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Indian Researchers Develop Software to Stop Cyber Attack Bots

Apple Mac users have received a rude awakening over the past month: Their computers suddenly seem more vulnerable to cyber attacks. Not only have the machines been targeted by a group of malicious software (malware) programs—collectively known as Flashback or Flashfake—but those programs have also succeeded in turning hundreds of thousands of Macs into virtual zombies manipulated en masse to attack other computers...

May 4, 2012 — Larry Greenemeier

USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: The Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber

by Gerry SmithDivers are at risk for a particular set of maladies that are generally caused by rapid changes in pressure. These include decompression sickness (DCS,) commonly known as “the bends”, and air (or gas) embolisms, which result in either gas bubbles in tissues where they don’t belong...

May 4, 2012 — Jim Haw

The Science and Policy of Contraception... in Cats

Sometimes when I come home from work there is a big orange cat sunning himself on my front porch. He ambles away as soon as he sees me – not a panicked dash, because he’s used to humans, but there is certainly no way I’d ever get close enough to pet him...

May 4, 2012 — The Dog Zombie

Angular Unconformkitty

(I figured I'd do a repost by way of introducing you to Geokittehs. Evelyn Mervine and I - okay, mostly Evelyn - have discovered cats make excellent geological models.

May 4, 2012 — Dana Hunter

#SciAmBlogs Thursday - Monstersauria, Security Risk Analysis, CSI Volcano, smart alien dinosaurs, and more.

There is a new Video of the Week for you to watch and enjoy.- Darren Naish - Monstersauria vs Goannasauria - Reut Rory Cohen - Security and Commerce: Finding a Balance in a Post-9/11 World with Risk Analysis Science - Nature - Why Nature Published the Controversial Mutant Bird-Flu Paper - David Bressan - Geology Scene Investigation: Death by Volcanic Fire - Christie Wilcox - Playing in Tide Pools | Scientist in vivo - John R...

STAFFMay 4, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Introducing: Jordan Gaines

This is a series of Q&As with young and up-and-coming science, health and environmental writers and reporters. They - at least some of them - have recently hatched in the Incubators (science writing programs at schools of journalism), have even more recently fledged (graduated), and are now making their mark as wonderful new voices explaining science to the public...

STAFFMay 3, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

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