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  1. Asteroid-sample return shows water on its rocks’ surface

    A cubic meter of asteroid dust may have as much as 20 liters of water.

  2. Lawsuit: Google employees were fired for upholding “Don’t be evil” code

    Google fired three employees who protested work with Trump admin's border agency.

  3. Labor board orders a do-over in Amazon warehouse union election

    Initial union election failed by a wide margin earlier this year.

  4. Users revolt as Microsoft bolts a short-term financing app onto Edge

    “This all feels extremely unnecessary for a browsing experience,” one user says.

  5. UK orders Facebook to sell Giphy, rejects Meta’s proposed merger conditions

    UK agency says "behavioral remedies" won't fix problem, so a breakup is needed.

  6. Holmes recounts sexual, emotional abuse by Theranos exec Balwani

    Balwani “did things to me that I didn’t want,” Holmes told the court.

  7. Sonos app leaks unannounced miniature subwoofer

    Reference to "a smaller, cylindrical subwoofer" spotted by Reddit user.

  8. Russia threatens criminal charges against a NASA astronaut

    Russia continues to deflect from embarrassing situation that occurred 3 years ago.

  9. Why the [expletive] can’t we travel back in time?

    If the inability to time travel were a fundamental part of our Universe, you’d expect equally fundamental physics behind that rule.

  10. Interesting research, but no, we don’t have living, reproducing robots

    Don't believe the hype—this isn't reproduction or replication.

  11. US preps vaccine contingencies amid panic over poorly understood omicron

    Vaccines offer "at least some protection" against omicron, Biden believes.

  12. All the best Cyber Monday 2021 deals we can find so far [Updated]

    We're sifting through the Cyber Monday junk to find the deals that are actually deals.

  1. The best Cyber Monday deals on Apple devices

    Apple's gotten in on the Cyber Monday action, offering gift cards on many of its most popular devices.

  2. Nissan announces halfhearted EV strategy after fumbling its lead

    New playbook appears ripped from 2010, relies heavily on series hybrids.

  3. Apple is exploring reverse and “true” wireless charging technology

    Apple might leave inductive wireless charging pads behind for something better.

  4. Ocarina of Time has been fully decompiled into human-readable code

    Unspooled C code could eventually lead to PC ports, new mods, and more.

  5. Google Play apps downloaded 300,000 times stole bank credentials

    Crooks find new ways to prevent Google from detecting malicious packages.

  6. Two months in, Windows 11 is still a work in progress

    Features have been added and bugs have been fixed, but things are still missing.

  7. Big Tech firms should pay ISPs to upgrade networks, telcos in Europe claim

    Over a dozen ISPs complain their networks are "monetized" by Big Tech platforms.

  8. Here are the best Cyber Monday deals we’re seeing for less than $60

    Including 4K streamers, board games, Fire HD tablets, microSD cards, and more.

  9. This 3D printer ink is alive

    Programmable ink made from E. coli can "regulate its own cell growth."

  10. Jack Dorsey resigns as CEO of Twitter

    Parag Agrawal, who had been chief technical officer, named as new CEO.

  11. The best smartwatch and fitness tracker deals for Cyber Monday

    Many of our top wearable picks are seeing strong discounts this week.

  12. James Webb Space Telescope cleared for late December launch

    Webb will launch on a European-built Ariane 5 rocket no earlier than Dec. 22.

  1. UK farmer went for a walk, stumbled on remains of rare Roman mosaic and villa

    The mosaic depicts part of the story of the Greek hero Achilles from Homer's Iliad.

  2. Three high-end home gym machines we like are on sale for Cyber Monday

    Fitness tech we like from Peloton, Tonal, and Mirror is seeing rare discounts for Cyber Monday.

  3. All the best Cyber Monday 2021 video game deals we can find, in one place

    A whole lot of Switch, PlayStation, Xbox, and PC games of note are still on sale.

  4. The ancient origins of glass

    Glass's rich history is being traced using modern archaeology and materials science.

  5. We transformed a London borough into a game to get fewer people traveling by car

    Here's what happened.

  6. How Foundation preserved Asimov’s big ideas while bringing the story to vivid life

    Ars chats with showrunner David S. Goyer and science adviser Kevin Hand.

  7. This decorated mammoth ivory pendant is 41,500 years old

    The pendant is the oldest example of a style that swept Paleolithic Europe.

  8. Why Omicron quickly became a variant of concern

    The WHO lets Omicron skip over variant of interest, go straight to concern.

  9. To help people with long COVID, scientists need to define it

    Patients with the perplexing syndrome have reported 200 different symptoms.

  10. It’s time to fear the fungi

    Humans have long been protected from fungal infections. Climate change could ruin that.

  11. David Tennant makes a dashing Phileas Fogg in Around the World in 80 Days preview

    It's the latest adaptation of Jules Verne's classic 1873 adventure novel.

  12. Tesla forced to turn down €1.1 billion in EU support for German battery plant

    Delays to factory near Berlin left carmaker unable to meet EU state aid conditions.