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Jerusalem dig finds traces of biblical conquest

One month after offering up archaeological evidence to back up a contested claim about the First Crusade, researchers say they’ve found traces of the Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem in a deeper layer of their excavation on Mount Zion. The newly reported … Continue reading

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Shipwreck-hunting project wins TV spotlight

The voyages of the R/V Petrel, funded by the late Seattle billionaire Paul Allen, are the focus of a National Geographic documentary premiering on Aug. 12 – and as a prelude to the show, the leader of the Petrel team … Continue reading

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5 big ideas from Microsoft’s original ‘mad scientist’

Do a search on “Nathan Myhrvold” and “mad scientist,” and you’ll get nearly 2,000 hits, including profiles from the likes of The New Yorker, Esquire and Men’s Journal. Myhrvold, however, would probably prefer the title of “polymath”: Over the course of his career, the 60-year-old … Continue reading

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Scientists fine-tune brain-to-speech translator

Neuroscientists have demonstrated a computerized system that can determine in real time what’s being said, based on brain activity rather than actual speech. The technology is being supported in part by Facebook Reality Labs, which is aiming to create a non-invasive, … Continue reading

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Neuralink takes the wraps off brain probe

Two years after word emerged that tech billionaire Elon Musk was backing a company called Neuralink, the secretive brain-link venture opened up about its progress, including tests of a robotic “sewing machine” that has wired up rat brains with threadlike sensors. … Continue reading

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Archaeologists resolve a Crusader controversy

GeekWire aerospace and science editor Alan Boyle reports on a significant archaeological find during his Middle East science tour.  JERUSALEM — Exactly 920 years after Jerusalem fell in the First Crusade, archaeologists say they’ve found the first on-the-ground evidence to … Continue reading

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How long will men dominate computer science?

Today it’s mostly a man’s world in computer science — and a tally of the authors behind nearly 3 million research papers in the field suggests that could be the case for the rest of the 21st century. The findings, … Continue reading

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