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funny, strange & odd news stories - Mirror Online

• Most Read<br>• Most Recent<p><i>Alfie Evans</i><b>Alfie Evans: Latest updates as dad hits out at doctors over 'disgusting treatment' adding 'an animal wouldn't be</b> …

Religion vs. Secularism In Art and How Shahzia Sikander and Jim Shaw Turn Social Alienation Into Spiritual Engagement

Left: Shahzia Sikander, detail from <i>Hood's Red Rider #2,</i> 1997, vegetable color, dry pigment, watercolor, tea on hand-prepared wassail paper. A Hindu goddess in the form of Durga or Kali incongruously wearing a burqa required of Afghani women in public. Right: Jim Shaw: Thrift store find depicting …

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Machines, Lost In Translation: The Dream Of Universal Understanding

It was early 1954 when computer scientists, for the first time, publicly revealed a machine that could translate between human languages. It became known as the Georgetown-IBM experiment: an "electronic brain" that translated sentences from Russian into English.<p>The scientists believed a universal …

The Top 25 Albums Of 2015

What’s in an album these days? Mixtapes and EP’s are full-on events now — if you can still call a mixtape a <i>mixtape</i>, — and they often present a purer …

Rap & Hip-Hop

5 things you should know about the plan to open source artificial intelligence

Arguably, the open source movement — the idea that a group of technologists freely contributing their own work and commenting on the work of others, can create a final product that is comparable with anything that a commercial enterprise might create — has been one of the great innovation catalysts …

Here's The Critically Acclaimed Rap Album You Probably Slept On In 2015

If you've been reading Best Rap Albums of 2015 lists, by now you're probably wondering: Who is Dr. Yen Lo?<p><i>Rolling Stone</i> listed Dr. Yen Lo at #9 on …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Why This Newly Discovered Shark Is A Real Ninja

The jet-black creature also glows in the dark.<p>Several shark species have cool names, like great white, hammerhead, goblin and cookiecutter.<p>Now, we have one more to add to the list. Meet the newest type of lanternshark: the ninja lanternshark.<p>Researcher Victoria Vásquez and her colleagues discovered …

Confronting the Multiverse: What 'Infinite Universes' Would Mean

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "</i><i>Closer to Truth</i><i>," a public television series and online resource that features the world's</i> …

7 Things Everyone Should Learn Before They Die

<b>“I would rather die of passion than of boredom.” ~Vincent Van Gogh</b><p>I attended an interesting event a few nights ago. It featured ten speakers who …

FACT CHECK: Some College Students Sign Petition To Ban Song 'White Christmas'

CLAIM<p>College students are petitioning to get the song "White Christmas" banned due to racism. See Example( s )<p>EXAMPLES<p>Collected via e-mail, December …

College & University

50 Cent Suing Rick Ross For $2 Million Over “In Da Club” Usage

50 Cent is suing Rick Ross for $2 million over “In Da Club,” according to TMZ.<p>The G-Unit boss is taking issue with the MMG owner rapping over his …

50 Cent

Las Cafeteras Respond to Former Band Member's Accusations of Misogyny

"Password change."<p>"Password change."<p>All the passwords for the band’s shared email and social media accounts were being changed, presumably to keep …

See Rare Early Photos of Green Day

Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, then known as Sweet Children, performs at 924 Gilman Street on Nov. 26, 1988 in Berke<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Murray Bowles<p>1 …

Music

Why M.I.A. Made a Video About the Migrant Crisis and Put It on Apple Music

M.I.A. has a personal connection to the ongoing migrant and refugee crisis that inspired her self-directed music video for “Borders,” which TIME …

Cultural Appropriation

Music in 2016: A look ahead

<b>The past year was when the planet's biggest pop stars went missing in action.</b><p>Kanye West was supposed to have an album ready for his (divisive) headline performance at Glastonbury - but the record, at first titled So Help Me God, then renamed SWISH, has failed to materialise.<p>Fans even petitioned the …

Surprisingly beautiful 'moss graffiti' is the newest trend taking over Instagram

If you thought graffiti was limited to spray paint, think again.<p>People around the world are growing their own moss graffiti as innovative way to create living, breathing artwork. To do this, blend moss, yogurt, beer, and sugar into a liquid that will be used as "paint." From there, just apply the …

2015's worst pop music moments: Madonna, Meghan Trainor and that 'Hello' cover you put on YouTube

Here's the thing about pop music in 2015: It was mostly impressive.<p>The number of truly great albums made compiling year-end lists feel like "The Hunger Games." Plus, there were enough comebacks, left-field collaborations and other surprises to keep us on our toes. Arena spectacles and music …