Children’s Logic Puzzle Has The Internet Baffled

Children's Logic Puzzle Has The Internet Baffled

An obscure cartoon riddle has resurfaced on the Internet, causing a lot of people to scratch their heads. It’s thought the puzzle is from an old children’s magazine, although which exactly that is remains a mystery. However, despite being aimed at kids, it's fiendishly hard. The trick seems to be to pick up on every little clue in the picture and then apply every ounce of your logic and knowledge. And even then, it’s pretty impressive if you manage to actually get any of the answers.

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Hackers offering bulk discount to unlock encrypted MedStar data

Hackers offering bulk discount to unlock encrypted MedStar data

The hackers who locked up data on MedStar's computers this week are demanding ransom to begin unlocking it — and they're offering a bulk discount to release all of it, according to a copy of the demands obtained by The Baltimore Sun.

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‘Ryan’s Law’ proposed to allow you to cancel Comcast online with one click

‘Ryan’s Law’ proposed to allow you to cancel Comcast online with one click

Today in local news, Los Angeles Assemblyman Mike Gatto has introduced a bill that would allow Californians to cancel their Internet or cable services online with ‘one click’. The bill, which has no official nickname but I am hereby dubbing ‘Ryan’s Law’ for reasons that will become apparent, takes the following stance…

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3 new projects pave the way for growing human organs from scratch

3 new projects pave the way for growing human organs from scratch

There are more than seven billion people in the world, and life expectancy keeps growing thanks to the unbelievable advancements in modern medicine. However, the human body can’t outlive its expiration date, and organs often fail and require viable replacements. But because there never seem to be enough donors around, doctors are looking at various ways to create artificial organs that are either built out of human flesh or mechanical parts, and that could…

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Wood windows? Swedes develop transparent wood material for buildings and solar cells

Wood windows? Swedes develop transparent wood material for buildings and solar cells

Windows and solar panels in the future could be made from one of the best—and cheapest—construction materials known: wood. Researchers at Stockholm's KTH Royal Institute of Technology have developed a new transparent wood material that's suitable for mass production. Lars Berglund, a professor at Wallenberg Wood Science Center at KTH, says that while optically transparent wood has been developed for microscopic samples in the study of wood anatomy…

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Japan Regulators OK Costly Ice Wall at Fukushima Plant

Japan Regulators OK Costly Ice Wall at Fukushima Plant

Japanese regulators on Wednesday approved the use of a giant refrigeration system to create an unprecedented underground frozen barrier around buildings at the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant in an attempt to contain leaking radioactive water. The Nuclear Regulation Authority said the…

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FTC sues Volkswagen over ‘deceptive’ diesel claims

FTC sues Volkswagen over 'deceptive' diesel claims

The Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday accused Volkswagen Group of deceiving American consumers into buying emission-spewing diesel vehicles, seeking more than $15 billion in damages in what could be one of the largest false-advertising cases in U.S. history. The FTC filed a four-count civil complaint against Volkswagen Group in U.S. District Court in California, alleging the company falsely advertised that it was selling new "clean diesel" vehicles that were purchased by about 550,000 buyers.

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Apple wants the FBI to reveal how it hacked the San Bernardino killer’s iPhone

Apple wants the FBI to reveal how it hacked the San Bernardino killer's iPhone

Apple Inc. refused to give the FBI software the agency desperately wanted. Now Apple is the one that needs the FBI's assistance. The FBI announced Monday that it managed to unlock an iPhone 5c belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters without the help of Apple. And the agency has shown no interest in telling Apple how it skirted the phone's security features, leaving the tech giant guessing about a vulnerability that could compromise millions of devices.

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Lost Japanese satellite Hitomi shows unexpected signs of life

Lost Japanese satellite Hitomi shows unexpected signs of life

Junked? Maybe not. Hitomi, a Japanese astronomy satellite, was thought to be lost after it failed to come online. Now the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency says the satellite has phoned home – but a full recovery will take months. Hitomi launched on 17 February and was due to come online on 26 March, but failed to communicate with Earth. A tweet by the US Joint Space Operations Center reported five pieces of debris around the satellite shortly afterwards.

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