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Microsoft closes off two avenues of attack on its software

Microsoft closes off two avenues of attack on its software

Microsoft is trying to shut the door on a couple of routes cybercriminals have used to attack users and networks. The enterprise IT giant’s policy of blocking Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macros in downloaded Office documents by default has been activated once again after a brief pause to address feedback from users who were …

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Recent advances in space health and medicine

When astronauts go to outer space, microgravity, intense cosmic radiation and extreme cold can have negative impacts on their bodies and health. Scientists want to better understand the intricate details of what happens to humans in space, and they’re trying to come up with ways to counteract these effects. Below are some recent papers published …

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Physicists created an odd phase of matter with two dimensions of time

Physicists created an odd phase of matter with two dimensions of time

Through the looking glass: The world of quantum physics and quantum computing is challenging for most people to wrap their heads around. I have read a fair number of books on the subjects, but the research I’m about to report has my head spinning. Somehow, scientists have created a new phase of matter with two-dimensional …

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A study revealed that a decrease in air pollution led to an increase in global warming

A study revealed that a decrease in air pollution led to an increase in global warming

Scientists have found a great paradox in nature – clean air promotes global warming, while pollution keeps our planet cool. A team of international researchers determined that current pollution rates are 30 percent lower than they were in 2000, but global warming from carbon dioxide emissions has increased by up to 50 percent. Pollution particles, …

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Recipe for discovery

Recipe for discovery

EAST LANSING, Mich. – About three years ago, Wolfgang “Wolfi” Mittig and Yassid Ayyad went looking for the universe’s missing mass, better known as dark matter, in the heart of an atom. Their expedition didn’t lead them to dark matter, but they still found something that had never been seen before, something that defied explanation. …

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We played 'Stray,' everyone's favorite new cat-centric video game. It's purrfection | CNN Business

We played ‘Stray,’ everyone’s favorite new cat-centric video game. It’s purrfection | CNN Business

CNN  —  This week, two of the most passionate communities online — gamers and cat lovers — collided with the release of a new video game that lets you play as an adorable orange tabby cat. “Stray”, created by indie French game company BlueTwelve Studio and published by Annapurna Interactive, was released on Tuesday for …

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Nothing Phone 1: Android’s iPhone is half the price and twice as cool, but might have 3 problems

Nothing Phone 1: Android’s iPhone is half the price and twice as cool, but might have 3 problems

After an entire season of leaks, rumors, and teasers, the Nothing Phone 1 is finally officially official… In case you didn’t know, the Nothing company was started by Carl Pei – one of OnePlus’ co-founders, and their first product was a pair of relatively affordable TWS earbuds, the Nothing Ear 1. It’s important to note …

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