Two hackers have found how to break into hotel-room locks

Two hackers have found how to break into hotel-room locks

WHEN a hacker gets hacked, hackers hack back. That is exactly what an attendee at a hacking conference in Berlin in 2003 did when the keycard-operated lock of his hotel room got hacked. On returning to his hotel room, he found that his laptop had been stolen, but there was no evidence of forced entry. […]

Virus found to adapt through newly discovered path of evolution

Virus found to adapt through newly discovered path of evolution

Top Story Perhaps altering a central tenet of biology, researchers have discovered evidence for a new path of evolution, and with it a deeper understanding of how quickly organisms such as viruses can adapt to their environment. Biologists conducted a series of experiments with a bacterial virus and found that it could infect “normal” hosts, […]

Lost villages from centuries ago found in the Amazon rainforest

Lost villages from centuries ago found in the Amazon rainforest

Site Mt05, a circular enclosure on a hilltop in the AmazonJosé Iriarte By Michael Le Page The remains of dozens of fortified villages, built before the arrival of Europeans, have been found in a relatively remote region of the Amazon. It seems the southern periphery of the Amazon was home to a million people before […]

Philadelphia’s New DA Found an Innovative Way to Legalize Pot—and Other Cities Should Pay Attention

Philadelphia’s district attorney Larry Krasner last week made public a headline-grabbing memo aimed at reducing both the number of people in city jail and prisons and the lengths of their stays. In one key change, Krasner’s memo lays out a broad policy, initially announced in February, of non-enforcement for marijuana possession—directing assistant DAs to not charge defendants with a crime regardless of the weight of marijuana carried, or […]

Deadly nerve agent found in Somerset|Humor

The nerve agent used to attack former Russian spy Sergi Skripal and his daughter may have links to a substance being developed in Somerset, revealed Home Secretary Amber Rudd today. An amber liquid found near the scene of the attack has now been traced back to the garden shed of Taunton taxi drivers Alf and Reg […]

Money stolen by Bernie Madoff continues to be being found

Money stolen by Bernie Madoff continues to be being found

WHEN bankruptcy trustees were appointed over a hectic weekend late in 2008, there seemed no end to the losses caused by the collapse of Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme. Cash in the bank was no more than $ 150m. But the losses have been less, and the assets available for compensation greater, than had been feared. […]

New type of virus found in the ocean

New type of virus found in the ocean

Top Story A type of virus that dominates water samples taken from the world’s oceans has long escaped analysis because it has characteristics that standard tests cannot detect. However, researchers have now managed to isolate and study representatives of these elusive viruses, which provide a key missing link in virus evolution and play an important […]

Have Scientists Found a Greener Way to Make Blue Jeans?

Have Scientists Found a Greener Way to Make Blue Jeans?

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley are trying to make the process of making blue jeans greener, by engineering bacteria to produce the indigo dye responsible for jeans’ characteristic hue. “Indigo dying for denim is unfortunately a pretty dirty process,” says John Dueber, a professor of bioengineering who co-led the research, recently published in […]