Category: Science & Technology

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Why your phone might not be the reason you can’t sleep at night

The harmfulness of blue light to our sleep cycles has been widely reported on in the past few years, but a new UTM study suggests that our restless nights might in fact be due to our hunter-gatherer ancestry.

 
The study, recently conducted by David Samson Assistant Professor of Anthropology at UTM, supports the sentinel hypothesis, according to which restless sleeping and waking up during the night served as means of survival in hunter-gatherer groups back when sleep made humans vulnerable to predators and other threats. Read more...

Game of Thrones scripts leaked by hackers demanding ransom

US television network HBO have been targeted by hackers who have released 3.4GB of files, including the phone numbers and emails of Game of Thrones actors.
 
In a video letter to HBO CEO Richard Plepler, the hackers demand a ransom of several million dollars in bitcoin, saying that if the network does not pay within three days they will release a further 1.5 terabytes of confidential corporate data. Read more...

The US exit from the Paris Climate Deal is a huge setback, but hope is not yet lost.

Given his morbidly impressive track record of saying and doing the worst possible things, Donald Trump has somehow managed to outdo himself once again. But it might not be as bad as it seems.

 

The first term of the 45th President of the United States’ term has thus far been defined by his consistent ability to lower the proverbial bar, even when everyone thinks he has finally reached rock bottom. Read more...