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2011-07-12 14:45:00

The notorious hacker group Anonymous broke into the computer systems of a major government contractor - Booz Allen Hamilton - and uploaded 90,000 military email address and passwords onto a file-sharing network Monday. The group announced the attack on Twitter, saying it is part of a campaign to expose government and corporate failure to secure computer networks. The group said in a message that they wiped out 4 gigabytes of Booz Allen source code and stole 90,000 email addresses, although...

2011-07-12 12:28:02

Berkeley Lab researchers observe structural transformations in single nanocrystals While a movie about giant robots that undergo structural transformations is breaking box office records this summer, a scientific study about structural transformations within single nanocrystals is breaking new ground for the design of novel materials that will serve next-generation energy storage batteries and solar energy harvesting devices. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence...

2011-07-12 11:05:00

NEW YORK, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbia Records is proud to present the critically acclaimed UK pop singer Katy B's US debut album On A Mission to be released on September 13, 2011. The albums lead in single "Katy On A Mission" is now available on iTunes. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110712/NY33849 ) On A Mission, released in the UK in April 2011, debuted at #2 on the charts, is certified Gold and included three Top 10 singles, "Katy On A Mission," "Lights On" and...

2011-07-12 10:00:00

CHICAGO, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Wealthy individuals are feeling more confident about their investments and the economy and appear more willing to make decisions about their financial assets, according to a new investment survey by Family Office Exchange (FOX), a leading provider of research, education, networking, and consulting services to wealth owners and their advisors. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100714/FOELOGO) In "FOX Wealth Trends(TM): 2011 Investment...

2011-07-07 19:07:05

Research from University of Leicester highlights failings within the education system Pupils with special needs and teachers in mainstream schools in the UK are often the victims of a "one size fits all" approach to schooling and education, a leading academic has claimed. Professor Paul Cooper, a chartered psychologist and professor of education at the University of Leicester, said pupils with social, emotional and behavioural problems (SEBD) are at particular risk of under-achieving because...

2011-07-07 12:45:00

NEWARK, N.J., July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A copyright infringement lawsuit has been filed in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey-Newark against Grammy-winning R&B artist and songwriter John Legend in connection with his 2006 album Once Again and his song Maxine's Interlude, which has enjoyed consistent sales and been publicly performed by Legend continuously since its initial release that year. (Docket number 2:11-cv-03849-SDW - MCA, United States District Court, District of...

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2011-07-07 11:35:00

Security experts are saying that hackers have disclosed a bug in Apple Inc.'s mobile operating system that could be exploited by criminals looking to gain remote access over iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch devices. The security flaw in Apple's iOS was noticed Wednesday as the website www.jailbreakme.com released code that Apple customers can use to modify the iOS operating system. Some Apple customers choose to "jail break" their devices so they can download and run applications Apple did not...

2011-07-06 16:02:29

Probiotics, often referred to as 'good bacteria', are known to promote a healthy gut, but can they promote a healthy mind? Exploring the new world of neurological probiotics, researchers in BioEssays present new ideas on how neurochemicals delivered directly to the gut, via probiotic intestinal microbiota, exert their beneficial effects in maintaining gastrointestinal health and even psychological well-being. The research, led by Professor Mark Lyte from Texas Tech University Health Sciences...

2011-07-06 15:10:10

With increasing numbers of people worldwide"”5 million in 2010"”on antiretroviral drugs for the treatment of HIV, the International Forum for Collaborative HIV Research recommends that improved and sustained global drug safety monitoring, including monitoring for substandard products, drug diversion, inappropriate use, and toxicity, is critical. Writing in this week's PLoS Medicine, the Forum reports on a meeting in which key stakeholders from the UN and government agencies,...

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2011-07-06 14:05:00

Team of scientists uncovers new information By Judy Holmes, Syracuse University The question seems simple enough: What happens to the Earth's temperature when atmospheric carbon dioxide levels increase? The answer is elusive. However, clues are hidden in the fossil record. A new study by researchers from Syracuse and Yale universities provides a much clearer picture of the Earth's temperature approximately 50 million years ago when CO2 concentrations were higher than today. The results may...