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Singapore's Largest Healthcare Group Hacked

Source: Hacker NewsSingapore's largest healthcare group, SingHealth, has suffered a massive data breach that allowed hackers to snatch personal information on 1.5 million patients who visited...

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US–Chinese trade war puts scientists in the cross hairs

Source: NatureScientific research in the United States could become collateral damage in the country’s escalating trade dispute with China. Both countries went head-to-head in mid-June over tariffs on...

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‘Apps’ para personas mayores y para quienes les cuidan

Fuente: El PaisEl uso de dispositivos móviles alcanza por igual a todos los tramos de edad y la atracción por estos dispositivos es igual para alguien mayor de 65 años que para un millennial. De...

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Un mapamundi nocturno ‘online’ para combatir la contaminación lumínica

Fuente: El PaisEl astrofísico Alejandro Sánchez buscaba información sobre fuentes de contaminación lumínica para realizar su tesis cuando se encontró con un archivo de la NASA que tiene miles de...

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World No Tobacco Day: Tobacco and Heart Disease

Source: MercoPressTobacco use has declined markedly since 2000, according to a new WHO report, but the reduction is insufficient to meet globally agreed targets aimed at protecting people from death...

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El FBI lanza una alerta mundial: hay que reiniciar [ALGUNOS] routers

Fuente: El PaisUna alerta sin precedentes y con un alcance que puede considerarse masivo: el FBI ha detectado un ataque de hackers proveniente de Rusia mediante el cual se introduciría un malware que...

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How to Download Your Data With All the Fancy New GDPR Tools

Source: GizmodoThe big new European data-privacy law known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is here, and it’s ushered in a host of changes to the way companies treat your personal...

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New evidence from genetic data links obesity with increased risk of smoking

Source: MercoPressA study by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) provides new evidence that increased weight and obesity may result in increased smoking. The study, published in the...

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Falklands caught in the post Brexit Galileo space controversy

Souce: MercoPressUnited Kingdom ministers are unilaterally considering stopping EU access to the Galileo satellite earth station in the Falklands and Ascension, according to reports in the UK press....

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Colombian scientists race to study once-forbidden territory before it is lost to development—or new conflict

Source: Science MagazineTRIGANÁ, COLOMBIA—The rare travelers intrepid enough to find their way here to northern Colombia come for quiet beaches and coral reefs. Not Camilo Montes. After enduring a...

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Caña de azúcar: aliada de energías limpias

Fuente: SciDev   [CURITIBA] La fabricación de etanol de caña de azúcar reduciría las importaciones de combustibles fósiles, y el bagazo de esa misma planta mejoraría el acceso a la electricidad en los...

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How secure is Internet traffic?

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Chinese space station remains dumps into the South Pacific

Source: MercoPressChina's Tiangong-1 space station re-entered the earth’s atmosphere and burnt up over the middle of the South Pacific on Monday, the Chinese space authority said. The craft re-entered...

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Cambridge Analytica Goons Brag About Winning the Election for Trump in New Undercover Video

Source: GizmodoCambridge Analytica, the data-firm that’s wrapped up in a massive scandal with Facebook, is having a very bad week. Following Monday’s reveal of an undercover video showing executives...

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Attack of the extreme floods

Source: NatureOn 8 September 2017, Thomas Wahl checked in at London’s Gatwick Airport for a nearly-empty flight to Orlando, Florida. A coastal engineer at the University of Central Florida, Wahl knew...

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1.7 Tbps DDoS Attack — ​Memcached UDP Reflections Set New Record

Source: Hacker NewsThe bar has been raised.As more amplified attacks were expected following the record-breaking 1.35 Tbps Github DDoS attack, someone has just set a new record after only four days —...

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Indonesian scientists hamstrung by year-long funding delay

Source: NatureIndonesian scientists expecting to receive hundreds of thousands of dollars for research are stuck in limbo because the country’s first dedicated science-funding agency is struggling to...

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Indonesia's Mount Sinabung Volcano Erupted Today and the Photos Are Spooky as Hell

Source: GizmodoThe photos and video emerging from the Indonesian island of Sumatra right now are absolutely terrifying. Thankfully, no one has been hurt, but the smoke and ash bubbling from Mount...

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Polar bears are wasting away in a changing climate

Source: NaturePolar bears have become the poster child for climate change, but their situation might be worse than researchers thought, according to a recent study. These Arctic mammals need a lot...

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Anti-Darwin comments in India outrage scientists

Source: NatureThousands of scientists in India have signed an online petition protesting against comments by a higher-education minister who last week publicly questioned the scientific validity of...

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A BAMBOO TOWER THAT PRODUCES WATER FROM AIR

Source: WiredTHE WARKAWATER TOWER is an unlikely structure to find jutting from the Ethiopian landscape. At 30 feet tall and 13 feet wide, it’s not half as big as its namesake tree (which can loom 75...

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Nuevos problemas en bebés nacidos con síndrome de zika

Fuente: SciDev   [SÃO PAULO] Los niños nacidos con anomalías causadas por el virus zika adquirido durante el embarazo de sus madres pueden desarrollar problemas insospechados de salud a medida que...

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A Chinese Empire Reborn

Source: New York TimesI am the son of two empires, the United States and China. I was born in and raised around Washington in the Nixon-to-Reagan era, but my parents grew up in villages in southern...

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Germany vs Elsevier: universities win temporary journal access after refusing to pay fees

Source: NatureThe Dutch publishing giant Elsevier has granted uninterrupted access to its paywalled journals for researchers at around 200 German universities and research institutes that had refused...

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Reward research that changes society

Source: NatureThere is a classic narrative that stresses the importance and value of fundamental science. To make progress, one must take persistence by researchers, mix in patient financial support...

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