Google goes down after major BGP mishap routes traffic through China

Enlarge (credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bfishadow/5668460325) Google lost control of several million of its IP addresses for more than an hour on Monday in an event that intermittently made its search and other services unavailable to many users and also caused problems for Spotify and other Google cloud customers. While Google said it had no reason to believe […]

Stan Lee spent a lifetime condemning racism, most prominently through the heroes in his comic books

Mario Anzuoni/Reuters Stan Lee, the founder of Marvel Comics, died at the age of 95 on Monday.  Lee spent a lifetime condemning racism, most prominently via the heroes in his comic books.  “I always felt the X-Men, in a subtle way, often touched upon the subject of racism and inequality, and I believe that subject […]

A trip through the peer-review sausage grinder

Peer review is not this painful, promise. Update: This week, Ars staffers from across the country gather together in real life for our annual meeting, Technicon. We’re supposed to be talking more than typing, so we’re resurfacing a few classic Ars stories just in case the front page gets lonely. This one, which originally ran […]

Tackling Mental Health Through a Connected Network

This story is part of a series between OZY and Well Being Trust called Mental States of the Nation, where we explore ways that different states across the U.S. are enforcing and facilitating mental health parity. Most emergency rooms are designed to treat physical traumas. But many are also poorly adapted to treat mental health […]

Coronation Street spoilers: Devastating news to send shockwaves through Weatherfield

Abi Franklin (played by Sally Carman) is going to relapse in an upcoming episode of Coronation Street after being accused of sabotaging Michelle Connor’s (Kym Marsh) car. The mechanic will turn to her vices – drink and drugs – to cope with the situation, but it leads to heartache. When word gets out to local […]

Malibu is in flames as two wildfires spread through southern California — here’s what it looks like on the ground

AP Photo/Reed Saxon Flames are racing along the southern California coastline as firefighters work to contain the fast-moving Woolsey Fire. The blaze has already scorched 14,000 acres on the outskirts of Los Angeles, and the nearby Hill Fire has charred 6,100 acres in Ventura County. They’re just two of thousands of California wildfires recorded this year. […]

Apple walks Ars through the iPad Pro’s A12X system on a chip

Enlarge / The 2018, 12.9-inch iPad Pro. (credit: Samuel Axon) BROOKLYN—Apple’s new iPad Pro sports several new features of note, including the most dramatic aesthetic redesign in years, Face ID, new Pencil features, and the very welcome move to USB-C. But the star of the show is the new A12X system on a chip (SoC). […]

iPhone XR may take portrait photos of non-humans through an app

The iPhone XR can take some quality portrait mode photos with its single camera, but there’s a catch: for now, its reliance on software-based object detection limits it to photos of people. You might have more flexibility before long. The developers of the camera app Halide have found enough available depth data to snap portrait […]