- Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:15:47 +0000: Endangered Dragonfly Could Be Saved by Lower Speed Limits - Mashable
Slow down, drivers. You could save America's rarest dragonfly.
The Hine's emerald dragonfly is the only dragonfly on the federal endangered species list. The insect's largest remaining population lives in Door County, Wisconsin, where sandy beaches and cherry and apple orchards draw tourists from Green Bay and beyond.
A 2003 study found these summer drivers kill about 3,300 Hine's emerald dragonflies each year, said Amber Furness, a University of South Dakota graduate student. No one knows exactly how many Hine's emerald dragonflies are left, but there are at least 10,000 in Door County and up to 3,000 in the Chicago region Read more...More about Us World, Us, and Endangered Species
- Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:49:09 +0000: Hackers Reportedly Exploited Heartbleed Bug to Steal 4.5 Million Patient Records - Mashable
The hackers who stole 4.5 million patient records from an American hospital network might have exploited the infamous Heartbleed bug to carry out the hack — the first time the bug has been reported to be at the center of a high-profile breach.
The attackers, who are suspected to be Chinese hackers, took advantage of a device that had not been patched to fix the Heartbleed bug to steal user credentials. They later used the login information to get into the network of Community Health Systems (CHS), where they siphoned off patients' information such as names, addresses, birth dates, telephone numbers and social security numbers, according to Dave Kennedy, the CEO of security company TrustedSec. Read more...More about Hackers, Cyber Crime, Cybersecurity, Chinese Hackers, and Us World
- Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:48:59 +0000: The Children of Ferguson, on the Front Lines - Mashable
FERGUSON, Missouri — Parked in a driveway just steps away from an armored police truck was a truck that served a very different purpose on Tuesday night — a stage for five carefree children to perform their song, “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot.”
Eight-year-old Meosha was on drums made from a bucket. Shakira, 7, and Aaliyah, 6, were backup dancers, holding up their hands and waving a sign scribbled with the name of their song. A showman by nature, 10-year-old Satravion provided lead vocals while Cory, 2, supplied a sporadic backup melodyChildren, Missouri, Us World, Us, and Highlights
- Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:30:29 +0000: 11 Back To School Tips From Pop Culture's Top Slackers - Mashable
Students, rejoice — it's time to prep for back to school.
While it might make sense to take tips from Hermione or Rory Gilmore on decorating your notebooks and cramming your summer reading list in a last-minute Netflix marathon, sometimes it's the rebels without a care (for the periodic table) who really have the advice that can get you through another school year.
On the bright side, there's only 10 more months until next summer. Read more...More about Lists, School, Back To School, Gifs, and Watercooler
- Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:15:37 +0000: What's in That Beef (Label) - Mashable
Familiar with the catchphrase "Where's the beef?" It was first used in a hugely successful 1984 ad campaign for Wendy's, the fast-food chain, and it tickled the nation's collective funny bone. Thirty years later, consumers are far more likely to ask "Where's the beef from?" According to a recent Consumer Reports survey on food labels, 88% believe, for example, that a humanely raised claim on meat packaging means the animals were humanely slaughtered — the reality is far more complicated. The survey found that more than a third of consumers look for certified humane labeling at the grocery store, and 80% believe that good living conditions for animals is crucial when they consider what meat they're going to buy Read more...More about Organic Products, Lifestyle, Health Fitness, Fda, and Beef