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Total solar eclipse to sweep full width of US
This August, the U.S. will experience its first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in 99 years. Total solar eclipses occur every year or two or three, often in the middle of nowhere like the South Pacific or Antarctic. What makes this one so special — at least for Americans —... Read more
New highly virulent strain of ransomware cripples networks
A new, highly virulent strain of malicious software that is crippling computers globally appears to have been sown in Ukraine, where it badly hobbled much of the government and private sector on the eve of a holiday celebrating a post-Soviet constitution. The fresh cyber-assault Tuesday leveraged the same intrusion... Read more
A coalition of science and engineering groups is calling on President Donald Trump to make sure that his review of the role of scientific advisory boards respects the importance of accurate scientific data. The Washington Post reported last week that Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency has told dozens of scientists... Read more
New cyberattack causes mass disruption in Europe
A new and highly virulent outbreak of malicious data-scrambling software appears to be causing mass disruption across Europe, hitting Ukraine especially hard. Company and government officials reported serious intrusions at the Ukrainian power grid, banks and government offices, where one senior official posted a photo of a darkened computer... Read more
The European Union’s competition watchdog has slapped a record 2.42 billion euro ($2.72 billion) fine on internet giant Google for breaching antitrust rules with its online shopping service. European regulators said Tuesday that “Google has abused its market dominance as a search engine by giving an illegal advantage to... Read more
‘Pharma Bro’ defies advice to keep quiet before fraud trial
“Pharma Bro” just won’t keep his mouth shut. Even with his federal securities fraud trial set to begin Monday, Martin Shkreli has blatantly defied his attorneys’ advice to lay low. The former pharmaceutical CEO, who became a pariah after raising the cost of a life-saving drug 5,000 percent, has... Read more
British officials were investigating a cyberattack Saturday on the country’s Parliament after discovering “unauthorized attempts to access parliamentary user accounts.” A statement from the House of Commons said that as a precaution, remote email access for members has been disabled in order to protect the network from hackers. “As... Read more
Uber founder resigns Video – ABC News
Now Playing: Uber CEO apologizes for newly released video Now Playing: Uber CEO caught on tape yelling at driver Now Playing: Uber board member resigns over sexist comments Now Playing: Uber founder resigns Now Playing: Tech stocks rebound Now Playing: A group of parents attempt to keep smartphones out... Read more
Too hot to handle: Study shows Earth’s killer heat worsens
Killer heat is getting worse, a new study shows. Deadly heat waves like the one now broiling the American West are bigger killers than previously thought and they are going to grow more frequent, according to a new comprehensive study of fatal heat conditions. Still, those stretches may be... Read more
Harvard students’ ouster over offensive posts stirs debate
Few college-bound kids lose their shot, and their slot, at their dream school once they get in, but it happened at one of the world’s most elite institutions and for a reason that has, until recently, hardly registered in the university admissions process: social media. Harvard University’s decision to... Read more