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Tragedy: Russia’s orbiting zero-g sex geckos have all died

arstechnica.com — Several weeks back, we learned of the harrowing tale of the zero-g sex geckos: blasted into low Earth orbit aboard the Russian Foton-M4 satellite as part of a biological experiment to study reproduction in microgravity, the sex geckos mission was endangered almost from the beginning when Russian space agency Roscosmos lost positive control over the geckos' spacecraft.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @eschor: cc @iamjohnoliver :( MT @BlakeSobczak Hate to write this, but Russia's space sex gecko mission has ended in tragedy. bit.ly/1lwl7aV

Sep 02, 2014

Cauchemar. RT @eschor @blakeSobczak Hate to write this, but Russia's space sex gecko mission has ended in tragedy. bit.ly/1lwl7aV

Sep 02, 2014

RT @eschor: cc @iamjohnoliver :( MT @BlakeSobczak Hate to write this, but Russia's space sex gecko mission has ended in tragedy. bit.ly/1lwl7aV

Sep 02, 2014

RT @RhituC: Sigh, may the geckos rest in peace. MT @BlakeSobczak: Russia's space sex gecko mission has ended in tragedy. bit.ly/1lwl7aV

Sep 02, 2014

RT @BlakeSobczak: Hate to be writing this, but Russia's space sex gecko mission has ended in tragedy. bit.ly/1lwl7aV

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FBI, Apple investigating celebrity photo hacks

arstechnica.com — A spokesperson for Apple confirmed that the company is investigating whether an alleged vulnerability in the company's "Find My iPhone" service and other possible vulnerabilities in its iCloud cloud storage service for Apple devices were used in the hacking of the personal photos of a number of celebrities.

Ferguson police department gets body cameras

arstechnica.com — Further Reading Ferguson teen's shooting death may dramatically expand the surveillance society. The Missouri police department that killed an unarmed teen last month is now equipped with body cameras so that officers may record their daily patrols. The Ferguson Police Department was gifted 50 cameras, and officers on the street began wearing them on their uniforms over the Labor Day weekend.

Gencon: Pics from the world’s largest-and nerdiest-gaming convention

arstechnica.com — Gencon bills itself as the world's largest gaming convention. It's four days devoted to RPGs, tabletop games, card games, dice games, miniatures games, foam swords, and cosplay. (But no-well, very few-console or computer games.) I, along with 50,000 other folks, attended this year's bash located in downtown Indianapolis.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @NateXAnderson: My gallery of pics from the world's largest—and nerdiest—gaming convention. (Includes Batman in a yellow kilt): arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/09…

Sep 02, 2014

My gallery of pics from the world's largest—and nerdiest—gaming convention. (Includes Batman in a yellow kilt): arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/09…

Trinitite: The radioactive rock buried in New Mexico before the Atari games

arstechnica.com — Four months ago, Ars Technica sent me out to Alamogordo, New Mexico to be present at the unearthing of a landfill that was long-rumored to hold a trove of Atari games, dumped at the site after the video game crash of 1983.
Sep 01, 2014

RT @arstechnica: Trinitite: The radioactive rock buried in New Mexico before the Atari games ars.to/1qNOodD by @MeganGeuss