A massive DDoS attack hit EU- and US-based servers, with security companies reporting it to be even more powerful than last year’s Spamhaus attacks. Only scant details about the attack were released by US-based web performance and security firm CloudFlare, which fought back against the attack.
University of Minnesota in Minneapolis created a brain-computer interface — a system that allows the brain to communicate directly with an external device — that lets participants control the path of a flying object, known as a quadcopter, simply by thinking about specific movements.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Friday will propose legislation ridding media of "sensationalism." "They will call me a dictator, that doesn't matter to me. "I will make very strict norms to end sensationalism and the campaign and propaganda that feeds on the blood and death it promotes."
Department of Defense, have now called people who grow their own food ‘radical’ and extremists. In addition, it says, “Nowadays, instead of dressing in sheets or publically espousing hate messages, many extremists will talk of individual liberties, states’ rights, and how to make the world a better place.”
Netanyahu said said he and Obama would discuss the Iranian nuclear program, discuss the ongoing peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, promote Israel's economy, primarily in the technology sector. Would reinforce Israel's stance on the issue. "We stand by our demands.
A former U.S. Navy cryptology technician was sentenced on Monday to 30-years in federal prison for his attempt to steal military secrets and give them to men he believed were spies for the Russian Federation, according to the U.S. Justice Department.
ExxonMobil’s pipeline burst spilled thousands of barrels of Canadian crude oil in a suburban area near Mayflower, Arkansas. Officials say area is safe to live in. But locals are complaining about health problems, dizziness, headaches, nausea – prompting many to move away.
During the Cold War’s final 25 years, Navy SEALs and Army Special Forces were trained to carry these “backpack nukes” beyond enemy lines where, if necessary, they'd be used to destroy valuable infrastructure. Attempt to develop targeted nuclear weapons that wouldn’t cause as many casualties.
"Mass media tool used by ruling class to manipulate masses, shapes, molds opinions, attitudes. Defines what is normal, acceptable. Ignorant population does not know its rights, understand issues, question authorities. follows trends. Popular culture serves brain-numbing entertainment, idolize celebrities.
Three members of a television crew shooting top European reality TV series “Peking Express” have appeared in court in eastern India after being arrested for possessing unauthorised satellite phones. Foreigners wanting to use a satellite phone in India must declare them to immigration officials.
Landmark legal battle between two farmers over alleged GM contamination has started in the Western Australian Supreme Court. The case is expected to determine GM farmers’ liability if their crops affect neighboring territories. Lawyers say it is the world’s first trial over GM contamination.
The manufacturer of a blood-thinning drug tried to hide results of an internal study that the manufacturer feared would hurt sales of the widely-advertised medication, according to recently-unsealed court documents. Manufacturer of Pradaxa, being sued by patients and their families.
Canada's first-ever crackpipe vending machines, installed in bid to curb the spread of disease among drug users, dispense Pyrex crackpipes for 25 cents. Pipes very durable, less likely to chip cut drug users' mouths, helps stop spread communicable diseases including HIV and hepatitis C.
The state of California has introduced a bill that would require mobile devices to have a ‘kill switch’ which would render them inoperable and impossible to reset if stolen. Samsung already pitched the idea last year, but major network providers rejected the idea.
Investigations following reports confidential files of 27,000 customers of Britain’s second-largest bank, Barclays, stolen, sold to brokers. Valuable on the black market. Leak exposed by unnamed whistleblower, said data belonging to a further 25,000 was on sale for £50 per customer.
A Palestinian man in Gaza Strip use expired and broken batteries to produce electricity Palestinian territory suffers from massive power cuts, . managed to provide 60 houses, several streets, and the mosque in his neighborhood with free lights during power outages.
Consumers are being sold food including mozzarella that is less than half real cheese. herbal tea that neither herb nor tea but glucose powder laced with withdrawn prescription drug for obesity 13 times normal dose. Beef adulterated with pork. fruit juices included brominated vegetable oil, for use in flame retardants.
Development of an 'electronic nose' can be programmed to recognise an individual's natural scent and 'sniff' humans to prove their identity. Police forces could one day record a person's scent in the same way they currently take fingerprints and DNA and set up the machines in public places to 'sniff' for criminals.
Venezuela’s plummeting oil sales to the U.S. its biggest export market, exacerbating a collapse in the nation’s debt securities. Bonds issued by Venezuela sank 3 percent on Jan. 31,day after data released by U.S. Energy Information Administration showed 2013 energy sales to the country are 28-year low.
New study published in PloS One: Canada’s Grand River, which flows into Lake Erie in U.S. used for drinking water has highest concentration of artificial sweeteners in surface waters worldwide. River tested for four most popular artificial sweeteners: sucralose, acesulfame, saccharin, cyclamate.
PulseWallet lets customers link their credit cards and other payment methods to their palms. Scans palm vein patterns underneath skin .Company claims it is more secure than fingerprints because there are no traces for someone to replicate and the scanning requires blood flow for a proper read.
Hitachi has unveiled a high-tech ID badge that not only tracks an employee's exact location within the office, it also keeps a record of all the other staff members they have spoken to, for how long and how energetically, how much time each member of staff spends out of their seat. Looks like an ID badge.
A ruptured Duke Energy pipe in Eden, North Carolina, caused release of 82,000 tons of toxic coal ash, 27 million gallons of contaminated water into the Dan River. Entire river is eerie unnatural ashen color. State regulators testing river for pollution. Coal ash produced by coal-burning power plants.
Chamomile plant is great for promoting relaxation and deep sleep from its use in many nighttime teas. Research shows chamomile is able to trigger cancer cell death, a phenomena known as apoptosis. It’s active component, apigenin, can shorten the lifespan and the prolioferation of breast cancer cells.
Monsanto’s CEO admitted that the industry needs to do more to sway the public and convince everyone that GMOs are the one and only answer. “We simply haven’t engaged enough at the level we should have with all of our audiences, and for that, we apologize,” “There’s a recognition we need to do more.”
US technology companies release data how many times US government ordered them to hand over users’ information. Facebook, Google, Microsoft, LinkedIn, Yahoo disclosed N S A requested private information from at least 59,000 user accounts first half of last year under orders from a secret court.
MPs in the Duma suggested restrictions onviolent computer games and television programs, tougher punishment for careless storage of firearms. Incident that prompted reaction: 16-year old pupil came to school with father’s hunting. One policeman wounded, teacher, policeman killed.
US ambassador to Germany admitted it was a “stupid” idea to tap the phone of German Chancellor Angela Merkel while discussing business at a trade association meeting. He apologized for the stress and loss of trust the recent NSA wiretapping revelations might have caused the German government,
December 2013 Uruguay became first country in the world to fully legalize production and sale of the popular herb. Under the new law, which comes into full effect in early April. Drugs Peace Institute, supported marijuana legalization endorsed his candidacy, political party Frente Amplio, the PlantaTuPlanta.
European Commission slammed Turkey’s new cyber law allowing government to block websites without court ruling. raised “serious concerns” of restrictions on freedom of expression, could also request users’ communications and traffic information from providers without a court ruling
Google Glass may soon become a favored tool for law enforcement agencies in the United States. New York City Police Department’s massive and controversial intelligence and analytics unit is evaluating whether Google Glass have any value in investigations, mostly for patrol purposes.
Pandemic potential of new strain of bird flu H10N8, scientists believe may have originated in wild birds, later spread to poultry, Concerns the virus has evolved so that it can transfer easily from birds to humans. Another bird flu strain, H7N9, infected 286 people since last year, causing 60 deaths.
German IT sector hopes to profit from trust lost in American technology firms after NSA spying scandal. IBM and Cisco have seen foreign sales fall particularly in China. Google, Facebook pleading with Washington to exert more control over country's intelligence agencies, fear of user revolt.
In the United States, pre-packaged foods loaded with artificial ingredients and chemicals can make it onto grocery store shelves boasting the label “natural.”In America, no definition of “natural.” Consumer advocates threaten lawsuits against big food giants, alleging their claims are misleading and illegal.
Canadian industrial metal band Skinny Puppy sent the Pentagon a bill for $660,000 after being told that guards at Guantanamo Bay had used the band’s music to torment prisoners. Considering suing the Defense Department for using a Skinny Puppy song to torment detainees at the military base in Cuba.
Brazilian security forces are using undercover agents, intercepting e-mails, and rigorously monitoring social media to try to ensure that violent anti-government protesters do not ruin soccer’s World Cup this year. Demonstrations resulted in vandalism of banks and paralyzed parts of major cities.
Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF) offering the latest GMO, named the Arctic Apple. The company will offer its first non-browning apple. claims that GMO foods are highly regulated, naming Health Canada and the US FDA as sources of responsibility for food safety.
Studies show how people suffering from cancerous tumors due to malnutrition and cachexia (high levels of inflammatory cytokines in their cells which causes weakening or severe illness) responded exceptionally well to treatment with naringin, a compound found in grapefruit.
The deputy director of the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy admitted Tuesday that marijuana was less deadly than alcohol, said marijuana was a dangerous drug even though it was not associated with deaths.
US National Security Agency likely collects intelligence on congressional lawmakers and members of their staff, a Justice Department official admitted at a committee hearing on Tuesday. Not first time members of Congress were given a clue their activities might be monitored.
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