January 29, 2024

Report: Plagues, Cyborgs, and Supersoldiers: The Human Domain of War

(RAND) – A complex, high-threat landscape is emerging in which future wars might be fought with humans controlling hyper-sophisticated machines with their thoughts; the military-industrial base is disturbed by synthetically generated, genomically targeted plagues; and the future warfighter goes beyond … Read More

January 23, 2024

What’s Indoor Air Quality Like in Long-Term Care Facilities During Wildfires? Worse Than You’d Think

(KFF Health News) – “An astonishing amount of smoke gets inside these facilities,” said Luke Montrose, an environmental toxicologist and researcher at Colorado State University. Data from monitors Montrose installed in four Idaho long-term care facilities in 2020 showed that … Read More

January 17, 2024

Chinese Lab Mapped the Deadly Coronavirus Two Weeks Before Beijing Told the World, Documents Show

(Wall Street Journal) – Chinese researchers isolated and mapped the virus that causes Covid-19 in late December 2019, at least two weeks before Beijing revealed details of the deadly virus to the world, congressional investigators said, raising questions anew about … Read More

December 26, 2023

Lose a Limb or Risk Death? Growing Numbers Among Gaza’s Thousands of War-Wounded Face Hard Decisions

(Associated Press) – The World Health Organization and the Health Ministry in Hamas-run Gaza say amputations have become commonplace during the Israel-Hamas war, now in its 12th week, but could not offer precise figures. At the hospital in Deir al-Balah, … Read More

December 1, 2023

Taika Waititi Made a Short Film About Apple’s Personal Voice Accessibility Feature, And It’ll Make You Cry

(Techradar) – You might watch Apple’s new short film, The Lost Voice, scratching your head, wondering what this enchanting visual tale of a little girl and a giant furry forest creature has to do with International Day of Persons with … Read More