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Making Babies Scared of Bunnies: The Roots of Fear in Advertising

<i>The following is the latest in a new series of articles on AlterNet called Fear in America that launched this March. Read the introduction to the</i> …

Psychology

Google 'illegally took content from Amazon, Yelp, TripAdvisor,' report finds

FTC report claims Google ‘harmed consumers and competitors’. But the lawsuits it suggested never materialised<p>Google manipulated its search results to promote its own services over those of rival websites in ways that led to “real harm to consumers”, a previously unpublished report by American …

Obama Administration

Sunny Disposition: Computer-Aided Skyscraper Casts No Shadow

[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Cities & Urbanism. ]With downtown densification usually comes a lack of light in surrounding spaces, leading one …

Urbanism

How the Intersection of Art and Science Made History

<i>Co-authored by Theodora Karamanlis</i><p><i>Image by Disney</i><p>For thousands of years, what many failed to perceive of their ever-changing surroundings, artists found alternate ways to express through new and radical techniques. The artists' methods were often intended to provide an aesthetically pleasing …

Art

‘Calvin and Hobbes’: America’s Most Profound Comic Strip

The hilarity of ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ was rooted in a 6-year-old boy’s inability to control himself—or the world<p>In 1985, American newspaper readers met an appalling little boy. He taunted his mother (“Prepare for annihilation, pitiful Earth female”), tormented a classmate by telling her he had …

Comic Strips

5 Mobile Advertising Trends To Look For By 2020

When we speak of mobile advertising trends we usually think as far as a couple of months to a year from the present. That’s all well, but what’s more …

Digital Advertising

"Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks" @ Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum will be hosting “Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks,” an exhibition that showcases the<p>Brooklyn Museum will be hosting “Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks,” an exhibition that showcases the personal archives of the all-around creative force Jean-Michel Basquiat. Set to launch this spring, …

The new ŠKODA Fabia Attention Test

Oreo’s Beautiful Vibrant Illustrated Ads Bring The Concept Of Play To Life

<b>As part of</b> its ‘Play With Oreo’ campaign, Oreo commissioned 10 artists to create a series of illustrated ads revolving around the concept of</b> …

iPhone 6S Is Reportedly Going To Have 2GB RAM And Apple SIM Pre-Installed

When the new Apple “iPhone 6S” is announced this fall, one of its specifications will likely include 2GB of RAM. This means it would have the same amount of memory as the iPad 2 Air, which launched last year. The “iPhone 6S” is also expected to have an Apple SIM pre-installed, enabling buyers to …

IPad Air

The Oscar-winning experiments that might change the future of film

From risky new formats to digital advances, award-winning films in vogue are using different models – but will they affect the future?<p>Birdman and Boyhood became the toast of the Oscars not just because of their merits as movies, but the extraordinary ways they were made. Together, they have upended …

Box Office

IKEA Unveils Line of Wireless Charging Furniture

Swedish home furnishings giant IKEA is making a bet the average consumer is finally ready to commit to a technology which has admittedly been around …

Furniture

Homer Simpson almost discovered the Higgs boson before any scientist

Some may refer to <i>The Simpsons</i> as "genius" but nobody expected this.<p>A new book titled <i>The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets</i> claims that …