FDA Study Finds Little Evidence of Antibiotics in Milk
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Epic Snows Cause Economic Woes Across All Industries
In an encouraging development for consumers worried about antibiotics in their milk, a new Food and Drug Administration study showed little evidence of drug contamination after surveying almost 2,000 dairy farms.
In response to concerns, the agency in 2012 took samples of raw milk from the farms and tested them for 31 drugs, almost all of them antibiotics. Results released by the agency...
Mystery Deepens Over Ancient Greek Tomb
Ignore anyone who tells you snow is free. Every work day lost during New England's historic winter has meant millions of dollars taken out of the regional economy.
IHS Global Insight, an economic analysis firm, estimates Massachusetts alone suffered roughly $1 billion in lost wages and profits, as storm after storm pummeled the region, delivering over eight feet of snow in roughly a month....
A geologist who took part in the excavation of the ancient burial mound in Amphipolis in northern Greece says the ancient tomb found together with a series of vaulted rooms wasn't built at the same time, but somewhat later than the rooms themselves.
Geologist Evangelos Kambouroglou also said Saturday that the mound inside which the rooms and the tomb were found is not man-made, as...
SUNDAY 8. MARCH 2015
Samsung Galaxy S6: Lost Key Features, No Better than iPhone?
Clinton's Homebrew E-Mail Server: Risky or Genius?
A sleek glass and metal body, no removable battery or waterproof capabilities, fixed storage space, and a new mobile payment service.
No, not the iPhone. It's the newest Samsung smartphone.
The South Korean electronics giant introduced its redesigned smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, over the weekend with an emphasis on design...
Supernova in 'Einstein Cross' Is a Cosmic Trick
No, it's not always a room filled with wires and glowing blue lights. It's probably not even the size of your furnace. The personal email server used by Hillary Rodham Clinton during her time as secretary of state was probably about the size of your office desktop computer and could have been tucked quietly in a corner somewhere.
She's come a long way since 1997, when Clinton's staff bought the...
An exploding star goes supernova only once -- but if you're really, really lucky, you might just get to see it happen four times. An international team has discovered four separate images of the same distant supernova arranged in the shape of a cross -- and this unusual trick of the light could help scientists test the structure of the cosmos.
The formation of the four supernova images, in the...
SATURDAY 7. MARCH 2015
D'oh! Homer Simpson Won Race to Find Higgs Boson Mass
Samsung Plans Virtual Reality Push with Gear VR
Does Homer Simpson deserve a share of the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics? Did the European Organization for Nuclear Research and its scientific partners waste $10 billion constructing the Large Hadron Collider?
In short, could particle physicists have saved themselves a lot of trouble and simply watched a 1998 episode of "The Simpsons" to figure out the mass of the Higgs boson?
In the episode,...
Why Apple's Watch Will -- Or Won't -- Change the Game
Virtual reality enthusiasts can expect a full consumer version of the Samsung/Oculus Gear VR later this year, according to Oculus Chief Technology Officer John Carmack. Speaking at the Game Developers Conference that ran March 2-6 in San Francisco, Carmack announced that a market-ready edition of the mobile virtual reality headset would roll out with Samsung's next major product release....
Google Motors Into Car Insurance in Latest Expansion
No one can argue that many Apple devices have changed the way people live their lives. The company's iTunes, iPhone and iPad have shaken up music, phone and computer markets worldwide. Is the Apple Watch going to be able to do the same?
The stakes are big for Apple CEO Tim Cook: the watch is the first brand-new Apple product to be launched without legendary co-founder Steve Jobs. But the market...
For Virtual Reality Creators, It's a Question of Control
Google is helping California drivers shop for car insurance as part of a new service that could foreshadow the Internet company's latest attempt to shake up a long-established industry.
The feature unveiled Thursday compares vehicle insurance quotes from up to 14 carriers that are participating in the comparisons. The policies can then be bought online or through an agent. Google will receive a...
Silicon Valley Gender Bias Suit Puts the Pressure On
At the Game Developers Conference [which ran March 2-6 in San Francisco], it was easy to imagine what virtual reality will look like when it eventually hits the marketplace. What it will feel like, however, is an entirely different matter.
From wand-shaped controllers to motion-detecting sensors, VR creators are trying out all sorts of input methods on the road to bringing the immersive...
Facebook Exec, NBA Want Men To 'Lean In' for Women
A sex discrimination trial against one of Silicon Valley's most prestigious venture capital firms is providing a rare peek into the elite investment companies vying to fund the next Google and Amazon.
Their partnership rosters are stacked with some of the nation's most accomplished graduates -- multiple-degree holders from schools such as Harvard and Stanford universities who are competing...
Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg has enlisted NBA stars LeBron James, Stephen Curry and some of the basketball league's other top players to convince more men to join the fight for women's rights at home and at work.
The players will deliver the message in public service announcements aired during NBA games on major TV networks over the next few months.
Sandberg (shown here) is hoping to...
FRIDAY 6. MARCH 2015
Microsoft Confirms Windows Vulnerable to Freak Flaw
Java for Mac Now Comes with Unwanted Adware
Microsoft on Thursday confirmed that Windows is indeed vulnerable to the dreaded FREAK attacks that were reported earlier this week. Microsoft said it was aware of a security feature bypass vulnerability in Secure Channel, or Schannel, that affects all supported versions of Microsoft Windows.
Information security firm IANS has determined the FREAK flaw, which stands for Factoring RSA-Export...
Mac users who install Oracle's Java are finding it comes with unwanted baggage: the Ask Search toolbar that many call adware, bloatware or worse. The toolbar has long appeared as a sponsor offering with Java for Windows, but it's recently started appearing in the Mac version as well.
MalwareTips describes the Ask toolbar's search function as a "browser hijacker" that can reset a user's browser...