Did Ars geek out over Moon rocks, bits of the Sun, and Martian meteorites? Oh yes—Ars did. Source: Inside the vault: A rare glimpse of NASA’s otherworldly treasures | Ars Technica
Connecticut gun controls estimated to have cut fatal shootings by 40% | Ars Technica.
House Science Committee guts NASA Earth sciences budget | Ars Technica.
UK government quietly rewrites hacking laws to give GCHQ immunity | Ars Technica.
Snowden: The NSA, not Assad, took Syria off the Internet in 2012 | Ars Technica.
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But US “may briefly authorize using a Zero Day for high priority intelligence.” NSA should stop undermining encryption standards, Obama panel says