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  • When proteins shake hands February 21, 2018
    Protein fibres are found virtually everywhere in nature, including in spider silk, wood, the spaces between tissue cells, in tendons, or as a natural sealant for small wounds. These protein nanofibres have outstanding properties such as high stability, biodegradability, and antibacterial effects. Artificially creating these fibres is not easy, much less assigning them specific functions. […]
  • Phishing success linked to incentives and sticking to an effective strategy February 21, 2018
    Not all phishing campaigns work, but when an attacker perseveres with a strategy that does it is the key to their success. That's the finding of a new study focusing on the attacker, a largely ignored but crucial aspect of phishing. In addition to identifying successful strategies, it also reveals that attackers are motivated by […]
  • Rash of forest fires breaks out in Indonesia February 21, 2018
    Indonesia was battling a rash of forest fires Wednesday as it raised an alert over the blazes which occur every year and emit choking smog that can envelop neighbouring Singapore and Malaysia.
  • Samsung set to launch new flagship smartphones February 21, 2018
    Samsung Electronics will unveil its next flagship smartphones—the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+—on Sunday, after it reported record profits in recent weeks and its vice chairman was released from prison.
  • Nearly a decade after Mars Phoenix landed, another look February 21, 2018
    A recent view from Mars orbit of the site where NASA's Phoenix Mars mission landed on far-northern Mars nearly a decade ago shows that dust has covered some marks of the landing.
  • Some black holes erase your past February 21, 2018
    In the real world, your past uniquely determines your future. If a physicist knows how the universe starts out, she can calculate its future for all time and all space.
  • Kin of 'world's ugliest animal' among fish hauled off Australia abyss February 21, 2018
    More than 100 rarely seen fish species were hauled up from a deep and cold abyss off Australia during a scientific voyage, researchers said Wednesday, including a cousin of the "world's ugliest animal" Mr Blobby.
  • French WWI soldier identified by DNA to be laid to rest February 21, 2018
    A century after the Battle of Verdun a French soldier who was left behind on the battlefield will get a proper burial Wednesday after being identified by DNA samples from his relatives.
  • Rediscovered Andy Warhol interview explores pop art and queerness February 21, 2018
    A new paper in the Oxford Art Journal examines the significance of a newly discovered recoding of Andy Warhol's famous 1963 interview with Gene Swenson, published in ARTnews under the heading "What is Pop Art?" The printed interview omitted a large part of the recording, which actually starts with the question "What do you say […]
  • Top experts warn against 'malicious use' of AI February 21, 2018
    Artificial intelligence could be deployed by dictators, criminals and terrorists to manipulate elections and use drones in terrorist attacks, more than two dozen experts said Wednesday as they sounded the alarm over misuse of the technology.