Young, unattached Jupiter analog found in solar neighborhood

Science Daily - Wed, 06/04/2016 - 2:32pm
A team of astronomers has discovered one of the youngest and brightest free-floating, planet-like objects within relatively close proximity to the Sun.
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Bacteria use their own pumps to collect magnesium

Science Daily - Wed, 06/04/2016 - 2:05pm
The system used by bacteria to transport magnesium is so sensitive that it can detect a pinch of magnesium salt in a swimming pool, a team of researchers has discovered.
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Controlling blood pressure, sugar, cholesterol linked to lower cardiovascular disease

Science Daily - Wed, 06/04/2016 - 2:01pm
While controlling blood pressure, blood sugar and LDL-cholesterol levels reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease in people with diabetes, only 7 percent of diabetic participants in three major heart studies had recommended levels of these three factors, according to new research.
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The High-Tech, High Design World of Sex Toys

Wired News - Wed, 06/04/2016 - 2:00pm
There’s a revolution underway in sex toy design. The post The High-Tech, High Design World of Sex Toys appeared first on WIRED.









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Ta-Nehisi Coates Fights the Power—Literally—With Black Panther

Wired News - Wed, 06/04/2016 - 2:00pm
Coming off a year of acclaim journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates opted to write a Black Panther series. Here he talks to WIRED about comics’ newest claws célèbre. The post Ta-Nehisi Coates Fights the Power—Literally—With Black Panther appeared first on WIRED.









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Opera's Ex-CEO Launches Vivaldi 1.0 For Power Users

Slashdot - Wed, 06/04/2016 - 2:00pm
Opera co-founder and former CEO Jon von Tetzchner on Wednesday launched the v1.0 of Vivaldi browser. Vivaldi v1.0, which is aimed at "power users", is available to download from the company's website for Windows, OS X, and Linux platforms. The Norway, Oslo company has been working on it since 2013. Vivaldi offers a range of features such as support for Chrome extension, Tab Stacks, Rewind and Fast Forward, and built-in support for custom keyboard shortcuts and mouse gestures. There are plenty of other handy tools including the ability to check how much data a Web page has consumed in real time.

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Therapsids adapted to drastic climate change by having shorter life expectancies

Science Daily - Wed, 06/04/2016 - 1:59pm
Palaeontologists now demonstrate that ancient mammal relatives, known as therapsids, adapted to drastic climate change by having shorter life expectancies.
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Beware Dating Site Scammers and Their Ungrammatical Game

Wired News - Wed, 06/04/2016 - 1:20pm
If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. The post Beware Dating Site Scammers and Their Ungrammatical Game appeared first on WIRED.









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Review: Moleskine Smart Writing Set

Wired News - Wed, 06/04/2016 - 1:01pm
Pen, paper, and an app technically make up the writing set, but your smartphone provides much of the operating power needed to make the system work. The post Review: Moleskine Smart Writing Set appeared first on WIRED.









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Quanta LTE Router May Be Most Unsecure Router Ever Made

Slashdot - Wed, 06/04/2016 - 1:01pm
An anonymous reader writes: LTE routers made by Quanta Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese hardware manufacturer, are plagued by over twenty major security flaws ranging from backdoor accounts to remote code execution bugs, from hardcoded SSH keys to undocumented diagnostics pages, and from weak WPS PINs to network eavesdropping functions. As the researcher explains: "A personal point of view: at best, the vulnerabilities are due to incompetence; at worst, it is a deliberate act of security sabotage from the vendor." The vendor has not fixed any of these issues even after almost four months.

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This Living Necklace Glows With Bioluminescent Algae

Wired News - Wed, 06/04/2016 - 1:00pm
Bompas & Parr have created a living necklace The post This Living Necklace Glows With Bioluminescent Algae appeared first on WIRED.









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