WannaCry cyberattack on UK health service 'preventable'

An independent investigation has concluded that the debilitating cyberattack that crippled parts of Britain's National Health Service earlier this year could have been prevented with basic security measures.

Scientists take the temperature of dengue fever risk

When disease-bearing mosquitoes expand into new habitats, public health officials should test the ability of new arrivals to transmit viruses at a variety of temperatures, a new Yale-led study suggests.

Danger not over: Gas leaks, mold loom for Harvey evacuees

Bound for their Harvey-soaked home east of Houston, Lakeithia Bankhead and her four children left the mass shelter at the city's convention center Friday after five nights sleeping on cots among thousands of other evacuees. ...

Widely used database of molecular 'fingerprints' upgraded

When scientists need to identify an unknown compound, they do what a police detective might do. They get fingerprints—in this case, the "molecular fingerprints" of the unknown compound—and run them through a database ...

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