Jacqueline Mason

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Submerged Greek Village Is 'Archaeologist's Paradise' - But Not Atlantis

A sunken Bronze Age village dating to perhaps 2,500 B.C. has been discovered by researchers diving off the coast of Greece. A team from the University of Geneva was undergoing diving training in 2014 at Lambayanna beach in Kiladha Bay, an area south of Athens rich in ancient settlements and …

Archaeology

Life on Mars: NASA launches year-long isolation experiment

A group of six people shut themselves inside a dome on a dormant volcano in Hawaii on Friday as part of a year-long NASA experiment to simulate life on Mars.<p>The crew – which is made up of a French astrobiologist, a German physicist and four Americans, including a pilot, an architect, a …

This is climate change: Alaskan villagers struggle as island is chewed up by the sea

This is what climate change looks like, up close and personal.<p>In this town of 403 residents 83 miles above the Arctic Circle, beaches are disappearing, ice is melting, temperatures are rising, and the barrier reef Kivalina calls home gets smaller and smaller with every storm.<p>There is no space left …

The Vatican is in damage-control mode after the Pope sent his blessings to a same-sex family

When Francesca Pardi sent Pope Francis her children’s book, <i>Why do you have two moms?</i> she probably wasn’t expecting a response.<p>In her letter, sent on June 19, Pardi expresses respect for Catholics and says many have treated her well, but also says that representatives of the church have been …

Is an artificial tree part of the solution to climate change? These guys think so.

If you want to boil the climate crisis down to one simple problem, it’s this: there’s too much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere these days.<p>Here's the skinny: CO2 traps heat. There’s about 40 percent more of it in the atmosphere today than there was in the millennia of human history before the …

NASA-funded recruits begin a year-long isolation mission to simulate conditions on Mars

Three men, three women, 365 days.<p>NASA, the US space agency, is concerned about the effect that prolonged isolation could have on the members of any potential mission to Mars—a mission that, they estimate, could take as long as three years.<p>To test how confined conditions and the lack of contact with …

New Large Hadron Collider study may overturn Standard Model of physics

US scientists have conducted potentially revolutionary research that could force a rewrite of the Standard Model, the theory for how particles …

Flamboyant Tesla Watch steampunkifies your wrist

I once coveted a massive metal watch with a clock, compass and light just because I thought it would look cool, knowing full well the compass and light weren't actually practical, usable items. That watch has now been completely discarded from my lust list and replaced with the Tesla Watch.<p>The …

Tesla

Wanted! An army of citizen scientists to tackle air pollution

Turn off Tinder and exit Instagram – scientists want you to turn your iPhones to research. Launching on Tuesday, the iSpex-EU project aims to recruit people from major cities across Europe, including Manchester and London, to take part in an initiative to monitor levels of air pollution.<p>Run during …

Pollution

Phone data can predict infectious disease outbreaks

A team of Princeton and Harvard researchers analyzed the phone call records of 15 million users in Kenya -- not to spy on people, but to study the spread of seasonal disease. The team wanted to see if the movement of phone users can predict outbreaks of seasonal diseases like rubella or German …

In Geek Heresy, computer expert Kentaro Toyama warns against our over-reliance on technology and explains why people, not smart tools, are the key to social change<p>When Microsoft programmer Kentaro Toyama was sent by his employers to India in 2004, charged with using technology to improve education, …

Silicon Valley

Google Maps Turned Into Cool Generative Art By Boston-Based Coder

A Boston-based computer coder has turned his hand to modifying the Google Maps API to produce some very cool generative art.<p>Shaun Utter has created a …

NSA wants encryption that fends off quantum computing hacks

The National Security Agency isn't just yearning for quantum computers that can break tough encryption -- it wants encryption that can protect <i>against</i> quantum computers, too. Officials have begun planning a transition to "quantum resistant" encryption that can't be cracked as quickly as conventional …

Quantum Computing