Monkeys outperform humans when it comes to cognitive flexibility

When it comes to exploring new options for solving a problem, Capuchin and Rhesus monkeys show more cognitive flexibility than humans, say US scientists. Explanations. Humans live in complex environments…

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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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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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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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Millions of email address with passwords found unprotected on a server

Some three million stolen email addresses and passwords were found online on a server used to send fraudulent messages and extort money from tens of thousands of victims. The server,…

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An affordable sensor to assess water quality

In certain regions of the world, access to safe and potable water is not always guaranteed. Students from the School of Advanced Digital Technologies (ETNA) in France developed the WellCheck…

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Hubble Captures Beautiful Planetary Nebula Image

The Hubble Space Telescope of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the European Space Agency (ESA) has resulted in the creation of a new image of NGC 2022,…

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New security vulnerabilities discovered in Intel processors

A new category of vulnerability has been identified in Intel processors, according to computer security researchers announced Tuesday. The flaws could allow to intercept confidential information through the processor. ZombieLoad is…

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West Coast algae to tackle flatulence in cattle

Researchers in cattle farming at Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, are turning to West Coast algae to tackle cattle methane production and combat climate change. Studies in Australia and California…

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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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