In November 1988, Robert Tappan Morris wrote a program that would travel from computer to computer and ask each machine to send a signal back to a control server, which would keep count.
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Frankenstein might look like fantasy to modern eyes, but to its author and original readers there was nothing fantastic about it.
Researchers are exploring the genetic differences that dictate why some people suffer greater pain than others, and how to translate these findings into personalized pain treatments.
Ghost stories are often about the departed seeking justice for an earthly wrong. Their sightings are a reminder that ethics and morality transcend our lives.
In the Canadian Arctic, a mystery has troubled scientists and local communities for decades: Why do marine animals in the western Arctic have higher mercury levels than those in the east?
An anthropologist tells the story of how Columbus actually came close to falling into historical obscurity, until American hubris got in the way.
Some people are habitual conspiracy thinkers – there's a plan behind everything, and it's usually malevolent. One scientist set out to understand who is likely to ascribe to these theories.
The inventor of the brain-teasing Möbius strip died 150 years ago, but his creation continues to spawn new ideas in mathematics.
This year's Nobel Prize for literature was nixed because of a sex scandal. Other Nobels have neglected key contributors. Should all prizes be cancelled while criteria for winning is reassessed?
But researchers have also revealed a paradox: Women prefer men who behave in ways that could be described as benevolently sexist over those who don't.
An international group of physicists has announced that they have seen the first signals in a cube-shaped detector called ProtoDUNE.
Nearly a century later, an American with diabetes can pay as much as US$400 per month for insulin, driving some uninsured patients to desperate and dangerous measures. Clearly, something went wrong.
Ten years ago, the world's largest scientific instrument was turned on and the start of a research dynasty began.
Synthetic cannabinoids like K2 and Spice are 30 times more likely to harm you than regular marijuana. Here's why.
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