A finding in western China suggests humans were seeking out high-octane weed for rituals 2,500 years ago. Source: Science News

What kids get up to online

Today’s children navigate the Internet better than adults. They are not afraid to try out new technology, and are quick to grasp new trends and sometimes invent their own. New…

Day by day, individual Democrats realize they’re losing the message battle By Marc. L. Flaster Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — By attempting to try a new approach to stem the…

IT threat evolution Q1 2019. Statistics

These statistics are based on detection verdicts of Kaspersky Lab products received from users who consented to provide statistical data. Quarterly figures According to Kaspersky Security Network, Kaspersky Lab solutions…

AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) — “We will have more people enter our country illegally in the next year, than are born here,” Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick told Lou…

Christina Sumners:  Welcome to Science Sound Off. I’m Christina Sumners. Tim Schnettler: And I’m her cohost Tim Schnettler. Christina Sumners: And we are here today with Dr. Natalie Johnson from…

DDoS attacks in Q1 2019

News overview The start of the year saw the appearance of various new tools in the arsenal of DDoS-attack masterminds. In early February, for instance, the new botnet Cayosin, assembled…

By Justin Haskins Millennials prefer socialism over capitalism according to a number of new surveys. Do millennials understand the impact of socialism? Despite mountains of historical evidence revealing the dangers…

Spam and phishing in Q1 2019

Quarterly highlights Valentine’s Day As per tradition, phishing timed to coincide with lovey-dovey day was aimed at swindling valuable confidential information out of starry-eyed users, such as bank card details.…

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo berated China this week for using its growing Arctic research program as a Trojan horse for its military and commercial goals. Source: Science News

As demand for recyclables plummets abroad, Texas lawmakers back plan to boost demand at home

A Greenstar Recycling Center employee removes plastic bags from a sort line in Garland, Texas. Allison V. Smith for the Texas Tribune For decades, countries like China and India have…

Congressman Michael T. McCaul Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. –Throughout my tenure in Congress, I have worked to keep our communities safe, fight human trafficking and counter any threats to…

They’re processed quickly, and either detained briefly or released into U.S. with a court date By James Jay Carafano Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. — One thing is certain: getting…

Texas Crop and Weather Report – April 30, 2019

Sorghum acres expected to decrease despite excellent growing conditions COLLEGE STATION – Sorghum acres are expected to decrease amid excellent growing conditions because of an ongoing trade dispute, said a…

Climate change is ethics for the super-rich By Rupert Darwall When coal and oil and gas are left in the ground, jobs and American’s personal income is buried there forever…

APT trends report Q1 2019

For just under two years, the Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) at Kaspersky Lab has been publishing quarterly summaries of advanced persistent threat (APT) activity. The summaries are based…

If no signs of guilt were produced after two years of digging by an anti-Trump wolfpack, its reasonable to conclude there was no guilt By Newt Gingrich Texas Insider Report:…

Part scientific instrument and part vacation destination, China’s FAST radio telescope welcomed visitors with their radio wave-emitting gadgets—until it didn’t. Source: Science News

Bots and botnets in 2018

Due to the wide media coverage of incidents involving Mirai and other specialized botnets, their activities have become largely associated with DDoS attacks. Yet this is merely the tip of…

China, US trade negotiators resume talks in Beijing

BEIJING (AP) — Trade negotiators from China and the U.S. resumed talks Friday to try to resolve their tariff dispute over China’s ambitions to dominate emerging technologies. Source: Business –…