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13-Year-Old Encryption Bugs Still Haunt Apps and IoT

13-Year-Old Encryption Bugs Still Haunt Apps and IoT

Hackers try to find novel ways to circumvent or undermine data encryption schemes all the time. But at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Purdue University researcher Sze Yiu Chau has a warning for the security community about a different threat to encryption: vulnerabilities that were discovered more than a decade…
Evidence of 14B year-old ‘time machine’ star found 35,000 light-years from Earth – Fox News

Evidence of 14B year-old ‘time machine’ star found 35,000 light-years from Earth – Fox...

Astronomers have found evidence of one of the oldest stars in the universe, a star that lived 13.5 billion years ago, nestled inside a star that's nearly as old.Located 35,000 light-years from Earth, the younger star, known as SMSS J160540.18−144323.1, formed after the older star exploded into a supernova."We've found a time machine that takes us…
Scale AI and its 22-year-old CEO lock down $100 million to label Silicon Valley’s data

Scale AI and its 22-year-old CEO lock down $100 million to label Silicon Valley’s...

Big artificial intelligence companies are promising an automated future but many of their products rely on the labeled training data coming from Scale AI, a startup that highlights machine learning’s intimate bond between human contractors and algorithms. The three-year-old startup announced Monday that it had closed a $100 million Series C round of financing led…
How a 6,000-Year-Old Dog Cancer Spread Around the World

How a 6,000-Year-Old Dog Cancer Spread Around the World

A cancer-cum-sexually transmitted dog parasite that still thrives today is the only remnant of a now-extinct Siberian dog race.Ozkan Bilgin/Getty ImagesHigh in the Himalayas, a heavy-coated dog trots behind the hem of a Buddhist monk’s robes. On the streets of Panama City another dog collapses into a sliver of shade, escaping the heat of the…
A 2,000-year-old stylus makes a point about ancient Roman humor

A 2,000-year-old stylus makes a point about ancient Roman humor

At least they hadn't invented selfies yet — Lost in ancient Londinium: "I went to Rome, and all I brought you was this pen." Kiona N. Smith - Jul 31, 2019 6:09 pm UTC Enlarge / The text is inscribed on all four sides of the stylus."I have come from the City. I bring you…
India’s 30-year-old MyMoneyMantra raises $15M to scale its financial services marketplace

India’s 30-year-old MyMoneyMantra raises $15M to scale its financial services marketplace

MyMoneyMantra, a 30-year-old New Delhi-based firm that operates a marketplace of financial services, has raised $15 million in its maiden funding round from an external source to expand its offerings and reach in the nation. Dutch investment firm IFSD BV and private equity firm Vaalon Capital funded the $15 million round in MyMoneyMantra, the Indian…
Behind the 12-year-old Wii Sports hoax that briefly fooled the Internet

Behind the 12-year-old Wii Sports hoax that briefly fooled the Internet

The truth will out — A better-late-than-never confession proves the lie of a 2400 skill rating. Kyle Orland - Jul 6, 2019 3:00 pm UTC Before his resignation in late 2017, Uber's then-CEO Travis Kalanick faced more than his fair share of scandals. But by far the most (read: least) important of these was Kalanick's…
A 23-year-old B2B company has shown how keen India is for tech IPOs

A 23-year-old B2B company has shown how keen India is for tech IPOs

Away from the limelight of the press and the frenzy of fundraising, a tech startup in India has achieved a feat that few of its peers have managed: going public. IndiaMART, the country’s largest online platform for selling products directly to businesses, raised nearly $70 million in a rare tech IPO for India this week.…
Watch the nearly 120-year-old first recording of a solar eclipse

Watch the nearly 120-year-old first recording of a solar eclipse

The first video recording of a solar eclipse is now available to watch on YouTube. The clip, which lasts one minute and eight seconds, covers the totality of the eclipse, starting just before the Moon completely covers the Sun and lasting until just after it starts to move away. This eclipse took place on May…

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Oakland becomes second US city to decriminalize magic mushrooms

Oakland City Council has voted to decriminalize psychedelics that come from plants and fungi, including magic mushrooms. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that law enforcement in the California town won’t prosecute people for possessing the substance, although commercial distribution and possession in schools will remain illegal. The resolution means that Oakland is the second US…

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