Security expert: U.S. is a "glass house" in cyberspace

CBS Sci-Tech - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 11:38am
It doesn't take a superpower to take down the U.S. in a brutal cyber attack. That's part of the message uncovered in Sunday night's "60 Minutes," where Steve Kroft investigated the devastating attack on Sony Pictures. Kroft asked cyber security expert and FireEye COO Kevin Mandia about future threats to American companies.
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Amazon's Echo gets some savvy upgrades

CBS Sci-Tech - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 3:32am
The new voice-controlled personal assistant gadget can now play your request on Pandora or be a home automation hub
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Asteroid named after Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala

CBS Sci-Tech - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 9:33pm
The NASA scientist who discovered the space rock said she was inspired by the teenager's work
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Weirdest science news of the week

CBS Sci-Tech - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 6:42pm
A contagious cancer is killing clams, a mysterious mass of methane, dinosaur cannibalism, alien life and goldfish take over
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Prehistoric terror bird once roamed South America

CBS Sci-Tech - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 5:41pm
A near-complete skeleton of a new species of carnivorous bird that lived 3.5 million years ago was found in Argentina
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"Warm blob" in Pacific Ocean to blame for wonky US weather

CBS Sci-Tech - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 4:57pm
A weird warm spot in the water may help explain extreme winters, persistent drought and sick sea lion pups washing ashore
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Is fracking causing a spike in radon levels?

CBS Sci-Tech - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 4:43pm
A study found that rising radon levels in Pennsylvania have corresponded with a boom in oil and gas activity in the state
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You'll have to wait a little longer for an Apple Watch

CBS Sci-Tech - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 3:27pm
Apple Watch went on presale Friday, so finally the wait is over -- except that it's not
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Nature lovers' stake in Cuba's terror designation

CBS Sci-Tech - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 2:10pm
Cuba and U.S. are separated by only 90 miles of water -- a boundary that sea life and oil spills completely ignore
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Alan Turing wartime manuscript, Enigma machine up for auction

CBS Sci-Tech - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 1:50pm
A rare manuscript written by British mathematician and code-breaker Alan Turing has gone up for auction along with several other pieces of computer science history, including a fully functional Enigma machine. Used by the Germans during WWII, Enigma machines helped the Nazis send encrypted messages until Turing and a team of code-breakers at Bletchley Park cracked the code.
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Domain names that end in ".suck"

CBS Sci-Tech - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 1:48pm
Some big companies are shelling out to preemptively register domain names ending in ".suck," but critics of the new domains say they're essentially a shakedown tool. CNET senior editor Jeff Bakalar has more.
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Apple Watch deliveries delayed

CBS Sci-Tech - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 1:40pm
CNET senior editor Jeff Bakalar tells CBSN's Meg Oliver and Vinita Nair about the backlog of Apple Watch orders. Although consumers have been able to pre-order watches this month, they won't receive them until June or later.
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Rare Alan Turing manuscript, Enigma machine up for auction

CBS Sci-Tech - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 1:21pm
The lots offer "extraordinary insight into the working mind of one of the greatest luminaries of the 20th century"
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New ".sucks" domain lives up to the name

CBS Sci-Tech - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 12:51pm
One domain registrar is under fire for a "shakedown scheme" to sell company and celebrity ".sucks" URLs for exorbitant sums
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Adorable fox reunites with his best friend

CBS Sci-Tech - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 10:05am
Nick Dietz compiles some of the week's best viral videos, including Indiana Jones in real life, a human-powered theme park and an epic math class April Fools' Day prank. Plus, a fox is reunited with his best friend and unbelievable cuteness ensues.
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Pedophiles finding a safe haven on the "dark net"

CBS Sci-Tech - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 10:20pm
Hidden corner of cyberspace established in part to help dissidents in China, Russia and Iran evade censorship is being used for more sinister purposes
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Adorable fox reunites with his best friend

CBS Sci-Tech - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 9:06pm
Nick Dietz compiles some of the week's best viral videos
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Like Instagram for doctors, with many second opinions

CBS Sci-Tech - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 8:57pm
Figure 1, a mobile app for the medical set, helps clinicians all over the world share expertise and solve difficult cases
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Digital spring cleaning

CBS Sci-Tech - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 7:44pm
Spring is here and for many it’s time to clean up and organize their home. But computer security experts say it’s also a good time to clean up your digital life. The National Cyber Security Alliance is offering several tips to help protect your online information.
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Tyrannosaurs: Predators, fighters, cannibals?

CBS Sci-Tech - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 7:42pm
New evidence from a fossil of a teenage dinosaur shows it was attacked and partially eaten by its own kind
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