‘White hat hackers’ to gather in Tokyo
TOKYO — Computer security experts from Japan and abroad will gather in Tokyo later this month to discuss cutting-edge measures against cyberattacks.Continued ...
Study: Hearing sharpens with vision loss
Try closing your eyes for a minute. Without the luxury of vision, your sense of hearing seems to kick into overdrive, with every rustle and stir sounding louder and clearer. Sit in darkness long enough and your brain may end up rewiring itself to turn you into a super-listener.Continued ...
‘Black Death’ left a mark on human genome
The Black Death didn’t just wipe out millions of Europeans during the 14th century. It left a mark on the human genome, favoring those who carried certain immune system genes, according to a new study. Those changes may help explain why Europeans respond differently from other people to some diseases and have different susceptibilities to autoimmune disorders.Continued ...
A plea grows in Britain: Can’t somebody stop the rain?
LONDON — Let’s stipulate one thing from the start: Britain has never been known for its salubrious weather.Continued ...
Scientists solve mystery of ‘Chinese Pompeii’
Scientists have long marveled at the immaculately preserved fossils unearthed from ancient lake sediments in northeastern China. The former creatures — including fish, birds, small dinosaurs and mammals — still sport the outlines of muscles, skin and feathers thanks to the fine-grained volcanic ash that blanketed the carcasses and then hardened into rock. Now, new analyses of the remains show that the material that entombed the animals also killed them, overwhelming them in a hot cloud of ash akin to the one that destroyed the Roman city of Pompeii nearly 2,000 years ago.Continued ...
Spin doctors’ high-tech simulation helps skaters nail those jumps
A blur of motion on the ice, Haley Beavers spun into the air to attempt a triple loop - one of the standard jumps in the repertoire of an elite skater.Continued ...
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