LIFE

Ocean Spray On Saturn Moon Contains Crucial Constituents For Life
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Astronomers have found that blasts of ocean spray erupting from the Saturn moon of Enceladus contain complex organic molecules, “making it the only place beyond Earth known to harbor crucial constituents for life as we know it,” reports The Guardian. From the report: Astronomers detected the compounds in plumes of water and ice that shoot […]

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Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit world premiere: Life Is Strange, but not
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Enlarge (credit: Square-Enix) LOS ANGELES—French game development studio Dontnod Entertainment didn’t make waves with its first big triple-A release, Remember Me. It took scaling down the scope of its projects to achieve real success. That success came with critically acclaimed adventure game Life Is Strange, which we at Ars liked quite a bit. Dontnod and publisher Square-Enix […]

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CNET Asks: Has Fortnite taken over your life?     – CNET
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This video game sensation is still growing in popularity. Let us know how it has impacted you!

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Net neutrality clings to life in big win by Senate Democrats     – CNET
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They came, they fought, they won. But the fight to save the existing net neutrality protections still has a long way to go.

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Life in (virtual) pit lane: The war stories of video game car design
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Enlarge / Variety is the spice of life, and Forza Motorsport 7 has a lot of variety. Early racing games, though? Phew… (credit: Turn 10 Studios) Like it or not, there’s no denying that the entire history of video games as a popular medium can be told through the steady evolution of three simple acts: […]

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Here's what the red iPhone 8 looks like in real life     – CNET
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We go hands-on with the new black-on-red iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

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Open-Sourced Windows File Manager Gets New Life on Windows 10
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Microsoft has rummaged deep into its archive for its latest contribution to the open source community: Windows File Manager. Originally bundled with Windows in 1990, File Manager was a replacement for the command-line interface in MS-DOS. The program was used to search, open, copy and delete files until it was replaced by Windows Explorer, which […]

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Facebook Messenger gets more excited about your love life     – CNET
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Lovebirds get digital doo-dads like streamlined access to heart-eye emoji and priority placement on each others’ contacts lists.

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“Life, uh, finds a way”—Applying lessons from evolution to go to Mars
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Enlarge / Mars, the fourth rock from the Sun. (credit: NASA) As philosopher-mathematician Jeff Goldblum once said, “life, uh, finds a way.” To phrase that more scientifically, evolution has had billions of years of trial and error to produce species that are well adapted chemically and physically. Many human researchers want to imitate that adaptation, […]

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