A King’s Ransom It is Not

The first half of 2017 began with two intriguing ransomware events, both partly enabled by wormable exploit technology dumped by a group calling themselves “The ShadowBrokers”. These WannaCry and ExPetr…

Memories begin when your neurons respond to outside stimuli—and compound to rewire your brain. Source: Science News

Researchers believe the ballooning stem cell clinic industry is taking advantage of the federal repository’s honor system. And patients will be the ones to pay, literally. Source: Science News

Last week, HHS abruptly canceled two years and $213 million worth of grants meant to aid teen pregnancy prevention, stunning public health researchers around the country. Source: Science News

The NukeBot banking Trojan: from rough drafts to real threats

This spring, the author of the NukeBot banking Trojan published the source code of his creation. He most probably did so to restore his reputation on a number of hacker…

You can blame climate change for all those wildfires, but don’t forget another factor: We love to build on the edge of wildlands. Source: Science News

A controversial study of the electric grid, requested by Energy Secretary Rick Perry in April, is finally expected to be released this month. Source: Science News

The Structural Genomics Consortium encourages pharma companies and academics to put all their cards on the table in the interest of speeding up drug research. Source: Science News

The Structural Genomics Consortium encourages pharma companies and academics to put all their cards on the table in the interest of speeding up drug research. Source: Science News

Last Thursday, a bunch of space capitalists met with a bunch of senators to talk policy. Source: Science News

Last week, military officials described how climate change would escalate instability across the globe and make it harder for the US military to conduct its operations. Source: Science News

Sex might help natural selection purge excessive mistakes from our genes. Source: Science News

So what kind of energy does it take, and what on earth happens if that sack lands on someone? Source: Science News

NASA astronauts, scientists and engineers will join industry and academia for a three-day, in-depth conversation about the International Space Station (ISS) as a catalyst for discovery during the sixth annual…

Whiskers are all the rage in nature, so why not give them to robots? Source: Science News

The next release of sterile mosquitoes from MosquitoMate gets an assist from robotic sorters from the Google spin-off. Source: Science News

Several academics named in a database of Google funding recipients say they’ve never received money from the company. Source: Science News

NASA has awarded a contract to Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc., of Greenbelt, Maryland, for support of mission operations systems at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. Source: NASA

No Free Pass for ExPetr

Recently, there have been discussions around the topic that if our product is installed, ExPetr malware won’t write the special malicious code which encrypts the MFT to MBR. Some have…

Both deal with forces acting on an object, which often leads students to think they are similar. In a way, they are. Source: Science News