Large Worms Threaten Internet
The specter of a large-scale sabotage on the Internet was raised anew last year with the release of Conficker, an internet worm that crawled out of Eastern Europe through botnets to disrupt 9 million operating systems worldwide.
Though Conficker has been controlled, the internet remains a lawless, unpatrollable realm signifcantly exposed to nefarious purposes. Some researchers are calling for an entirely new online framework to replace the current one. Stanford's Clean Slate Project puts a strong emphasis on mobile technology as the internet's next frontier. In contrast to the solid state version, mobile infrastructure is still young enough to allow for a system of safeguards where users are verified and vetted, and conflicts like Conficker can be unmasked before they wreak havoc. Can any big thinkers share their experiences in the murky world of botnets?
Pfizer's partnerships strengthen their ability to deliver vaccines in developing countries.
- Community healthcare workers face many challenges in their work, including often traveling far distances to see their clients
- Pfizer is helping to drive the UN's sustainable development goals through partnerships.
- Pfizer partnered with AMP and the World Health Organization to develop a training program for healthcare workers.
The stories we tell define history. So who gets the mic in America?
- History is written by lions. But it's also recorded by lambs.
- Including different voices can paint a more full and vibrant portrait of America. Which is why more walks of American life can and should be storytellers.
There is no doubt that the historical Jesus, the man who was executed by the Roman State in the first century CE, was a brown-skinned, Middle Eastern Jew.
I grew up in a Christian home, where a photo of Jesus hung on my bedroom wall. I still have it. It is schmaltzy and rather tacky in that 1970s kind of way, but as a little girl I loved it. In this picture, Jesus looks kind and gentle, he gazes down at me lovingly. He is also light-haired, blue-eyed, and very white.
Orangutans join humans and bees in a very exclusive club
- Orangutan mothers wait to sound a danger alarm to avoid tipping off predators to their location
- It took a couple of researchers crawling around the Sumatran jungle to discover the phenomenon
- This ability may come from a common ancestor
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