It Could Take 300 Years for Joshua Tree to Recover From Shutdown-Related Damage

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Intrepid scientist corrects physiology in Gulliver’s Travels after 300 years

Enlarge / Title page of first edition of Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, relating the fictional adventures of one Lemuel Gulliver. (credit: Meisei University Library, Tokyo, Japan) Gulliver’s Travels is justly regarded as one of the best satirical novels of all time, although its author, Jonathan Swift, claimed he wrote the book “to vex the world […]

The digital hermitage: How “remote work” has changed over 20 years

Enlarge / Not my actual home office, but you get the idea. (credit: Manuel Breva Colmeiro / Getty Images) As we look back on the past 20 years of Ars Technica from our “orbiting HQ,” one of the things we’ve gotten to witness firsthand is how the nature of working from home has changed. Today, […]

The original ‘Legend of Zelda’ has a massive hidden area that one player finally opened, more than 30 years later

Nintendo/YouTube In 1986, the original “Legend of Zelda” arrived on the Nintendo Entertainment System and, subsequently, spawned a decades-long blockbuster franchise. The original game’s open-world environment was massive at the time, and half of that world was hidden from players — it’s known as the “minus world.” One intrepid YouTube creator managed to access to […]