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Senate To Probe Whether Legislation Needed To Combat Cyber Attacks

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday said he is initiating a review of recent high-profile cyber attacks on governments and businesses to find out whether a legislative response is needed. From a report: "Today I am asking Chairman G.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotJun 11th, 2021

We have another highly effective COVID vaccine, based on different tech

While not needed for the US, it should help with the global vaccine push. Enlarge / A participant gets his second dose of the Novavax vaccine during the clinical trial. (credit: Karen Ducey / Getty Images) Today, a company called Novavax annou.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News8 hr. 5 min. ago

Ransomware Attack Targeted Teamsters Union in 2019. But They Just Refused to Pay

NBC reports that America's "Teamsters" labor union was hit by a ransomware attack demanding $2.5 million back in 2019. "But unlike many of the companies hit by high-profile ransomware attacks in recent months, the union declined to pay, despite the.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News11 hr. 33 min. ago

G7 Calls on Russia To Crack Down on Ransomware Gangs

In light of the recent wave of high-profile ransomware attacks that have caused havoc in the US and Europe, the member states of the G7 group have called on Russia and other countries to crack down on ransomware gangs operating within their borders......»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News11 hr. 33 min. ago

How COVID-19 exposed the systemic ageism at the heart of Britain

The UK public cares deeply about injustices. In the first few months of 2021, thousands of people took to the streets demanding much-needed social changes, from Black Lives Matter to Kill the Bill protests against the government's proposed new crime.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News13 hr. 32 min. ago

NASA sending probes to the far side of the moon for the first time

For the first time, NASA will be sending a probe to the far side of the moon ahead of its Artemis mission......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 12th, 2021

Amazon, eBay Fight Legislation That Would Unmask Third-Party Sellers

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Amazon and a who's who of online-only retailers are trying to kill proposed federal and state legislation that would make the companies disclose contact information for third-party sellers. The b.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

New York Senate Passes Landmark Right To Repair Bill

A Right to Repair bill that would give everyone the information, parts, and tools they need to fix their electronic devices passed in the New York State Senate, the first such bill to pass in the country. Kevin Purdy writes via iFixit: At a virtual s.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

A quarter of global harvests at risk if agriculture does not adapt to climate change

Shifts in weather patterns induced by climate change will increase extreme heat and reduce rainfall across major crop growing regions, with impacts on agricultural production. Will this trigger a decline in the supply of calories needed to sustain th.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Amazon, eBay fight legislation that would unmask third-party sellers

Federal and state bills come as e-commerce gains ground. Enlarge / Boxes move along a conveyor belt at the Amazon.com Inc. fulfillment center in Robbinsville, New Jersey. (credit: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg) Amazon and a who’s who of online-onl.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Queqiao: The bridge between Earth and the far side of the moon

China's Chang'e-4 probe marked the first soft-landing of a spacecraft on the far side of the Moon, which always faces away from Earth. To communicate with ground stations, Chang'e-4 relies on Queqiao, a relay communication satellite that orbits a poi.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Senate To Probe Whether Legislation Needed To Combat Cyber Attacks

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday said he is initiating a review of recent high-profile cyber attacks on governments and businesses to find out whether a legislative response is needed. From a report: "Today I am asking Chairman G.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Review: Our favorite trickster god is charismatic as ever in Loki premiere

Pilot episode did everything it needed to do, with soupçon of whimsical swagger. Enlarge / Tom Hiddleston stars in the latest MCU series, Loki, which premiered last night on Disney+. (credit: Marvel Studios) It's hard to write a killer TV pil.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

SARS-CoV-2 protease cuts human proteins; Possible link to COVID-19 symptoms

The SARS-CoV-2 papain-like protease (PLpro) plays an essential role in processing viral proteins needed for replication. In addition, the enzyme can cut and inactivate some human proteins important for an immune response. Now, researchers have found.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Warmer temperatures lessen COVID-19 spread, but control measures still needed, study finds

New research shows transmission of the virus behind COVID-19 varies seasonally, but warmer conditions are not enough to prevent transmission......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Balderton launches $680M ‘early growth’ fund to lure startups looking for a different kind of capital

Investors placing capital in earlier and earlier tech deals has been a historical trend for the last few years, but this strategy was generally reserved for the traditional, ‘high-growth’ VC arena. VCs needed to snag earlier ad earlier de.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

A mitochondria-targeted fluorescent probe for cisplatin

NUS chemists have developed a mitochondria-targeted fluorescent probe for real-time imaging of clinically important anticancer drug cisplatin in live cancer cell models......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

New methods needed to boost success of Classical Biological Control to fight insect pests

A CABI-led study has revealed that the success of Classical Biological Control (CBC) in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East is only rarely dependent on the released biological control agent, but more often on other factors, such as the target pe.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

NASA doesn’t need to test SLS anymore, but the Senate mandates it anyway

A test article may have been useful five years ago. But five years from now? Enlarge / During a second attempt, the SLS core stage fires for a full eight minutes at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. (credit: Trevor Mahlmann ) After spending.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Astronomers probe layer-cake structure of brown dwarf"s atmosphere

Brown dwarfs are the cosmic equivalent of tweeners. They're too massive to be planets and too small to sustain nuclear fusion in their cores, which powers stars. Many brown dwarfs are nomadic. They do not orbit stars but drift among them as loners......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Serious cyberattacks in Europe doubled in the past year

Significant cyberattacks attacks against critical targets in Europe have doubled in the past year, according to new EU figures obtained by CNN, as the pandemic pushed lives indoors and online......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021