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Reuters Journalist Indicted After Conspiring With Hacking Group Anonymous
2013-03-15 10:55:42

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The hacktivist group Anonymous has been busy this year, reportedly hacking the computers of the US Federal Reserve, the US State Department Careers Website and even fast-food restaurant Burger King´s official Twitter account. Exactly how the group was able to access all those organizations´ computers remains a point of debate. However, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) released information today that...

Salmonella Outbreak Traced To Pet Frogs
2013-03-11 13:31:49

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an outbreak of Salmonella infections from 2008 to 2011 was caused by small, aquatic pet frogs. "This was the first Salmonella outbreak associated with aquatic frogs, and in this case the frogs are often marketed as good pets for kids," lead author Shauna Mettee Zarecki, a public health advisor“¯with the CDC in Atlanta, told Reuters. The...

2013-03-07 23:01:34

New York medical malpractice lawyer David Perecman comments on a new study that suggests thousands of deaths and disabilities per year are caused by missed or wrong diagnoses made by doctors. Victims of medical malpractice deserve adequate compensation for their injuries. New York, New York (PRWEB) March 07, 2013 A new study published in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, suggests that missed or wrong diagnoses made by primary care doctors may result in thousands of...

Researchers Attempting To Develop Prosthetic Flippers For Injured Loggerhead Turtle
2013-02-17 08:53:47

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Officials at a Japanese aquarium are looking for a high-tech apparatus that will help an injured, endangered loggerhead turtle regain the ability to swim after she lost both front flippers in a 2008 shark attack. The 25-year-old turtle, which is named Yu, currently resides at the Suma Aqualife Park in Kobe, where she was transported following the attack five years ago, according to Ruairidh Villar of Reuters. "She was in...

AT&T Lawsuit Against LCD Manufacturers Reinstated
2013-02-16 08:38:29

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Part of AT&T´s price-fixing lawsuit against liquid crystal display panel manufacturers has been reinstated by a US federal appeals court, various media outlets have reported. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco issued the ruling on Thursday, reversing a lower court ruling and reinstating the telecom giant´s claims. The decision, which was made by a panel of three judges, allows AT&T to...

Microsoft And Symantec Turn Tables On $1M Per Year Botnet Scam
2013-02-07 14:06:36

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit (MDCU) has done it again, this time disrupting a crime operation which was controlling thousands of PCs without the permission or knowledge of their owners. Teaming up with Symantec, the Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit was able to bring down the Bamital botnet, which was taking over users´ web searches and guiding them to dangerous sites. These sites would then install malware on the...

PepsiCo To Halt Use Of Flame Retardant As Emulsifier In Gatorade
2013-01-27 05:40:15

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online PepsiCo Inc has announced that they will discontinue the use of a controversial ingredient in some flavors of their Gatorade-brand sports drink, though they insist the move was not made in response to a Mississippi teenager´s petition seeking the chemical´s removal. The ingredient in question, brominated vegetable oil (BVO), is a chemical that contains bromine, which is also found in fire retardants, according to...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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