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How to access 375,000 beautiful, copyright-free images from New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art

The sumptuous lips of a 3,000-year-old Egyptian queen’s face, and the plump belly of a 9th-century Mexican baby, are now at your disposal.<p>New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has released 375,000 images of works from its collection, with no restrictions on what you can do with them. The images, …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Deloitte predicts machine intelligence, not mere AI, as a big trend for 2017

Conventional wisdom holds that artificial intelligence is the next great horizontal technology that will unleash future waves of innovation. Yet AI is not a single type of technology. It takes many forms and encompasses many, many uses. And to focus on AI is to miss the forest for the trees.<p>The …

Artificial Intelligence

Gorgeous Instagram Account Focusing on Symmetrical Architecture

Le compte Instagram Symmetrical Monsters réserve de belles surprises aux amateurs de photographie, d’architecture et de jeux de formes et de …

Photographie

6 Things Men Want In a Relationship

6 Things Men Want In a Relationship<p>Here are seven things men want in a relationship.<p><b>1. Praise And Approval</b><p>Men have egos. They need frequent …

'I Wish My Teacher Knew' offers moving insight into students' lives

Denver educator Kyle Schwartz is peering into the inner lives of her third-grade students — by asking them to write down what they wish she …

Looking for aliens on ocean worlds: 'You'd be in denial to believe there isn't life out there'

The blue water of Buzzards Bay glittered as boats bobbed on the gently undulating surface and gulls swooped among their sails. The seaside air at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution was thick with the sweet smell of grass and the tang of saltwater. This was late summer on Cape Cod - our ocean …

Some people say movies are dead. These 5 types of movies say otherwise.

The death of cinema has been greatly exaggerated.<p>Memes and trending topics come and go, but one truth remains eternal: If you want to start an argument on Twitter, declare that an art form is dead.<p>In the old days, people routinely declared the death of the novel, but these days it’s the movies that …

2016 August 23 - Gigantic Jet Lightning over China

<b>Gigantic Jet Lightning over China</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Phebe Pan<p><b>Explanation:</b> That's no meteor. While watching and photographing this year's …

China

Light & Delightful Illustrations

The very light drawing style of Ekaterina Koroleva seduces as well Elle Germany, Bild Magazine or the Lufthansa company. The German illustrator …

Lufthansa

'It's like being on another planet': the tourist attraction with a two-year waiting list

Vietnam’s Hang Son Doong caves are so big, they have their own weather system. At their tallest point they could accommodate a 40-storey skyscraper – and at their widest point there’s enough room for a 747 to fly through. But that’s nothing compared to the size of the waiting list to visit them. …

New Handwriting Algorithm Replicates Writing

Although various methods have been tried previously that combine handwriting and typing, none have been able to get completely to grips with it. …

The K-Pop songs you need to hear this month

<i>Whether you’re a serious fan or a curious newcomer, discover a monthly roundup of new releases from South Korea. From K-Pop to hip hop and everything in between, gorge yourself on all that’s new.</i><p>Summer is always busy for K-Pop as everyone vies for the seasonal smash hit, but with new girl group …

South Korea

‘The Lottery of Indecency’ cartoon reveals what we’re really doing when we criticize what women wear

From our friends at<p><b>BY SUZANNAH WEISS</b><p>Whether women are wearing burqas or bikinis, people will find some way to criticize how they’re dressed—and the …

Backyard Fire Pits Ideas

The backyard is a relaxing place and it can make a place to have a party with your family or your neighbor. To make the barbecue grills for …

Victorian poverty proves pertinent in Forgotten Tale at The Photographers' Gallery

For years, artists and writers have been inspired by the destitution of the Victorian poor. Works such as Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist and Jack of London’s The People of the Abyss have come to define an era synonymous with slums, street urchins, prostitutes and gangs. Now, one young artist has …

What Makes a Good Life: Revelatory Learnings from Harvard’s 75-Year Study of Human Happiness

“The clearest message that we get from this 75-year study is this: Good relationships keep us happier and healthier.”<p><i>“The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge,”</i> Bertrand Russell wrote in his 1925 treatise on the nature of the good life and how we limit our happiness. For the …

Happiness

How to Draw the Human Form: A Series

In light of the overwhelming support of my How to Draw an Eye post, I have decided to start a series of drawing tutorials. I begin by focusing on …

These Glowing Rocks Capture One of Nature's Most Beautiful Phenomena

Looks at first like somebody threw a bunch of glowing beads on some rocks, but what you see here is actually alive.<p>In a series titled “The Weeping …

The 100 best films of the 21st century, according to 177 film critics

David Lynch’s narratively non-linear, néo-noir masterpiece <i>Mulholland Drive</i> has been named the best film of the 21st century to date by 177 film …

5 Story Games You Really Should Know About

Story games are RPGs with a focus on storytelling and narrative over mechanics and GM oversight. They are often cinematic, sometimes run with no GM …

Board Games

Man-made “wind trees” will finally make it possible to power homes using turbines

Picture a steady breeze blowing through the leaves of a tree. Now imagine these leaves could do more than simply churn in the current of air—what if they could capture the wind and transform it into renewable energy?<p>Energy from wind is the fastest-growing source of electricity in the world, …

Renewable Energy

archatlas: Japanese Landscape Photography In the words of the artist Hidenobu Suzuki: My photographs are like Japanese paintings. I think that realism is more Western style. Japanese like to express emotions and spiritual feelings through the landscape photography. Contemporary theater, art and music stimulate the brain and increase mood. Emotional art heal people and leads the society to harmony. I took a challenge to capture emotions with my camera. Using logical thinking at photography results in better attention to the detail, but there is a tendency to get bored. Working with feelings and looking for emotions is more relaxing. You can see previous features of Hidenobu Suzuki on ARCHalas: Sleeping Giants, Weeping Plums and Early Spring In Japan. Images via text via (via archatlas)

Am I a psychopath? You asked Google – here’s the answer

Every day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>Are psychopaths trendy? Does saying “I have psychopathic tendencies” pass the dinner table test? Is this merely the latest debilitating condition to be …

Psychology

11 Photos That Prove Japan Is The Most Beautiful Place On Earth

...not that we needed convincing.<p>Hidenobu Suzuki knows Japan like the back of his hand.<p>This spring, the Toyohashi-based photographer shot some stunning photos of cherry blossoms in his home country. And now that it's rainy season, he's back outdoors to capture more Japanese scenery. (Spoiler alert: …

Japan

Brain-to-Brain Communication Is Closer Than You Think

Don't call it telepathy, but call it very cool.<p>When neuroscientists used a monkey's thoughts to control computers, it was a huge breakthrough in mind-machine research. But harnessing brain waves has become even more complex now that humans are the subjects. Recently, researchers used the thoughts …

8 Small Things People Use to Judge Your Personality

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The human brain is hardwired to judge. This survival mechanism makes it very hard to meet someone without evaluating and interpreting their behavior.<p>While we tend to think that our judgments are based on the content of conversations and …

This Neuroscience Hack Can Make You Unstoppable

Because your brain recreates your memories, you can train it to automatically create memories that propel you forward.<p>Successful people always find ways to manage their emotions and thoughts. Steve Jobs, for example, used mindfulness meditation to remain centered and focused. Many CEOs have …

DNA from ancient Phoenician stuns scientists

A study of the first DNA obtained from an ancient Phoenician reveals that the man had European ancestry.<p>The research team, which was co-led by Professor Lisa Matisoo-Smith of the University of Otago in New Zealand, sequenced the first complete mitochondrial genome of 2,500-year-old Phoenician …

L.A. will convert motel units to 500 apartments for homeless vets

The city of Los Angeles has approved a deal for nonprofit and private developers to convert "nuisance" motels into 500 permanent supportive apartments for homeless veterans.<p>Officials called it a major step forward toward developing large-scale housing for hundreds of homeless veterans. Advocates …

Homelessness