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Burnin' Down the House

Stephen W.T. O'Keeffe | Posted 06.24.2016 | Technology
Stephen W.T. O'Keeffe

Smokey the Bear says, "Only you can prevent wildfires." Now, that wildfire is the OPM breach. Yesterday it was the IRS. The day before that, it was Snowden. Tomorrow, it'll spark up somewhere else.

Neutron Death Mystery Stymies Physicists

| Clara Moskowitz | Posted 05.13.2014 | Science

Despite decades of taking measurements, scientists cannot agree on how long neutrons live. Neutrons are stable inside atoms, but on their own they dec...

Ultraprecise Clock May Open Up 'Entirely New Applications'

LiveScience | Denise Chow | Posted 04.04.2014 | Science

A new atomic clock unveiled Thursday (April 3) is three times more accurate than the one previously used to keep official time in the United States, m...

Peer Review Is Time-Tested to Withstand Political Fashion Trends

American Anthropological Association | Posted 05.11.2014 | Science
American Anthropological Association

Cherry-picking grants awarded by the National Science Foundation is not an effective use of time or money. Investment in scientific research has never been more important than the present.

On Zombies and Cyber Attacks

Scott J. Shackelford | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics
Scott J. Shackelford

Nations are taking varying approaches to enhancing critical infrastructure cybersecurity. What has emerged is a governance spectrum with the United States, United Kingdom, and India preferring a more voluntary approach, while other cyber powers, including China, are opting for a larger role for the state.

New Kind Of Solid Matter May Have Been Discovered

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 08.13.2013 | Science

There's no hard evidence yet, but scientists say they have discovered a substance that may represent a whole new category of solids. Dubbed q-glas...

Super-Accurate Clocks To Become Even More So

LiveScience | Katia Moskvitch | Posted 06.17.2013 | Science

The ultimate accessory in exact timekeeping — the atomic clock — is set to become even more precise, after ultrashort laser pulses were successful...

Cybersecurity -- Getting It Right This Time

Susan Landau | Posted 04.15.2013 | Technology
Susan Landau

The administration has put out an executive order on cybersecurity for critical infrastructure. Congress is not happy. But I think that this order largely gets things right.

NIST Leads the Charge on Online Authentication

Susan Landau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Susan Landau

It's been a long time coming. After any number of heavy-handed approaches to online identity management, the federal government looks like it is trying a more enlightened approach.

World's Most Challenging Competition Shakes Earth to Its Core

Brett Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Brett Greene

The "Race to the Core" competition is an Olympic-style battle of the minds where individual countries will field teams to send scientific probes 3,950 miles straight down to the center of the earth.

Don't "Protect" Us From Our Own Genetic Information

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Megan Smolenyak

Unfortunately, there is a tendency towards a paternalistic attitude by certain groups in the medical professions who seek to limit access to medical information that is not directly under their control.

Colorado Conspiracy Theories: The Craziest Rumors About The Centennial State (VOTE)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

9 News viewers may have been surprised recently to learn that Jesse 'The Body' Ventura believes that "there's something underneath that new airport. [...