Whoopi Goldberg and Alexander Skarsgård Are Joining The Stand

Whoopi Goldberg and Alexander Skarsgård Are Joining The Stand

For starters, CBS All Access' adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand is rounding out its cast.Also, that series now has a new cast member: Whoopi Goldberg.

The Iguana Invasion

The Iguana Invasion

Photo © Lisa Ballard A green iguana is not exactly Godzilla, but at least in Florida, people are still preparing their defenses.An herbivore that eats an occasional cricket or tree snail, the green iguana is now consuming large quantities of native Florida flora, like the nickerbean, a plant that the rare Miami blue butterfly relies on.

This Upland Sandpiper Was Banded 13 Years Ago. And It’s Still Alive.

This Upland Sandpiper Was Banded 13 Years Ago. And It’s Still Alive.

Photo © Greg Kramos Thirteen years ago, researchers banded an upland sandpiper on the Konza Prairie Biological Station , a field research station in the Flint Hills of Kansas .

A Single Math Model Explains Many Mysteries of Vision

A Single Math Model Explains Many Mysteries of Vision

Young, Shapley, and Chariker’s work accepts the demanding, unintuitive biology of the visual cortex as is—and tries to explain how the phenomenon of vision is still possible.“I think their model is an improvement in that it’s really founded on the real brain anatomy.

Military vs. Wind Farms, Facebook vs. Fake Accounts, and More News

Military vs. Wind Farms, Facebook vs. Fake Accounts, and More News

The military is decidedly not here for wind farms, Facebook busted up more fake news accounts, and we have some advice for your next poo. The military is locked in a struggle with wind farms. Facebook banned more fake accounts.

Facebook Removes a Fresh Batch of Iran-Linked Fake Accounts

Facebook Removes a Fresh Batch of Iran-Linked Fake Accounts

Last August, researchers from the threat intelligence firm FireEye uncovered a vast social media influence campaign, conducted by a network of inauthentic news outlets and fake personas with ties to Iran.

What if Air Conditioners Could Help Save the Planet Instead of Destroying It?

What if Air Conditioners Could Help Save the Planet Instead of Destroying It?

“Carbon-neutral hydrocarbon fuels from electricity can help solve two of our biggest energy challenges: managing intermittent renewables and decarbonizing the hard-to-electrify parts of transportation and industry,” says David Keith, acting chief scientist of Carbon Engineering, which is developing much larger stand-alone devices for sucking CO2 out of the air and storing it, known as carbon capture and storage, or CCS.

'Hellboy' Could Get 'Shazam!'-ed at the Box Office

'Hellboy' Could Get 'Shazam!'-ed at the Box Office

The latest iteration of Hellboy —this time starring Stranger Things ' David Harbour as the titular character instead of Ron Perlman—is on track to bring in between $17 million and $21 million at the box office this weekend.

The Perplexing Physics of Imaging a Black Hole

The Perplexing Physics of Imaging a Black Hole

This image shows the material around a super massive black hole in the center of a galaxy some 55 million light-years away. For the stuff around the black hole, it's not a visible light image.

A Peek Into the Toolkit of the Dangerous 'Triton' Hackers

A Peek Into the Toolkit of the Dangerous 'Triton' Hackers

In those investigations, FireEye says it's identified a collection of custom malicious software that the Triton hackers used, tools that allowed the hackers to patiently advance their intrusion as they worked to gain access to the victims' industrial control systems.

Tracking Readers’ Eye Movements Can Help Computers Learn

Tracking Readers’ Eye Movements Can Help Computers Learn

Last year she developed a dataset that combines eye tracking and brain signals gathered from EEG scans, hoping to discover patterns that can improve how neural networks understand language.

A Guide to LockerGoga, the Ransomware Crippling Industrial Firms

A Guide to LockerGoga, the Ransomware Crippling Industrial Firms

LockerGoga, which was named for a file path in its source code by security research group MalwareHunterTeam, remains relatively rare and targeted compared to older forms of ransomware like SamSam and Ryuk, says Charles Carmakal, who leads a team of incident responders at FireEye who have dealt with multiple infestations.

New Avengers: Endgame Trailer Does 'Whatever It Takes'

New Avengers: Endgame Trailer Does 'Whatever It Takes'

New Avengers: Endgame Trailer Does 'Whatever It Takes' It's perhaps no surprise that Marvel is not doling out much in the way of plot in the ramp-up for Avengers: Endgame . Besides, the Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer already mostly probably confirms that everyone makes it out OK.

Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 Puts a Full-Fledged Computer on Your Face

Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 Puts a Full-Fledged Computer on Your Face

Alex Kipman, Microsoft’s technical fellow for AI and mixed reality, wearing the HoloLens 2 Quinn Russell Brown Whether the $3,500 headset provides more out-of-box value is a call for its commercial customers to make.

HTC Goes All-In on Easy-to-Use VR, But Not For Everyone

HTC Goes All-In on Easy-to-Use VR, But Not For Everyone

HTC Goes All-In on Easy-to-Use VR, But Not For Everyone Ahead of Mobile World Congress, the company announced the Vive Focus Plus, a new headset that seems to have it all—but is aimed squarely at the enterprise market.

Monkeys With Superpower Eyes Could Help Cure Color Blindness

Monkeys With Superpower Eyes Could Help Cure Color Blindness

(It affects about 1 percent of human men and a far smaller fraction of women; the more common form of red-green colorblindness, a mutation called "deuteranopia" in the cone that senses greenish, medium-wavelength light is a little more common—like 6 percent of men.) The implication of all those likewise-envisioned brothers was that Daltonism somehow ran in families—though Darwin’s Origin of Species and the concept of evolution were still six decades in the future.

No Binoculars Allowed: Learning to Bird by Ear

No Binoculars Allowed: Learning to Bird by Ear

As the khaki-clad birders start assembling in the parking lot, I joke to Hugh that the only way he’s going to get me to learn to bird by ear is to take away my binoculars.

Butt Sensors, Flying Taxis, and More This Week in Car News

Butt Sensors, Flying Taxis, and More This Week in Car News

Butt Sensors, Flying Taxis, and More This Week in Car News Bell unveiled its 6,000-pound Nexus craft at CES. The lidar company AEye's CES display came with Nerf guns.

Underwater magician

Underwater magician

Based at Bream Bay, Whangarei, Crispin is also an acclaimed underwater photographer and the recipient of numerous photography awards. Chasing paper nautilus was our first New Zealand Geographic project and it was a toughie! We have several projects on the go in New Zealand.

Grande Arrival: The Year Digital Native Pop Stars Took Over

Grande Arrival: The Year Digital Native Pop Stars Took Over

Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Within the first 24 hours that Ariana Grande’s music video for “thank u, next,” went live in late November, it broke the internet. Grande’s response, though, wasn’t elation or even concern: it was a practiced online apathy so palpable you could almost see the eye roll.

How McLaren Learned to Treat its Formula One Pit Crew Like Athletes

How McLaren Learned to Treat its Formula One Pit Crew Like Athletes

On lap six, Hamilton hit a barrier and punctured a rear tire, forcing him to make a pit stop.Screens at the McLaren Applied Technologies High Performance Centre sourth of London track the position and speed of vehicles.

Security News This Week: Amazon Won't Say How Many Customer Emails It Exposed

Security News This Week: Amazon Won't Say How Many Customer Emails It Exposed

Yes, the Make-A-Wish site.Russia's elite hackers, meanwhile, have resurfaced, apparently with a new phishing trick in tow.

Russia's Elite Hackers May Have New Phishing Tricks

Russia's Elite Hackers May Have New Phishing Tricks

It's not uncommon to see them come out with a new variant or a totally new malware family."Palo Alto Networks researchers have only found one sample of the special Cannon-laced malicious document so far, but it was part of a broader APT 28 phishing campaign they observed that focused on government targets in North America, Europe, and a former USSR state that the company declined to name.Meanwhile, investigators at FireEye observed an extensive phishing campaign launched last week that appears to come from APT 29 hackers, also called Cozy Bear.

Australian Magpies Are the Real Angry Birds

Australian Magpies Are the Real Angry Birds

But nowhere is the “swooping season” as scary as in Australia, where cyclists and pedestrians alike live in sheer terror of one very angry bird: the Australian magpie.

Typhoon Mangkhut: Storm Slams Philippines on Landfall

Typhoon Mangkhut: Storm Slams Philippines on Landfall

Typhoon Mangkhut struck the Philippines early Saturday after thousands of people evacuated their homes to dodge the 550-mile-wide storm as it roared across the Pacific.The ferocity of the storm — with maximum sustained winds of around 120 miles per hour — in some ways eclipsed Hurricane Florence on the other side of the world, which was pummeling the Mid-Atlantic Coast of the United States with life-threatening rains and flooding.As dawn was breaking in the Philippines, there was no official word on casualties or damage.The eye of Mangkhut, known as Ompong in the Philippines, made landfall on the northeastern portion of Luzon island, the country’s rice- and corn-growing heartland, at about 1:40 a.m.[Catch up on the rest of our storm coverage.]

'Limited' progress at Bangkok climate talks

'Limited' progress at Bangkok climate talks

Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, said on Sunday at the closing press briefing for the Bangkok meeting that progress was made on most issues but nothing was finalised.

Space Photos of the Week: Saturn's Mysterious Hexagon

Space Photos of the Week: Saturn's Mysterious Hexagon

They also note distinct concentrations of smaller haze particles inside compared with the outside.Jupiter’s candy-cane, red and white color scheme is eye-catching, but it turns out there is more to the story: When NASA’s Juno swung by and captured detailed photos researchers noted clumps of cyclones.

Remember That Catastrophic Natural Gas Leak in California? Yeah, That Could Happen Again

Remember That Catastrophic Natural Gas Leak in California? Yeah, That Could Happen Again

Remember That Catastrophic Natural Gas Leak in California? Overhead photo of the leaking Aliso Canyon well pad in Los Angeles County. The natural gas billowing from the well is not visible to the naked eye, but can be seen with special infrared cameras.