Mark (executive editor) is a Portuguese-American, alternative journalist specializing in online journalism, social movements and global conflicts. His own program citizenreporter.org is one of the oldest and longest running current affairs podcasts on the internet. He enjoys ultimate frisbee and teaching new media in post-conflict countries.
Imagine going through life never fearing anything? Some people do. I’m not talking about some brave souls who save old ladies from burning buildings or dive into the ocean to rescue drowning swimmers. The fearless people I’m speaking of have an actual illness in which the part of the brain the processes fear, the amygdala, …Continue Reading
Designers are building new cars with bomb blasts in mind. Yes I realize it sounds very morbid. But this month marks the 9th anniversary of the 2004 Madrid train bombings, and there is something interesting happening in the world of train design that stems from the terrible experience of the major mass transit terrorist attacks …Continue Reading
The first ever refrigerator that uses light to cool things. Imagine refrigeration without the vibrations, noise, and the need for cooling chemicals. The answer, which has been experimented with since the 1980′s, is known as laser cooling. Just as the name suggests, the idea is to use a laser light field to reduce the average …Continue Reading
They may look innocent, but come spring time, these bubbles cause some damage. Why so dangerous? These frozen bubbles are filled with methane caused by organic material that is being broken down by bacteria. Once the ice melts, the bubbles come to the surface and burst, releasing massive amounts of methane into our atmosphere and …Continue Reading
EU Awards 1€ billion to both graphene and human brain research. Big news for the world of science as this week the European Commission announced the winners of their Future and Emerging Technology competition: the graphene and human brain research initiatives. Each project will receive a total of 1€ billion over the next 10 years, …Continue Reading