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Apple fixes bug that could have given hackers full access to user accounts

Report of serious vulnerability lands developer $100,000 bounty.

2 Jun 2020 6:27 am
SARS-CoV-2 looks like a hybrid of viruses from two different species

Pieces of several genomes recombined to produce the pandemic-causing pathogen.

2 Jun 2020 4:33 am
New study challenges popular collapse hypothesis for Easter Island

Bayesian model-based analysis points to resilient, cooperative society well beyond 1600.

2 Jun 2020 2:58 am
One Zoom to rule them all: Lord of the Rings cast reunites to share memories

One does not simply watch this reunionone also donates for COVID-19 relief.

2 Jun 2020 2:26 am
SpaceX launch footage was taken down thanks to bogus copyright claim

The public domain video was restored to the public, but this happens a lot.

1 Jun 2020 11:08 pm
Dallas Police asked public for videos of protestersit didnt go well

Police app stops working hours after PD requested videos of illegal activity.

1 Jun 2020 10:33 pm
30 years later, a lost Days of Thunder NES game recovered from 21 floppy disks

Every floppy matters: Archivists needed every single byte to build working ROM.

1 Jun 2020 9:30 pm
Googles overpromising led to Stadia disappointment, says RDR2 publisher

If you're paying $60 for a game, are you really unwilling to buy a $300 console?

1 Jun 2020 8:47 pm
Facebook employees revolt over Zuckerbergs stance on Trump

CEO criticized for refusing to take action over posts by Trump in response to unrest.

1 Jun 2020 7:35 pm
After Dragons historic docking, America has more new spaceships on the way

It flew really well, very crisp.We couldn't be happier.

1 Jun 2020 6:59 pm
Understanding epidemiology models

Not all models are the same, and not all of them are used to answer the same questions.

1 Jun 2020 4:45 pm
Good podcast vibes for the nerdy set: Our recent faves in science, research

From the outer reaches of space to the inner workings of regional language.

31 May 2020 7:00 pm
Electrifying West Africa with a renewable grid

New study shows how to expand and manage a grid to limit fossil fuel use.

31 May 2020 6:30 pm
Can we save the night sky from satellite streaks?

Legal comment launches as constellation companies scramble to satisfy astronomers' concerns.

31 May 2020 5:30 pm
Walmart employees are out to show its anti-shoplifting AI doesnt work

The retailer denies there is any widespread issue with the software.

31 May 2020 4:15 pm
Dearth of women in classic Hollywood was result of studio system, study finds

The post-system presence of more female producers, directors helped break the cycle.

31 May 2020 4:11 am
The Vast of Night is an alien encounter film like no other

Film festival darling snuck up and attracted Amazon money in 2019, hits Prime this weekend.

30 May 2020 6:08 pm
Everyones ordering delivery, but apps arent making money

With dining rooms closed, more people are using Uber Eats, Grubhub, and DoorDash.

30 May 2020 5:30 pm
Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro mini-review: A vast improvement

Its an improvement over the Smart Keyboard in every way but price.

30 May 2020 5:00 pm