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‘More dangerous than SARS’: Scientists warn of deadly new coronavirus

‘More dangerous than SARS’: Scientists warn of deadly new coronavirus

Chinese scientists have said that a new coronavirus, which has already killed 11, appears to be deadlier than SARS. The new virus, originating in the Middle East, can affect many different organs and kill cells more rapidly than SARS. The infectious disease strongly resembles Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), which killed 800 people in 2002 […]

Spam no more: ‘Biggest’ cyber-attack in history grips web

Spam no more: ‘Biggest’ cyber-attack in history grips web

The ‘biggest cyber-attack in history’ has caused a worldwide web slowdown as the battle between an anti-spam group and a Dutch web host continues to heat up. The largest known distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack in history was sparked when the non-profit group Spamhaus placed CyberBunker on a real-time blacklist of sites to be blocked for spreading […]

Major US retailers reject ‘frankenfish’

Major US retailers reject ‘frankenfish’

A number of top US grocery stores, including Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods, have pledged to reject selling the genetically engineered “frankenfish” if it is allowed on the market in April. The mutant fish was engineered by scientists at a company called AquaBounty, which has spent more than 15 years and $50 million researching and perfecting the […]

Thing and a prayer: NASA chief says Earth defenseless in asteroid strike

Thing and a prayer: NASA chief says Earth defenseless in asteroid strike

If an unknown large meteor or asteroid were on a collision course with Earth, NASA chief Charles Bolden told a US House of Representatives Science Committee hearing Tuesday, then praying is all America or anyone else could do. Events in Russia last month have reignited concern about the threat civilization on Earth faces from asteroids. […]

US B-52s imitate nuclear bombing of North Korea

US B-52s imitate nuclear bombing of North Korea

In a bid to intimidate North Korea and draw attention to the US military’s capabilities, American B-52 bombers – which are capable of carrying out nuclear strikes – are practicing over South Korea. The move is in response to rising tensions after North Korea conducted its third successful nuclear test last month. This month’s first […]

Silicon Valley mulls creation of floating colony in the Pacific

Silicon Valley mulls creation of floating colony in the Pacific

Two American entrepreneurs have made plans to build a floating colony in the Pacific Ocean, where they will bring the world’s most intelligent scientists that are unable to attain a visa to enter the US. The floating colony, which will consist of a large cruise ship parked 12 miles off the Californian coast, will host […]

Scientists predict thousands will die from earthquake expected anytime on US West Coast

Scientists predict thousands will die from earthquake expected anytime on US West Coast

Researchers say a massive earthquake and tsunami could soon strike the Northwest US coast, killing more than 10,000 people, flooding entire towns, and causing economic damages totaling $32 billion. An alarming report published by the Oregon Seismic Safety Policy Advisory Commission warns about the dire effects of the quake and claims that it is imminent […]

Pentagon creates 13 offensive cyber teams for worldwide attacks

Pentagon creates 13 offensive cyber teams for worldwide attacks

The head of the United States Cyber Command says the US is developing 40 new teams of cyber-agents that will both protect America’s critical infrastructure from hackers and as well as launch attacks against the country’s adversaries. Gen. Keith Alexander, who leads both the Cyber Command and the National Security Agency, told the US Senate […]

Facebook knows your secrets: ‘Likes’ reveal users’ personality

Facebook knows your secrets: ‘Likes’ reveal users’ personality

Facebook’s ‘like’ button can reveal more than you realize, a new study has showed. By liking posts and links, you may be revealing personal secrets, like your sexuality or religious and political views. The findings have raised privacy concerns. A study by the National Academy of Sciences examined 58,000 Facebook users in the US, who […]