Katherine Hayhoe: ‘The true threat is the delusion that our opinion of science somehow alters its reality’

In her 2009 book, co-authored with husband Andrew Farley, Climate for Change: Global Warming Facts for Faith-Based Decisions, Katharine Hayhoe wrote: “Most Christians are not scientists, and it’s hard to say how many scientists are Christians. In our family, we are both.” The Texas Tech atmospheric physicist, who’s also an Evangelical Christian, has long been…

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Highlights from WIRED security: Post-Show Roundup

Charlie Winter, senior research fellow at ICSR Leon Csernohlavek Advertisement At the second annual WIRED Security conference the people keeping you safe online gathered to discuss the changing face of online security. Terrorism researchers, AI developers, government scientists, threat-intelligence specialists, investors and startups discussed the rise of new forms of online attacks, how to protect…

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Friday briefing: CRISPR can correct disease-causing mutations using epigenetic switches

Vertigo3d/iStock Your WIRED daily briefing. Today, CRISPR/Cas9 has been adapted to trigger epigenetic switches that reverse the effects of disease, Iranian hackers are thought to have infiltrated critical infrastructure across the Middle East, accidental gun deaths in the USA increase following mass shootings and more. Advertisement Get WIRED Awake sent straight to your inbox every…

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PM’s internet safety adviser urges end to password sharing

PM’s internet safety adviser urges end to password sharing 6 December 2017 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Baroness Shields has advised password-sharing MPs to rethink their approach to cyber-security The prime minister’s special representative on internet safety has said that MPs should not be sharing their work computer passwords with staff. Baroness Shields’s advice…

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CryptoKitties craze slows down transactions on Ethereum

CryptoKitties craze slows down transactions on Ethereum 5 December 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright www.cryptokitties.co A new craze for virtual kittens is slowing down trade in one of the largest crypto-currencies. CryptoKitties lets players buy and breed “crypto-pets” on Ethereum’s underlying blockchain network. The game’s developers told the Bloomberg news agency that CryptoKitties…

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Nissan to trial robo-taxis in Japan

5 December 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Nissan Image caption Nissan’s Easy Ride could launch in Japan in early 2020s Carmaker Nissan plans to test self-driving taxis on Japanese roads from March next year. The company is partnering with Japanese software company DeNA, which operates online services for the gaming, healthcare and automotive…

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Conversations not chatbots: why automated conversations will be key to the customer experience

Advances in voice recognition technology will give customers more fluid and intuitive access to brands than ever before Advances in voice recognition technology are slowly filling the world with talking machines. As the technology gets more and more sophisticated, we are going to get used to chatting with our devices, in increasingly seamless and connected…

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UK government mulls bitcoin regulation

4 December 2017 From the section Technology Image copyright Getty Images Anti-money laundering regulations should be updated to include Bitcoin and other virtual currencies, the UK Treasury has said. The Metropolitan Police says criminals are using crypto-currency cash machines to launder money in London. The government’s aim is part of a broader update to the…

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