Cultural barriers still stand in the way of HPV vaccine uptake

From Ars Technica Enlarge / The HPV vaccine is often delivered along with sex education. Every year, nearly 34,000 cases of cancer in the US can be attributed to HPV, the human... Read more »

Intel CPUs fall to new hyperthreading exploit that pilfers crypto keys

From Ars Technica Intel Over the past 11 months, the processors running our computers, and in some cases phones, have succumbed to a host of attacks. Bearing names such as Meltdown and... Read more »

Oculus co-founder: “Free is still not cheap enough” for current VR tech

From Ars Technica We’ll still use any excuse to reuse this photo of Ars alumnus Sebastian Anthony reacting to VR. Sebastian Anthony Even since Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey revealed that the first... Read more »

Google CEO: we need to “take a much harder line on inappropriate behavior”

From Ars Technica Enlarge / Google CEO Sundar Pichai delivers the keynote address at the Google I/O 2018 Conference at Shoreline Amphitheater on May 8, 2018 in Mountain View, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty... Read more »

A good announcement and a bad announcement for two nuclear-energy startups

From Ars Technica Enlarge / Mockup of the NuScale energy plant slated for development outside of Idaho Falls, ID. The benefits of nuclear energy—dispatchable power with zero emissions (excluding emissions from uranium... Read more »

There’s now an even more precise “recipe” for blowing the perfect bubble

From Ars Technica Enlarge / Scientists have long been fascinated with the math and physics of bubbles. Tim Robberts/Getty Images A team of mathematicians has devised the most precise recipe yet for... Read more »

Mystery of the cargo ships that sink when their cargo suddenly liquefies

From Ars Technica Enlarge / Boats carrying grain on the Great Lakes in November 1918. Think of a dangerous cargo, and toxic waste or explosives might come to mind. But granular cargoes... Read more »

The secret to successful BBQ pork butt and brisket is science

From Ars Technica Enlarge / The secret to yummy brisket and ribs lies in food chemistry and phase transitions. TayFos/Getty Images Imagine this nightmare Labor Day scenario. You’ve invited a large group... Read more »

Kin: If you can’t pick your family, hopefully you can find space weapons

From Ars Technica Ars talks with Kin‘s filmmaking team: co-directors Josh and Jonathan Baker and screenwriter Daniel Casey. (Transcript available here.) “Sixty grand and a space gun—who the hell are you people?”... Read more »

Calif. Senate approves net neutrality rules, sends bill to governor

From Ars Technica Enlarge / California State Capitol building in Sacramento. The California Senate today voted to approve the toughest state-level net neutrality bill in the US, one day after the California... Read more »