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On the heels of Zika comes its deadlier relative, yellow fever,...

Enlarge (credit: Getty | RolfAasa) Unusually active outbreaks of yellow fever in rural areas of Brazil are stoking fears among experts that the...

The Amazon forest is the result of an 8,000-year experiment

Brazil nuts scattered at the base of trees in the Amazon.These trees are so common in the Amazon today as a result of human...

In the US, added wildfires due to carelessness, not climate change

Enlarge (credit: NOAA) The United States spends billions of dollars every year fighting wildfires.A recent paper published in PNAS finds that human-started conflagrations account for 84 percent...

Op-ed: Mark Zuckerberg’s manifesto is a political trainwreck

Enlarge / Can Facebook's AIs travel back in time to help with this boiler explosion? Probably.Eventually. (credit: Courtesy of De Forest Douglas Diver Railroad...

Big props to Bigfoot—new bill would name it “official cryptid” of...

Enlarge / Look, Sasquatch is real, okay? Here's a picture of him, working in his current gig for Jack Link's jerky.Case closed. (credit: Dave...

Guiding ecosystem conservation using airborne lasers

Enlarge (credit: NASA) Industrialization and urbanization have drastically changed the face of our planet, and the number of untouched natural habitats for wildlife...

Machine learning versus spam

Machine learning methods are often presented by developers of security solutions as a silver bullet, or a magic catch-all technology that will protect users...

Feds say Chicago e-recycler faked tear-downs, then sent CRTs to Hong...

Enlarge / EnviroGreen's homepage. Just because a website has pictures of a lush forest doesn't mean it represents a company that does good things...

Would-be Internet weatherman star sets a wildfire to increase his viewership

Enlarge / Screengrab from Johnny Mullins' latest "weather update."Facebook reader comments 51 Share this story Johnny Mullins' Facebook page contains a mix of...

How security flaws work: SQL injection

reader comments 69 Share this story A demonstration of SQL injection in action. Thirty-one-year-old Laurie Love is currently staring down the possibility of 99...

Building A Detection Strategy With The Right Metrics

The tools used in detecting intrusions can lead to an overwhelming number of alerts, but they're a vital part of security. Traditional security used to...

Mayor arrested, accused of secretly recording strip poker game with teens

This is the booking photo of Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva.Amador County Sheriff reader comments 22 Share this story The mayor of Stockton, California...