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Artist Transforms Discarded Aluminum Cans Into Incredible Hand-Sculpted Art

Detroit-born artist Noah Deledda turns trash into treasure by transforming old aluminum cans into sculptures. Made entirely by hand, the artist uses his thumb to create dents and creases in the disposable object’s surface, resulting in incredible three-dimensional sculptures adorned in flawless, …

The three crises of liberal democracy

Over the past few years, I have frequently been reminded of David Foster Wallace’s commencement address at Kenyon College in 2005. Wallace began with the story of two fish swimming together, when an older fish swims by and says “Morning boys, how’s the water?” After the old fish swims away, one …

Political Science

Mary Beard posts tearful picture of herself after defence of Oxfam aid workers provokes backlash

Mary Beard has been hit by a wave of criticism following an apparent attempt to rationalise the behaviour of Oxfam aid workers in Haiti, after …

Feminism

This $10 3D-printed instrument sounds exactly like a violin

The newest thing in violin technology was created when the classical violinist Sean Riley wanted to play a piece by the American composer John Adams, <i>The Dharma at Big Sur.</i> Riley couldn’t use his own 240-year-old violin because the piece called for a six-string electric violin, and he couldn’t …

Prince Charles

A little-known startup turned profitable by staying away from India’s Silicon Valley

A seven-year-old Indian startup has achieved profitability by taking the rather unconventional route of operating from an unusual location and staying away from venture capital funding.<p>Founded in 2011 by Partha Neog (43) and his classmate from high school, Anjan Pathak (43), Vantage Circle operates …

Italy puts 200,000 classic Italian songs online for free

Have you been hunting for the definitive version of 'O Sole Mio? The original Volare? Folk songs of deepest Puglia? Or how about pop diva Mina …

An Indian artist is turning women’s sexuality, health, and farts into Instagram art

Tired of the sanitised, filtered, and happy depictions of the everyday lives of her friends and family on social media, Kaviya wanted to talk about things and issues that not many like to discuss or even acknowledge in public. So, much in the vein of #100DaysOfHappiness and #100DaysOfExercise, the …

Gods of garbage – in pictures

Fabrice Monteiro travelled to the most polluted places in Africa and created terrifying characters who roamed their midst dressed in eerie debris. They are spirits, he says, on a mission to make humans change their ways

Africa

Ed Sheeran's Carpool Karaoke is everything we wanted and more

It's here, Sheeran fans: 13 minutes of tattooed, guitar-strumming, thigh-touching happiness.<p>The whole thing starts with Sheeran rubbing James …

The Neuronal Basis of Consciousness Course: A Free Online Course from Caltech

"This award-winning, nine unit course (The Neuronal Basis of Consciousness), taught in the spring of each year at Caltech, is concerned with the …

How Instagram Changed Street Photography

Gary takes a drag from his cigarette as he listened to the Colts defeat the Broncos in his small box radio. He is originally from San Diego, but …