science
Oh Joy, We Just Found Another Virus Spread By Mosquitoes That Might Make Us Sick

A mosquito-borne virus discovered over a half century ago has been found in humans for the first time ever, likely having caused a case of severe rash and fever in an American teenager in 2016. But despite the recent reveal, it’s likely the germ has been making people sick for quite some time. Read More >>

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One of macOS’ Most Useful Features May Be Making Your Files Less Secure

A bug in macOS’ Quick Look feature has seemingly been known to forensic experts for the better part of a decade, but security researcher Wojciech Regula shed new light on how the vulnerability actually works in a report published earlier this month. Read More >>

science
Mad Scientists Taught a Predatory Spider to Jump for Them and Now We’re All Probably Doomed

Scientists at the University of Manchester trained a spider named Kim to jump for them, then recorded her leaps on high-speed cameras. But don’t worry, their research—published Tuesday in Scientific Reports—isn’t meant for anything nefarious. Nah, they just want to learn how to build a whole legion of jumping spider-robots. Read More >>

nature
London Residents Warned That Invasive, Toxic Caterpillars Are Out in Force This Year

Per the New York Times, UK forestry officials are warning that oak processionary moth caterpillars have been sighted emerging from eggs in and near the city since mid-April. Each of their 62,000 hairs contain the protein thaumetopoein, which can cause allergic reactions up to “skin and eye irritation, difficulty breathing and even anaphylactic shock.” The insects originate in southern Europe, but have had a presence in southern England since 2005, when live oaks from Europe were imported along with insect eggs. In addition to their potential danger to humans, they can strip oak trees of leaves, leaving them to die. Read More >>

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The Next Windows 10 Update is On Hold Thanks to a Bug

Microsoft just snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, and is delaying its Spring Creator’s Update (codenamed Redstone 4) due to a bug that resulted in an increase in Blue Screen of Death crashes. Luckily, the issue was spotted in an Insider build of Windows 10, specifically build 17133, meant for developers and not public consumption. Thank goodness for nerds, am I right? Read More >>

apple
Apple Is Rushing to Fix the Telugu Bug as Arseholes Use It to ‘Bomb’ People’s iPhones and Macs

While many bugs are relatively benign, often getting patched before the user knows anything is wrong, the latest plague to hit Apple devices is already wreaking havoc on the internet. Read More >>

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Another Weird iOS Bug Can Totally Screw Up Your Messaging Apps

The seemingly endless string of iOS bugs is a sickness that just won’t go away. Just a month ago, people discovered that a strange hyperlink could cause Messages to crash. And while that issue has been patched, a new bug has appeared that can wreck Messages, along with a number of other major apps. Read More >>

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Yet Another Password Vulnerability Has Been Found in macOS High Sierra 

For the third time in recent months, big problems have been discovered with macOS High Sierra. Read More >>

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Report: All Intel Processors Made in the Last Decade Might Have a Massive Security Flaw

There’s small screwups and big screwups. Here is tremendously huge screwup: Virtually all Intel processors produced in the last decade have a major security hole that could allow “normal user programs—from database applications to JavaScript in web browsers—to discern to some extent the layout or contents of protected kernel memory areas,” the Register reported on Tuesday. Read More >>

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Oh Look, iOS 11 Had Yet Another Phone-Breaking Bug

Ever since it launched in September, iOS 11 has been riddled with glitches, bad UI decisions and general lack of attention to detail. On Friday night, Apple’s problems got a little worse with a notifications bug that sent iPhones and iPads running the software into a constant cycle of crashing and rebooting, forcing Apple to issue an immediate update. Read More >>

science
The EPA Just Approved Lab-Grown Mosquitoes to Fight Disease

Killer mosquitoes are coming — mosquitoes that help kill other mosquitoes, that is. Read More >>

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Conservationists Have Called for Action to Protect Welsh Spiders

Nobody likes spiders, and anyone who says they do is either a god damn liar or probably doesn't know what a spider is. They're creepy as fuck, and they hang around houses acting like they pay rent when the reality is they're dirty freeloaders. Well some of them are endangered, and conservationists want to make sure they get protection. Read More >>

bugs
Surrey’s Just Been Named Spider Capital of the UK

If you're scared of spiders you probably already know a bunch of ways to keep yourself away from the eight-legged menaces that routinely invade your home. Now, if you can, there's another way to do it: make sure you don't live in Surrey. With over 417 spider species living there, the south-eastern county has been named spider capital of the UK. Read More >>

food
I Ate Wasps and Scorpions at New York’s First Bug Eating Festival

A single seared shrimp sat atop a scoop of mashed avocado with a healthy scoop of salty black specks overflowing onto the plate beside it. If I didn’t already know what I had gotten myself into, I would have been certain the topping was caviar—each spot popped just like a sturgeon egg might have. But rather than fishiness came an alien citrus flavour unlike any meat I’d ever tasted. After all, I was eating black ants. Read More >>

science
New Technique Creates Stunning 3D Images of Live Insects

When taking high-resolution 3D scans of insects, scientists typically have to kill their test subjects, which isn’t always ideal. By taking advantage of an insect’s ability to survive oxygen-poor conditions, scientists have now used carbon dioxide to keep bugs in a state of suspended animation for upwards of seven hours at a time—and with no apparent side effects. Read More >>