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How Cryptographic 'Secret Sharing' Can Keep Information Safe

Thu, 2023-12-07 09:00

One safe, five sons and betrayal: this principle shows how shared knowledge can protect secrets—without having to trust anyone

U.S. Drinking-Water Systems Still Haven't Defeated This Nasty Parasite

Thu, 2023-12-07 08:00

The U.S.’s largest-ever outbreak of waterborne illness—cryptosporidiosis—hit Milwaukee 30 years ago. Why are many other water systems still vulnerable to the same parasite today?

AI's Climate Impact Goes beyond Its Emissions

Thu, 2023-12-07 07:00

To understand how AI is contributing to climate change, look at the way it’s being used

A Good Night's Sleep May Help Control Blood Sugar

Thu, 2023-12-07 06:45

Brain waves during sleep influence glucose and insulin, offering new insights into controlling diabetes

Your Organs Might Be Aging at Different Rates

Wed, 2023-12-06 12:30

It turns out that your chronological age really is just a number. What’s more important for knowing disease risk is the biological age of each of your organs

How Quantum Math Theory Turned into a Jazz Concert

Wed, 2023-12-06 07:30

A mathematician and a musician collaborated to turn a quantum research paper into a jazz performance

In the Search for Life beyond Earth, NASA Dreams Big for a Future Space Telescope

Wed, 2023-12-06 07:00

Astronomers are moving ahead in planning NASA’s Habitable Worlds Observatory, a telescope designed to answer the ultimate question: Are we alone in the universe?

The Vaginal Microbiome May Affect Health More than We Thought

Wed, 2023-12-06 07:00

A recent study finds varying combinations of microbes in the vaginal microbiome may influence health outcomes such as risk of sexually transmitted disease and preterm birth

Jailbroken AI Chatbots Can Jailbreak Other Chatbots

Wed, 2023-12-06 06:45

AI chatbots can convince other chatbots to instruct users how to build bombs and cook meth

Polar Bear Dens Are Hard for Humans to See, but Drone-Mounted Radar Can Help

Tue, 2023-12-05 10:00

As humans encroach on polar bear habitats, new tools such as drone-mounted radar can prevent us from disrupting the hidden dens where bears give birth

What's Causing Mysterious Respiratory Illness in Dogs?

Tue, 2023-12-05 08:00

Veterinarians and researchers are investigating mysterious clusters of severe respiratory disease in dogs

Light Can Travel Backward in Time (Sort Of)

Tue, 2023-12-05 07:00

Light can be reflected not only in space but also in time—and researchers exploring such “time reflections” are finding a wealth of delightfully odd and useful effects

AI Teaches Robots the Best Way to Pack a Car, a Suitcase--Or a Rocket to Mars

Tue, 2023-12-05 06:45

Robots that can fit multiple items into a limited space could help pack a suitcase or a rocket to Mars

See the Brain Like Never Before in This Gorgeous Art

Mon, 2023-12-04 17:30

The complexity of the brain comes to life in the annual Art of Neuroscience competition

Could Blood Transfusions and Tissue Transplants Spread Certain Dementias?

Mon, 2023-12-04 07:30

Scattered evidence suggests that aberrant proteins act as “seeds” to transmit neurodegenerative disease, but the jury is still out

A Huge Italian Volcano Could Be Ready to Erupt

Mon, 2023-12-04 07:00

Italy’s Campi Flegrei volcano has caused thousands of recent earthquakes and pushed up the ground, worrying 1.3 million residents

NASA Lab's Workforce Woes Threaten Major Space Missions

Mon, 2023-12-04 06:45

A brain drain from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory could pose problems for the space agency’s ambitious science plans

Primordial Helium May Be Leaking from Earth's Core

Sat, 2023-12-02 10:30

Helium gas may be seeping from Earth’s core, say scientists who found extremely high helium isotope ratios in lavas on Baffin Island

Inside the Satellite Tech Revealing Gaza's Destruction

Fri, 2023-12-01 14:30

Amid restrictions on optical satellite images, researchers have developed a radar technique to gauge building damage in Gaza

Robots Made from Human Cells Can Move on Their Own and Heal Wounds

Fri, 2023-12-01 13:30

Researchers have created “anthrobots” out of human lung cells that are capable of moving independently and even healing damaged tissue