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Via the BBC, find out how Apollo 11’s Eagle actually landed
Go for the obvious points, and you'll face telling a big chunk of your audience things they already knew. Aim for something truly novel, and there's the risk that you'll end up focusing on an aspect that's obscure simply because it's not that interesting or important. These problems are compounded for an audience like Ars', where most of us have…

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Review: Teenagers must ward off mischievous supernatural beings in Jinn
A high school field trip to the ancient archaeological site of Petra turns tragic, and supernatural creatures are unleashed to prey on the living in , the first Arabic language original series from Netflix. Forget the Westernized concept of genies found in our popular culture, like or . This series draws on more traditional Arabian/Islamic mythology for its portrayal of…

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Sorcerer’s greatest trick? Shrinking a CCG experience into a single box
Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com. Card battle games are a cornerstone of analog gaming. From the venerable to the recently departed , their addictive blend of brainy strategy and beautiful artwork have brought millions of players to the table.

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Claims of Tesla hack wide of the mark—we dig into GNSS hacking
On Wednesday of this week, an Israeli firm called Regulus Cyber issued a press release stating that "spoofing attacks on the Tesla GNSS (GPS) receiver could easily be carried out wirelessly and remotely." In the firm's demonstration attack on a Model 3, "the car reacted as if the exit was just 500 feet away—abruptly slowing down, activating the right turn…

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Jedi: Fallen Order hands-on: Finally, a solid EA Star Wars game⁠—is that enough?
LOS ANGELES⁠—How much is a solid single-player Star Wars adventure game from EA worth in 2019? That answer might have been different six years ago, when EA's brand-new investment in the Star Wars universe had everyone wondering how epic its games would turn out. Since then, one huge project sputtered, then was outright canceled, while two Star Wars Battlefront reboots…

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We’re one step closer to atomic radio
Scientists at the National Institute for Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Maryland, have brought us one step closer to "atomic radio" by using an atom-based receiver to make a stereo recording of music streamed into the laboratory—namely, Queen's "Under Pressure." They described their work in a new paper in . So-called "Rydberg atoms" are atoms that are in an especially…

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A tale of two cities: Why ransomware will just get worse
Earlier this week, the city of Riviera Beach, Florida, faced a $600,000 demand from ransomware operators in order to regain access to the city's data. The ransom was an order of magnitude larger than the ransom demanded by the attackers that struck Baltimore's city government in May. Against the advice of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, however, the Riviera Beach…

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New Stranger Things S3 trailer teases: What if the Mind Flayer never left?
You know that annoying houseguest who overstays their welcome and just won't leave? It looks like the interdimensional monster known as the Mind Flayer, from , may be one of those guests. That's the big takeaway from the latest trailer for season 3 of the popular Netflix series. (Some spoilers for the first two seasons below.

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Physics indicates some of Earth’s earliest animals helped each other feed
What drove the evolution of the earliest animal life? In modern animals, it's easy to infer a lot about an organism's lifestyle based on its anatomy. Even back in the Cambrian, with its large collection of bizarre looking creatures, these inferences are possible. may have had a freakish, disk-shaped mouth, but it clearly was a mouth.