A gene that keeps track of how often it’s made into a protein

Enlarge / Ribosomes sometimes ignore one of these. Noirathsi’s Eye / Flickr reader comments 18 Share this story Folks in the Baranov lab in County Cork, Ireland, were just reviewing old data they had lying around—you, know, as one does on a slow, boring afternoon—and they noticed something weird. The complexes within a cell that […]

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When wildlife conservation meets war

Enlarge Calle v H / Flickr reader comments 15 Share this story Much of the world’s conflict happens in areas rich in biodiversity, and war makes conservation a complicated issue. In 2016, a group of researchers published a paper exploring important questions about conflict and conservation: can conflict be included in planning for protected areas? […]

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Ars community gives over $36,000 in annual charity drive

Enlarge reader comments 0 Share this story Over the last month or so, I’ve been pestering Ars readers to give as much as they could in out 2017 Charity Drive sweepstake. All told, Ars Technica readers donated $36,738.11 to Child’s Play and the EFF through our 2017 charity drive. That’s a bit below the roughly […]

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FBI security expert: Apple are “jerks” about unlocking encrypted phones

Enlarge Getty Images | Boonrit Panyaphinitnugoon reader comments 66 Share this story Federal Bureau of Investigation officials are continuing to voice their displeasure with Apple’s approach to iPhone security, with one FBI official reportedly calling the company “jerks” and an “evil genius” this week. Apple has repeatedly made it more difficult to access data on […]

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YouTube finally hands down punishment to creator for posting dead body video

Enlarge Valentina Palladino reader comments 24 Share this story About one year after the YouTube ad-pocalypse shook up the online video website, the company is handing down a punishment to another YouTube star for posting an obscene video. Logan Paul, a YouTube creator with 15 million subscribers, has been removed from Google’s Preferred ad platform. […]

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Dark Souls, Donkey Kong Country lead a wave of Nintendo Switch ports

reader comments 34 Share this story [embedded content] After gently teasing fans all week, Nintendo suddenly threw up a bevy of Nintendo Switch announcements via a “Nintendo Direct Mini” video presentation this morning. Nintendo and Japanese third-party partners seem eager to provide the millions of Switch owners out there with quickly available, prepackaged content in […]

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