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LulzSec Hacker Sentenced To One Year In Prison
2013-04-19 12:52:00

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Another hacker was brought to justice yesterday when a judge sentenced 25-year old Cody Kretsinger to one year in prison for his role in attacking Sony´s network in June 2011. The group of self-proclaimed “hacktivists” broke into Sony´s networks nearly three years ago and posted private information of Sony customers in an attempt to prove a point about Sony´s weak security measures. Kretsinger, who...

Patent Law For The Human Genome
2013-04-15 06:01:44

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Monday in a case that could determine whether or not human DNA can be patented, which could have a tremendous impact on genetic research, one way or the other. According to Reuters reporter Sharon Begley, “The US Patent and Trademark Office has granted patents on at least 4,000 human genes to companies, universities and others that have discovered and decoded them.”...

Chinese University Linked To Government’s Military Hackers
2013-03-25 16:32:38

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) has recently been accused of hacking into a number of American, Canadian and UK networks. Today, Reuters reported that the PLA may be getting some help in the way of research from faculty members at a top Chinese University. According to Reuters, freely accessible online papers show that faculty members of Shanghai Jiaotong University have been working with the PLA to publish technical...

Distracted Eating Leads To Overeating
2013-03-18 10:40:49

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Trying to lose weight by watching what you eat? Don´t get distracted by television, playing games or reading, says a new study, as this type of multi-tasking can lead to overeating. According to a new research review published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, ℠distracted eaters´ tend to consume more food in a sitting than ℠attentive eaters,´ and those same distracted eaters are more likely to...

EU Bee Protection Ban On Pesticides Fails To Pass
2013-03-17 08:08:02

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online European Union (EU) nations have failed to agree on proposals that would have banned three pesticides reportedly linked to the decline of the global bee population. According to the BBC, a recent report from the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) has concluded the substances in question posed a “high acute risk” to the pollinating insects. The EU´s executive body, the European Commission, had been...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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