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Six-string cabinets

on Sep 29, 2016 in: Science

My friend Rob is a cabinet maker by trade. He knows a thing or two about different woods, varnishes and finishes, how to physically bind two different pieces indelibly and perhaps even a few things about lamination when it’s needed. Rob also pl...

Bull stiff

on Sep 29, 2016 in: Science

There’s a brand of coffee apparently being touted as more than your usual pick-me-up…and aimed especially at men, it seems. It’s got herbal extracts (tongkat ali, maca root and guarana) that are meant to boost libido and health and...

Three-parent babies

on Sep 27, 2016 in: Science

Okay…so the news is full of the first baby to have allegedly been born with DNA from three people (sperm and egg from a man and a woman and mitochondrial DNA from a second woman). The baby is five months old, according to New Scientist. So, h...

Alma mater tempus fugit

on Sep 26, 2016 in: Science

Spiral Nebula, by Geoffrey Clarke RA, is an iconic piece of sculpture that stands in front of the Herschel Building at Newcastle University, site of many a failed physics practical and slept-through early morning lecture (no wonder I took 4 years t...

The Yahoo hack FAQ

on Sep 23, 2016 in: Science

Was my account hacked? Well, there were 500 million users affected of 1 billion active users, so chances are 1 in 2 that it was. What should I do now? Login with your current details, change your password to a strong, unique one and enable two-fac...

Practice safe USB

on Sep 22, 2016 in: Science

There is, unfortunately, no insulated digital condom for USB sticks. Infections can be transmitted both ways as soon as you slide the stick into the slot, whether it’s a laptop, TV, copy machine or any other USB device. But, it’s not j...

Earlier, I issued a warning about slipping a USB stick into your slot for fear of infection or physical damage. But, it’s not just USB devices you have to worry about. According to Naked Security today, which quotes Gizmodo, the “We-Vibe...