Apple’s Encryption – How much are we willing to pay for cures? – Security Researcher Goes Missing

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Today's Science

March 21 - 2016

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"To intercept a file, the researchers wrote software to mimic an Apple server. The encrypted transmission they targeted contained a link to the photo stored in Apple’s iCloud server as well as a 64-digit key to decrypt the photo."

Ellen Nakashima in The Washington Post on:

Johns Hopkins researchers poke a hole in Apple’s encryption

TWO

"In this latest episode of the Signal podcast, we focus in on hepatitis C, a chronic viral infection of the liver that affects at least 130 million people worldwide."

Luke Timmerman in STAT on:

Episode 7: How much are we willing to pay for cures?

[AUDIO]

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"The next day, family members tried to report the researcher missing, but police officers just kept redirecting them from one police station to another until the family gave up and contacted the media for help."

Catalin Cimpanu in Softpedia on:

Security Researcher Goes Missing After Investigating Bangladesh Bank Cyber-Heist

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"They decided that pneumatic activation, which was precise and easy to incorporate by running air hoses through the cubes, would let them use a structure in the most ways possible."

Heather Hansman in Smithsonian on:

A New Material Could Make Medical Devices That Expand and Collapse

Harvard researchers develop a new origami-inspired material that changes shape

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"Most of us here, left and right, believe in the idea of free markets, because we've been told that is what allows the economy to grow, and how people should be: free in our interactions."

Ben Schiller in Co.Exist on:

Welcome To The Post-Work Economy

For the future economy to work, we need to get rid of our unhealthy fixation on what work and jobs mean to our self-worth.

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"It makes very little sense for animals to deliberately lose consciousness, sometimes for hours on end every single day."

Colin Barras in BBC Earth on:

What Is The Real Reason We Sleep?

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"Individuals considered to be on the "high-functioning" end of the spectrum with strong language skills — those who might have been diagnosed with Asperger's before the diagnostic criteria changed — still had double the risk of dying young as those without the condition."

Ariana Eunjung Cha in The Washington Post on:

People on the autism spectrum live an average of 18 fewer years than everyone else, study finds

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"If it is confirmed that the newly-discovered species could be the result of cross-breeding between two species of butterflies, likely prior to the last ice age, this finding could help answer questions on ancient migrations about other species."

James Maynard in Tech Times on:

First New Butterfly Species Found In Alaska In 28 Years May Be Ancient Hybrid, Researchers Claim

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"The breakthrough offers particular hope for patients in the early stages of Alzheimer's, where plaque deposits are no advanced and stimulating the enzymes could quickly turn around deteriorating patients."

Stuff.co.nz in Well&Good on:

How snake venom could hold the key to Alzheimer's treatment

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