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WATCH: Woman allegedly suffering from multiple illnesses arrested for mom's murder  ABC NEWS · 2 days
After discovering Dee Dee Blanchard stabbed to death, authorities located Gypsy Blanchard at the home of her then-boyfriend Nick Godejohn. more
WATCH: Murdered mom said daughter suffered from illnesses and needed wheelchair, feeding tub  ABC NEWS · 3 days
In between hospital stays, Gypsy and her mom Dee Dee Blanchard traveled to sporting events, galas and theme parks, and lived in... more
Grace Millane: New Zealand anger over Google naming murder suspect  BBC · 4 days
Google named the man accused of killing UK backpacker Grace Millane in an email, which could be illegal. more
Scientists reconstruct skeleton of terrifying, prehistoric 'marsupial lion' - CNET  CNET · 4 days
New fossil evidence paints a picture of an apex predator, as big as a lion, that terrorized ancient Australian forests. more
Huge Marsupial Lion Terrorized Ancient Australia, Sat Adorably on Its Tail  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
The marsupial lion has long mystified scientists. But the recent discovery of more of its fossils, including a nearly complete skeleton of the extinct beast, has... more
External drive won't show up on Windows 10? Here's the fix.  Windows Central · 5 days
If your PC isn't detecting an external hard drive, use this guide to resolve the issue. On Windows 10, you usually only need to connect an... more
Google still has no answers for YouTube’s biggest problem  THE VERGE · 5 days
From Pizzagate to QAnon, YouTube has a serious problem with conspiracy theories. The basic moderation problem has splintered... more
Cannibalism? Nope, This 8,000-Year-Old Man Was Likely Burned in a Ritual  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
The shattered skull of a hunter who lived about 8,000 years ago isn’t evidence of cannibalism, as scientists previously thought. Rather, the hunter died in a... more
Google CEO admits company must better address the spread of conspiracy theories on YouTube  TechCrunch · 5 days
Google CEO Sundar Pichai admitted today that YouTube needs to do better in dealing with conspiracy content on its site... more
Facebook’s role in the French protests has polarized observers  THE VERGE · 6 days
A week ago, I looked at some of the early reporting around how the Yellow Vest protests in... more
Inequality in homicide rates in Chicago neighborhoods increased over 20-year period  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The United States has experienced an unprecedented decline in violent crime over the last two decades (1990-2010); however, violent crime remains stubbornly concentrated in socially and... more
Subnautica on Xbox One is a joyful underwater wonder  Windows Central · 6 days
Subnautica is here, and a deep dive of exploration, terror, and mystery awaits those who sink into its depths. Throughout the last year, survival exploration game Subnautica has taken the... more
How the absence of blow flies overturned a wrongful conviction  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
On Jan. 2, 2018, Kirstin Blaise Lobato, who was charged and convicted of murder, walked free from a Nevada prison due entirely to forensic entomology. more
Nobel Peace winners urge global action vs. sexual violence  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The Congolese doctor who shares this year's Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the use of rape and sexual violence as weapons of war on Monday called for... more
Nobel Peace winner: international action on sex abuse needed  ABC NEWS · 7 days
Nadia Murad, the Iraqi woman who shares this year's Nobel Peace Prize for her activism against sexual violence in wartime, says she wants world leaders to translate sympathy for the... more
Meet Ellen Page's superhero family in Netflix's The Umbrella Academy teaser - CNET  CNET · 1 week
Dysfunctional superhero siblings investigate their father's murder, and maybe stop the apocalypse, in the new trailer. more
Nobel peace winners demand action against sex abuse  ABC NEWS · 1 week
One of the winners of this year's Nobel Peace Prize says the attention the prize has drawn to sexual violence against women in war zones must be followed by action against the... more
The Black Mirror card game isn’t soul-crushing enough to reflect the show  THE VERGE · 1 week
As the entertainment year winds down, Black Mirror fans are watching Netflix suspiciously, hoping for announcements about the fifth season of the technological-terrors show.... more
Australia anti-encryption law rushed to passage  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A newly enacted law rushed through Australia's parliament will compel technology companies such as Apple, Facebook and Google to disable encryption protections so police can better pursue terrorists and other criminals. more
Australia anti-encryption law rushed to passage  ABC NEWS · 1 week
A new law rushed through Australia's parliament will compel technology companies including Apple, Facebook and Google to help police catch terrorists and other criminals by disabling encryption protections more
EU ministers raise privacy concerns in e-evidence bill  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
EU ministers raised concerns Friday about whether citizens' rights are protected in a bill aimed at speeding up investigators' access to email and other digital evidence in cross-border terrorism cases. more
A valley valve and electron beam splitter  Science Magazine · 1 week
Developing alternative paradigms of electronics beyond silicon technology requires the exploration of fundamentally new physical mechanisms, such as the valley-specific phenomena in hexagonal two-dimensional materials. We realize ballistic valley Hall kink states in bilayer... more
2019 Golden Globe movie noms: Black Panther, A Star is Born score big - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
The Assassination of Gianni Versace, The Americans and Barry are among the big TV nominees. more
Australia passes cyber snooping laws with global implications  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Australia Thursday passed controversial laws allowing spies and police to snoop on the encrypted communications of suspected terrorists and criminals, as experts warned the "unprecedented powers" had far-reaching implications for global cybersecurity. more
Friendly electromagnetic pulse improves survival for electronics  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
An electromagnetic pulse, or EMP, emitted by a nuclear weapon exploded high above the United States could disable the electronic circuits of many devices vital to military defense and modern living. more
A Star is Born, Black Panther win 2019 Golden Globe movie nominations - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
The Assassination of Gianni Versace, The Americans and Barry were among the big TV nominees. more
Reflecting antiferromagnetic arrangements  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
An X-ray imaging technique could help scientists understand -- and ultimately control -- the magnetic structure of promising materials for the development of electronic devices that exploit electron spin. more
Reflecting antiferromagnetic arrangements  nanowerk · 2 weeks
An newly developed x-ray imaging technique could help scientists understand--and ultimately control--the magnetic structure of promising materials for the development of electronic devices that exploit electron spin. more
Announcing Better Worlds: a science fiction project about hope  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Contemporary science fiction often feels fixated on a sort of pessimism that peers into the world of tomorrow... more
Pindrop raises $90M to bring its voice-fraud prevention to IoT devices, and Europe  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
When it comes to how humans communicate with each other or with machines, voice is a major interface, with growth in the... more
China’s Didi restructures key units to improve safety following passenger deaths  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
China’s largest ride-hailing operator Didi Chuxing announced on Wednesday a major restructuring, which trails a series of tweaks to its core businesses following two separate passenger... more
Australia set to pass sweeping cyber laws despite tech giant fears  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Australia's two main parties struck a deal Tuesday to pass sweeping cyber laws requiring tech giants to help government agencies get around encrypted communications used by... more
Abused women more likely to seek emergency contraception, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Women who experience domestic violence and abuse are more than twice as likely to seek emergency contraception as other women, according to a study by National Institute for... more
Analysts are still bullish on wearables  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
New numbers from Gartner this morning show solid projections for the wearable market, in spite of few relatively lackluster years following following the category’s initial explosion. The drivers for the projected growth should be no surprise... more
How a rat and bat helped heal a 90-year cultural rift  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Mammalogists went to the Solomon Islands in search of a giant rat and monkey-faced bat -- and ended up playing a role in fostering peace between... more
'Big picture' platforms boost fight against online terror activity  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The fight against terrorism-related content and illegal financing online is speeding up thanks to new platforms that join up different internet-scouring technologies to create a comprehensive picture of terrorist activity. more
Tech giants warn Australia against law to break encryption  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Digital giants led by Google, Facebook and Amazon have warned Australia against passing a "fundamentally flawed" law allowing security services to spy on encrypted communications among suspected criminals and terrorists. more
'Murder map' reveals medieval London's meanest streets  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
First digital map of the murders recorded by the city's Coroner in early 1300s shows Cheapside and Cornhill were homicide 'hot spots,' and Sundays held the highest risk of violent death for medieval Londoners. more
New psychological intervention could improve health of women experiencing domestic abuse  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Training domestic violence and abuse advocates to deliver psychological support to women experiencing DVA could significantly improve the health of those affected. more
An understudied form of child abuse and 'intimate terrorism': Parental alienation  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
According to Colorado State University social psychologist Jennifer Harman, about 22 million American parents have been the victims of behaviors that lead to something called parental... more
Mars Lander InSight sends the first of many selfies after a successful touchdown  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Last night’s 10 minutes of terror as the InSight Mars Lander descended to the Martian surface at 12,300 MPH were a nail-biter... more
Artificial intelligence could help crack previously unsolvable murder cases  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Some of history's most notorious unsolved murder crimes could be laid bare thanks to new forensic research led at Northumbria University, in Newcastle. more
Manufacturing open-mesoporous carbon nanofibers for flexible and wearable power sources  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
With the recently increasing development of lightweight, portable, flexible and wearable electronics for health and biomedical devices, there is an urgent need to explore new power sources with... more
Mars Insight Photos: A Timeline to Landing on the Red Planet  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
The Mars lander has been making its way to the Red Planet since its launch on May 5, 2018. And on Nov. 26, the three-legged robot... more
NASA's Mars spacecraft braces for 'seven minutes of terror'  Sky News · 3 weeks
The first spacecraft to study the deep interior of Mars will attempt on Monday a perilous descent to the dusty surface. more
NASA's InSight Mars Landing: a Nail-Biting '6.5 Minutes of Terror'  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
InSight has to survive a high-speed approach and the scorching heat of entering Mars' atmosphere, a process NASA has nicknamed "six and a halfminutes of terror." more
Google settled with a contractor after complaints of racial profiling  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Google settled a racial discrimination claim brought by a contractor who says that the company failed... more
Spinal-cord stimulators mean big business for device makers  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Spinal-cord stimulators are a fast-growing medical device. The global market has exploded from $300 million in 2001 to nearly $2 billion in 2017. The United States is the biggest market as the... more
Security agencies warn of foreign espionage threat to company networks  CBC · 3 weeks
The RCMP organized two workshops last March to raise awareness about threats to critical systems, including... more
Get Ready for InSight Mars Landing's '6 Minutes of Terror'  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
When InSight reaches Mars, it faces a formidable challenge, perhaps the most harrowing so far of its seven-month-long journey. more
Revealing the face of an infamous 19th century British assassin from a skull  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A brand new portrait of the only person to have successfully assassinated a British Prime Minister, has been revealed by museum technicians... more
This HAL 9000-Inspired AI Simulation Kept Its Virtual Astronauts Alive  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
The supercomputer HAL 9000 in the science-fiction masterpiece "2001: A Space Odyssey" is best remembered for the chilling way it killed astronauts. Now, scientists are working on a... more
Bots actually target and pursue individual influencers  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
New research co-authored by assistant research professor and associate director of Informatics at the University of Southern California Department of Computer Science, Emilio Ferrara, looks at "social hacking" over social networks that can increase... more
$3M reward offered in case where US device was used in IEDs  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Federal authorities are offering a $3 million reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a man wanted for illegally obtaining U.S.... more
Korean e-commerce firm Coupang raises $2 billion from SoftBank’s Vision Fund  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Just days after a CIA report concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, SoftBank’s Vision Fund — the gargantuan... more
Prototype of robot dog nose  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Every day, thousands of trained K9 dogs sniff out narcotics, explosives and missing people. These dogs are invaluable for security, but they're also expensive. Researchers have made the beginning steps toward an artificial 'robot nose' device that officers... more
How schools can foster civic discussion in an age of incivility  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
What is the role of classrooms in an era of political polarization and rising extremist ideologies, hate crimes and violence? more
Facebook drawn into violent Sri Lankan political row  Sky News · 4 weeks
Facebook has found itself drawn into an escalating political row in Sri Lanka as opposition MPs accuse the ruling party of using data to launch a crackdown. more
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