Apple Says All Macs, iPhones and iPads Exposed to Chip Security Flaws

Apple Says All Macs, iPhones and iPads Exposed to Chip Security Flaws
Apple Inc. said all Mac computers and iOS devices, like iPhones and iPads, are affected by chip security flaws unearthed this week, but the company stressed there are no known exploits impacting users.The Cupertino, California-based company said recent software updates for iPads, iPhones, iPod touches, Mac desktops and laptops, and the Apple TV set-top-box mitigate one of the vulnerabilities known as Meltdown.Despite concern that fixes may slow down devices, Apple said its steps to address the Meltdown issue haven’t dented

The Ten Worst Things Scott Pruitts EPA Has Already Done

The Ten Worst Things Scott Pruitts EPA Has Already Done
No part of the government has been untouched by the Trump revolution. Multiple Cabinet departments are headed by people opposed to their core missions, the judiciary is being transformed at an unprecedented rate, and thanks to the new tax cut, even the sacred cows of Medicare and Social Security are now in line for legislative slaughter.But nowhere is the takeover clearer than at the Environmental Protection Agency, now headed by Scott Pruitt, who made his name suing the watchdog

Jeff Sessions Marijuana Adviser Wants Doctors to Drug-Test Everyone

Jeff Sessions Marijuana Adviser Wants Doctors to Drug-Test Everyone
A adviser on marijuana policy to Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants to see doctors make drug testing a routine part of primary-care medicine and force some users into treatment against their will, he told The Daily Beast. Dr. Robert DuPont was among a small group of drug-policy experts invited to a closed-door meeting with Sessions last month to discuss federal options for dealing with the rapid liberalization of state marijuana laws. California became the sixth state to allow the

If you want to build a sustainable farm, look to the water and back into history.

If you want to build a sustainable farm, look to the water  and back into history.
One of today's most innovative forms of sustainable farming is old. Like, really, really old. Aztec Empire old. With all the focus we put on technology, it's easy to believe that sustainability is a new-age idea. Scientists are frantically trying to develop something to save the world from our recent mistakes — the pollution of the Industrial Revolution, spills from any number of oil companies, and the human-made climate change that scientists only began to notice in the late

Quantum Computing Is the Next Big Security Risk

Quantum Computing Is the Next Big Security Risk
The 20th century gave birth to the Nuclear Age as the power of the atom was harnessed and unleashed. Today, we are on the cusp of an equally momentous and irrevocable breakthrough: the advent of computers that draw their computational capability from quantum mechanics.WIRED OPINIONABOUTUS representative Will Hurd (R-Texas) (@HurdOnTheHill) chairs the Information Technology Subcommittee of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and serves on the Committee on Homeland Security and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.The potential

11 Gifts For People Who’d Definitely Rather Be Sleeping Than Exchanging Presents

11 Gifts For People Who’d Definitely Rather Be Sleeping Than Exchanging Presents
Have you ever noticed that finding the perfect gifts for people who love to sleep is almost too easy? You know the friend we’re referring to here, don't you? She’s easily the sleeping beauty of your squad who just #CantEven with Monday through Friday mornings. She's the BFF who you wouldn't blink twice at if you saw her shooting coffee through an IV to get her through 8 a.m. seminars and late nights at the office. Any gift that

Cutting Down on Cow Burps to Ease Climate Change

Cutting Down on Cow Burps to Ease Climate Change
In a cream-colored metal barn two hours north of Wellington, New Zealand, a black-and-white dairy cow stands in what looks like an oversize fish tank. Through the transparent Plexiglas walls, she can see three other cows in adjacent identical cubicles munching their food in companionable silence. Tubes sprout from the tops of the boxes, exchanging fresh air for the stale stuff inside. The cows, their owners say, could help slow climate change.Livestock has directly caused about Janssen.Photographer: Jake Mein

Spinal-Cord Implants to Numb Pain Emerge as Alternative to Pills

Spinal-Cord Implants to Numb Pain Emerge as Alternative to Pills
For millions of Americans suffering from debilitating nerve pain, a once-overlooked option has emerged as an alternative to high doses of opioids: implanted medical devices using electricity to counteract pain signals the same way noise-canceling headphones work against sound. The approach, called neuromodulation, has been a godsend for Linda Landy, who was a 42-year-old runner when a foot surgery went awry in 2008. She was diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome, a condition dubbed the Last November, Landy underwent surgery

A Male Contraceptive Rub-In Gel Will Start Clinical Trial Next Year

A Male Contraceptive Rub-In Gel Will Start Clinical Trial Next Year
Male contraceptives seem to have been on the horizon for years, but an upcoming clinical trial is the largest and perhaps most promising study into the issue so far. Researchers from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, part of the US National Institutes of Health, have developed a topical gel that could temporarily prevent the production of sperm. MIT Technology Review reports the gel will undergo a four-year clinical trial, starting in April 2018, that involves over 400 couples

Americas Inequality Machine Is Sending the Dow Soaring

Americas Inequality Machine Is Sending the Dow Soaring
The Great Recession is a speck in the rear-view mirror for America’s financial markets. They’ve advanced far beyond pre-crisis levels. In fact, Goldman Sachs Donald Trump might not be president. Instead, it’s been a grind. While unemployment is near a two-decade low, wages have grown slowly by past standards. They’re nowhere near keeping pace with the asset-price surge.Elected on a promise of better jobs and pay, Trump is about to pull the most powerful lever any government has for

2018 Health & Fitness Trends We Can’t Wait To Try

2018 Health & Fitness Trends We Can’t Wait To Try
For all of you who don’t follow health bloggers or give a shit about what Gwyneth Paltrow will be mixing into her smoothies next year, the predictions for the top 2018 health trends just came out, and I’ve honestly been dying to know what’s in store. Let’s just say the list is barely in English. Like, I consider myself pretty extra for spending half my paycheck on natural supplements and yoga classes, and I STILL didn’t know what any

Paul Ryan Wants You To Have More Babies, While He Makes It Harder To Have Babies

Paul Ryan Wants You To Have More Babies, While He Makes It Harder To Have Babies
The race to finalize tax reform before Christmas continues, which is obviously stressing Republicans TF out. That's the only possible explanation for what happened at House Speaker Paul Ryan's weekly press conference on Thursday, Dec. 14. While Ryan waxed poetic about everything from tax reform to Rep. Blake Farenthold's impending retirement, he also had an interesting take on what will help tax reform succeed. Ryan said that Americans need to have more babies in order to make tax reform

A Manager of $42 Billion Fears Bubble in World’s Biggest Stocks

A Manager of $42 Billion Fears Bubble in World’s Biggest Stocks
The world’s biggest companies could be hiding the biggest risks.That’s because companies such as Amazon.com Inc. and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd are overvalued, according to Robert Naess, who manages about $42 billion in stocks at Nordea Bank AB, Scandinavia’s largest bank.“I’m a bit worried about the valuation of these very popular companies,” Naess, portfolio manager, said in an interview in Oslo on Friday. “The big stocks have become more expensive. There’s danger of a bubble in them.” Naess and

This Baby May Look Ordinary, But He’s Actually The Very First Of His Kind

This Baby May Look Ordinary, But He’s Actually The Very First Of His Kind
Giving birth is a monumental moment in any mother’s life. It doesn’t matter that 251 babies are born every minute because your own bundle of joy is the only one that matters. Except, for Malin Stenberg, motherhood truly was a unique experience. Stenberg and her partner Claes Nilsson, both from Sweden, were part of a pioneering project which saw their baby, Vincent, be born against the odds. A year ago, Stenberg made history when she became the first woman in

Google Is Giving Away AI That Can Build Your Genome Sequence

Google Is Giving Away AI That Can Build Your Genome Sequence
Today, a teaspoon of spit and a hundred bucks is all you need to get a snapshot of your DNA. But getting the full picture—all 3 billion base pairs of your genome—requires a much more laborious process. One that, even with the aid of sophisticated statistics, scientists still struggle over. It’s exactly the kind of problem that makes sense to outsource to artificial intelligence.On Monday, Google released a tool called DeepVariant that uses deep learning—the machine learning technique that

America Crowns a New Pollution King

America Crowns a New Pollution King
For the first time in 40 years, power plants are no longer the biggest source of U.S. greenhouse gas pollution. That dubious distinction now belongs to the transport sector: cars, trucks, planes, trains and boats.  The big reversal didn’t happen because transportation emissions have been increasing. In fact, since 2000 the U.S. has experienced the flattest stretch of transportation-related pollution in modern record keeping, according to data compiled by the Electricity use in the U.S. hasn’t declined much in the last decade, but it’s