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Trump elevates Cyber Command, setting the stage for NSA separation

The Trump administration this week elevated the US Cyber Command to a Unified Combatant Command, in a long-awaited move that underscores the growing importance of cyber warfare. The decision, announced Friday, puts the Cyber Command on par with nine other combat commands, and may lead to its separation from the …

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Cord-Cutting Still Doesn't Beat the Cable Bundle

I’d like to cut the cord. It sounds fun! I picture myself wielding cartoonishly large gardening shears, poised to sever the nearest coaxial cable. I rejoice in the thought of my newfound freedom, of sending my Charter Spectrum account to that great big cancellation form in the sky. And then, …

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Guntherwerks Revamps Porsche 993s for Just $525,000

When the artisans stepped into the Sistine Chapel with brushes in hand in the early 1980s, onlookers fretted that despite a meticulously planned, desperately needed effort to restore the color and verve of Michelangelo’s frescoes, they would ruin one of the world’s great cultural treasures. So it goes with beloved …

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Bacteria May Rig Their DNA to Speed Up Evolution

In 1944, a Columbia University doctoral student in genetics named Evelyn Witkin made a fortuitous mistake. During her first experiment in a laboratory at Cold Spring Harbor, in New York, she accidentally irradiated millions of E. coli with a lethal dose of ultraviolet light. When she returned the following day …

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