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US or allies apparently hacked leading cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab

One of the leading anti-virus software providers has revealed that its own systems were recently compromised by hackers. Kaspersky Lab said it believed the attack was designed to spy on … Continue reading

June 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

S.African man with penis transplant to become father

A South African man who received the world’s first successful penis transplant is to become a father just months after undergoing surgery, his doctor said Friday. Urologist Andre van der … Continue reading

June 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Meditation Improves Brain Function

There is mounting evidence from researchers at leading research institutions about the benefits of meditation for brain health and function. One of the latest series of studies, from researchers at … Continue reading

June 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

Top FBI Official Says Tech Companies Need To ‘Prevent Encryption Above All Else’

While testifying before Congress, Michael Steinbach, assistant director in the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division, just went to the levels of pure insanity, in arguing that above all else companies should work … Continue reading

June 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Scientists Create First Lab-grown Limb

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have taken the first step toward developing artificial, lab-grown limbs, building a rat forelimb with functioning vascular and muscular tissue. This experimental approach could … Continue reading

June 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

NASA ‘Flying Saucer’ Launch Delayed by Rough Seas, Next Try Wednesday

  … NASA’s “flying saucer” for Mars landings, officially known as the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator or LDSD, is an inflatable decelerator and parachute to test technologies that could one day allow … Continue reading

June 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mind/Brain: Withdrawal makes quitting harder

Dan Mager, MSW writes:   A common misconception shared by many people, including those with addiction, their loved ones and friends, and even some medical and behavioral health professionals, is that … Continue reading

May 27, 2015 · Leave a comment
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