First Ever Picture of a Black Hole Scoops $3-Million Prize

The 347 scientists who collaborated to produce the first image of a black hole last April were honored on Thursday with the Breakthrough Prize, a US $ 3 million prize…

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This malicious Android application has been downloaded more than 100 million times

Google removed the CamScanner application from the Play Store on Wednesday after it was discovered that it contained malicious software. The app downloaded more than 100 million times on the…

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The hypothetical ninth planet could be a black hole

It is possible that the planet hiding in the confines of our solar system is not one: American astrophysicists put forward the idea that it could be a very small…

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Words With Friends player data allegedly stolen for 218 million users

A known hacker claims to have obtained names, email addresses, encrypted passwords, phone numbers, and Facebook IDs from 218 million players of Words With Friends, a popular game of letters…

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NASA has found sugar in meteorites

Meteorites that crashed on Earth billions of years ago contain sugars, researchers say, supporting the idea that asteroids can contain some of the ingredients for life. An international team of…

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Here’s how to find out if you are affected by the hacking of WhatsApp

Facebook announced Monday that its encrypted email application WhatsApp had been infected with spyware . Here’s how to detect if your device is touched. Which devices are targeted? The attack, allegedly carried out…

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kids with older brothers learn language slower: study

Children with older brothers have, on average, a somewhat slower linguistic development, found French scientists associated with the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). Children’s language has been studied for…

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The “mechanics” of how bacteria divide explained in new study

Before a bacterium divides, there is an accumulation of mechanical stress in the cell wall, at the very place where it will separate, found Swiss scientists. Bacteria are among the…

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Windows XP and 7 vulnerable to an attack similar to WannaCry

Several older versions of Windows, including Windows XP and Windows 7, are vulnerable to a rapidly spreading computer virus that can infect entire networks, much like the 2017 WannaCry attack….

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Apple says it’s lost money on repairs over the last decade

Accused of making repairs to its devices difficult or inaccessible, Apple says their repair service actually runs on a deficit, implying that it does not act in this way to…

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