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We tasted the expanded collection of Star Trek wines and found them… wanting

Picard's John de Lancie (aka Q) joined Ars for an informal Star Trek-themed wine tasting Enlarge / The official Star Trek Wine collection has expanded from two varieties to six. (credit: Sean Carroll) Back in 2019, (partly)  .....»»

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The best Memorial Day sales we can find on gadgets, games, and tech gear

Dealmaster includes MacBooks, Bose headphones, lots of PlayStation deals, and more. Enlarge (credit: Ars Technica) It's Memorial Day weekend, which means the time has come for another Dealmaster. Our latest roundup of good tec.....»»

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Are TikTok algorithms changing how people talk about suicide?

Social media users have adopted terms like "unalive" to avoid platform censorship. Enlarge (credit: Rafael Elias | Getty Images) Kayla Williams has never said the word “suicide” on TikTok, even though she uses the platform.....»»

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Rethinking air conditioning amid climate change

ACs and refrigerators help keep people safe—but they also further warm the planet. Enlarge (credit: Jupiter Images | Getty) It was a monumental day for the environmental movement more than 30 years ago when all 198 countries.....»»

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Mining museums’ genomic treasures

Museums hold billions of biological specimens, many of which still contain DNA. Enlarge / Alpine chipmunks collected by pioneering naturalist Joseph Grinnell in the early 20th century are still preserved at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoo.....»»

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Sony accelerates push into car sector in diversification drive

Wants to supply electric and autonomous vehicle sensors by 2025. Enlarge (credit: Kazuhiro Nogi | Getty ) Sony expects to supply imaging sensors to 15 of the world’s top 20 global automakers by 2025, underscoring the compan.....»»

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Mysterious ancient giant eggs Down Under laid by Aussie “demon ducks of doom”

Overharvesting of eggs may have led to the extinction of these large flightless birds Enlarge / Detail from an illustration of Genyornis (aka the "Demon Duck of Doom") not looking so tough as it is chased from its nest by a Megalania l.....»»

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US gun violence is a health crisis with evidence-based solutions, experts plea

Doctors and researchers say the science is clear, and it's long past time to act. Enlarge / Mourners visit a memorial for victims of Tuesday's mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. (credit: Getty | Anadolu Agency).....»»

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US college VPN credentials for sale on Russian crime forums, FBI says

Trafficked data could lead to subsequent attacks, agency warns. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) The FBI on Friday said that thousands of compromised credentials harvested from US college and university networks are circulating.....»»

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Drafting dynamics and good tactics: How to win the Indianapolis 500

Simon Pagenaud and Helio Castroneves have five Indy 500 wins between them. Enlarge / Simon Pagenaud of Meyer Shank Racing Honda during testing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (credit: Meyer Shank Racing) On most IndyCar teams.....»»

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Microsoft’s plans for an Xbox streaming stick head back to the drawing board

Company is "pivot[ing] away from the current iteration" of its "Keystone" device. Enlarge / It might be a while until you can stream Halo Infinite to a TV using just a small dongle. (credit: Microsoft) Last year, Microsoft off.....»»

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Google Drive gets multi-text selection, copy/paste shortcuts for files

Both features are rolling out now. Selecting multiple blocks of text in Google Drive. (credit: Google) The Google Workspace team is rolling out some solid productivity updates to Google Drive. You can now select multiple blocks of text a.....»»

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IndyCar is moving to 100% renewable ethanol in 2023

It's a second-generation ethanol made from sugarcane waste in Brazil. Enlarge / This year's Indianapolis 500 will be the last to run on E85 gasoline. From next year, the series is switching to renewable ethanol. (credit: Meyer Shank Ra.....»»

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LG’s new OLED monitor is big enough to replace your TV

LG expands from expensive desktop OLED to expensive, massive gaming OLED. Enlarge / LG UltraGear 48GQ900. (credit: LG) LG is already an OLED TV king, but when it comes to PC monitors, the company's OLED offerings are scant. Th.....»»

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GOP senators want to ban China’s digital currency from US apps and app stores

Sen. Tom Cotton says China will use digital yuan to "spy on anyone who uses it." Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Diyun Zhu) Three Republican senators are proposing a law to prohibit app stores from carrying apps that accept pa.....»»

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Information security gets personal: How to protect yourself and your stuff

Recapping our Ars Frontiers talk with a half-dozen information security experts. Redefining privacy at Ars Frontiers. Click here for transcript. (video link) At the Ars Frontiers event in Washington, DC, I had the privilege of moderating.....»»

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AMD clarifies power usage limits of its next-gen AM5 CPUs (and why that’s important)

AM5 socket's peak and sustained power limits have big performance implications. Enlarge / This "170W" number caused some confusion earlier this week because there are so many different numbers you need to know to understand CPU power c.....»»

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Pompeii victim had spinal tuberculosis when he died

The study also sequenced the victim's entire genome. Enlarge / This is not what a healthy lumbar vertebra is supposed to look like. (credit: Scorrano et al. 2022) The eruption of Mount Vesuvius buried the Roman city of Pompe.....»»

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Review: Obi-Wan Kenobi debuts with prequel redemption in its scope

The first third of Disney+'s latest limited series is a slow, family-friendly burn. Enlarge / Ewan McGregor shines in Obi-Wan Kenobi. (credit: Lucasfilm) While the Disney+-ification of Star Wars has mostly been good for fans,.....»»

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Rocket Report: Meet the Gravity-1 rocket; will Starship really cut launch costs?

"I probably can’t express in words what it meant for me." Enlarge / A rendering of Orienspace's "Gravity11" launch vehicle. (credit: Orienspace) Welcome to Edition 4.44 of the Rocket Report! This week saw the successful com.....»»

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