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A New Viral Therapy Eradicated The Most Untreatable Type of Breast Cancer in 90 Percent of Mice

Two major studies showed combing viruses with other types of therapies could be especially effective at treating immunotherapy resistant cancers in mice.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.3.18
Tedium
Tedium

The Wildly Popular Christmas Game That Got Mistaken for Spyware

How 'Elf Bowling,' the incredibly popular viral game from 1999, became an early victim of what we might now call “fake news.”
Ernie Smith
12.26.17
malware
malware

This Worm Virus Forced Windows Users to Watch 'Homestar Runner'

404 DooDoo Error.
Samantha Cole
7.17.17
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Hackers Linked to NotPetya Ransomware Decrypted a File for Us

The hackers successfully decrypted a file provided by Motherboard, but that does not necessarily mean victims will be able to get their files back.
Joseph Cox
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.5.17
danooct1
danooct1

This Is What It Looks Like When You Get Hit with the NotPetya Ransomware

It's almost impossible to recover your files.
Ben Sullivan
6.30.17
ransomware
ransomware

The World's First Ransomware Came on a Floppy Disk in 1989

We may think of ransomware as a modern invention, but the genius idea at the centre of it dates back more than two decades.
Joseph Cox
4.12.17
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Watch Journalists in the 90s Freak Out Over the Destructive ‘Michelangelo’ Virus That Wasn’t

Pheeeeew.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.7.17
brazil
brazil

Scientists Are Peeling Back the Layers of the Zika Virus

The more we know, the easier it will become to fight the virus.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
1.13.17
africa
africa

Ebola Can Hide Out and Replicate In Your Lungs

The more we know, the better we get at fighting the virus.
Grennan Milliken
1.5.17
News
News

A Breakthrough in Zika Research Could Mean a Treatment for Pregnant Women

A newly-discovered antibody helped protect pregnant mice's fetuses.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.7.16
Drugs
Drugs

Scientists Have Found a Possible Way to Protect Babies from Zika

A new study from Yale neuroscientists uncovered exactly how Zika attacks a developing brain.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.24.16
Facebook
Facebook

Letters to the Editor: Facebook, World of Warcraft, and Living in a Simulation

Inside the mailbag.
Emanuel Maiberg
7.10.16