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NASA sets sail into a promising but perilous future of private space stations

Rendering of Northrop Grumman's (as yet) unnamed low Earth orbit space station. [credit: Northrop Grumman ] On Thursday afternoon, NASA announced that it had awarded three different teams, each involving multiple companies, more than...

Andrew and Lee do The Wheel of Time episode five: Funerals everywhere!

Enlarge / Rand and Mat finally make it to Tar Valon. The Wheel of Time season one Andrew and Lee do The Wheel of Time episode five: Funerals everywhere! Andrew and Lee continue watching The Wheel of Time—and it’s getting real Andrew and Lee dissect The Wheel of Time’s television premiere Ars is reviewing...

Ars Technica’s ultimate board game gift guide, 2021 edition

Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson | Getty Images) It’s that time of year again—time to buy more board games than you possibly have time to play. To aid you in your quest, we’ve once again updated our massive board game buyer’s guide for the year by adding new entries (including a bunch of games from 2020 and 2021), pruning some old entries,...

Rocket Report: SLS may face delay due to engine issue, Astra goes orbital

Enlarge / Rocket Lab calls this the "Hungry Hippo" fairing on its Neutron rocket. (credit: Rocket Lab) Welcome to Edition 4.25 of the Rocket Report! After the Thanksgiving holiday, we are now in the homestretch of 2021, with less than a month to go in the year. And it will be a consequential month, with a Soyuz crew launch on deck,...

So metal: Newly discovered exoplanet is likely over 80 percent iron

Enlarge / The TESS planet-finding observatory. (credit: NASA) For centuries, scientists only had a limited number of examples to look at when it came to understanding the formation of planets. As we've discovered ever-increasing numbers of worlds, however, we've found many that look like nothing what we have in our Solar System: hot...

Secret of tempera’s pleasing properties is how egg yolk interacts with pigment

Enlarge / Detail of Michelangelo's unfinished painting The Virgin and Child with Saint John and Angels (tempera on wood, ca. 1497), aka The Manchester Madonna. The outlines of two angelic figures on the left are rendered in green earth tempera underpaint. (credit: The National Gallery London/Public domain) Tempera is a painting medium...

Survivors try to stay positive after deadly pandemic in Station Eleven trailer

A limited series based on Emily St. John Mandel’s international bestseller, Station Eleven is a post-apocalyptic saga that follows survivors of a devastating flu as they attempt to rebuild and reimagine the world anew while holding on to the best of what's been lost. A deadly flu wipes out most of humanity and the survives try to cling to hope in...

Ransomware attack on Planned Parenthood steals data of 400,000 patients

Enlarge (credit: Rob Engelaar | Getty Images) Ransomware hackers broke into a Planned Parenthood network and accessed medical records or other sensitive data for more than 400,000 patients of the reproductive health care group. The disclosure came in a sample letter posted to the California attorney general’s website and a release...

Apple will make fewer iPhones in response to weakening demand and supply

Enlarge / The back of the iPhone 13. (credit: Samuel Axon) According to a new report in Bloomberg, Apple has told suppliers that demand for the iPhone 13 line of smartphones may fall short of the company's original expectations, amidst supply constraints. Apple planned to ship 90 million iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, or...

The omicron variant is a mystery. Here’s how science will solve it

Enlarge (credit: Remko De Waal | Getty Images) Starting last Friday, the race was on—between a virus and information about it. And for a while, the information moved faster, even though there was hardly any of it. Scientists in South Africa identified a new variant of the virus that causes COVID-19—within days the World Health Organization...

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