Security researchers on Wednesday disclosed a set of security flaws that they said could let hackers steal sensitive information from nearly every modern computing device containing chips from Intel Corp, Advanced Micro Devices Inc and ARM Holdings. One of the bugs is specific to Intel but another affects laptops, desktop […]

Dangerous security flaws that could affect most modern computers and ...



SAN FRANCISCO — Step away from the Hallmark Christmas movie marathon over the holiday vacation and do yourself a huge favor. Grab your phone, put it on video mode and walk around your house for 15 minutes getting footage of every room, every wall and, if you can manage it, the inside […]

A holiday tip: Take 15 minutes this vacation to make ...



In elementary schools throughout Miami-Dade County, students snack on cranberry hibiscus during class and eat lemongrass-infused rice in the cafeteria. They help grow the fresh fruits and vegetables themselves in on-campus gardens. School staff incorporate the crops into lunch menus and send them home with the kids in “harvest bags.” […]

An intriguing way that science is being taught to elementary ...


Instruments in smart phones such as the accelerometer, gyroscope and proximity sensors represent a potential security vulnerability, according to researchers from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), whose research was published in the open-access Cryptology ePrint Archive on 6 Dec. Using a combination of information gathered from six different sensors found in […]

How your phone may be vulnerable to hacking through its ...


Consumers struggling to afford health coverage are increasingly being targeted with an attractive pitch from insurance companies and brokers: Low-cost alternatives to Affordable Care Act plans that, they say, provide meaningful protection against large medical expenses. The main draw of these plans—called “short-term” because they can currently cover only 90 […]

Is ‘Short-Term’ Health Insurance a Good Deal?



LAURA SANDERS 12:30pm, December 22, 2017 Over the past week, my little girls have seen Santa in real life at least three times (though only one encounter was close enough to whisper “yo-yo” in his ear). You’d think that this Santa saturation might make them doubt that each one was […]

The science behind kids’ belief in Santa


We often say the same sweet, nonsensical things to our dogs that we say to our babies—and in almost the same slow, high-pitched voice. Now, scientists have shown that puppies find our pooch-directed speech exciting, whereas older dogs are somewhat indifferent. The findings show, for the first time, that young […]

A fascinating article about what dogs actually hear when their ...




Are poinsettias really poisonous? Are snowflakes really pure as the driven snow? Does feasting really put on the pounds? Sure as sugarplums, myths and misconceptions pop up every holiday season. Here’s what science says about some of them: FLOWER POWER Poinsettias, those showy holiday plants with red and green foliage, […]

The truth about some persistent holiday myths.