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Inside the race to stop a deadly viral outbreak in India

Enlarge / Road blockade due to Nipah affected areas at Chathamangalam panjayat on September 8, 2021, in Kozhikode, India.DeFodi Images News / Getty ...

The history of syphilis is being rewritten by a medieval skeleton

Enlarge In the last days of the 1400s, a terrible epidemic swept through Europe. Men and women spiked sudden fevers. Their joints...

Apple details reasons to abandon CSAM-scanning tool, more controversy ensues

EnlargeLeonardo Munoz/Getty In December, Apple said that it was killing an effort to design a privacy-preserving iCloud photo scanning tool for detecting...

Instead of obtaining a warrant, the NSA would like to keep buying your data

National Security Agency headquarters.Trevor Paglen, Wikimedia Commons An effort by United States lawmakers to prevent government agencies from domestically tracking citizens without...

How Threads’ privacy policy compares to Twitter’s (and its rivals’)

EnlargeAHMET YARALI/Getty Meta's long-awaited Twitter alternative is here, and it's called Threads. The new social media app launches at a time when...

One shot of a kidney protein gave monkeys a brain boost

Enlarge Klotho, the ancient Greek goddess of fate, is responsible for spinning the thread of life. In the human body, a protein...

The US Navy, NATO, and NASA are using a shady Chinese company’s encryption chips

EnlargeBet_Noire/Getty From TikTok to Huawei routers to DJI drones, rising tensions between China and the US have made Americans—and the US government—increasingly...

They plugged GPT-4 into Minecraft—and unearthed new potential for AI

EnlargeMicrosoft The technology that underpins ChatGPT has the potential to do much more than just talk. Linxi “Jim” Fan, an AI researcher...

Yet another problem with recycling: It spews microplastics

EnlargeGetty Images The plastics industry has long hyped recycling, even though it is well awarethat it’s been a failure. Worldwide, only 9...

An ominous heating event is unfolding in the oceans

To call what’s happening in the oceans right now an anomaly is a bit of an understatement. Since March, average sea surface temperatures have...

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