Scientists help soldiers figure out what robots know
- Diet pills, laxatives used for weight control linked with later eating disorder diagnosis
- Germ-free lungs of newborn mice are partially protected against hyperoxia
- Study probes relationship between strange metals and high-temperature superconductors
- Bone breakthrough may lead to more durable airplane wings
- Boosting 5G technology
- Fighting opioids with an unlikely supplemental painkiller: Anti-itch medicine
- Efficient bottom-up synthesis of new perovskite material for the production of ammonia
- Assessing different HPV vaccines and vaccine schedules in adolescent girls and boys
- Pollinator friendliness can extend beyond early spring
- Science underestimated dangerous effects of sleep deprivation
- How an AI solution can design new tuberculosis drug regimens
- New antenna tech to equip ceramic coatings with heat radiation control
- Wildfires in Oregon’s blue mountains to become more frequent, severe due to climate change
- Lack of sleep may explain why poor people get more heart disease
- Scientists discover surprising quantum effect in an exotic superconductor
- NASA space data can cut disaster response times, costs
- Wound healing in mucous tissues could ward off AIDS
- Scientists identify underlying molecular mechanisms of Alexander disease
- Researchers visualize bacteria motor in first step toward human-produced electrical energy
- Changing experiences of the natural world
- DNA repeats — the genome’s dark matter
- Old newspapers can be used to grow carbon nanotubes
- Universal features of music around the world
- Clean air research converts toxic air pollutant into industrial chemical
- New method for using spin waves in magnetic materials
- New technology developed to improve forecasting of Earthquakes, Tsunamis
- Dangerous bacteria communicate to avoid antibiotics
- Filaments that structure DNA
- Increased use of antibiotics may predispose to Parkinson’s disease
- Do obesity and smoking impact healing after wrist fracture surgery?
- Tiny devices made of DNA detect cancer with fewer false alarms
- Clear, conductive coating could protect advanced solar cells, touch screens
- Small, fast, and highly energy-efficient memory device inspired by lithium-ion batteries
- New electrodes could increase efficiency of electric vehicles and aircraft
- In a first for cell biology, scientists observe ribosome assembly in real time
- Bacteria-infecting viruses bind mucosal surface and protect from disease
- Samoa climate change resilience challenges Western perceptions
- Using artificial intelligence to determine whether immunotherapy is working
- Scientists find early humans moved through Mediterranean earlier than believed
- Schools of molecular ‘fish’ could improve display screens
- ‘Artificial leaf’ successfully produces clean gas
- New data on the evolution of plants and origin of species
- Achieving quantum supremacy
- Daily exposure to blue light may accelerate aging, even if it doesn’t reach your eyes
- Arthropods formed orderly lines 480 million years ago
- Ancient stars shed light on Earth’s similarities to other planets
- Lifestyle is a threat to gut bacteria: Ötzi proves it, study shows
- Mars once had salt lakes similar to those on Earth
- Gimme six! Researchers discover aye-aye’s extra finger
- ESO telescope reveals what could be the smallest dwarf planet yet in the solar system
- New measurement of Hubble constant adds to cosmic mystery
- By targeting flu-enabling protein, antibody may protect against wide-ranging strains
- Did an extraterrestrial impact trigger the extinction of ice-age animals?
- Putting the ‘bang’ in the Big Bang
- Micromotors push around single cells and particles
- Engineers develop a new way to remove carbon dioxide from air
- Dolphins demonstrate coordinated cooperation
- Three-drug combo improves lung function in most common genetic form of cystic fibrosis
- How measles wipes out the body’s immune memory
- Ornament with eagle talons from Neanderthal Period
- Voyager 2 reaches interstellar space
- The world is getting wetter, yet water may become less available for North America and Eurasia
- Screen-based media associated with structural differences in brains of young children
- Stressed to the max? Deep sleep can rewire the anxious brain
- Light-based ‘tractor beam’ assembles materials at the nanoscale
- Any amount of running linked to significantly lower risk of early death
- Chemists observe ‘spooky’ quantum tunneling
- Why is ice so slippery?
- Data-driven definition of unhealthy yet pervasive ‘hyper-palatable’ foods
- Microbes harvest electrons: Novel process discovered
- New model for the way humans localize sounds
- New measurement yields smaller proton radius
- Carbon dioxide capture and use could become big business
- Go with the flow: Scientists design new grid batteries for renewable energy
- Hubble captures a dozen sunburst arc doppelgangers
- Brains of girls and boys are similar, producing equal math ability
- Specific neurons that map memories now identified in the human brain
- Bacteria may contribute more to climate change as planet heats up
- A Checklist for Preparing for Your Organization’s Next PCI Audit
- Understanding the Purpose of Security Controls and the Need for Compliance
- Veteran CISO Tammy Moskites on Budgets, Incident Spikes and the “Best BC/DR Experience of Our Lives” (Video)
- NTT Data Center Subsidiary Settles with FTC in Privacy Spat
- First confirmed underwater Aboriginal archaeological sites found off Australian coast
- Social distancing and dying alone
- Higher concentration of metal in Moon’s craters provides new insights to its origin
- Jellyfish-inspired soft robots can outswim their natural counterparts
- Does deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s increase risk of dementia?
- Fever-associated seizures after vaccination do not affect development, behavior
- Beacon from the early universe
- Influence of insect and microalgae feeds on meat quality
- Knowledge of severe storm patterns may improve tornado warnings
- Why memory-forming neurons are vulnerable to Alzheimer’s
- Toward principles of gene regulation in multicellular systems?
- Why do arteries age? Study explores link to gut bacteria, diet
- A shake-up in cell culturing: Flame sterilization may affect the culture
- Atmospheric processes likely caused puzzling haze over China during COVID-19 shutdown
- Clues to COVID-19 complications come from NET-like inflammatory response
- Scientists use a Teflon pipe to make a cheap, simple reactor for silica particle synthesis
- Material research: New chemistry for ultra-thin gas sensors
- Tabletop quantum experiment could detect gravitational waves
- California’s CCPA Gets Teeth Today
- Bitcoin Scammers Use Celebrity Names to Lure Victims
- Scientists provide new explanation for the far side of the Moon’s strange asymmetry
- Study: 35 percent of excess deaths in pandemic’s early months tied to causes other than COVID-19
- Exercise can slow or prevent vision loss, study finds
- Building a harder diamond
- A simpler way to make sensory hearing cells
- Different tracks, same dinosaurs: Researchers dig deeper into dinosaur movements
- Alarming long-term effects of insecticides weaken ant colonies
- Elucidating how asymmetry confers chemical properties
- Coordinating complex behaviors between hundreds of robots
- First exposed planetary core discovered allows glimpse inside other worlds
- A binary star as a cosmic particle accelerator
- How the cloud fractures application delivery infrastructure ops
- What’s the difference between a Layer 3 switch and a router?
- Remote Workers Becoming More Security Conscious Although Bad Habits Persist
- UK’s unsung cyber security heroes sought
- Zoom making progress on cyber security and privacy, says CEO
- Getting a project out in the open
- CIO interview: Richard Gifford, CIO, Wincanton
- New Mac Ransomware Leveraged Piracy as Means of Distribution
- Entries Now Open for the 2020 Tech Trailblazers Awards
- Société Générale acquires fintech challenger bank
- Remote workers more aware of security, but still flout the rules
- School absenteeism has surprising consequences for adults
- Hidden sources of mysterious cosmic neutrinos seen on Earth
- Role models have major influence on female university choices
- Malware Uses Postal App Lure to Send SMS Messages and Steal Data
- Nominations Open for the Outstanding Security Performance Awards 2021
- Equity in Stem education more important than ever, says Parliamentary group
- Qumulo hybrid cloud NAS provides special effects for Cinesite
- Mysterious EvilQuest macOS ransomware spreads through torrents
- FCC: Huawei and ZTE Are National Security Threat
- Black Lives Matter, but do bots know that?
- CIOs Raise the Alarm Over TLS Cert Security Risks
- FCA estimates about 2.6 million Brits have bought cryptocurrency
- UK government announces Office for Talent
- CIO Interview: Amex Global Business Travel CTO on incident response
- Lawmakers Call on Government to Regulate Social Media
- Security Think Tank: Get your house in order before deploying AI
- Time to rethink business continuity and cyber security
- Lenovo, top of the world Chinese supercomputer supplier, sweeps all markets
- FakeSpy Android malware targets Royal Mail app users
- Geologists identify deep-earth structures that may signal hidden metal lodes
- COVID-19: Study shows virus can infect heart cells in lab dish
- The CSA IoT Security Controls Framework
- Spider silk can create lenses useful for biological imaging
- Research reveals fishing pressures affect tropical and temperate reefs differently
- Human-Artificial intelligence collaborations best for skin cancer diagnosis
- Genomic variation causing common autoinflammatory disease may increase resilience to bubonic plague
- Goodbye northwestern crow, hello Mexican duck
- A revolutionary new treatment alternative to corneal transplantation
- Cartwheeling light reveals new optical phenomenon
- Lifting weights makes your nervous system stronger, too
- No keys to the kingdom: New single sign-on algorithm provides superior privacy
- At-risk twin pregnancies benefit from an intervention called cerclage
- Scientists shed new light on how seabirds cruise through air and water
- Mathematical noodling leads to new insights into an old fusion problem
- Hints at jaw evolution found in marsupials and monotremes
- Faulty Drivers Fuel ATM Hacking Problem, Say Researchers
- Study reveals magnetic process that can lead to more energy-efficient memory in computers
- Microscope allows gentle, continuous imaging of light-sensitive corals
- Removing toxic chemicals from water: New environmentally-friendly method
- Chemist adds details of ‘cold collisions of hot molecules’ to theories of molecular interactions
- New Zealand’s ancient monster penguins had northern hemisphere doppelgangers
- Next-generation sequencing to provide precision medicine for rare metabolic disorders
- Wild bees depend on the landscape structure
- Study asks who’s playing ‘hard-to-get’ and who’s attracted by the ploy
- Plant tissue engineering improves drought and salinity tolerance
- Glowing dye may aid in eliminating cancer
- Universal gut microbiome-derived signature predicts cirrhosis
- Researchers identify multiple molecules that shut down SARS-Cov-2 polymerase reaction
- Ultrafast light wave electronics: Light from inside the tunnel
- Revisiting energy flow in photosynthetic plant cells
- Auditory hallucinations rooted in aberrant brain connectivity
- ‘Morning sickness’ is misleading and inaccurate, new study argues
- Novel pathology could improve diagnosis and treatment of Huntington’s and other diseases
- Whole-town study reveals more than 40% of COVID-19 infections had no symptoms