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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 ached, and they broke out in rashes that ripened into bursting boils. Ulcers ate away at their faces, collapsing their noses and jaws, working down their throats and airways, making it impossible...

Sat Sep 23, 2023 14:49
NASA’s asteroid sampling mission is on course for landing this weekend

Enlarge / Scientists created this mosaic of asteroid Bennu using imagery collected by NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft. The asteroid spans about 1,600 feet (500 meters) across. A NASA spacecraft will complete a round-trip journey to an asteroid this weekend, returning to Earth after a seven-year voyage to bring back unspoiled...

Sat Sep 23, 2023 05:21
3 iOS 0-days, a cellular network compromise, and HTTP used to infect an iPhone

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Apple has patched a potent chain of iOS zero-days that were used to infect the iPhone of an Egyptian presidential candidate with sophisticated spyware developed by a commercial exploit seller, Google and researchers from Citizen Lab said Friday. The previously unknown vulnerabilities, which...

Sat Sep 23, 2023 05:21
RSV vaccine during pregnancy gets seasonal sign-off from CDC

Enlarge / An intensive care nurse cares for a patient suffering from respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), who is being ventilated in the children's intensive care unit of the Olga Hospital of the Stuttgart Clinic in Germany. (credit: Getty | picture alliance) A Pfizer vaccine designed to protect newborns and infants from...

Sat Sep 23, 2023 03:28
Unity exec tells Ars he’s on a mission to earn back developer trust

Enlarge (credit: Unity) Unity executive Marc Whitten tells Ars the company has learned a lot over the last week. (credit: LinkedIn)If there's one thing Unity Create President and General Manager Marc Whitten wants to make clear, it's that he appreciates your feedback. "It's been a very feedback-giving week for Unity,"...

Sat Sep 23, 2023 01:27
Android phones get PC webcam capabilities in the latest beta

Enlarge / The Pixel 7 Pro camera layout. Between the first two lenses, you can make out sensors for laser autofocus and a color sensor. Here's a fun new use for your Android phone: A PC webcam! In the latest Android beta, plugging a phone into a PC will reveal a new option in the USB Preferences menu for webcam functionality....

Sat Sep 23, 2023 00:24

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