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Iconoclast painter Kehinde Wiley’s portrait of Barack Obama will be unveiled tomorrow

After a year working in secrecy, celebrated hip hop portraitist Kehinde Wiley is finally ready to unveil the most important commission of his career: the presidential portrait of Barack Obama.<p>The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery will present Wiley’s opus to the public in a special ceremony in …

Art

Terrawatch: clues of unexpected creatures in the ocean depths

Blue Planet II gave us a glimpse of the weird and wonderful life that swims and floats in the deep ocean, but what about the creatures that live beneath the ocean floor? Present day surveys suggest that shrimps and worms inhabit the top tens of centimetres of seabed, but it was assumed that life …

Seafloor

To Fix the Hospital Readmissions Program, Prioritize What Matters

It has been more than 7 years since Congress enacted the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). …

Introducing Plogging: The Environmentally Friendly Way to Exercise

This is the buzziest Swedish word since "lagom."<p>Plogging is the new fitness fad you need to know. A combination of “plucking” and “jogging,” this …

Sustainability

Beer compounds may help to treat metabolic syndrome

When it comes to healthful beverages, beer is unlikely to be top of the list. A new study, however, suggests that some compounds in the popular drink …

Study finds BPA in 86% of teenagers

<b>And that was after one week of avoiding foods that may have come into contact with the notorious hormone-disrupting chemical!</b><p>A recent study from the …

This ancient creature looks like a spider with a tail

What looks like a spider, but with a segmented rear plus a long spike of a tail, has turned up in amber that’s about 100 million years old.Roughly …

Macedonia renames airport, highway to ease spat with Greece

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's left-wing government has renamed the country's main airport and highway, both previously named after the ancient …

Medical Nightmare: This Woman Is Suing Her Hospital After A Surgeon Accidentally Left His Arm Inside Her After Surgery

Occasionally a story comes along that reminds you that even experienced medical professionals can make major, life-threatening mistakes, and this one …

10 things genuinely confident people do differently

True confidence — as opposed to the false confidence people project to mask their insecurities — has a look all its own. One thing is certain: truly …

Science Says This Is the Simplest Way to Remember More of What You Read

Hit pause. Reflect on the content. Excel. Repeat.<p>Whether it's Facebook content, Bill Gates' favorite book, or the latest critical business report, most of us enjoy reading or have to do quite a bit of it through the day. But in the rush to do everything in less time, you might be missing a crazily …

Productivity

Some Americans are so afraid of the 'end of the world as we know it,' they are avoiding having kids

Around the world, temperatures are increasing, sea levels are rising, oceans are warming, glaciers are shrinking, and tropical storms are occurring more frequently.<p>These are all symptoms of climate change, which scientists anticipate will worsen even if we proactively curb carbon emissions.<p>Due to …

Europe's Offshore Wind Capacity Grew a Stunning 25% in 2017

2017 was a banner year for European offshore wind after installing a record 3.1 gigawatts of new capacity, twice the capacity installed in 2016, …

How fruit juice affects the gut

It was previously believed that fructose, which is the sugar found in fruit and fruit juice, is processed by the liver. However, a new study suggests …

Iconic bay window becomes multifunctional 'spine' in this apartment renovation

The island metropolis of Hong Kong is well-known for its teeny-tiny apartments, some of them insanely small. As one of the most expensive places in …

Tesla’s big battery is undercutting Australia’s energy cartels

When Tesla installed the world's largest lithium-ion battery in South Australia last year, it came with the promise that it would revolutionize the way electricity is produced, stored and sold in a region known for blackouts and market monopolizing. Less than two months later, that promise has been …

Scientists capture exploding beetles' amazing escapes from toads' stomachs

The toad’s reaction to the explosion deep in its stomach is not instantaneous. But in time the body shakes, the mouth opens, and the culprit is expelled: a mucus-covered beetle that will live to fight another day.<p>Japanese scientists captured footage of the great escape during lab tests that pitted …

Insects

How Long Is a Moment?

The physics, neuroscience, linguistics, and philosophy behind a little bit of time.<p>When you take “a moment to think,” how long do you need? “In a …

Nasa has spotted two gigantic asteroids heading towards Earth – is it time to panic?

Nasa has just spotted two huge space rocks which are headed towards Earth.<p>The space agency only caught sight of the pair of asteroids on Sunday – …

The World's Largest Ice Rink Is Having Trouble Staying Frozen

Adventure<p>Without sufficiently solid ice, skaters are missing out on weeks of fun at this World Heritage site.<p>Of the 18 UNESCO World Heritage sites in Canada, Ontario contributes just one: the Rideau Canal Skateway. Constructed in the early 19th century for steam-powered vessels and inscribed as a …

Skiing

Scientists Just Solved the Great Mystery of How Venus Flytraps Have Sex

Now we know how a plant that eats bugs can also rely on them to reproduce.<p>Many flowering plants are in happy, mutually beneficial relationships with …

Zoology

How I Shot the Super Blue Blood Moon Rising in the London Skyline

Supermoons attract a lot of media attention. You’ll struggle to scroll through your newsfeed without reading about a big upcoming lunar event, …

California Farms Are a Silent but Sizable Source of Air Pollution

Think of California smog, and you might picture brown haze over a crowded freeway. But farmland in the Golden State emits about the same amount of …

Pollution

The Outlandish, Scary Schemes Being Studied to Cool the Planet

To scientists who study geoengineering, this is within the realm of possibility. The idea is to manipulate the climate, by planting millions of trees …

Fatal cat plague is back after 40 years of remission

Decades ago, feline parvovirus (also known as cat plague and panleukopenia) ravaged cat populations, causing awful symptoms and killing at least half …

Are Babies With Big Heads Smarter? Does a Big Dome Mean a Big Brain?

Preliminary studies have suggested links between brain size, head size, and IQ, but head circumference isn't directly correlated with …

Paris Considers Suing the Fossil Fuel Industry

By Rachel Hubbard<p>Tuesday, the city of Paris has said it will explore the possibilities of suing the fossil fuel industry. In response to the city's …

These Modern Finnish Cabins Are Actually Prefab Homes

If you're a fan of flexible, affordable upgrades to your current property — like the idea of adding a tiny home or ADU to the backyard — then you're …

People at the Olympics are violently ill and vomiting, and officials are worried about a highly contagious outbreak

Officials at the Winter Olympics worried about dismal ticket sales and bitterly cold temperatures may have another problem on their hands: a stomach-churning norovirus outbreak.<p>On Thursday, officials in South Korea announced that the total number of confirmed cases of the virus was up to 128, …

These self-destructing electronics can turn your data to dust on command

A radio signal tells the components to vaporize.<p>Engineers have come up with a trick to make electronics disintegrate from far away. The technology represents a new kind of transient electronics, which are designed to disappear when they’re no longer needed. In this case, chemicals that can destroy …