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Hackers Target Cards; Here Are Safer Ways to Pay

A new report from security researcher Brian Krebs said that 40 million people who shopped at Target stores in the three following Thanksgiving may have had their information stolen. According to Krebs, “The type of data stolen — also known as “track data” — allows crooks to create counterfeit cards by encoding the information onto any card with a magnetic stripe.” What other, safer, ways are there to pay?

Did you brave the Black Friday sales crowds today? Get what you wanted? Think it’s all a big waste of time (and money)? Read more

Benjamin Radford looks at the video of four-year-old Riley whose rants about pink toys for girls, blue toys for boys, is a wonderous thing.

He has some answers to her basic question: Why are most toys and clothing items for female babies and young girls pink, while many toys and items for male babies and young boys blue?

The choice of blue for infants has its roots in superstition.

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