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Hackers attack Large Hadron Collider computers to prove they're vulnerable

As the first particles began circulating in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) this week, a group of hackers calling themselves the "Greek Security Team" penetrated computer systems inside CERN's Geneva, Switzerland, facility, where the world's biggest particle accelerator is housed, the reported today...

September 12, 2008 — Larry Greenemeier

Meteorologists to Texans: Get out of town before Hurricane Ike hits

A grim warning for some Texans today: They'll face "certain death" from approaching Hurricane Ike if they don't evacuate.

Ike is a Category 2 storm but could become a "major" Category 3 hurricane by the time it reaches the upper Texas coast by midnight, according to the National Weather Service...

September 12, 2008 — Jordan Lite

World's "most powerful magnet" isn't quite--But is still impressive

Discovery News directs our attention to the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Florida State University, where researchers are working on the "world's most powerful magnet—one that won't blow up a split second after it's turned on."

The bit about not blowing up is key...

September 11, 2008 — JR Minkel

Palin brings creationism debate back into the headlines

The addition of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to the GOP presidential ticket has brought the creationism-evolution fight back into the news cycle, as voters learn more about her agnostic take on the subject: "Teach both," Palin has said...

September 11, 2008 — Jordan Lite

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