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Bhopal Fake Encounter

After several incriminating videos of the so-called ‘encounter’ (a classic Indian euphemism for cold-blooded, execution-style murder by cops), now come some damning stills! Surely, it is just a coincidence that the killer and the killed are wearing the same sports shoes, same make and colour. Not fishy at all, no? But the big question...

HIV was present in New York in 1970

  The human immunodeficiency virus, which causes AIDS. BSIP/UIG Via Getty Images SHARE Share Tweet Share Email Print Comment A new genetic study confirms theories that the global epidemic of HIV and AIDS started in New York around 1970, and it also clears the name of a gay flight attendant long vilified as being “Patient...

Fats and figures

Fats and figures By Rosamund Urwin | September 11, 2016 Meet the doctor who is changing the way we eat “The focus has been on cholesterol, weight and burning calories—it’s all fatally flawed. The root cause driving heart disease and diabetes is insulin resistance. What drives insulin resistance is a diet that is high in sugar...

How to Crash Systemd in a 50 character command

How to Crash Systemd in One Tweet The following command, when run as any user, will crash systemd: NOTIFY_SOCKET=/run/systemd/notify systemd-notify "" After running this command, PID 1 is hung in the pause system call. You can no longer start and stop daemons. inetd-style services no longer accept connections. You cannot cleanly reboot the system. The system feels generally...

Israeli Online Attack Service ‘vDOS’ Earned $600,000 in Two Years

SEP 16 Israeli Online Attack Service ‘vDOS’ Earned $600,000 in Two Years vDOS — a “booter” service that has earned in excess of $600,000 over the past two years helping customers coordinate more than 150,000 so-called distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks designed to knock Web sites offline — has been massively hacked, spilling secrets about tens of thousands...

From damage to discovery via virtual unwrapping: Reading the scroll from En-Gedi

From damage to discovery via virtual unwrapping: Reading the scroll from En-Gedi William Brent Seales1,*,  Clifford Seth Parker1,  Michael Segal2,  Emanuel Tov2,  Pnina Shor3 and  Yosef Porath3 + Author Affiliations ↵*Corresponding author. Email: seales@uky.edu Science Advances  21 Sep 2016:Vol. 2, no. 9, e1601247DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1601247 Article Figures & Data Info & Metrics eLetters  PDF Abstract Computer imaging techniques are...

Battery technology set to break barriers

Battery technology set to break barriers 10 AUGUST 2016 • 7:28PM   Once renewable energy can be stored for use on demand, Britain could become self-sufficient in its energy usage CREDIT: CHARLOTTE GRAHAM/REX SHUTTERSTOCK  The world’s next energy revolution is probably no more than five or ten years away. Cutting-edge research into cheap and clean forms...

Chinese Hui Muslims

China’s Complex Relationship With Islam Is Reflected in Ties to Hui by JANIS MACKEY FRAYER SHARE Play Facebook Twitter Google Plus Embed  How Islam Coexists With Communism in Atheist China 5:41 YINCHUAN, China — This imam wears heels — and a gold-flecked headscarf. Ma Lijuan is one of the faces of state-backed Islam in officially atheist...