‘Out of control’: Rise in STDs, including 26% spike in syphilis, triggers alarm in US

The sharp rise in cases of some sexually transmitted diseases, including a 26% increase in new syphilis infections reported last year, is prompting US health officials to call for new prevention and treatment efforts. “It is imperative that we … work to rebuild, innovate and expand (STD) prevention in the United States,” Leandro Mena of …

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Apple will release iOS 16 update next week with a fix for excessive copy and paste prompts and iPhone 14 Pro issues

Apple will release iOS 16 update next week with a fix for excessive copy and paste prompts and iPhone 14 Pro issues

iOS 16 introduced a new privacy feature that requires apps to receive a user’s permission before accessing their iPhone’s clipboard to paste text from other apps, but some users have encountered a issue that causes the prompt to appear excessively. According The Wall Street Journal, Apple announced plans to fix this issue in a software …

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AG sues car dealership for overcharging black and Hispanic customers for add-ons - The Boston Globe

AG sues car dealership for overcharging black and Hispanic customers for add-ons – The Boston Globe

The attorney general’s office said it based its findings on an analysis of dealer records from 2016 to 2018. “Jaffarian has consistently engaged in the same or substantially similar policies and practices since at least 2016,” says the suit, which was filed in Essex Superior Court. In a statement released in response to the lawsuit, …

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Jury awards $363 million to Willowbrook woman, finds Sterigenics liable for exposing her to cancer-causing ethylene oxide

Jury awards $363 million to Willowbrook woman, finds Sterigenics liable for exposing her to cancer-causing ethylene oxide

Around the same time that Sue Kamuda moved to Willowbrook in the mid-1980s, a Chicago company chose the western suburbs as the new site for its expanding business of sterilizing medical instruments, pharmaceutical drugs and spices. Two low buildings, tucked behind retailers and restaurants on Kingery Highway, didn’t get much attention until 2018, when the …

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Our best look at Kratos' Air Wolf "Loyal Wingman" drone

Our best look at Kratos’ Air Wolf “Loyal Wingman” drone

Kratos Defense and Security Solutions, in a press release about its family of “collaborative fighter aircraft”, provided the first color photo of its Air Wolf tactical drone system earlier today. Air Wolf, which was first revealed to the public by Kratos in August 2021, is based on the MQM-178 Firejet airborne target. Unveiled in mid-2007, …

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20 quadrillion ants roam the Earth right now, according to scientists' calculations

20 quadrillion ants roam the Earth right now, according to scientists’ calculations

When Mark Wong set out to analyze 489 entomological studies spanning every continent, major habitat and biome on Earth, his goal was simple: count ants. The journey to a final answer was long and often tedious. Then one day, Wong and other ant experts came out the other side. According to a new paper published …

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20 quadrillion ants roam the Earth right now, according to scientists' calculations

20 quadrillion ants roam the Earth right now, according to scientists’ calculations

When Mark Wong set out to analyze 489 entomological studies spanning every continent, major habitat and biome on Earth, his goal was simple: count ants. The journey to a final answer was long and often tedious. Then one day, Wong and other ant experts came out the other side. According to a new paper published …

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Metasurface Entangled Photons

New Invention Triggers One of Quantum Mechanics’ Weirdest and Most Useful Phenomena

In this artist’s rendering of a metasurface, light passes through tiny rectangular structures – the building blocks of the metasurface – and creates pairs of entangled photons at different wavelengths. The device was designed, manufactured and tested through a partnership between Sandia National Laboratories and the Max Planck Institute for Light Science. Credit: Courtesy of …

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