Nico Stauffer-Mason

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SCOTUS nibbles at EPA's powers

EPA emerged from the Supreme Court’s latest greenhouse gas decision Monday with its authority over carbon pollution almost entirely intact, despite a judicial tongue-lashing about overstretching its powers.<p>The justices rejected part of an early Obama administration attempt to limit greenhouses …

Higgs Boson Seems To Prove That The Universe Doesn't Exist

None of us should be here. In fact, the whole world, the stars and the galaxies shouldn’t be here either. According to a new cosmological study, our whole Universe should have blinked out of existence an instant after it was first created.<p>Research from British cosmologists at King’s College London …

'Beyond Blood' imagines a future where algorithms govern inheritance, not your will

When billionaire engineer and aviator Howard Hughes died at age 70 without leaving a will, authorities were left to distribute his estate amongst 22 cousins and a variety of people and institutions Hughes barely knew. But what if there were an algorithm, or a logic to deciding inheritances when …

Google's digital art prize winner is a poem you control with your body

Google asked artists to prove that code could be beautiful with its DevArt competition, and hundreds delivered on that promise. However, there can only be one winner: <i>The Metamorphosis of Mr. Kalia</i>, a visual poem from Cyril Diagne and Béatrice Lartigue. The project lets you use your body movement to …