Archive: 05/26/2014

Prosecutors: Hacker helped thwart 300 cyberattacks

A prolific computer hacker who infiltrated the servers of major corporations later switched sides and helped the U.S. government disrupt hundreds of cyberattacks on Congress, NASA and other sensitive targets, according to ...

dateMay 26, 2014 in Security
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A mechanism of how biodiversity arises

A new study of how biodiversity arises, by evolutionary biologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, shows how a mutation in a single gene during development can lead to different consequences not ...

dateMay 26, 2014 in Evolution
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Relaxation helps pack DNA into a virus

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have found that DNA packs more easily into the tight confines of a virus when given a chance to relax, they report in a pair of papers to be published ...

dateMay 26, 2014 in General Physics
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Clock Is ticking in West Antarctic

Reports that a portion of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet has begun to irretrievably collapse, threatening a 4-foot rise in sea levels over the next couple of centuries, surged through the news media last week. ...

dateMay 26, 2014 in Environment
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