Cybersecurity Principles for Space Systems Announced

The U.S. government has published a list of cybersecurity principles intended to be implemented by the makers of space vehicles to keep them safe from unauthorized intrusions. The “Space Policy Directive-5” released Friday outlines five general precepts that should be considered by “developers, manufacturers, owners, and operators of space systems” so that they “design, build, operate, and manage them so that they are […]

Elon Musk to Demonstrate Brain-Hacking Device

Elon Musk is set to show off his working brain-hacking device on Friday, BBC News reports. The demonstration will feature a robot and “neurons firing in real time,” according to several tweets about the reveal. The electric car maker’s brain-hacking company, Neuralink, applied to start human trials last year, according to BBC. His goal is to give people superhuman powers […]

Study Suggests Life Hitched Ride to Earth From Mars

An old theory that life hitched a ride to Earth from Mars is getting a new look. The so-called panspermia hypothesis suggests life may have arisen on another planet, with bacteria traveling through space, hitching a ride on a piece of rock or other means, and eventually making its way to Earth, CBC News reported. A new study by the […]

Immunity to Coronavirus Could Be Lost in Months

A disturbing new study reveals that people who are infected with COVID-19 could lose their immunity to the novel coronavirus within months. Researchers at King’s College London analyzed the blood of infected patients and healthcare workers and found that the levels of protective antibodies peaked about three weeks after the first symptoms appeared. However, those antibodies were found in only […]

Squirrel in Colorado Tests Positive for Bubonic Plague

A squirrel in Colorado has tested positive for bubonic plague, according to a posting on the Jefferson County, Colorado, public health site. The squirrel was found in the Town of Morrison, 17 miles southwest of Denver, and is the first cause of plague in the county, according to officials. “Plague is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria Yersinia pestis, […]