Nasa have announced official confirmation of the first Earth-like planet orbiting in the habitable zone of another star.
While big companies such as Facebook rush to secure their sites against a major security flaw, many smaller sites could be at risk.
Twitter's social innovation leader found a new use for the social media networking, tweeting the twists and turns as she went into labour.
Nasa research scientist Tom Barclay has said that the hopes of the Kelper team have been answered with the discovery of Kepler-186f.
The discovery of the Earth-like planet orbiting star Kepler has demonstrated the existence of planets that could potentially hold life.
Lewis Vaughan Jones reports:
Scientists scouring the sky have discovered an 'Earth-like' planet in the habitable zone.
The new planet, dubbed Kepler-186f, was discovered using NASA's Kepler telescope, which was launched in March 2009 to search for Earth-sized planets in our corner of the Milky Way Galaxy.
A habitable zone planet orbits its star at a distance where any water on the planet's surface is likely to stay liquid. Since liquid water is critical to life on Earth, many astronomers believe the search for extraterrestrial life should focus on planets where liquid water occurs.
"Some people call these habitable planets, which of course we have no idea if they are," astronomer Stephen Kane said. "We simply know that they are in the habitable zone, and that is the best place to start looking for habitable planets."
Virgin Media said "no further emails are able to be sent in this manner" after some of its customers complained they were being spammed following a group email.
A Virgin Media spokesperson said:
A small proportion of our customers have received an email from one of our suppliers which, if they reply-all, it is sent to a wider group.
We’re investigating exactly what has happened ... We apologise for the inconvenience caused.
Shares of Google fall 4.9% in after-hours trading following results, Reuters reports.
Virgin Media has told its customers it is "investigating" what went wrong after they were able to "reply all" to a group message.
@louisagummer Hi Louisa, we are currently investigating what has gone wrong here HB
@chrisj_brown Hi Chris. Rest assured we're working to fix this ASAP. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. MYa
@alexlspeed Hi Alex, Thanks for letting us know you've been affected by this. We're working on resolving the issue as we speak ^WM.
Virgin Media customers said they are being spammed with "hundreds" of emails after they were able to "reply all" to a group message sent by the firm.
The leading UK site for parents has had users data compromised by hackers then using 'Heartbleed' exploit.
Mumsnet sent an email to users, warning that the hackers may have passwords and personal messages before network administrators were able to fix the vulnerability.
The website has urged all users to change their passwords.
A computer breakdown at the International Space Station may require a spacewalk by astronauts.
Nasa said a back-up computer on the outside of the orbiting lab was not responding to commands.
The main computer, called an MDM or multiplexer-demultiplexer, is working and the six-man crew is in no danger. But the computers control some robotic functions that would be needed for next week's planned visit by a private SpaceX supply ship.
Mission Control will decide shortly as to whether the computer can be repaired or must be replaced.
The National Security Agency (NAS) have denied that they were aware of the Heratbleed bug before the security flaw was made public.
Reports that NSA or any other part of the government were aware of the so-called Heartbleed vulnerability before April 2014 are wrong. The Federal government was not aware of the recently identified vulnerability in OpenSSL until it was made public in a private sector cybersecurity report.
– Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden, US National Security Council
The Federal government relies on OpenSSL to protect the privacy of users of government websites and other online services.
If the Federal government, including the intelligence community, had discovered this vulnerability prior to last week, it would have been disclosed to the community responsible for OpenSSL.
The denial follows claims the NSA had known about the flaw for up to two years.