Michelle Masters

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Google’s Nuttiest Project Is Making Big Progress

Project Loon, Google’s ambitious plan to deliver Internet access to remote places via balloons, is becoming more than just a moonshot. At its annual …

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New York's 10 Coolest Hidden Museums - PAPER

<i>While exhibits at the Met, MoMA or the Whitney might get most of the media attention -- and tourists' admission fees -- there's a slew of under-the-radar (and underrated) institutions scattered throughout New York City worth a visit. From a *very* impressive collection of trolls to a museum</i> …

45,000-Year-Old Bone Pinpoints Era of Human-Neanderthal Sex

DNA from an ancient man in Siberia shows how Stone Age people spread into Asia.<p>Unearthed by an ivory carver from a Siberian riverbank, a man's 45,000-year-old thigh bone reveals when people first mated with Neanderthals, an international genetics team reports Wednesday.<p>The Ust'-Ishim man's thigh …

A 45,000-Year-Old Leg Bone Reveals The Oldest Human Genome Yet

Researchers have successfully decoded the genes of a 45,000-year-old man from Siberia. The results offer clues about early human life outside of Africa as well as how humans interacted with Neanderthals and other groups around at the time.<p>The complete set of genes is the oldest genome of its kind, …

Apple Launches Site to Help You Remove the U2 Album From Your iTunes

Last week, U2 surprised-released their newest album, <i>Songs of Innocence</i>, by giving it away for free to all 500 million iTunes users. There was some blowback, however, as not everyone was particularly happy to find a U2 album in their cloud. (Particularly those users with the "automatic downloads" …

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Can We Jump-Start A New Space Age?

Jon Morse, former astrophysics division director at NASA, can remember the exact moment he knew things had to change.<p>It was the late spring of 2011. After one particularly long planning meeting, Morse headed to the elevators with some high-ranking budget officials. As they waited for the next car, …

Lasers Reveal Underground 'Super Henge'

The mysteries surrounding Stonehenge just got deeper. Literally.<p>Near the prehistoric Stonehenge monument, archeologists have found the buried traces of a "super henge" more than 4,900 feet in circumference. That's about as big around as the Astrodome and Cowboys Stadium combined -- and 14 times …

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Missing something? These are buildings you can see straight through

Updated 12th February 2018

Beautiful Games: frozen waterfall climbing

These remarkable photos of professional ice-climbers tackling huge frozen waterfalls and icefalls in Eidfjord, Norway, were created by photographer Thomas Senf. He used spotlights and flares to illuminate the spectacular landscapes at night-time, achieving results which look other-worldly. It took …

Science Confirms The Obvious: Smoking Pot Makes You Less Motivated

The brains of habitual cannabis users have trouble synthesizing dopamine, according to a small study.<p>Does smoking a joint make you feel a little bit lazy? According to new research, when your "Reefer Madness" turns into "Reefer Can't-get-off-the-couch," it could be because the cannabis is …

15-Year-Old Ann Makosinski Invents Body-Heat-Powered Flashlight

Canadian citizen Ann Makosinski has been interested in alternative energy sources for at least four years. Which is to say, since the sixth grade. …

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The most high-res 3D map of the human brain

Scientists have created the world's first 3D digital reconstruction of the human brain that shows anatomy on the microscopic level.<p><i>(Credit: Amunts,</i> …