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Health Kicks Actually Seem To Reverse Cell Ageing

Health kicks might help you feel better about yourself, but new research suggests that they could actually be reversing ageing at the cellular level too. A team of researchers from the University of California found that a strict regime of exercise, diet and meditation provides a genetic effect which equates to reversal of cell ageing.


Attack Via Melbourne IT Takes Down New York Times

A group claiming to be the Syrian Electronic Army has taken down the New York Times Web site by attacking the registrar that the New York Times uses. That registrar just happens to be Melbourne IT.


Why Your Internet Connection Just Had A Freakout (And How To Fix It)

There’s a chance your internet connection just fritzed out for 20 minutes or so and didn’t let you load any web pages. If you were paying attention, you’d have seen that other services, like your chatrooms or a Twitter client, kept working just fine — you just couldn’t send any data out. That’s because there was a hiccup with Google’s DNS servers. Here’s exactly what happened and how to fix it.


How China's Web Censorship Is Driving Traffic To An American Website

China’s well-known for its long and illustrious history of censoring the web. But rather than just blocking sites, it’s employing some rather strange techniques — which means the online home of a small pet spa in Miami is receiving an insane number of hits every day.


The University Of Queensland Forgot To Renew Its Domain Name

I remember being a university student. Saturdays on campus were pretty regular. Finishing assessments, meeting up for group work, cramming for a Monday morning exam or just going by the student hub for some free internet to browse Reddit on. Presumably, students at the University of Queensland were doing all of these things when all of the university’s official sites and email addresses stopped working on Saturday. The cause? The university had forgotten to renew its own domain name. Fuuuuuuuuuuuu–


How To Check If A Website Is Blocked In China

Planning a trip behind the Great Firewall of China? Make sure to check if the website you need to get stuff done is blocked before you go with this handy tool.


How To Fix The Malware Problem That Could Cut You Off From The Internet

The internet is about to become inaccessible for nearly half a million people around the world because of malware called DNSChanger. If your computer is infected with DNSChanger, it won’t be able to get on the internet. Here’s how to get rid of it and make sure the internet still works for you.


US Government Says It Can Seize Any .Com Domain

For months, the US Government has issued court orders in order to seize and shut down sites — even when the domain names are registered abroad. Now it has made its position on domains perfectly clear: if it ends in .com, .net, .cc, .tv and .name, we can seize it.


Why I'll Never Trust A Human With My Data Again

On Valentine’s Day, I may have an unexpected present: My websites might all go dark, and a decade’s worth of data may vanish. My host’s domain registration is set to expire tomorrow, and the man behind it has disappeared.


Crossbow Vengeance, Tablet Attempts, And Other Stories We Didn't Post

So much news passes before our collective eyes every day that we couldn’t possibly cover it all. Mostly because much of it isn’t worth covering! But here are a some borderline tidbits we passed on, just in case.