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Researchers at Columbia University say genetic variants linked to Alzheimer’s disease and heavy smoking are less frequent in people with longer lifespans, suggesting that natural selection is weeding out these unfavorable variants in both populations.

Computer Science Professor Sal Stolfo and his former student Ang Cui, whose cybersecurity research has discovered dozens of serious flaws, have developed Symbiote defense technology that significantly reduces the threat of embedded device malware attacks on end users and organizations.

Scientists say increasing heat drives moisture from ground.