Why Tor Books’ first podcast drama Steal the Stars should steal your attention

reader comments 14 Share this story Enlarge Tor Labs If you’re not a regular podcast listener, you might have missed the booming resurgence of audio dramas over the past few years. Once the purview of terrestrial radio—and all but dead in the United States—iTunes has given the narration-driven medium a brand-new outlet. Welcome to Night […]

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Rise of the Empire expands Star Wars: Rebellion in all the right ways

Enlarge / There’s plenty of “more” in the box. Fantasy Flight Games reader comments 22 Share this story Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com—and let us know what you think. 2016’s Star Wars: Rebellion was—ahem—a force to be reckoned with. Presenting the […]

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China built the world’s largest telescope, but has no one to run it

Enlarge / This picture taken on September 24, 2016 shows the Five-hundred-metre Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope in southwestern China’s Guizhou province. STR/AFP/Getty Images reader comments 129 Share this story During the second season of The Big Bang Theory, the aspiring actress Penny borrows money from Sheldon. Without a second thought, the theoretical physicist grabs a […]

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Google-born startup thinks its time for a ground-source heat pump renaissance

reader comments 120 Share this story Dandelion uses this photo in all of its promotional materials, although the image doesn’t show what the system actually looks like in any capacity. But perhaps it reflects the target structure that would benefit from a ground-source heat pump. Dandelion A basic view of how a ground-source heat pump […]

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So may I introduce to you John Lennon’s “Psychedelic Rolls”

reader comments 30 Share this story Lennon’s Rolls-Royce is uncrated, with great difficulty, in the Port of Newark, in February 1968. New York Post Archives/Getty Images Lennon posing with son Julian in 1968. Keystone-France/Getty Images Rolls-Royce Rolls-Royce Rolls-Royce Rolls-Royce Rolls-Royce Photo taken in 2011 at the Royal British Columbia Museum. Herb Neufeld Rolls-Royce Album cover […]

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