Technology

Europe's Comet Probe Rosetta Ends 12-Year Mission with Crash

SCIENCE | By Frank Jordans | Oct 1
After 12 years of hurtling through space in pursuit of a comet, the Rosetta probe ended its mission Friday with a slow-motion crash onto the icy surface of the alien world it was sent out to study.

Many Doctors Not Using Site for Keeping Painkillers in Check

PERSONAL TECH | By Julie Carr Smyth | Oct 1
Ohio doctors are supposed check patients' prescription histories against a state website before recommending prescription painkillers, but an audit has found that some 12,000 physicians appear to be violating the policy.

Password Breach Could Have Ripple Effects Well Beyond Yahoo

PERSONAL TECH | By Raphael Satter | Oct 1
As investors and investigators weigh the damage of Yahoo's massive breach to the internet icon, information security experts worry that the record-breaking haul of password data could be used to open locks up and down the web.

Mother Uncovers Lasting Impact of Son's Organ Donation

SCIENCE | By Lauran Neergaard | Oct 1
Critical medical research in labs around the country depends on scientists' ability to work with human cells and organs, so they can study both normal development and how disease does its dirty work.

US Official: Hackers Targeted Election Systems of 20 States

PERSONAL TECH | By Tami Abdollah | Sep 30
Hackers have targeted the voter registration systems of more than 20 states in recent months, a Homeland Security Department official said Friday.