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Cybersecurity Badge: One Big Step for Girl Scouts, Potentially Giant Leap for Women
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Cybersecurity Badge: One Big Step for Girl Scouts, Potentially Giant Leap for Women

Girls need to see themselves in the role of white-hat hackers to even the virtual playing field. This badge could be a STEM game-changer.

Ukraine Finally Battens Down Its Leaky Cyber Hatches After Attacks
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Ukraine Finally Battens Down Its Leaky Cyber Hatches After Attacks

When the chief of Microsoft Ukraine switched jobs to work for President Petro Poroshenko, he found that everyone in the office used the same login password.

U.S. Senators to Introduce Bill to Secure 'Internet of Things'
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U.S. Senators to Introduce Bill to Secure 'Internet of Things'

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Tuesday plans to introduce legislation seeking to address vulnerabilities in computing devices embedded in everyday objects—known...

To Fix Voting Machines, Hackers Tear Them Apart
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To Fix Voting Machines, Hackers Tear Them Apart

The toughest thing to convey to newcomers at the DefCon Voting Village in Las Vegas this weekend? Just how far they could go with hacking voting machines set up...

From Computation to the Ocean, a Scientist Finds His Fit
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From Computation to the Ocean, a Scientist Finds His Fit

"Not a day goes by that I'm not writing computer code to analyze data."

The U.S. Army Is Teaching Kids How to Hack at DEF CON
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The U.S. Army Is Teaching Kids How to Hack at DEF CON

The U.S. Army is teaching children "white hat," or ethical, hacking skills.

Flush Times for Hackers in Booming Cyber Security Job Market
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Flush Times for Hackers in Booming Cyber Security Job Market

The surge in far-flung and destructive cyber attacks is not good for national security, but for an increasing number of hackers and researchers, it is great for...

Snopes Faces an Ugly Legal Battle
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Snopes Faces an Ugly Legal Battle

On Monday, the editorial staff of Snopes.com wrote a short plea for help.

NSF Research Traineeship Program Supports Preparation of Future STEM Workforce 
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NSF Research Traineeship Program Supports Preparation of Future STEM Workforce 

The U.S. National Science Foundation has awarded 17 projects a total of $51 million to develop and implement potentially transformative models for graduate education...

Robots, Start Your Engines!
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Robots, Start Your Engines!

There's nothing like a throw-down to push new technologies out to the masses.

Patterning Process Promises Easier Nanoscale Manufacturing
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Patterning Process Promises Easier Nanoscale Manufacturing

Scientists at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory have discovered a way to precisely pattern nanomaterials which could open a new path for...

The College Course Where the Military Assigns the Homework
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The College Course Where the Military Assigns the Homework

This spring, as part of their coursework, four Stanford University students found themselves in Coronado, California, doing pushups on the beach and charging into...

Are Libraries the Key to Teaching Computer Science?
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Are Libraries the Key to Teaching Computer Science?

An initiative by the American Library Association and Google looks to enhance school and public libraries with resources for STEM innovation.

Living Computers: RNA Circuits Transform Cells Into Nanodevices
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Living Computers: RNA Circuits Transform Cells Into Nanodevices

In new research, Arizona State University Professor Alex Green demonstrates how living cells can be induced to carry out computations in the manner of tiny robots...

Having a Woman on Your Team Ruins Your Chances for VC Funding
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Having a Woman on Your Team Ruins Your Chances for VC Funding

A new study suggests that having even one woman on a company's team makes them far less likely to get venture funding than an entirely male one.

Scientists Build DNA from Scratch to Alter Life's Blueprint
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Scientists Build DNA from Scratch to Alter Life's Blueprint

At Jef Boeke's lab, you can whiff an odor that seems out of place, as if they were baking bread here.

What Happened to Trump's War on Data?
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What Happened to Trump's War on Data?

On May 16, three months' worth of data vanished quietly from the website of the U.S. Census Bureau.

China's Quest to Become a Space Science Superpower
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China's Quest to Become a Space Science Superpower

Time seems to move faster at the National Space Science Center on the outskirts of Beijing.

Hiring In the Age of Dispersed Technology Spending
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Hiring In the Age of Dispersed Technology Spending

The tech hiring landscape is shifting now that line-of-business units command their share of technology spending. The result? A rise in hybrid business-IT positions...

Five Reasons Why Developers Should Work for a Startup
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Five Reasons Why Developers Should Work for a Startup

There are five good reasons why developers, engineers, or product managers should consider working at a startup rather than a larger, more established company. ...
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