Report: Iranian nuclear scientist slain with remote-control robot gun

Iran’s top nuclear scientist was assassinated by Israel’s national intelligence agency using a high-tech remote-controlled machine gun, according to a report published Saturday in The New York Times.Source Link: Read more »

U.N. human rights chief calls for moratorium on AI tools that threaten human rights

Sept. 16 (UPI) — The U.N. human rights chief has called for a moratorium on the sale and use of artificial intelligence systems that threaten human rights. In a statement on Wednesday,... Read more »

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Billie Eilish, Kate Winslet top TIME 100 list

Sept. 15 (UPI) — Britain’s Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, gymnast Simone Biles and singer Billie Eilish topped TIME Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people of 2020. The publication released its... Read more »

FDA scientists say need for 3rd dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine uncertain

Sept. 15 (UPI) — Scientists at the Food and Drug Administration said in a document on Wednesday that a third dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine increases protection against the disease, but stopped... Read more »

On This Day, Sept. 15: Environmental NGO Greenpeace founded

Sept. 15 (UPI) — On this date in history: In 1812, Russians set fire to Moscow in an effort to keep out Napoleon and his invading French troops. Advertisement In 1954, the... Read more »

Ashley Zukerman: 'The Lost Symbol' reinvents Dan Brown hero

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 15 (UPI) — Ashley Zukerman is the second actor to portray Dan Brown’s book character, Robert Langdon, on the Peacock series The Lost Symbol, premiering Thursday. Tom Hanks played... Read more »

Most Alzheimer's patients wouldn't qualify for controversial drug's trial, study shows

U.S. approval of the Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm is already mired in controversy. Now a new study finds that most Alzheimer’s patients could not have taken part in clinical trials that led to... Read more »

Apple releases emergency security update; researchers uncover new zero-day exploit

Sept. 14 (UPI) — U.S. technology giant Apple has issued a series of security updates after independent researchers uncovered a vulnerability in its messaging service that allowed for spyware developed by an... Read more »

CDC designates 10 destinations as “very high” travel risks

Sept. 13 (UPI) — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday added 10 destinations to its most severe level of travel warning. The health agency designated Afghanistan, Albania, Belize,... Read more »

On This Day, Sept. 13: Margaret Chase Smith is 1st woman elected to House, Senate

Sept. 13 (UPI) — On this date in history: In 1814, during a British attack on Fort McHenry, Md., Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Advertisement In 1922,... Read more »