science
The Science of Fire Breathing

It looks dangerous—because it is—but there's more to fire breathing than meets the eye. In order to do it safely, you need to think about the science involved, and this video explains why. Read More >>

hackers
An Unknown Hacker Group Claims That It Shut Down the World's Largest Oil Company — and That They'll Do It Again

The NY Times is reporting that unknown computer hackers who call themselves "Cutting Sword of Justice" have claimed responsibility for spreading a malicious virus into Saudi Aramco, the Saudi government-owned oil company that's also the world's largest, and destroying three-quarters of all its computers. The hackers used a similar virus as the government created virus, Flame. Read More >>

internet
Iran Is Quitting the Internet Because It's Afraid of America

After being dominated by weaponised trojan horses on two different occasions, nuclear loudmouth Iran says it's had enough: it's unplugging from the Internet, hiding, and making its own. Read More >>

olympics
The Olympic Flame Dies; Gets Unceremoniously Relit By Old Guy On a Cherry Picker

This is not a metaphor: the Olympic Flame has died for real, as technicians were moving the cauldron to a new location in the stadium. Now, they have to sacrifice 12 vestal virgins; six ping-pong players and start war with the Persians. Read More >>

wtfriday
It Seems that Cars Can Explode In Real Life Just Like In the Movies

Usually, cars don't explode in a huge ball of fire, as Michael Bay wants you to believe. Unless you are at the Kashira highway in Moscow, Russia, just like these guys. Read More >>

security
Flame Trojan Gets Strange Auto-Destruct Command

Remember that massive piece of spy malware that was running about the internet called Flame? In a very strange turn of events, apparently it's just been told to immediately commit suicide and destroy itself, leaving no trace it was ever there. Read More >>

security
Flame Hijacks Microsoft Update to Spread Malware Disguised As Legit Code

It's a scenario security researchers have long worried about, a man-in-the-middle attack that allows someone to impersonate Microsoft Update to deliver malware - disguised as legitimate Microsoft code - to unsuspecting users. Read More >>

security
Iran Laughs In the Face of the Flaming Malware Menace

Iran's been hit pretty hard by the latest malware scourge, Flame, which is described by some as Stuxnet on steroids. The country's not taking this lying down though, and it's fighting back. It's brought the smackdown on the pesky computer bug, and reckons it's got the skills to kill it off, no biggie. Read More >>

security
Meet ‘Flame’, The Massive Spy Malware Infiltrating Iranian Computers

A massive, highly sophisticated piece of malware has been newly found infecting systems in Iran and elsewhere and is believed to be part of a well-coordinated, ongoing, state-run cyberespionage operation. Read More >>

olympics
Is the Olympic Torch Illuminating Your Street?

The complete route the silly little bit of fire will take around the country has been set out by the 2012 Olympic organisers, along with the names of nearly 8,000 special people who will get a go at carrying the Olympic Torch. Read More >>

olympics
Olympic Torch Will Pass Bletchley Park on its UK Tour

Full details of the route the Olympic Torch will take as it criss-crosses the country on its way to London 2012 have been revealed, with The Flame set to pass through a part of Milton Keynes known as Bletchley Park. Read More >>

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