Six more radio signals from deep space deepen mystery

Back in March, scientists detected 10 powerful bursts of radio signals coming from the same location in space. And now researchers have just picked up six more of the signals seemingly emanating from the same region, far beyond our Milky Way. These fast radio bursts (FRB) are some of the most elusive and explosive signals…

Researchers Send Information Using a Single Particle of Light

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: According to research published Thursday in Science, physicists at Princeton University have designed a device that allows a single electron to pass its quantum information to a photon in what could be a big breakthrough for silicon-based quantum computers. The device designed by the Princeton researchers is…

The movie that doesn’t exist and the Redditors who think it does

This interview is from the New Statesman’s Christmas issue. Take advantage of our special offers and get a subscription for yourself or a loved one this Christmas. In London’s Roundhouse in October, at a concert by the Chicago singer Ezra Furman and his band the Boy-Friends, punters got a strange support act. Charlotte Church in a kaftan, surrounded by a sprawling…

The movie that doesn’t exist and the Redditors who think it does

This interview is from the New Statesman’s Christmas issue. Take advantage of our special offers and get a subscription for yourself or a loved one this Christmas. In London’s Roundhouse in October, at a concert by the Chicago singer Ezra Furman and his band the Boy-Friends, punters got a strange support act. Charlotte Church in a kaftan, surrounded by a sprawling…

The movie that doesn’t exist and the Redditors who think it does

This article is from the New Statesman’s Christmas issue. Take advantage of our special offers and get a subscription for yourself or a loved one this Christmas. You hear it in the dingy corners of a crumbling Westminster Palace, at discreetly expensive restaurants and in noxious, Christmas-festooned pubs. You hear it from former prime ministers and lowly special advisers,…

Do Not Eat, Touch, or Even Inhale the Air Around the Manchineel Tree

The fruit of the Manchineel tree. (Photo: Hans Hillewaert/CC BY-SA 3.0) Throughout the coasts of the Caribbean, Central America, the northern edges of South America, and even in south Florida, there can be found a pleasant-looking beachy sort of tree, often laden with small greenish-yellow fruits that look not unlike apples. You might be tempted…

RansomFree Tool Detects Never-Seen-Before Ransomware Before It Encrypts Your Data

Ransomware has risen dramatically since last few years, so rapidly that it might have already hit you or someone you know. With hundred of thousands of ransomware variants emerging every day, it is quite difficult for traditional signature-based antivirus tools to keep their signature database up-to-date. So, if signature-based techniques are not enough to detect…