Bikes, bowling balls, and the delicate balancing act that is modern recycling

Video by Jennifer Hahn. (video link) Update: It’s New Year’s eve and Ars staffers are enjoying a winter break (inevitably filled with some joy rides and whatever that choose-your-own Black Mirror thing is). As such, we’re resurfacing a few favorites from the site archives appropriate for the occasion—like this tour of a facility that will […]

‘I’ve just been sick’: Michael Gove & Ed Balls do Gangnam Style dance to the horror of the public

Environment secretary Michael Gove and former Labour minister-turned Strictly Come Dancing celebrity, Ed Balls, have sent the public into a mixture of disbelief and nausea with a performance of the Gangnam Style dance. The former political rivals put their differences aside to ‘entertain’ a crowd at a charity event, by imitating the moves to the […]

These Tasty Uzbek Cheese Balls Can Last for Years

Beer pong. It’s a simple game of tossing pingpong balls into cups — a drinking game that involves beer and, hopefully, food. But what if your postgame snacks could be the balls? Mind blown, right? Meet Uzbekistan kurt, small spheres of tangy, salty cheese. The cheese itself isn’t special — it’s made traditionally, from cow’s […]

Why Chasing Balls at the U.S. Open Is Serious Business

Coordination, agility, stamina, attentiveness. These are the qualities you’ll need to qualify for the U.S. Open Tennis Championships in Flushing, Queens, in New York City. Once you’re in, you need focus, determination and speed. No, we’re not talking about the tennis players who take the court each summer; this is about the ones fetching all […]

James Cameron Loves ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ But Says It Lacks “Emotional Balls”

James Cameron has been in the internet’s hot seat lately for saying a lot of dumb, polarizing things. But this one may take the cake. Cameron was asked about his cinematic influences that helped him shape his decades-long career as one of the sci-fi greats — one of which was understandably Stanley Kubrick’s seminal 2001: A Space […]

Defending Masters champ Sergio Garcia had a complete meltdown when he hit 5 balls into the water on one hole

Masters.com Sergio Garcia’s hopes of winning the Masters again are probably over after disaster struck in the first round. Garcia hit five balls into the water on the Par 5 No. 15 and finished with the highest score ever recorded on the hole, a 13. To make matters worse, most of the balls that ended […]

LaVar Ball is already threatening the Lakers over Lonzo Ball’s next contract in an effort to get his other sons on the team.

LaVar Ball is determined to get all three of his sons to play on the same team, preferably with the Los Angeles Lakers. Ball has now threatened to have Lonzo Ball leave the Lakers if they don’t sign his brothers, LiAngelo Ball and LaMelo Ball. LaVar Ball is determined to see all three of his […]

LaVar Ball’s Big Baller Brand posts animated tweet out of the blue of LaVar dunking on Trump

Sean M. Haffey/Getty LaVar Ball’s apparel company Big Baller Brand tweeted an animation of LaVar dunking on US President Donald Trump. The tweet seems to be reigniting a fued that originated over the arrest of LaVar’s son LiAngelo and two other UCLA basketball players for shoplifting in China. LaVar Ball seemed to escalate his feud […]

‘It’s all marketing’: Shaq weighs in on LaVar Ball’s over-the-top persona

Business Insider asked Shaquille O’Neal for his thoughts on LaVar Ball, father of Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball, before he was the recipient of critical tweets from President Trump.  Shaq stopped by Business Insider to talk about his collaboration with home security technology company Ring, to raise awareness about how homeowners can better protect their property this […]