The Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS) predicted North Korea’s nuclear test on Feb. 3, 2013, after evaluating satellite images of the site. North Korea is just one of a handful of countries ISIS has on its nuclear watch list. See more Google images of nuclear sites above, and view more here.

"Frequently, you see women relegated to very traditional roles - I’ll build the robot, and you can be secretary for the group. Unless you’re very assertive, men can take over the group." Angela Bielefeldt, professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Colorado Bounder

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+ In 2008, 41% college freshmen males planned to major in science and engineering vs. 30% for women. 
+ Only 19% of software developers are women.
+ Only 5.5 percent of commercial patent-holders were women.

Curious to know your thoughts on this, Tumblr. Especially those of you in school. How’s the gender ratio in your majors? How, if at all, does the gap affect you?

To boost cybersecurity, government-funded DETERlab is able to accurately simulate “what if” scenarios and share data found in these hypothetical cyber attacks. 

When we want to run our tests, we need a secure, safe environment to run those tests on that we can’t run if it’s going to break the Internet. If what we’re trying to do is test something which breaks the Internet or breaks network security in an enterprise, we give you an environment to be able to do that in a safe way.” - Terry Benzel, Information Research Institute 

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So why exactly are there are video games in an art museum?

"The Art of Video Games" at the Smithsonian American Art Museum explores the 40-year evolution of video games as an artistic medium, and highlights its advances in design, technology and storytelling. 



"Technological advances like adding accelerometers inside helmets is not new; in fact, if a sideline doctor can get a page every time a player takes an exceptionally hard hit to the head, I imagine parents will receive alerts on their smartphones someday soon advising them to check on their star player after a big hit."

Hari Sreenivasan on a new study that shows kids who play football take hits to the head just as hard as any high school, college or NFL player. The research could have a long-lasting impact on how little kids suit up for football.

Watch Stone Phillip’s full report and join Phillips for a live chat today at 12 p.m. ET. 

‎”GRAIL A and GRAIL B — washing-machine sized satellites designed to map the surface and interior of the moon — are now zipping around the moon in an elliptical orbit after a three-month, 2.5-million-mile journey.”
These NASA satellites may help answer some fundamental questions about the moon. 
(Artist’s rendering. Image by NASA/JPL-Caltech)

‎”GRAIL A and GRAIL B — washing-machine sized satellites designed to map the surface and interior of the moon — are now zipping around the moon in an elliptical orbit after a three-month, 2.5-million-mile journey.”

These NASA satellites may help answer some fundamental questions about the moon. 

(Artist’s rendering. Image by NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Scientists used color data obtained by the Dawn spacecraft to show the asteroid Vesta’s southern hemisphere in color.
Vesta is the second-most massive object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

(PHOTO: NASA/JPL-CALTECH/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA)

Scientists used color data obtained by the Dawn spacecraft to show the asteroid Vesta’s southern hemisphere in color.

Vesta is the second-most massive object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

(PHOTO: NASA/JPL-CALTECH/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA)

(A 3D plot shows the nighttime brightness of areas of Niger over the course of a year. Image courtesy Science/AAAS.)
The intensity of light shining from cities at night could help identify hot spots where outbreaks of infectious disease are likely to take place, a new report published in Science shows.
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(A 3D plot shows the nighttime brightness of areas of Niger over the course of a year. Image courtesy Science/AAAS.)

The intensity of light shining from cities at night could help identify hot spots where outbreaks of infectious disease are likely to take place, a new report published in Science shows.

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Researchers have discovered a monster black hole that is possibly the biggest found to date, weighing as much as 21 billion times the mass of our sun. 

(Photo credit: An artist’s conception of stars moving in the central regions of a giant elliptical galaxy that harbors a supermassive black hole. Image by Gemini Observatory/AURA artwork by Lynette Cook)

Researchers have discovered a monster black hole that is possibly the biggest found to date, weighing as much as 21 billion times the mass of our sun. 

(Photo credit: An artist’s conception of stars moving in the central regions of a giant elliptical galaxy that harbors a supermassive black hole. Image by Gemini Observatory/AURA artwork by Lynette Cook)