Researchers create methylation maps of Neanderthals and Denisovans, compare them to modern humans
Computer users circumvent password security with workarounds, according to study
(Phys.org) —When workers and organizations circumvent computer passwords and security rules, they unwittingly open the door to hackers, according to a study co-authored by Ross Koppel, an adjunct professor ...
Study of past climate change in Pacific Northwest lakes may presage future drought
(Phys.org) —Sorting through oxygen isotopes in muddy sediment at the bottom of 10 Pacific Northwest lakes has led a research team including University of Pittsburgh scientists to conclude that droughts ...
From conspiracy theories to climate change denial, a cognitive psychologist explains
Stephan Lewandowsky, chair of cognitive psychology at the University of Bristol, answered questions posed by the public on Reddit. The Conversation has curated the highlights. ...
UT Dallas professor to develop framework to protect computers' cores
UT Dallas cybersecurity expert Dr. Zhiqiang Lin has received funding from the U.S. Air Force to develop a defense framework that burrows deep into a computer system to protect its core.
Floating nuclear plants could ride out tsunamis
When an earthquake and tsunami struck the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant complex in 2011, neither the quake nor the inundation caused the ensuing contamination. Rather, it was the aftereffects—specifically, ...
Last Week's Best—Quantum mechanics breakthrough, 3-D printed human heart, and paraplegia therapy
Noted researchers warn that biomedical research system in US is unsustainable
Call for alternative identification methods for endangered species
In a time of global climate change and rapidly disappearing habitat critical to the survival of countless endangered species, there is a heightened sense of urgency to confirm the return of animals thought ...
Study shows exception to rule of lifespan for fliers, burrowers and tree dwellers
Chickens to chili peppers: Scientists search for the first genetic engineers
Suddenly there was a word for chili peppers. Information about archaeological remains of ancient chili peppers in Mexico along with a study of the appearance of words for chili peppers in ancient dialects ...
Research team develops method to strengthen elastomers
See what a child will look like using automated age-progression software (w/ video)
(Phys.org) —It's a guessing game parents like to ponder: What will my child look like when she grows up? A computer could now answer the question in less than a minute.