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Microsoft Scrambles to Release new Win 8.1 Update and Battles IE Security Flaw

Michael L. Berman | Posted 07.02.2014 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

This will be the second major update for what it dubbed Windows 8.1 since February, but will it be the last before Microsoft debuts the much anticipated (at least by me) Windows 9?

State of Confusion: One-Third of American Parents Continue to Link Vaccines and Autism

Sally Greenberg | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Sally Greenberg

We must not allow anti-vaccination rhetoric to undermine these critically-important methods for keeping children and adults safe from illness or disease.

Is Global Warming Real? A 30-Second Answer

Keith Gaby | Posted 06.14.2014 | Green
Keith Gaby

There is either a decades-long conspiracy involving tens of thousands of scientists who have imbedded false formulas into the basic physics and chemistry textbooks, or climate change is real.

Lethal Virus Spreads In Middle East

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 04.14.2014 | World

Saudi Arabia on Sunday confirmed a surge of cases of a deadly virus in the kingdom over the past two weeks, even as it tried to counter criticism that...

'Green News Report' - March 4, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.04.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Hundreds arrested at White House -- again -- protesting Keystone XL pip...

2014: The Year of Counterveillance

Robert Siciliano | Posted 03.20.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

It should come as no surprise to many that Dictionary.com chose "Privacy" as its 2013 "Word of the Year." Consider these six news stories, which br...

LOOK: Under The Microscope, Deadly Viruses Look Absolutely Stunning

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

Infectious diseases like AIDS and hepatitis are never pretty. But the pathogens that cause many potentially deadly infections turn out to be absolutel...

Outbreak That Sent Dozens To Hospital In Vegas Was Virus

AP | MICHELLE RINDELS | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An outbreak that sent about 28 people to the emergency room during a youth football tournament in Las Vegas was caused by norovirus...

Deadly MERS Mystery Maybe Solved: Bats One Up Camels

Dr. William Karesh | Posted 10.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. William Karesh

Even if we find the MERS virus living naturally in bats, we do not know how the bug gets into humans -- and luckily it's an extremely rare event.

These Striking Visualisations Will Change How You Think About HIV

Posted 08.02.2013 | Arts

While most of us are familiar with the visible effects of HIV, we are not as familiar with the image of the virus itself. Ukrainian designer A...

Scientists Make Huge Discovery

weather.com | Posted 07.23.2013 | Healthy Living

The largest-known virus — both in terms of physical size and its genome — has been discovered and named, French researchers recently reported in t...

Ransomware Computer Virus Poses Financial Threat to Computer Users

Reno Charlton | Posted 09.14.2013 | Business
Reno Charlton

Over recent years, computer and broadband related technology has come a long way. This has resulted in both consumers and individuals becoming increas...

Gov't Agency Goes Way Too Far To Fight Hackers

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 07.09.2013 | Technology

The U.S. Commerce Department destroyed more than $170,000 worth of desktops, printers, TVs, cameras and computer mice to remove from its network an in...

CDC Harnesses Technology to Protect People and Save Lives

Carlos Dominguez | Posted 08.12.2013 | Impact
Carlos Dominguez

I was in Mexico when the H1N1 influenza pandemic began to make international news several years ago. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) scientists and health experts were racing against the clock to develop a vaccine and accelerate its manufacture. They harnessed immense amounts of data and used cutting-edge technology, which is always a great way to get my attention. As a technology evangelist, I'm always investigating intriguing problems with innovative solutions. What other technological developments were going on at CDC, I wondered?

Going Viral

Dorothy H. Crawford | Posted 08.10.2013 | Science
Dorothy H. Crawford

Viruses know nothing of sexism, ageism, racism or elitism; they just infect any susceptible person who comes their way. With viruses we must learn to expect the unexpected.

A Traveler's Worst Nightmare: Getting Sick on Vacation

John Blumenthal | Posted 07.16.2013 | Travel
John Blumenthal

You've been looking forward to your European jaunt for months; you're all packed; you board the plane; you register at the hotel; you do some sightseeing; you eat dinner at a rooftop restaurant overlooking the city; the next morning you have a scratchy throat; by nightfall you have a fever.

Which Way Will This Bird Flu Fly?

Steve Zack | Posted 07.15.2013 | Green
Steve Zack

How and where will the new bird flu fly? Will it grow or be contained? History offers different outcomes, yet we do know for certain that zoonotic diseases will continue to emerge.

Have Deadly Viruses Finally Met Their Match?

Posted 03.21.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/21/2013 12:05 PM EDT on LiveScience A single compound could stop several viruses, including ...

Beware Of New Deadly Virus, CDC Warns

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.10.2013 | Healthy Living

In a cautionary report on Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned of a deadly new virus that has sickened more than a do...

Oracle Issues Java Fix, But Is Still In Hot Water

AP | RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 03.16.2013 | Technology

LOS ANGELES — Oracle Corp. said Monday it has released a fix for the flaw in its Java software that raised an alarm from the U.S. Department of ...

Can Puking Robot Curb Spread Of Killer Virus?

Reuters | Posted 03.06.2013 | Science

By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent LONDON (Reuters) - Poor Larry isn't looking too good. He's pale and clammy and he's b...

Massive Bank Cyber Attack Threat Deemed Credible In New Report

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 12.13.2012 | Money

A potential cyber attack against 30 U.S. banks known as Project Blitzkrieg has been deemed a credible threat by a report released from the security so...

Viruses: Nature's Self-Packing, Nanoscale Suitcases

Peter G. Stockley | Posted 02.03.2013 | Science
Peter G. Stockley

'Tis the season, from Thanksgiving to New Year, when tens of millions of us will travel to see family and friends. What none of us think about during this time is the myriad of invisible virus particles that will be making the trip with us.

It's Get Smart About Antibiotics Week!

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 01.12.2013 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

We are entering cold and flu season, and it's natural to want to do everything possible to keep our families healthy. So it's understandable that many people want their doctors to give them antibiotics. After all, they have an infection and antibiotics treat infections, right?

The Most Destructive Virus To Ever Hit A Business?

Reuters | Posted 12.11.2012 | Technology

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The "Shamoon" virus that attacked Saudi Arabia's state oil company, ARAMCO, was probably the most destructive attack the busine...