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Lyme Disease Has Spread to Every Part of the U.S. Lyme Disease Has Spread to Every Part of the U.S.

As worrying as new invasive species of parasitic ticks might be, a recent report released by the lab testing company Quest Diagnostics should remind us of the more pressing dangers these eight-legged bugs can cause. It suggests that not only have cases of the tick-borne Lyme disease substantially risen in the past few…

Oh Great, Americans Have a New Tick to Worry About Oh Great, Americans Have a New Tick to Worry About

Ticks and insects in general are steadily spreading across the United States and causing more disease, aided by an ever-cozier climate. If that’s not bad enough, though, it’s almost certain that an invasive species of tick, newly discovered last year, has firmly established America as its home. And this tick is…

Oh Joy, We Just Found Another Virus Spread By Mosquitoes That Might Make Us Sick 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 a Florida teenager in 2016. But despite the recent reveal, it’s likely the germ has been making people sick for quite some time.

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

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

Scientists at the University of Manchester in the UK 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…

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

Don’t underestimate the humble caterpillar. While it might not look all that dangerous compared to humans mainly worried about stings and bites, many varieties are covered in toxic spines, as residents of London are being warned this weekend.

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

The Earthworm Jerky I Bought on Walmart.com Tasted Like Shit The Earthworm Jerky I Bought on Walmart.com Tasted Like Shit

Our friends over at the Takeout discovered last week that Walmart’s website sold Earthworm jerky. As Gizmodo’s resident bug eater, I ordered some the moment I heard. This jerky tasted horrible, to my surprise. But please, don’t let that stop you from trying to eat strange invertebrates yourself.

Apple Is Rushing to Fix the Telugu Bug as Assholes Use It to 'Bomb' People's iPhones and Macs Apple Is Rushing to Fix the Telugu Bug as Assholes 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 internet.

Another Weird iOS Bug Can Totally Screw Up Your Messaging Apps 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.

Send This Video of Maggots Eating a Heart-Shaped Donut to Your Love

There are only so many ways to say “I love you,” and sometimes tried-and-true expressions of affection just won’t cut it. On this Valentine’s Day, you can really spice things up by sending your partner this video of wriggling maggots eating a heart-shaped donut.

Yet Another Password Vulnerability Has Been Found in macOS High Sierra  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.

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

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…

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

The White House Has a Vermin Problem The White House Has a Vermin Problem

Early today, NBC 4 in Washington published several dozen pages of White House work orders it had obtained. Within the long, mundane requests (“please turn temperature up 1.5 degrees higher”) and repairs one expects with a building over 200 years old were orders which suggest there are several types of…

Watching This Exterminator Remove a Gigantic Hornet's Nest Sent My Heart Racing

If the sound of a single mosquito buzzing near your ear is enough to send you running, you might want to skip this video of a Louisiana exterminator battling what is easily the largest hornet’s nest I’ve ever seen in my life, hiding inside someone’s backyard shed.

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

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

There's Now Science-Backed Advice on How to Avoid Bringing Home Bed Bugs There's Now Science-Backed Advice on How to Avoid Bringing Home Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are bed bad. People’s entire lives have been overturned by these (increasingly common) blood-sucking, itch-inducing pests. Thankfully, they’re not disease vectors, but I would rather not share my home with a roommate who wants to eat me, thank you very much.

The Post-Harvey Mosquito Invasion Seems Like Hell The Post-Harvey Mosquito Invasion Seems Like Hell

Plenty of people have described Hurricane Harvey as a disaster of biblical proportions, and it seems the next plague is upon us. It’s not locusts. Thanks to untold quantities of filthy standing water, millions of mosquitos are starting to hatch. And yes, they do bite. They love to bite.

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