Tenet: An Execution Trace Explorer for Reverse Engineers

Debugging is traditionally a tedious, monotonous endeavor. While some people love the archaeological process of using a debugger to uncover software defects ... | Continue reading

@blog.ret2.io | 55 minutes ago

Making GraphQL Work in WordPress

Let’s explore the plugins providing GraphQL servers to WordPress. When should we use WPGraphQL, and when the GraphQL API for WordPress? Is there some advantage of one over the other, or some particular task that is easier to accomplish with one of them? In this article, we will f … | Continue reading

@smashingmagazine.com | 55 minutes ago

Using a new kind of electron microscopy to measure weak van der Waals interactions

A team of researchers from China, the Netherland and Saudi Arabia has used a new kind of electron microscopy to measure weak van der Waals interactions. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the group describes creating what they describe as a molecular compass to measu … | Continue reading

@phys.org | 56 minutes ago

The uncertainty of climate change is hurting us

Tarik Benmarhnia didn't plan on ending up here, in an office overlooking the pier at UC San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography. As a young student in France, he started out studying environmental engineering, with an interest in soil decontamination. During his schooling … | Continue reading

@phys.org | 56 minutes ago

New chemistry makes 'magic' drug improvements easier

In the last decade, scientists discovered a quirk of drug chemistry: If you add on a simple one-carbon building block to a drug, it can make the drug more potent, less toxic, or more stable. | Continue reading

@phys.org | 57 minutes ago

Major fly pest genetically modified in the lab to produce more males

Mediterranean fruit flies, an agricultural pest, have been modified in a lab experiment so more males are born than females, reducing their numbers. | Continue reading

@phys.org | 57 minutes ago

'Like a metronome': Stalagmite growth found to be surprisingly constant

To look inside a stalagmite is to look back in time tens of thousands of years to see how the Earth's climate patterns have shaped the world we live in today. | Continue reading

@phys.org | 58 minutes ago

Navigating beneath the Arctic ice

There is a lot of activity beneath the vast, lonely expanses of ice and snow in the Arctic. Climate change has dramatically altered the layer of ice that covers much of the Arctic Ocean. Areas of water that used to be covered by a solid ice pack are now covered by thin layers onl … | Continue reading

@phys.org | 58 minutes ago

Individual receptors caught in the act of coupling

A new imaging technique developed by scientists at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital captures movies of receptors on the surface of living cells in unprecedented detail and could pave the way to a trove of new … | Continue reading

@phys.org | 58 minutes ago

Surprisingly, suicide has become rarer during the pandemic

Financial support from governments may have reduced one potential cause of despair | Graphic detail | Continue reading

@economist.com | 59 minutes ago

How plants and animals steal genes from other species to accelerate evolution

Little did biologist Gregor Mendel know that his experiments with sweet peas in a monastery garden in Brno, Czech Republic, would lay the foundations for our understanding of modern genetics and inheritance. His work in the 19th century helped scientists to establish that parents … | Continue reading

@phys.org | 59 minutes ago

The Infrastructural Power Beneath the Internet as We Know It

Control over underlying tech infrastructure determines who benefits from it, raising the prospect of alternative ownership and profit models. | Continue reading

@thereboot.com | 59 minutes ago

Survey of Houston families reveals pandemic's unequal impact on wages and employment

During the pandemic, Blacks and Hispanics were more likely to experience lost wages or unemployment than whites, according to a new research brief from Rice University's Houston Education Research Consortium (HERC). | Continue reading

@phys.org | 1 hour ago

Couple plans wedding at a mansion they assumed was vacant, but the owner was home and called the cops

Courtney Wilson and Shenita Jones posted an online invitation to friends and family to attend their wedding at a 16,300-square-foot mansion near Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Referring to themselves as… | Continue reading

@boingboing.net | 1 hour ago

Scientists probe mysterious melting of Earth's crust in western North America

A group of University of Wyoming professors and students has identified an unusual belt of igneous rocks that stretches for over 2,000 miles from British Columbia, Canada, to Sonora, Mexico. | Continue reading

@phys.org | 1 hour ago

Watchdog 'enables Tesla Autopilot' with string, some weight, a seat belt

'The system not only failed to make sure the driver was paying attention, but it also couldn’t tell if there was a driver there at all' | Continue reading

@theregister.com | 1 hour ago

Starlink creates risk of internet investment doom cycle

Early users get speed, so policy-makers may stop building, but more users means slower speeds ... | Continue reading

@theregister.com | 1 hour ago

SpaceX flings another bunch of humans into orbit in reused capsule and booster

Second jaunt to the International Space Station for Endeavour | Continue reading

@theregister.com | 1 hour ago

The creative experiences indulging our nostalgia for planes

In a year of travel restrictions, aviation-related experiences have become a proxy for the freedoms and frivolities of our pre-pandemic lives. | Continue reading

@bbc.com | 1 hour ago

Surviving a Combinatorial Explosion

Plus! Sanctions, Cautiously; Adtech Always Adds Layers; Unfundable Mines; Less Marginal Business | Continue reading

@diff.substack.com | 1 hour ago

News vacancies for reporters, subs, editors, journalists, magazine designers

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@journalism.co.uk | 1 hour ago

Sub-editor and content co-ordinator

A charity working to reduce under-nutrition globally seeks a sub-editor and content co-ordinator with a master's degree in nutrition or public health or equivalent professional experience to work on its publication Field Exchange | Continue reading

@journalism.co.uk | 1 hour ago

Ask HN: How to scale MRR as freelance web developer?

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@news.ycombinator.com | 1 hour ago

How do you test a helicopter bound for Mars?

The Ingenuity helicopter may be the first vehicle ever to fly on Mars, but Mars was not the first place it has ever flown. Before packaging it up and blasting it to the Red Planet, engineers at JPL gave the helicopter a trial run in a special wind tunnel designed with help from r … | Continue reading

@phys.org | 1 hour ago

Gerald Haslam, author who chronicled life in rural California, dies at 84

Gerald Haslam, a prolific author and historian who chronicled rural life in California's Central Valley and beyond, has died at 84. | Continue reading

@latimes.com | 1 hour ago

The Indonesian island that could host new SpaceX site

A remote island could host Elon Musk's new Space X project - but its residents are not impressed. | Continue reading

@bbc.com | 1 hour ago

The FBI is remotely hacking hundreds of computers to protect them from Hafnium

With full court approval | Continue reading

@theverge.com | 1 hour ago

Diple Is an Affordable Microscope for Your Smartphone, and It’s Amazing

DIPLE is an affordable and easy-to-use microscope that any (aspiring) scientist can enjoy. Perform basic microscopy anywhere in the world. | Continue reading

@makeuseof.com | 1 hour ago

Fug or Fab the Oscar Moment: Jennifer Hudson’s (In)Famous Bolero

It wasn't her top choice. | Continue reading

@gofugyourself.com | 1 hour ago

U.S. Salsa Makers Join Nonsensical Trend of Putting an ‘Ñ’ where it Doesn’t Belong

Remember that nonsensical trend of putting “eñes” where they don’t belong just to make something look — and sound — more authentically Latino? Well, it looks like Amer… | Continue reading

@miblogestublog.com | 1 hour ago

‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ Ends With the Promise of “One World, One People”

In our The Falcon and the Winter Soldier finale review, we take a deep dive into the sixth and final episode of the Marvel series. | Continue reading

@slashfilm.com | 1 hour ago

How do plants protect themselves against too much sunlight?

That a switching protein plays a role in protecting a plant from too much sunlight was already known, but how exactly was not yet understood. The research group of Anjali Pandit has now discovered that this protein changes shape when there is too much sunlight. The results have b … | Continue reading

@phys.org | 1 hour ago

Hackers try to extort Apple by stealing files from supplier

A hacker gang has stolen files from a company that manufactures Apple products and is openly trying to extort the tech giant in exchange for not leaking them. | Continue reading

@nbcnews.com | 1 hour ago

Digital Art for Beginners: What You'll Need to Get Started

Are you curious about creating digital art in any of its forms? This article will tell you what you need to get started. | Continue reading

@makeuseof.com | 1 hour ago

‘They’re killing sport. People want extraordinary performances’

South African Olympic champion on her ECHR appeal, her 5,000m ambitions and campaigning for athletes like her in the future | Continue reading

@theguardian.com | 1 hour ago

Major AI breakthrough: YouTube will stop suggesting that one video you've been ignoring since 2011

Several important publications in prestigious scientific journals have finally resulted in a major AI breakthrough which may revolutionize the world as we know it. An immediate practical consequence is that, when the new version of YouTube is shipped later in May, you will stop s … | Continue reading

@theolognion.com | 1 hour ago

Macs run iPad apps. It’s time for iPads to run Mac apps

The Apple M1 processor in the 2021 iPad Pro could make it the most productive tablet ever. But only if the iPad can run Mac apps. | Continue reading

@cultofmac.com | 1 hour ago

AARP rolls out its first new ads in three years, targeting its youngest audience

The first spot from BBDO New York will premiere during Sunday’s 93rd annual Academy Awards. | Continue reading

@adage.com | 1 hour ago

Scientists Should Never Stop Being Students

Being too comfortable with the universe as it’s “supposed to be” is harmful to creative thinking | Continue reading

@scientificamerican.com | 1 hour ago

There aren't enough trees in the world to offset society's carbon emissions – and there never will be

One morning in 2009, I sat on a creaky bus winding its way up a mountainside in central Costa Rica, light-headed from diesel fumes as I clutched my many suitcases. They contained thousands of test tubes and sample vials, a toothbrush, a waterproof notebook and two changes of clot … | Continue reading

@phys.org | 1 hour ago

New Hollywood Streaming Service Uses Facial Recognition to Count Viewers In-Home

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@xcinex.com | 1 hour ago

Ask HN: What have you recently been wrong about?

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@news.ycombinator.com | 1 hour ago

How the U.S. can speed the transition away from coal to meet key climate goals

Coal is in decline as an energy source. In recent decades, coal combustion has fallen from 50% of electricity generation to 20% of electricity generation in the United States, as natural gas and renewables like wind and solar have become increasingly cost-competitive. | Continue reading

@phys.org | 1 hour ago

Open Bug Bounty maintainers on finding a niche in the crowdsourced AppSec market

Vulnerability disclosure platform driven by ‘transparency and fairness’, with over 500,000 bugs fixed since 2014 | Continue reading

@portswigger.net | 1 hour ago

This dreary Humira ad transforms into a silly musical when a pianist plays along

Pianist Brandon Ethridge, who we’ve covered before, is known for his “mini-musicals” – real, usually political video clips that he comically enhances with a piano accompaniment wi… | Continue reading

@boingboing.net | 1 hour ago

New study predicts human exodus in Bangladesh due to sea-level rise

Rising sea levels and more powerful cyclonic storms, phenomena driven by the warming of oceans due to climate change, puts at immediate or potential risk an estimated 680 million people living in low-lying coastal zones (a number projected to reach more than one billion by 2050). … | Continue reading

@phys.org | 1 hour ago

New poll reveals public disconnect on food and climate change

The seventh wave of the Michigan State University (MSU) Food Literacy and Engagement Poll sampled 2,001 Americans on their attitudes and knowledge of food, agriculture and climate change. Notably, 41% say they never or rarely seek information about where their food was grown or h … | Continue reading

@phys.org | 1 hour ago

Novel modeling tool seeks insight into eagle flight at wind plants

Golden eagles strike a cutting visage that, to put it mildly, grants the species an aura of regality. Occupying much of the Northern Hemisphere, many cultures view this species as a sacred messenger of the gods and kings and queens of the sky. | Continue reading

@phys.org | 1 hour ago