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Matter will be created from light within a year, claim scientists

Researchers have worked out how to make matter from pure light and are drawing up plans to demonstrate the feat within the next 12 months.<p>The theory underpinning the idea was first described 80 years ago by two physicists who later worked on the first atomic bomb. At the time they considered the …

19-Year-Old Italo Calvino on How to Assert Yourself and Live with Integrity

<i>“A classic is a work which constantly generates a pulviscular cloud of critical discourse around it, but which always shakes the particles off,”</i> <b>Italo Calvino</b> observed in one of his 14 definitions of what makes a classic. But while these were directed at literature, can a <i>life</i> be a classic, in how it …

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Jackie Kennedy: Andy Warhol’s pop saint

The artist’s series on the grieving First Lady was a commentary on media frenzy – but was also informed by his religious background, writes Alastair Sooke.<p>Towards the end of 1963, Andy Warhol was still finessing his transformation from well-paid commercial illustrator to world-famous Pop artist. …

TV Ratings: 'Mad Men' Gets Nearly 75 Percent Lift From First DVR Boost

The seventh-season premiere narrows the gap with last year's, as live-plus-3 data drives up its showing and the audience continues to be among TV's …

Obama Signs Bill Barring Terrorist Ambassadors

President Barack Obama signed a bill Friday that amends federal law to bar terrorists or others deemed to be threats to the United States entry to …

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In the Details: How to Build a Cloudlike Chair with Just 550 Pounds of Wool and 600 Hours of Labor

While the Layers Cloud Chair might feel (and look) like you're sitting on a cloud, the bulbous lounge is anything but weightless. It's made from 550 …