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Why do bats have such bizarrely long life-spans?

Healthy flying — Adjusting for their size, most of the longest lived mammals are bats. John Timmer - Jun 11, 2019 1:31 pm UTC In mammals, there's a relatively simple relationship among metabolism, body mass, and lifespan. For the most part, as the size of the mammal goes up, its metabolism slows down and its…

Where will the world’s very first self-governing rocket factory be developed? Mississippi

Magnolia rocket maker — The 200,000 sq. foot building will be a "long-term enabler of our vision." Eric Berger - Jun 11, 2019 1:00 pm UTC Enlarge / An artist's concept of what the interior of Relativity Space's Mississippi rocket factory may look like in a few years. Relativity Space has signed an agreement with…

It views you drive: Subaru Forester evaluation

Pay attention — The Forester gets a makeover. Eric Bangeman - Jun 11, 2019 12:20 pm UTC The 2019 Subaru Forester. Eric Bangeman Front, side, and rear underguards are standard across the Forester lineup. Eric Bangeman The wheelbase in the 2019 Forester is about an inch longer, which translates into about 1.4 inches of extra…

Guidemaster: Ars selects 11 gifts you can get Dad for Daddy’s Day 2019

Last-minute ideas for Dad — We guarantee any of these gifts will excite Dad more than another tie. VALENTINA PALLADINO AND JEFF DUNN - Jun 11, 2019 12:00 pm UTC Enlarge / These kids evidently got their dad a tie or some kind of parking lot toy... were wireless, noise-cancelling headphones not yet a thing?Los…

Final Dream VII Remake headlines Square Enix E3 event, gets March 2020 launch

E3 2019 — Lengthy battle-system reveal; followed by Final Fantasy VIII Remastered in 2019, more. Sam Machkovech - Jun 11, 2019 2:20 am UTC Based on how Final Fantasy VII Remake's reveal looked live at Square Enix's event (meaning, on the company's giant projectors), its stutters and minor visual artifacts hint at fully real-time rendering…

Microsoft working to get “every Xbox One video game” working on Scarlett

blast from the present — Microsoft also halts current backward compatibility at 600+ games. Kyle Orland - Jun 11, 2019 12:57 am UTC LOS ANGELES—When Microsoft announced the first details of its next game console Sunday, it said that "thousands of games across four console generations will look and play best on Project Scarlett." In…

Apple might have dripped the Mac Pro and Pro Show XDR release month

Apple Hardware — A temporary copy mistake on the online Apple Store might have let something slip. Samuel Axon - Jun 11, 2019 12:35 am UTC Enlarge / This says "coming this fall" now, but it said something else earlier today. Apple introduced two pricy and powerful pieces of pro-targeted hardware at its developer conference…

As summertime warms up, Calif. utility begins cutting power to prevent wildfires

fire, power — New "public safety power shutoffs" will be more common due to climate change. Megan Geuss - Jun 10, 2019 10:31 pm UTC Enlarge / A firefighter passes by a Smokey the Bear fire danger sign during a brush fire in Burbank, Calif., on May 25, 2018. This weekend, one of California's largest…