June 2017

Scientists have long assumed that the DNA polymerases on the leading and lagging strands somehow coordinate with each other throughout the replication process, so that one does not get ahead of the other during the unravelling process and cause mutations. But this new footage reveals that there’s no coordination at play here at all –…

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It’s a good thing that the Supreme Court’s conservative wing is opposed to judges making law, because if they added a new term like “bona fide relationship” to immigration law, it would be hugely confusing. A bona fide crisis for opponents of “judicial activism.” If you have an AT&T email account, Verizon is going to…

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Jean Camp and Yoshi Kohno are organizing an interesting workshop upcoming at the University of Washington on “Best Practices In The IoT:” Our agenda begins with a presentation on the Federal Government initiatives in the IoT. When collecting the reading materials for emerging standards, we found nearly a thousand pages once all governmental materials are…

Read More IoT Security Workshop (Seattle, August)

The Economist reports on the rise of dockless bike sharing systems in China, along with the low tech ways that the system is getting hacked: The dockless system is prone to abuse. Some riders hide the bikes in or near their homes to prevent others from using them. Another trick involves photographing a bike’s QR…

Read More Bicycling and Threat Modeling

A study found that those who cycle have a net 41% lower risk of premature death. Now, when I read that headline my first thought was that it was 100 people over 6 months and a statistical fluke. But no, they followed a quarter million Britons for 5 years. Now, it’s not obvious that it’s…

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