Category Archives: Science news

USA | Silicon Valley is not your friend

Noam Cohen

Bird caught in amber 100 million years ago is best ever found

Insects are not the only creatures that got stuck in amber during the time of the dinosaurs. Bits of ancient birds and dinosaurs have been found too – and now the most complete bird yet has been found.

Linux is Running on Almost All of the Top 500 Supercomputers

by Abhishek Prakash

Linux is still running on more than 99% of the top 500 fastest supercomputers in the world. Same as last year, 498 out of top 500 supercomputers run Linux while remaining 2 run Unix.

10 Scientific Ideas That Scientists Wish You Would Stop Misusing

by Annalee Newitz

Many ideas have left the world of science and made their way into everyday language — and unfortunately, they are almost always used incorrectly. We asked a group of scientists to tell us which scientific terms they believe are the most widely misunderstood. Here are ten of them.

CIA spies both Windows and Linux

On July 6th 2017, WikiLeaks publishes documents from the BothanSpy and Gyrfalcon projects of the CIA. The implants described in both projects are designed to intercept and exfiltrate SSH credentials but work on different operating systems with different attack vectors.