FCC has no documentation of DDoS attack that hit net neutrality comments

FCC has no documentation of DDoS attack that hit net neutrality comments

The US Federal Communications Commission says it has no written analysis of DDoS attacks that hit the commission's net neutrality comment system in May. In its response to a Freedom of Information Act (FoIA) request filed by Gizmodo, the FCC said its analysis of DDoS attacks "stemmed from real time observation and feedback by Commission IT staff and did not result in written documentation."

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Woman who tricked friend into sex by pretending to be a man using fake penis jailed for six and a half years 

Woman who tricked friend into sex by pretending to be a man using fake penis jailed for six and a half years 

women who used a plastic penis to dupe her girlfriend into believing she was actually a man has been jailed as the judge told her "sometimes truth is stranger than fiction". Gayle Newland cried in the dock as she was sent back to jail yesterday for tricking the woman into believing she was a man by making her wear a blindfold when they met and by using a prosthetic penis during sex. The 27-year-old created a "disturbingly complex" online persona to achieve her own "bizarre sexual satisfaction" and continued the deception over a two year period.

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Nasa just found a 75,000 mile wide hole on the Sun

Nasa just found a 75,000 mile wide hole on the Sun

Nasa says it has identified a huge hole in the Sun, measuring an estimated 75,000 miles wide. It has been dubbed AR2665 by the space agency and experts have warned it is large enough to produce solar flares. Sunspots are caused by interactions with the Sun’s magnetic field and are cooler areas on the star’s surface.

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Doctors are wearing the new Google Glass while seeing patients

Doctors are wearing the new Google Glass while seeing patients

You could be forgiven for assuming that Glass, Google's head-mounted augmented-reality device, had been effectively dead since 2015. But as Google's sister company X, the Moonshot Factory, announced on Tuesday, the project has been pivoting to a business-to-business model over the past two years. The new, updated version of the device is known as Glass Enterprise Edition, and it's been put to use at companies like Boeing, DHL—and in physician's office.

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US warship crash that killed seven American sailors ‘was Navy’s own fault’

US warship crash that killed seven American sailors 'was Navy's own fault'

A deadly crash between a US warship and a Philippine cargo vessel is believed to have been the fault of the US Navy, according to CNN citing preliminary investigations into the incident which claimed the lives of seven American sailors. The network said that two officials from the Department of Defence said that there were multiple errors by the crew of the USS Fitzgerald that led to the collision in June.

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A rare 2,700-year-old water reservoir with ancient engravings was unearthed in Israel

A rare 2,700-year-old water reservoir with ancient engravings was unearthed in Israel

A well-preserved 2,700-year-old reservoir from the Assyrian period was recently unearthed near Rosh Ha’ayin by archaeologists from the Antiquities Authority, the authority announced on Thursday. The excavation was carried out with the aid of archaeology students prior to the groundbreaking of a new residential neighborhood adjacent to the site, initiated by the Construction Ministry.

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Actor John Heard, Who Played Dad in ‘Home Alone’ Films, Dies at 72

Actor John Heard, Who Played Dad in ‘Home Alone’ Films, Dies at 72

John Heard, best known as Peter McAllister in the "Home Alone" movies and who appeared in a wide range of TV and film roles, has died at 72. He was found dead in a Palo Alto, California, hotel where he was recovering after undergoing minor back surgery Wednesday, Heard's manager told NBC News. The Santa Clara Medical Examiner's office also confirmed his death.

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Salvador Dalí’s Remains Exhumed, Revealing A Perfectly Arranged Mustache

Salvador Dalí's Remains Exhumed, Revealing A Perfectly Arranged Mustache

The remains of Salvador Dalí were exhumed Thursday night, pulled from their resting place by Spanish officials hoping to confirm whether the surrealist painter fathered a child in an affair. The closed procedure extracted some hair samples, nails, teeth and two long bones from the artist's embalmed body, the DNA of which might offer the conclusive answer to a high-profile paternity lawsuit long underway.

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