‘We’re losing this battle’: CDC warns of growing infestation of potentially deadly tick across US

An Asian tick species capable of transmitting deadly diseases to humans is exploding in population and has already spread to eight states in just a year after its first appearance in the US, warns the Centers for Disease Control. The Asian longhorned tick was only seen in laboratories and in quarantine in the US until […]

When Losing Your Job Is a Blessing

Tim Chen had recently been laid off from his job as a financial analyst at a hedge fund, during the recession of 2008, when his sister asked him for help finding a good credit card. Much of the information he found online was confusing and disorganized, so he decided to start a personal-finance website; it […]

Gay college athlete who was disowned by her family is in danger of losing her eligibility because her friends raised money to help her eat and pay bills

Streeter Lecka/Getty Canisius College cross-country runner Emily Scheck was disowned by her family this summer after her mother learned that she was dating a woman. Scheck — who had $ 20 to her name when her parents forced her to choose between conversion therapy and their continued financial support — has struggled to find money […]

High speed tantrum: 11yo boy leads police on car chase over losing PlayStation (VIDEO)

An 11-year-old tearaway led Cleveland police on a hair-raising chase after his mom took his PlayStation away. It was the boy’s second high-speed car chase in 13 months. After his mother took away his beloved gadget on Sunday night, the boy swiped her keys and stole her 2013 Dodge Durango. The mother was unaware that […]

Ars on your lunch break: Losing my drone religion

Enlarge / Chris Anderson (left) doing drone stuff. (credit: Chris Anderson & 3D Robotics / WikiMedia Commons) This week, we’re serializing another episode of the After On Podcast here on Ars. Our guest was the editor-in-chief of Wired magazine for twelve years—until he did something quite unusual for an editor and started a high-profile, venture-backed […]

Losing your passport abroad can be scary — here are 4 steps you should take immediately

Robert F. Balazik/Shutterstock Losing your passport when you’re traveling can quickly turn into a real-life nightmare. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to swiftly handle an unexpected obstacle while avoiding major interruption to your original itinerary and travel plans. Here’s what to do if your passport is lost or stolen while you’re abroad. […]

Is China losing the trade war against America?

WHEN Donald Trump tweeted on August 5th that tariffs were working “big time”, American media sprang into action to test the claim (see article). In China, editors were more circumspect. No major Chinese-language newspaper reported his tweets. One of his claims—that China’s stockmarket has fallen 27% in the past four months—was an exaggeration. But why […]

Trump is losing the trade war, according to his favorite measure

Rick Loomis/Getty Images President Donald Trump has made the reduction of the US trade deficit one of the key measures of success in his trade fights with China, the European Union, and Canada. According to new data, the US trade deficit is growing, despite Trump’s tariffs. The deficits between the US and Trump’s main trade […]