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Artists have structurally different brains compared with non-artists

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A Belgian study found that artists have structurally different brains compared with non-artists. Study participants' brain scans revealed that artists had increased neural matter in...
Lavabit was found in contempt of court last year after refusing to comply with an FBI order to hand over encryption keys in an investigation thought to relate to Edward Snowden

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A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a contempt of court ruling against Lavabit – the secure email service that was used by the...
Mt. Gox has been put in administration by a Japanese court

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Former world's biggest Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has been put in administration by a Japanese court. Mt. Gox announced in February that hackers had stolen...
Peggy would become the 63rd moon in Saturn's orbit if confirmed

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NASA scientists say they witnessed what could be the birth of a new moon in the rings of Saturn. Named Peggy, the object would become...
Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has given up plans to rebuild under bankruptcy protection and has asked a Tokyo court to allow it to be liquidated

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Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has given up plans to rebuild under bankruptcy protection and has asked a Tokyo court to allow it to be...
The Canada Revenue Agency said that 900 people's social insurance numbers had been stolen

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The Canadian tax authority and leading UK website for parents Mumsnet have both announced they have had data stolen by hackers exploiting the Heartbleed...
Daan Roosegaarde has unveiled glow in the dark road markings on a 500 m stretch of highway in the Netherlands

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Interactive artist Daan Roosegaarde has unveiled glow in the dark road markings on a 500 m stretch of highway in the Netherlands. The paint contains...
The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was set up to provide a clear scientific view on climate change and its impacts

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A UN report on climate change released today in Berlin says the world must rapidly move away from carbon-intensive fuels. There must be a "massive...
The NSA has denied it knew about or exploited the Heartbleed online bug

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The National Security Agency (NSA) has denied it knew about or exploited the Heartbleed online bug. The denial came after a Bloomberg News report alleging...
Condoleezza Rice’s appointment to the board of file-sharing company Dropbox is being criticized by some service users

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Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s appointment to the board of file-sharing company Dropbox is being criticized by some service users. Protests on social...
The Department of Homeland Security advised the public to change passwords for sites affected by the flaw once they had confirmed they were secure

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The US Department of Homeland Security has warned that it believes hackers are trying to make use of the Heartbleed bug. It advised the public...
The first total lunar eclipse of 2014 will occur early morning on April 15

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The first total lunar eclipse of 2014 will occur early morning on April 15, darkening the full moon and possibly tinting it a reddish...
Tech giants are urging people to change all their passwords after the discovery of a major security flaw

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Tech giants are urging people to change all their passwords after the discovery of a major security flaw. The Yahoo blogging platform Tumblr has advised...
Heartbleed bug is in OpenSSL software library used in servers, operating systems and email and instant messaging systems

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Heartbleed bug in software used by millions of web servers could have exposed anyone visiting sites they hosted to spying and eavesdropping, say researchers. The...
Support for Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system ends today, April 8

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Support for Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system ends today, April 8. It means that there will be no more official security updates and bug fixes...
The geep was born about two weeks ago on Paddy Murphy's farm in County Kildare

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A rare goat-sheep - a hybrid animal that is part goat and part sheep - has been born on a farm in the Republic...
Kristoffer Von Hassel figured out how to log in to his father'sXbox account without the right password

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Kristoffer Von Hassel, a 5-year-old boy from San Diego who worked out a security vulnerability on Microsoft's Xbox Live service, has been officially thanked...
Samsung has been criticized by the White House for promoting a selfie taken by Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz with President Barack Obama

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Samsung has been criticized by the White House for promoting a selfie taken by Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz with President Barack Obama. The...
ZunZuneo is a text-message service that was allegedly designed to foment unrest in Cuba

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The US government aid agency USAID was behind ZunZuneo, a text-message service that was allegedly designed to foment unrest in Cuba, the White House...
Turkey has lifted the controversial ban on Twitter following constitutional court ruling

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Turkey has lifted the controversial ban on Twitter following Wednesday's constitutional court ruling, officials and media reports say. Turkey’s constitutional court had told the country's...
ZunZuneo, dubbed Cuban Twitter, had 40,000 subscribers at its height in a country with limited web access

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According to an investigation by the Associated Press news agency, the US secretly created ZunZuneo, a text-message social network designed to foment unrest in...
Twitter ban violates freedom of expression and individual rights, Turkey's constitutional court has ruled

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Turkey's Twitter ban violates freedom of expression and individual rights, the country's constitutional court has ruled. The court also said that last month's ban must...
Vegemite chose April 1st to launch a new energy drink

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Social networks are awash with rumors, gags and elaborate hoaxes on April 1st. Each year, use of the hashtag #AprilFoolsDay has climbed ever higher on...
The Riken Centre panel said Dr. Haruko Obokata fabricated her work in an intentionally misleading fashion

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An investigation into a supposedly groundbreaking stem cell study in Japan has found lead researcher Dr. Haruko Obokata guilty of misconduct. The Riken Centre panel...
Facebook has revealed its plans to connect the two-thirds of the world that has no net access, using drones, satellites and lasers

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Facebook has revealed its plans to connect the two-thirds of the world that has no net access, using drones, satellites and lasers. The announcement has...
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