Volkswagen AG’s (VOWG_p.DE) U.S. chief executive blamed “individuals” for using software to cheat on diesel emissions at a House hearing on Thursday as lawmakers attacked federal environmental regulators for failing to catch the fraud for years. Michael Horn, head of Volkswagen Americas, testified before a House of Representatives oversight and investigations panel about

Prime Numbers Number sense hypothesis holds that the intuitive understanding of numbers is a primary visual property, like color sense or physical orientation. In nature, this refers not to any ability to count, but to visually sense the number of important objects and changes in those numbers—offspring, for instance. In humans, it

This week the United States government continued its three-year-long effort to have Kim Dotcom, Mathias Ortmann, Finn Batato and Bram van der Kolk extradited to face multiple charges including copyright infringement, conspiracy, money laundering and racketeering. For the past several days the main extradition hearing has been hold to allow Judge Nevin

Passersby are reflected on a stock quotation board at a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, September 29, 2015. Reuters/Issei Kato Asian shares rose on Friday, taking their cue from a jump in oil prices and Wall Street gains after minutes of the Federal Reserve’s latest meeting damped down expectations of an imminent Fed rate

New research suggests that upper limb amputees, who typically struggle to learn how to use a new prosthesis, would be more successful if fellow amputees taught them. Most usually learn by watching a non-amputee demonstrate the device during physical therapy and rehabilitation sessions. A Georgia Institute of Technology study that measured arm
Obesity Fat Man

Those who subscribe to mainstream health advice often have a good laugh at those of us who believe in alternative health treatments; especially when it comes to our concerns about toxins in the environment. To them, words like ‘toxins’ and ‘detoxing’ are just marketing terms that snake oil salesman use to sell
Cancer Metastasis

Fresh research at Sahlgrenska Academy has found that antioxidants can double the rate of melanoma metastasis in mice. The results reinforce previous findings that antioxidants hasten the progression of lung cancer. According to Professor Martin Bergö, people with cancer or an elevated risk of developing the disease should avoid nutritional supplements that

While the cleaning of car exhausts is among the best known applications of catalytic processes, it is only the tip of the iceberg. Practically the entire chemical industry relies on catalytic reactions. Therefore, catalyst design plays a key role in improving these processes. An international team of scientists has now developed a

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has revealed the first colorized photos of the hazy sky enveloping the planet Pluto, along with bright red water ice patches. “Who would have expected a blue sky in the Kuiper Belt? It’s gorgeous,” remarked Alan Stern, NASA New Horizons principal investigator from the Southwest Research Institute

(HealthDay)—Multiple sclerosis patients taking daclizumab high yield process (HYP), a humanized monoclonal antibody that binds to CD25 (alpha subunit of the interleukin-2 receptor) and modulates interleukin-2 signaling, experienced lower relapse rates but more side effects than patients receiving interferon beta-1a, new research indicates. The study was published in the Oct. 8 issue

Enlarge Attackers are infecting a widely used virtual private network product sold by Cisco Systems to install backdoors that collect user names and passwords used to log in to corporate networks, security researchers said. A researcher from security firm Volexity told Ars that he’s aware of about a dozen attacks successfully infecting Cisco’s

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Oct. 8, 2015) – Today, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law not just one, but two bills that represent some of the strongest privacy protections in the country. The new laws work together to protect privacy from some of the worst spying programs on the state level,

In little more than a year Popcorn Time has amassed millions of users by offering BitTorrent-powered streaming in an easy-to-use Netflix-style interface. The term Popcorn Time itself has also become a widely recognizable “brand,” something that hasn’t gone unnoticed in the movie industry. Various copyright holders and anti-piracy groups have targeted Popcorn

In the on­go­ing de­bate between law en­force­ment and the tech­no­logy com­munity over en­cryp­tion, the threat of ter­ror­ism in the home­land has long been the ace in the FBI’s hand. FBI Dir­ect­or James Comey has in re­cent months re­peatedly asked tech com­pan­ies to cre­ate products that al­low law en­force­ment to ac­cess en­cryp­ted com­mu­nic­a­tions if

Whether it’s a nation state-sponsored hack or simply a teenager with a laptop, Congress comes under cyberattack on a daily basis, said House of Representatives Inspector General Theresa Grafenstine. But this is not a challenge specific to the House. The country is in the middle of a cyberwar, she told the audience on Wednesday