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Scott K. Johnson

Fabulous fossil preserves eyes of 429-million-year-old trilobite

2020-08-15T16:49:38+00:00
Cellular structure of compound eye preserved in beautiful detail.
Jonathan M. Gitlin

NASCAR had to tweak the Daytona road course for stock cars—here’s why

2020-08-15T16:35:51+00:00
Slowing a stock car is a lot harder than a sports car.

The iconic Arecibo Telescope goes quiet after major damage

2020-08-15T14:00:34+00:00
A cable cut a large gash into the telescope—who knows when it will be back in working order.

An Alexa bug could have exposed your voice history to hackers

2020-08-15T11:40:37+00:00
Amazon has patched the flaw, but remember to lock down your voice assistant interactions.
Eric Berger

NASA official may face criminal investigation for contact with Boeing

2020-08-14T22:32:00+00:00
This does not bode well for keeping to the 2024 landing goal.
Jon Brodkin

Charter can charge online video sites for network connections, court rules

2020-08-14T20:22:13+00:00
Court kills ban on interconnection fees because FCC didn't defend merger condition.
Beth Mole

FDA finds new toxic hand-sanitizer ingredient, expands warning to 157 products

2020-08-14T19:35:59+00:00
Regulators find toxic 1-propanol as well as methanol in some products.
Kate Cox

Trump admin. finally kills off Obama-era rule limiting methane emissions

2020-08-14T18:44:00+00:00
Limiting greenhouse gases is apparently not part of “environmental protection.”
Jennifer Ouellette

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. takes final bow with high-octane journey through time

2020-08-14T18:08:00+00:00
Ars chats with the show's VFX team about the challenges for this time-jumping season.

Ripped chemical bags added to risk of Beirut blast

2020-08-14T17:05:51+00:00
Documents show more than half of the sacks of explosive ammonium nitrate were torn by 2014.