The SolarWinds hack was all but inevitable – why national cyber defense is a 'wicked' problem and what can be done about it
Fragmented authority for national cyber defense and global supply chains for building software stack the deck against US cybersecurity.
Feb. 9, 2021 • ~10 min
Sophisticated fake social media personas created by North Korean hackers offered to collaborate with cybersecurity researchers. Several US researchers fell for it.
Feb. 4, 2021 • ~7 min
Nine hikers were found dead in 1959 after a risky expedition in Russia's Ural Mountains. New research offers a plausible explanation.
Jan. 29, 2021 • ~10 min
Found with most of its organs intact, the rhino is thought to have lived more than 20,000 years ago.
Dec. 30, 2020 • ~2 min
Cyberwarfare is more like cancer than bombs and bullets. Cybersecurity experts are just beginning to make their diagnosis of the Sunburst hack.
Dec. 29, 2020 • ~9 min
Climate change means more water is evaporating than is flowing in.
Dec. 23, 2020 • ~7 min
High-power microwave weapons are useful for disabling electronics. They might also be behind the ailments suffered by US diplomats and CIA agents in Cuba and China.
Dec. 10, 2020 • ~8 min
200 years ago, people discovered Antarctica – and promptly began profiting by slaughtering some of its animals to near extinction
For 200 years, a small number of countries have exploited the marine wildlife of Antarctica, often with devastating impact on their populations.
Nov. 13, 2020 • ~8 min
Humans have been living on the International Space Station for two full decades. So what comes next for this ailing technology, and what does it mean for future International ventures in space?
Nov. 4, 2020 • ~7 min
Outsourcing use-of-force decisions to machines violates human dignity and is incompatible with international law.
Oct. 15, 2020 • ~7 min