Bitcoin and Ethereum fall to lows not seen since 2017

From Ars Technica Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Every major cryptocurrency was down sharply on Monday morning, with many hitting levels not seen since 2017. Bitcoin fell below $5,100, a low... Read more »

Artifact beta: Learn how to play Valve’s first card game… and how to pay

From Ars Technica Enlarge / It’s a beta! A beta that will take your money. Valve’s next video game, a card-battling computer game called Artifact, will be a tricky one to review... Read more »

We’ve run wild on the Switch version of WarFrame—and it’s solid

From Ars Technica Video shot and edited by John Cappello. Click here for transcript. If you had asked us a year ago whether the Nintendo Switch would ever deliver a shooter on... Read more »

Sun’s closest solo star may have company

From Ars Technica Enlarge / The position of Barnard’s star relative to the Earth and its other neighbors. IEEC/Science-Wave/Guillem Ramisa From the phenomenal success of the Kepler mission and a proliferation of... Read more »

Indonesia 737 crash caused by “safety” feature change pilots weren’t told of

From Ars Technica On November 6, Boeing issued an update to Boeing 737 MAX aircrews. The change, directed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), came because Boeing had never provided guidance to... Read more »

The sounds of a Martian sunrise inspire short musical composition

From Ars Technica Enlarge / The sonification process involved assigning specific pitches and melodies to such characteristics in the data as brightness, color, and the elevation of the terrain. YouTube/NASA NASA’s Mars... Read more »

How bicycles have changed in the last 25 years

From Ars Technica Enlarge / A bike of roughly the same vintage as the author’s. We tend to think of technology as something that moves electrons around. But I’m going to take... Read more »

Get your code in RunCode, the online programming and pwning extravaganza

From Ars Technica Enlarge / Want to flex your coding and hacking skills but can’t get to a con? RunCode is for you. Last year, a group of dedicated volunteers launched Codewarz,... Read more »

Why does flat Earth belief still exist?

From Ars Technica Reality vs. belief about the shape of the Earth. Click for a full transcript. There’s no shortage of strange beliefs out there, and not all of them involve having... Read more »

Spanish scientists: EnChroma glasses won’t fix your color blindness

From Ars Technica Enlarge / EnChroma glasses have always had both skeptics and true believers. Who’s right? It’s complicated. The much-touted EnChroma glasses don’t help colorblind users see new colors; they merely... Read more »