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From monsters to manga: golden age of art by the Celtic race that never was

A new exhibition coming to London and Edinburgh explores a people united only by their otherness – and weirdness<p>An exhibition of the glorious works of art created by the Celts is being created jointly by the British Museum and National Museums Scotland – the first on the subject in more than 40 …

Recycled Artwork from Mary Ellen Croteau

View Gallery<p>Chicago artist Mary Ellen Croteau has found a way to recycle a non-recyclable item, and turning what would end up in the trash into a …

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Report: Studio Ghibli Will Be Taken Over [UPDATE: Debunked]

According to Japanese news site <i>ZakZak</i>, Studio Ghibli is apparently set to be purchased by Japanese online entertainment company Dwango.<p>This news …

Showing Your Kids Art a "Total Waste of Time," Artist Says

The next time you visit an art gallery, Jake Chapman thinks you’d be better off leaving the children at home. The British artist, who works closely …

If You Like Your Obamacare Plan, It'll Cost You

If you like your Obama­care plan, you can keep it — but you might end up pay­ing a whole lot more.<p>People who de­cide to stick with the cov­er­age …

The Scientific Cure for Hangovers

In the legal disclaimer of every Friday — especially Summer Fridays, with their earlier drinking start times and later bedtimes — should be a note about hangovers. But with science on your side, you might be able to short-circuit some of the gnarly side effects of excessive booze. From the fine …

Mazes: Key to Brain Development?

BJARKE INGELS, ARCHITECT, BJARKE INGELS GROUP:<br>The maze is traditionally a two-dimensional experience. The atrium at the National Building Museum has a scale of an urban square with a colonnade around it. And we thought that we really wanted to explore the third dimension. The senses are bombarded …

Can we ever know what cats think?

Our picks of the week from around the web, including the mysteries of our feline friends, Disneyland’s design magic and why your birthdays may soon be ruined thanks to tech.<p>The great forgetting<br>Kristin Ohlson | Aeon | 30 July 2014<br>Adults generally remember little or nothing from their first three or …

How super AI could end the age of humans – podcast

This week on Science Weekly <b>Ian Sample</b> meets Professor <b>Nick Bostrom</b>, director of the Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford. Nick is a philosopher who thinks deeply about our emerging technological future. His most recent book, Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies, is a …

Anthropology: The sad truth about uncontacted tribes

One of the world’s last isolated tribes has apparently emerged from the forest. Rachel Nuwer investigates whether there is anyone left who has never seen the outside world, and discovers that ‘first contacts’ are often cursed by death and disease.<p>On July 1, Funai, the Brazilian governmental agency …

The 10 Best Things From August 2014

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Is your new Facebook friend a ‘farcing’ phisher?

Online perpetrators called “phishers,” who steal vast amounts of personal data, are using social media networks to exploit people. It’s called …

The best science and technology podcasts

The best science and technology podcasts, from astronomy for beginners to consumer advice, selected and updated by Pete Naughton<p><b>SCIENCE</b><p><b>Hubblecast</b><br>Galactic mergers, the Monkey Head Nebula and an operational time machine are just a few of the stranger-than-science-fiction topics touched upon in this …

Pictures: Extreme Sun and Stars

More than 200 billion stars fill the Milky Way galaxy and several hundred billion galaxies swirl in the universe. Our telescopes and supercomputers capture them in all their glory.

5 Phenomena That Science Has Yet To Fully Explain

What do ghosts and yawns have in common? They remain scientific enigmas.<p>Who doesn't love a good mystery, especially one that stumps researchers?<p><i>Popular Science</i>'s editor-in-chief, Cliff Ransom, moderated a panel about such seemingly inexplicable phenomena this weekend at Comic-Con in San Diego. The …

American Ebola patients become serum test subjects

There is no vaccine or proven treatment for patients stricken with Ebola, but two ailing Americans who were infected with the deadly virus while working in the West African nation of Liberia have become test subjects for an experimental serum that they received with the help of two U.S. health …

Robotic Exoskeleton Turns Korean Workers Into Ironman

This suit helps out with the heavy lifting<p>The South Korean company Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering is trying out something new: equipping workers with robotic exoskeletons. Workers are only testing prototypes for now, but future shipbuilders might strap on exoskeletons as easily as they …

Study: Society Flourished When Humans Got Less Manly

Some anthropologists now believe that advanced human behaviors like toolmaking only developed when early humans evolved to have lower levels of …

‘The Existential Coloring Book’, A Coloring Book From Archie McPhee About the ‘Dark Unknowability of the Universe’

The Existential Coloring Book is a coloring book from Archie McPhee that lets children and adults ponder “the essential dark unknowability of the …

Beach 3D Art by James Harkins

New Zealand artist James Harkins creates some pretty cool 3d artworks that interacts with people at the beach, from a distance everything makes sense …

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Elon Musk says artificial intelligence is 'potentially more dangerous than nukes'

If the robots take over, at least Elon Musk will be able to say "I told you so." The billionaire inventor loves to make the impossible possible, but he is deeply afraid of artificial intelligence (AI). On Twitter this weekend, Musk said that "we need to be super careful with AI," adding that they …

The Best-Kept Secret of Clichés: How to Upgrade Our Uses and Abolish Our Abuses of Language

<i>“Aphoristic thinking is impatient thinking,”</i> Susan Sontag wrote in her diary in 1980, lamenting the commodification of wisdom. But there is a yet greater abuse of language that bespeaks such impatience that bleeds into cognitive laziness — the aphorism’s cousin, the cliché, arguably the most …

Ray Bradbury Offers 12 Essential Writing Tips and Explains Why Literature Saves Civilization

We woke up today to learn about the sad passing of Ray Bradbury. Bradbury now joins Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Robert A. Heinlein, and Philip K. …

Stephen King’s Top 20 Rules for Writers

In one of my favorite Stephen King interviews, for <i>The Atlantic</i>, he talks at length about the vital importance of a good opening line. “There are all …