Last update:

Hackers' new target during pandemic: video conference calls

Ceri Weber had just begun to defend her dissertation when the chaos began: Echoes and voices interrupted her. Someone parroted her words. Then Britney Spears music came on, and someone told Weber to shut up. Someone threatened ...

Internet can cope with US and Europe lockdown surge: Nokia

Fears that internet networks could buckle after millions of people went into coronavirus lockdown have proven unfounded, according to a report released Thursday which details huge surges in streaming and video conferencing ...

Tracking the spread of disease on social media

For many years, researchers have turned to the public logs of search engine terms to help them track the spread of disease. They can analyze the keywords and phrases that people use and when they become interested in a disease ...

These tools help older people connect digitally while isolating

Social isolation is hardly a new experience for many older people. If there is one silver lining to the current pandemic it may be that people of all ages are now in a position to gain empathetic insight into what was already ...

Other news

Environment
Stream pollution from mountaintop mining doesn't stay put in the water
Astronomy
What makes Saturn's atmosphere so hot
Environment
Climate change encouraged colonisation of South Pacific Islands earlier than first thought
Earth Sciences
Indigenous knowledge could reveal ways to weather climate change on islands
Astronomy
Quasar IRAS F11119+3257 has a high velocity two-sided jet, study finds
Astronomy
The Milky Way's satellites help reveal link between dark matter halos and galaxy formation
Superconductivity
Nonreciprocal transport in the gate-induced strontium titanate polar superconductor
Astronomy
Origins of Uranus' oddities explained by Japanese astronomers
Cell & Microbiology
Breakthrough in unlocking genetic potential of ocean microbes
Evolution
Innovative birds are less vulnerable to extinction
Bio & Medicine
Researchers use nanotechnology to develop new treatment for endometriosis
Space Exploration
Catch this week's supermoon, biggest and brightest of year
Evolution
Lifestyle trumps geography in determining makeup of gut microbiome
Ecology
Scientists' warning to humanity on insect extinctions
Cell & Microbiology
Viruses don't have a metabolism; but some have the building blocks for one
Environment
Great Barrier Reef suffers worst-ever coral bleaching: scientists
Environment
Societal transformations and resilience in Arabia across 12,000 years of climate change
Earth Sciences
More pavement, more flooding problems
Plants & Animals
Researchers describe how biofuels can achieve cost parity with petroleum fuels
Earth Sciences
The ocean's 'biological pump' captures more carbon than expected