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Researchers discover “Fishwrap” influence campaign recycling old terror news
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Enlarge / Old news, new fish. (credit: Rick Barrentine/Getty Images) Researchers at Recorded Future have uncovered what appears to be a new, growing social media-based influence operation involving more than 215 social media accounts. While relatively small in comparison to influence and disinformation operations run by the Russia-affiliated Internet Research Agency (IRA), the campaign is […]

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SNL spoofs Jordan Peele's movie Us with Discover Card parody ad     – CNET
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Ego Nwodim and Kenan Thompson meet their Discover Card doppelgangers.

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Researchers Discover and Abuse New Undocumented Feature in Intel Chipsets
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At the Black Hat Asia 2019 security conference, security researchers from Positive Technologies disclosed the existence of a previously unknown and undocumented feature in Intel chipsets. From a report: Called Intel Visualization of Internal Signals Architecture (Intel VISA), Positive Technologies researchers Maxim Goryachy and Mark Ermolov said this is a new utility included in modern […]

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Ask Slashdot: Why Are Scientists Constantly Surprised By What They Discover?
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Slashdot reader dryriver asks about “the sheer number of times scientists consider something to be ‘scientifically impossible’, are badly disproven by some kind of new finding or discovery a few years later, and then express ‘surprise’ that ‘X is indeed possible’.” If you do a Google News search for the keywords “scientists were surprised” or […]

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Scientists Discover Weird Sounds In Antarctic Ice Shelf
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pgmrdlm shares a report from USA Today: Using special instruments, scientists have discovered weird sounds at the bottom of the world. The noise is actually vibrating ice, caused by the wind blowing across snow dunes, according to a new study. It’s kind of like you’re blowing a flute, constantly, on the ice shelf,” study lead […]

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Scientists discover bees stop buzzing during solar eclipses     – CNET
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They just stopped flying in the darkness.

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Scientists Discover That Uranus Smells Like Rotten Eggs
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An anonymous reader writes: According to a study published in Nature Astronomy, scientists have determined that the atmosphere of Uranus smells like rotten eggs. The smell of Uranus was determined by the use of an Near-Infrared Integral Field Spectrometer (NIFS), an instrument that allows scientists to determine what an atmosphere is composed of based upon […]

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Scientists Discover a New Way To Use DNA As a Storage Device
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Mark Wilson shares a report from BetaNews: Researchers from the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) in Ireland have developed a way to use bacteria to archive up to up to one zettabyte in one gram of DNA. The technique uses double-strained DNA molecules called plasmids to encode data which is stored in the Novablue strain […]

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Scientists Discover the Oldest Human Fossils Outside Africa
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Archaeologists in Israel have discovered the oldest fossil of a modern human outside Africa, suggesting that humans first migrated out of the content much earlier than previously believed. NPR reports: The scientists were digging in a cave called Misliya, on the slopes of Mount Carmel on the northern coast of Israel. “The cave is one […]

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