Anyone Can Now Launch Their Own Version of the Pirate Bay

Not satisfied with merely launching The Old Pirate Bay, torrent site isoHunt today debuted The Open Bay, which lets anyone deploy their own version of The Pirate Bay online. This is achieved via a new six-step wizard, which the group says requires you to be somewhat tech-savvy and have "minimal knowledge of how the… Read More

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 10:43 am

Quantum Physics Just Got Less Complicated

Quantum physics is less complicated than we thought. An international team of researchers has proved that two peculiar features of the quantum world previously considered distinct are different manifestations of the same thing. The result is published 19 December in Nature… Read More

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 9:59 am

Hackers' Shutdown of 'The Interview' Confirms Coding Is a Superpower

The idea of programming as a superpower was touched upon by CS teacher Alfred Thompson back in 2010, but it became a rallying call of sorts for the Hour of Code after Dropbox CEO Drew Houston described coding as "the closest thing we have to a superpower" in a Code.org video that went viral. And if the kids who learned to code with… Read More

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 9:16 am

Researchers Discover SS7 Flaw, Allowing Total Access To Any Cell Phone, Anywhere

Researchers discovered security flaws in SS7 that allow listening to private phone calls and intercepting text messages on a potentially massive scale – even when cellular networks are using the most advanced encryption now available. The flaws, to be reported at a hacker conference in Hamburg this month, are actually… Read More

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 8:32 am

Skeptics Would Like Media To Stop Calling Science Deniers 'Skeptics'

Prominent scientists, science communicators, and skeptic activists, are calling on the news media to stop using the word "skeptic" when referring to those who refuse to accept the reality of climate change, and instead refer to them by what they really are: science deniers. "Not all individuals who call themselves climate change… Read More

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 7:50 am

Scientists Discover That Exercise Changes Your DNA

The human genome is astonishingly complex and dynamic, with genes constantly turning on or off, depending on what biochemical signals they receive from the body. Scientists have known that certain genes become active or quieter as a result of exercise but they hadn't understood how those genes knew how to respond to… Read More

Posted on 19 December 2014 | 7:07 am