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December 3, 2020

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Marine Fisheries Will Not Offset Farm Losses After Nuclear War

After a nuclear war, wild-catch marine fisheries will not offset the loss of food grown on land, especially if widespread overfishing continues, according to a new study. But effective pre-war ...

Revolutionary Quantum Breakthrough Paves Way for Safer Online Communication

The world is one step closer to having a totally secure internet and an answer to the growing threat of cyber-attacks, thanks to a team of international scientists who have created a unique prototype ...

Even a Limited India-Pakistan Nuclear War Would Bring Global Famine, Says Study

A new multinational study incorporating the latest models of global climate, crop production and trade examines the possible effects of a nuclear ...

An India-Pakistan Nuclear War Could Kill Millions, Threaten Global Starvation

A nuclear war between India and Pakistan could, over the span of less than a week, kill 50-125 million people -- more than the death toll during all ...
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Consumers Don't Fully Trust Smart Home Technologies

Smart home technologies are marketed to enhance your home and make life easier. However, consumers are not convinced that they can trust the privacy and security of these technologies, a new study ...

US Military Improved Mortality Since World War II, but There Have Been Alarming Exceptions

Although wound survivability has increased over the last 80 years, the U.S. military's medical corps suffered some periods of backsliding during conflicts, recent analysis ...

High Tech Printing Makes Checking Banknotes Possible in the Blink of an Eye

New '3D micro-optic' security features in banknotes enable the general public to detect counterfeits reliably within a fraction of a second, according to new ...

Newspaper 'Hierarchy' of Injury Glamorizes War

British newspapers are routinely glamorizing combat by creating a moral separation between combat and non-combat injuries, according to new ...

Americans Perceive Likelihood of Nuclear Weapons Risk as 50/50 Toss-Up

It has been 30 years since the end of the Cold War, yet on average, Americans still perceive that the odds of a nuclear weapon detonating on U.S. soil is as likely as a coin toss, according to new ...

New Neutron Detector Can Fit in Your Pocket

Researchers have developed a new material that opens doors for a new class of neutron detectors. The semiconductor-based detector is highly efficient, stable, and can be used both in small, portable ...

How Vulnerable Is Your Car to Cyberattacks?

New research applies criminal justice theory to smart vehicles, revealing cracks in the current system leading to potential cyber ...

Space-Based Radar Suggests North Korean Nuke Equivalent to '17 Hiroshimas'

A team of scientists have used satellite data to augment measurements of North Korean nuclear tests on the ground. The researchers find that the most recent test shifted the ground by a few meters, ...

Global Health Security Index Finds Gaps in Preparedness for Epidemics and Pandemics

A new Global Health Security Index released today, the first comprehensive assessment and benchmarking of health security and related capabilities across 195 countries, suggests that not a single ...

Predicting Terror Activity Before It Happens

Data scientist have developed a model that utilizes publicly available data to accurately predict how lethal a terror organization will become in the future based on only its first 10 ...

North American Seismic Networks Can Contribute to Nuclear Security

Seismologists explain how the work of regional seismic networks in North America are contributing to nuclear test monitoring, particularly in the case of low-yield ...

Catch-22: Stricter Border Enforcement May Increase Agent Corruption

Analysis of corruption cases among customs officers and Border Patrol agents reveals alarming trends depending on their years of ...

How to Dismantle a Nuclear Bomb

MIT team successfully tests a new method for verification of weapons ...

Ultra-Fast Bomb Detection Method Could Upgrade Airport Security

Researchers have revealed a new ultra-fast method to detect materials that could be used to build explosives. The new detection method is able to analyze a wider range of materials than current ...

Nuclear Winter Would Threaten Nearly Everyone on Earth

If the United States and Russia waged an all-out nuclear war, much of the land in the Northern Hemisphere would be below freezing in the summertime, with the growing season slashed by nearly 90 ...

App Allows Inspectors to Find Gas Pump Skimmers Faster

Computer scientists have developed an app that allows state and federal inspectors to detect devices that steal consumer credit and debit card data at gas pumps. The devices, known as skimmers, use ...

Two Fraudsters, One Passport

New research published today into the rise of so-called 'face morphing' attacks has found that computers are significantly more accurate at detecting fraudulent passport or identity images ...

Tech Companies Not Doing Enough to Protect Users from Phishing Scams

Just over 15 years after the first reported incident of phishing, new research suggests tech companies could be doing more to protect users from the threat of scams. However, greater awareness of the ...

Searching for Lost WWII-Era Uranium Cubes from Germany

Researchers are piecing together what exactly happened to hundreds of cubes of uranium from a secretive and ultimately failed effort to build a working nuclear reactor in Nazi Germany during World ...

Stricter US State Gun Laws Linked to Safer High Schools

Adopting stricter state gun laws is linked to a safer school experience for students, a new study has found. Strengthening gun laws at state level was associated with teens being less likely to ...

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