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July 30, 2014
Beer-Loving Bugs Swarm in Midwest
Beer-Loving Bugs Swarm in Midwest

Mayflies have begun emerging from the Mississippi River in swarms that show up on radar like thunderstorms, coat roads and leave behind slimy messes. They've already been blamed for one car crash.

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Fukushima Study: Think About Unthinkable Disasters Fukushima: Think the Unthinkable

Report urges look at unlikely disasters.

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Study: Fist Bumps Less Germy than Handshakes Fist Bumps Cleaner than Handshakes

Spreads far fewer germs and bacteria.

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Hot Jupiters Hold Surprisingly Little Water, Study Finds Study: Hot Jupiters Come Up Dry

Far less water vapor than we thought.

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Feathered Dinosaurs More Common than Thought Feathered Dinosaurs Not a Rarity

Fearsome beasts sported downy coats.

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Computing
Canada Says China Hacked Gov't
MacBook Pros Get Update, Price Cut
China Puts Microsoft Under the Lens
Digital Life
Android 'Fake ID' Puts Millions at Risk
FTC Wants Fix for Mobile Cramming
Facebook To Force Use of Messenger
Discovery
Study: Tyrannosaurs Ran in Gangs
Feathered Dinosaurs Not a Rarity
Wyoming Cave To Be Excavated
Space
Study: Hot Jupiters Come Up Dry
Audit: NASA Can't Afford Big Rockets
Moonstruck! 45-Years Since Landing
Innovation
Researchers Tout Battery Breakthrough
Watson's First Consumer-Facing Gig
Internet of Things Comes to DIYers
Health
Five Things To Know About Ebola
Fist Bumps Cleaner than Handshakes
We're All in the Clean-Plate Club
Science News
Fukushima: Think the Unthinkable
Scientists Ponder Dogs and Jealousy
HIV Creates Viral Reservoirs Soon
Environment
Beer-Loving Bugs Swarm in Midwest
Bats Navigate Using Polarized Light
Study: Beef Pollutes More than Pork
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Researchers Tout Battery Breakthrough
 
Watson's First Consumer-Facing Gig
 
FDA OKs New Opioid Pain Reliever
 
Scientists Ponder Dogs and Jealousy
 
We're All in the Clean-Plate Club
 
Study: Tyrannosaurs Ran in Gangs
 
Scientists Crush Diamond with Laser
To simulate pressure at Saturn's center.
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Apple Digital Book Settlement Set
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Amazon Intros Zocalo Storage Service
Online storage and sharing for business.
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Radical.FM's Freemium Biz Model
Online radio startup asks for donations.
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Network Security Spotlight
Canadian Government Charges China With Cyberattack
The government of Canada is not happy with China. Canadian officials have accused "a highly sophisticated Chinese state-sponsored actor" of launching a cyberattack on its National Research Council.
 
Researchers Working To Fix Tor Security Exploit
Developers for the Tor privacy browser are scrambling to fix a bug revealed Monday that researchers say could allow hackers, or government surveillance agencies, to track users online.
 
Wall Street Journal Hacked Again
Hacked again. That’s the story at the Wall Street Journal this week as the newspaper reports that the computer systems housing some of its news graphics were breached. Customers not affected -- yet.
 

Enterprise Hardware Spotlight
Apple Updates MacBook Pros, Cuts Prices Up to $100
The popular MacBook Pro laptop line just got an update and a price cut of as much as $100. The MacBook Pro with Retina display now includes faster processors and double the memory.
 
Dell, BlackBerry Not Sweating Apple-IBM Alliance
IBM's recent move to partner with Apple to sell iPhones and iPads loaded with corporate applications has excited investors in both companies, but two rivals say they are unperturbed for now.
 
Watson Gets His First Customer Service Gig
Since appearing on Jeopardy, IBM's Watson supercomputer has been making a living using his super-intelligent knowledge base for business verticals. Now, Watson's been hired for his first customer service job.
 

Mobile Technology Spotlight
Android 'Fake ID' Puts Millions of Users at Risk
Having this fake ID is nothing to brag about, even if you are a minor. The “Fake ID” Android flaw drops malware into smartphone apps. It can steal credit card data and even take over your device.
 
FTC Wants Fix for 'Perfect Scam' of Mobile Cramming
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has issued new guidelines to curb “mobile cramming,” a troublesome practice that adds unauthorized third-party charges to mobile phone bills.
 
Facebook: You Will Use Messenger, and You Will Like It
Starting this week, Facebook users with Android and iOS phones will be forced to use the separate Messenger app to send Facebook messages. Pending messages will still be visible in the main app.
 

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