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Someone’s Been Siphoning Data Through a Huge Security Hole in the Internet | Threat Level | Wired.com
In 2008, two security researchers at the DefCon hacker conference demonstrated a massive security vulnerability in the worldwide internet traffic-routing system — a vulnerability so severe that it could allow intelligence agencies, corporate spies or criminals to intercept massive amounts of data, or even tamper with it on the fly.
The traffic hijack, they showed, could be done in such a way that no one would notice because the attackers could simply re-route the traffic to a router they controlled, then forward it to its intended destination once they were done with it, leaving no one the wiser about what had occurred.
Using the powerful eye of NASA\’s Hubble Space Telescope, two teams of scientists have found faint signatures of water in the atmospheres of five distant planets.
The presence of atmospheric water was reported previously on a few exoplanets orbiting stars beyond our solar system, but this is the first study to conclusively measure and compare the profiles and intensities of these signatures on multiple worlds.
In the West, as the saying goes, whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting. So why on earth did New Mexicans–during a severe drought, no less–decide to give precious drops to southwestern willow flycatchers?By Peter FriedericiPublished: November-December 2013One blazing hot day last June, I stood on the banks of the Rio Grande at New Mexico\’s Broad Canyon Arroyo, about 20 miles north of the sprawling city of Las Cruces, to witness an act of creative destruction. The agent this day was not the river, though its floods once wiped out local houses and irrigation canals. Instead, a team of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees was unleashing chainsaws and excavators on the riverside shrubs.
The secret to koalas\’ distinctive low-pitched vocalisations has been found, according to a new study published today in the journal Current Biology.
Male koalas produce a bellow of a very low pitch, much lower than would be expected from an animal of their size, and more typical of an animal the size of an elephant.
But, unlike any other land-dwelling mammal, the Australian marsupial has been found to have an extra pair of laryngeal vocal folds.
You ever see a bird clutching onto a branch high in a tree and wonder, \”What happens if it falls asleep? How could it hold on?\”
The avian talon works through a \”pulley system of tendons,\” according to the animal morphology blog Ars Anatomica, and it can lock into place.
\”The bird\’s foot closes and grasps automatically as the ankle and knee joints are bent,\” we read. \”This grasp cannot be released until the limb is straightened again.\”