A Broken Piece of Internet Backbone Might Finally Get Fixed

A Broken Piece of Internet Backbone Might Finally Get Fixed

Today the group known as Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security is announcing a task force specifically dedicated to helping "content delivery networks" and other cloud services adopt the filters and cryptographic checks needed to harden BGP.

Look Out for This Covid-19 Excel Phishing Scam

Look Out for This Covid-19 Excel Phishing Scam

Wishbone is a site that lets you make an online poll; this week a hacker put 40 million of its user records for sale on the dark web.

Want to Study Permafrost? Get It Before It's Gone

Want to Study Permafrost? Get It Before It's Gone

The bone of a steppe bison, a large Arctic ungulate that went extinct about 10,000 years ago, at the end of the last ice age, rests in the hard peat.

What Google's Fitbit Buy Means for the Future of Wearables

What Google's Fitbit Buy Means for the Future of Wearables

Not long after Fitbit launched its first tracker in 2009, the private company Jawbone, which was already a successful maker of audio products, pivoted to wearables.

Chinese Scientists Try to Cure One Man's HIV With Crispr

Chinese Scientists Try to Cure One Man's HIV With Crispr

He would be eligible to participate in the first-ever clinical trial to assess the safety of trying to cure both the cancer and the infection in a single procedure using the gene-editing tool called Crispr .In July of 2017, doctors in Beijing blasted the patient with chemicals and radiation to wipe out his bone marrow, making space for millions of stem cells they then pumped into his body through an IV.

Aziz Ansari's Netflix Special Will Make You Laugh—Awkwardly

Aziz Ansari's Netflix Special Will Make You Laugh—Awkwardly

It’s impossible to talk about Right Now without talking about the scandal, and, indeed, Ansari makes his brush with outrage culture the set’s backbone, providing scaffolding for all its most important moments, the good and the bad.

How Zello Became a Lifeline for Venezuelans Under Maduro

How Zello Became a Lifeline for Venezuelans Under Maduro

Thousands of them come together in Venezuela Hasta Los Tuétanos (Venezuela to the Marrow, or to the Bone), a channel Maria runs on the popular voice chat app Zello.

Why Your Phone (and Other Gadgets) Fail You When It’s Cold

Why Your Phone (and Other Gadgets) Fail You When It’s Cold

Why Your Phone (and Other Gadgets) Fail You When It’s Cold Denis Kozhevnikov/TASS/Getty Images Across the Midwest today, hundreds of schools and businesses are closed, dozens of flights and trains have been canceled, and the governors of Wisconsin, Illinois, and Michigan have declared states of emergency as a bone-chilling, breath-taking Polar Vortex bears down on the region.

The eel earbone detective

The eel earbone detective

Dr Egan and her team will be studying the ear bones of glass eels to learn more about their spawning locations and larval oceanic movements. In this new project, migrating female eels will be tagged and their location communicated to satellites to help pinpoint their spawning grounds in the western Pacific Ocean.

The Unwearable Lightness of Being: My Week Without a Smartwatch

The Unwearable Lightness of Being: My Week Without a Smartwatch

An editor assigned me a story about Jawbone, and I became obsessed with this new class of products.I felt like the future was pulsing on my wrist.Could these elastomer wrist dongles eventually do more than track steps and offer shoddy estimations of your sleep?