Month: June 2019

Who will wake up from a coma? Electrical jolts in the brain offer hints

Who will wake up from a coma? Electrical jolts in the brain offer hints

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A woman in medical garb attaches electric devices to the head of a patient in bed.

Enlarge / Healthcare worker sets up an EEG on an ICU patient. (credit: Getty | BSIP)

Researchers may have found a way to detect inklings of consciousness in comatose and vegetative patients just days after they experience a brain injury—and it appears the method may help predict which

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Easy-to-make thermal chameleon fades into the background

Easy-to-make thermal chameleon fades into the background

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Photo of a green chameleon.

Enlarge / This story isn’t really about this kind of chameleon. Sorry. (credit: Renee Grayson / Flickr)

Chameleons, unlike bowties, are cool. The chameleon is most famous for its ability to blend with its surroundings (I’m just as impressed with the acrobatic tongue), something we’d often like to

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With Darkness on the Edge of Town, the Stranger Things expanded universe begins

With Darkness on the Edge of Town, the Stranger Things expanded universe begins

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Back in the summer of 2016, Netflix wasn’t Netflix, TV Industry Conquerer™ just yet. Long before Russian Doll, The Crown, or choose-your-own adventure bonanzas, Netflix made a bunch of “eh” originals following their initial Orange Is The New

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Taser maker says it won’t use facial recognition in bodycams

Taser maker says it won’t use facial recognition in bodycams

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A body camera from Taser is seen during a press conference at City Hall September 24, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Enlarge / A body camera from Taser is seen during a press conference at City Hall September 24, 2014 in Washington, DC. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / Getty Images News)

Axon, creator of the Taser, did something unusual for a technology company last year. The Arizona corporation convened an

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In-the-wild Mac malware kept busy in June—here’s a rundown

In-the-wild Mac malware kept busy in June—here’s a rundown

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In-the-wild Mac malware kept busy in June—here’s a rundown

June was a busy month for Mac malware with the active circulation of at least six threats, several of which were able to bypass security protections Apple has built into modern versions of its macOS.

The latest discovery was published Friday by Mac antivirus provider Intego, which disclosed

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