Google, Facebook, payroll accounts targeted in major password theft, security experts say
Hackers using malicious software have scooped up the usernames and passwords for about 2 million accounts on some of the most popular sites in the Web, including Facebook and Google, security researchers say.Continued ...
Jay Z is going vegan for 21 days. Is this good for veganism?
Earlier this week, Jay Z made an important announcement on his website: “On December 3rd, one day before my 44th birthday I will embark on a 22 Days challenge to go completely vegan, or as I prefer to call it, plant-based!!” Hova joins a long roster of celebrities — Oprah, Gwyneth Paltrow, Zooey Deschanel — who have temporarily forsaken all animal products. Perhaps in part because of its most visible advocates, veganism retains an aura of girliness — real men, according to a persistent and stupid stereotype, eat meat. But unlike most famous vegans, Jay Z has machismo to burn. Could Jay’s decision to go vegan for a few weeks be an effective antidote to veganism’s effete image?Continued ...
Report: Abrupt climate change still looming
Climate change poses little threat of causing greenhouse gases to gush from the Arctic or the Gulf Stream to slosh to a stop, at least in this century, concludes a report released Tuesday by a committee of the National Research Council (NRC). But the uncertainties associated with passing tipping points in the climate system are dangerously large, the NRC committee finds. To remedy that, the committee recommends the creation of an early warning system to alert policymakers to new threats of abrupt change and, of course, further research to reduce those uncertainties.Continued ...
Loose change at airports may go to upgrade military lounges
WASHINGTON — A quarter here, a penny there and pretty soon all the loose change left in plastic bins at Transportation Security Administration airport checkpoints adds up to real money — about $531,000 in fiscal 2012.Continued ...
Picasso grandson raffles $1 million drawing in bid to preserve an ancient city
UNITED NATIONS — The 4,700-year-old Phoenician city of Tyre, assaulted by Egyptians and Babylonians, by Alexander the Great and the Crusaders, has found a defender with a famous lineage.Continued ...
Cyber Monday sales soar as Amazon to eBay siphon shoppers
Cyber Monday sales surged, sending online shopping toward a single-day record as Amazon.com and eBay siphoned consumers from brick-and-mortar stores.Continued ...
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