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New tragic details of US child who died from tropical bacteria in room spray

Enlarge / Burkholderia pseudomallei grown on sheep blood agar for 24 hours. B. pseudomallei is a Gram-negative aerobic bacteria, and it's the causative...

PlayStation Plus’ highest tier slams to an apparent halt on classic games

EnlargeSony Interactive Entertainment As Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass service continues racking up subscribers, its biggest competitor Sony recently swiped back with...

Phishers who breached Twilio and fooled Cloudflare could easily get you, too

EnlargeGetty Images At least two security-sensitive companies—Twilio and Cloudflare—were targeted in a phishing attack by an advanced threat actor who had...

These researchers watched dead fish rot for 70 days—for science

EnlargeAurich Lawson/T. Clements et al. Sometimes science can be a messy endeavor—not to mention "disgusting and smelly." That's how British researchers...

Jumping spiders may experience something like REM sleep

Enlarge / This little guy looks too perky to need a nap.Tony Liu Our sleep is marked by cycles of distinct...

It’s possible no electric vehicles will qualify for the new tax credit

Enlarge / Volkswagen is one of several automakers that are already assembling their EV battery packs locally. But the value of the materials...

The weekend’s best deals: Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, 8BitDo gamepads, and more

Enlarge It's the weekend, which means the time has come for another Dealmaster. Our latest roundup of the best tech deals...

Microsoft trackers run afoul of DuckDuckGo, get added to blocklist

EnlargeAurich Lawson DuckDuckGo, the privacy-minded search company, says it will block trackers from Microsoft in its desktop web browser, following revelations...

Cyberattack on Albanian government suggests new Iranian aggression

Enlarge / Tirane, Albania.Pawel Toczynski | Getty Images In mid-July, a cyberattack on the Albanian government knocked out state websites and...

Fecal fountains: CDC warns of diarrheal outbreaks linked to poopy splash pads

Enlarge / A 2-year-old enjoys the spray of water in a splash pad in Los Angeles on June 20, 2022.Getty | Al Seib...

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