Hacker Said to Have Breached CIA Official’s Email Releases List of Names, Social Security Numbers

A hacker who claims to have breached the AOL email account of CIA Director John Brennan released email addresses, phone numbers and Social Security numbers supposedly belonging to various government officials and consultants. The purported hacker tweeted an image with personal information of a list of individuals. Some of those on the list have previously worked for

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Driverless Cars Could Help Stop Traffic Deaths

Driverless cars could provide a long-term solution to the 1.25 million deaths that occur on the world’s roads each year, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) official. In its 2015 report on the state of global road safety, the WHO found that road accidents are the leading cause of death among 15-29 year-olds around

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Chinese Researchers Use Genetic Modification to Make Buff Beagles

Chinese scientists have created a genetically modified beagle that has roughly twice the muscle mass of an ordinary one. The researchers created the buff beagle by deleting a gene called myostatin that normally limits the amount of muscle the body can create, MIT Technology Review reported. The dogs have “more muscles and are expected to have stronger

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Sony Agrees to Settle Hacking Lawsuit for $8 Million: Report

Sony reached a settlement with current and former employees on Tuesday for a November 2014 hack attack, agreeing to pay up to $8 million in damages for personal information that was stolen off its servers. A group calling themselves the Guardians of the Peace hacked and dumped nearly 40 gigabytes of email transcripts and sensitive company data

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Rare Merging Stars Spotted, Soon to Explode

Astronomers peering through the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope have spotted something extraordinarily rare: a double star, the surfaces of which have merged. No double star quite like this has ever been seen, and it’s unusual to spot such a system because they are short-lived, the agency said in a release. Indeed, the double-star system—which

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Watch the Earth As Seen From Space Every Day

In July, NASA released its first unstitched image since 1972 of the entire sunlit face of Earth. More than four decades elapsed between the first and second of such “whole Earth” images. But on Monday, the agency launched a new website that will post a dozen or more images of Earth every single day. The daily photo shoot

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WikiLeaks Releases Hacked Emails from CIA Director John Brennan Including Sensitive Family Information

On Wednesday afternoon, WikiLeaks released six documents they claim were retrieved in a hack of CIA director John Brennan’s email account. If genuine, the documents include highly sensitive information about Brennan and his family. One document, titled “Questionnaire for National Security Positions (SF86 Format,)” includes the Social Security number of Brennan’s spouse, Katherine. It also includes the addresses of

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What We’ve Learned From The WSJ Tech Conference

The great and the good of the technology world gathered in the luxurious surroundings of Laguna Beach, California this week for the WSJDLive conference. The conference, hosted by the Wall Street Journal, included various chief executives and company bigwigs talking up future company plans. Here, Newsweek summarizes the key things we learned. Apple Music has got

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Arm Mole Count Can Indicate Skin Cancer Risk: Study

People with more than 11 moles on their right arm have a higher-than-average risk of developing skin cancer, according to research published in the British Journal of Dermatology on Monday. Researchers from King’s College London found that counting the number of moles on someone’s right arm can be used to accurately estimate how many moles

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