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  • Olympic gymnast Johnson retires
    By on June 21, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments


    America’s former Olympic gold medal gymnast Shawn Johnson retires after a knee injury rules her out of London 2012.

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  • Patch Makes Certain Skin Cancers Disappear
    By on June 20, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    kkleiner writes “What if treating skin cancer was just a matter of wearing a patch for a few hours? At this year’s Society of Nuclear Medicine’s Annual Meeting one group of researchers presented such a patch. The patch is infused with phosphorus-32, a radioactive isotope used to treat some types of cancer. In a study of 10 patients with basal cell carcinoma located on their faces, the patch was applied for three hours, then for another (more…)

  • The Dry Ice ‘Snowflakes’ of Mars
    By on June 19, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    astroengine writes “After collecting the vast quantities of data gathered by orbiting Mars spacecraft, MIT scientists have uncovered some rather interesting facts about Martian snow. For starters, as the majority of the Mars atmosphere is composed of carbon dioxide, the snowflakes are made from CO2 ice — basically tiny particles of ‘dry ice.’ Also, the snowflakes are very small — approximately the size of a red blood cell. (more…)

  • VIDEO: Rooney heads England in front
    By on June 19, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Wayne Rooney nods in a header on his return to give England the lead against Ukraine.

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  • Crutchlow can win races – Lorenzo
    By on June 15, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Championship leader Jorge Lorenzo believes Briton Cal Crutchlow has the talent and potential to become a future MotoGP champion.

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  • Ask Slashdot: Security Digests For the Home Network Admin?
    By on June 15, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    New submitter halcyon1234 writes “I’m currently cutting the webhost cord, and setting up a simple webserver at home to host a couple hobby websites and a blog. The usual LAMP stuff. I have just enough knowledge to be dangerous; I know how to get everything set up and get it up to date, but not enough to be sure I’m not overlooking common, simple security configurations. And then there’s the issue of new vulnerabilities being found that (more…)

  • Wiggins moves into Dauphine lead
    By on June 5, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Defending champion Bradley Wiggins moves into the overall lead after the first stage of the Dauphine Libere in France.

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  • Flame Malware Hijacks Windows Update
    By on June 5, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    wiredmikey writes “As more research unfolds about the recently discovered Flame malware, researchers have found three modules – named Snack, Gadget and Munch – that are used to launch what is essentially a man-in-the-middle attack against other computers on a network. As a result, Kaspersky researchers say when a machine attempts to connect to Microsoft’s Windows Update, it redirects the connection through an infected machine (more…)