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The biggest mystery in AI right now is the ethics board that Google set up after buying DeepMind

Google set up the board at DeepMind's request after the cofounders of the £400 million research-intensive AI lab said they would only agree to the acquisition if Google promised to look into the ethics of the technology it was buying into.<p>Business Insider asked Google once again who is on its AI …

The Grotesque 100-Year Old Wax Figures on Display in Brooklyn

Murder, anatomy, death masks, and erotic beauties in wax—a Victorian amusement comes stateside.<p>Eyelash detail on a beautiful wax “Anatomical Venus”. …

Art

Famed architect Shigeru Ban builds quake-proof homes from rubble in Nepal | Reuters

TOKYO - After twin earthquakes in April and May claimed 9,000 lives and left vast swathes of Nepal in ruins, survivors worried if they reused the brick rubble, they would end up with the same vulnerable, seismically unsound structures.<p>Japanese architect Shigeru Ban (C) shows a prototype of the …

Natural Disasters

Hitler really did have only one testicle, German researcher claims

Analysis of long-lost medical notes seems to confirm that Nazi leader suffered from cryptorchidism, or an undescended right testicle<p>The song sung in schoolyards by generations of British children mocking Adolf Hitler for only having “one ball” might be accurate after all.<p>A German historian has …

Adolf Hitler

Fairphone 2 review: This modular smartphone will last years

Fairphone, a small Dutch startup that wants to shake up the way phones are built from conflict minerals, has successfully managed to be the first company to ship a truly modular phone.<p>The Fairphone 2, which is shipping next week to backers, is the company’s second cut at a phone that’s better for …

Mobile Technology

Top 10 uncanny graphic novels

From Neil Gaiman’s evil Mr Punch to Hannah Berry’s characters in eerie peril on a night train, these graphic novels are full of muted horror and seasonal unease<p>I was recently invited to contribute a graphic story to a collection of uncanny tales, Congregation of Innocents, published by the Curious …

Books

Your iPhone Keeps a List of Everywhere You’ve Ever Been. Here’s How to Delete It

Here’s how to delete your "frequent locations."<p>We’ve all become lax with our privacy in the Facebook age, but this iPhone feature may take things a …

'Living' Strandbeest Sculptures Tour U.S. Museums

Accompanied by even stranger hackbeests<p>Twenty-five years ago, artist Theo Jansen built a new life-form. Made of PVC pipes and zip ties, his strandbeest (Dutch for “beach beast”) walked along a beach under wind propulsion. Since then, Jansen has created many more beests and inspired a small army of …

Who is Huang Yong Ping, the artist behind Monumenta 2016?

VOGUE HOMMES CULTURE<p>The Grand Palais’ unmissable annual event Monumenta, where a contemporary artist sets up an extraordinary work of art under the …

Art

Get lost in Instagram’s underground art scene

There's little doubt that Instagram has become one of the most exciting new spaces for fledgling artists. With its rise of cyber conceptualism, body-positive females and empowering art hoes, the social media site has become one of the most provocative and powerful platforms for creative expression. …

Art

In France, a 16th-Century Cloister Garden is Transformed with 48 Miles of Blue Thread

A low-tech installation in Cahors, France achieves a pretty impressive visual effect.<p>The Festival Juin Jardins Cahors 2015 brought cool art project …

Everyone Has a Great View in a Spinning Apartment Building

One designer's solution to class conflict caused by blocked views.<p>The biggest class conflict for coming generations will not be access to good education or medical care. It will be who has the best view. Or that's what industrial designer Shin Kuo is kind of implying, writing:<p>According to my …

San Francisco

Photo Scanning Businessman Being Sued for $90M After Making $120K Per Week

John Rogers was once one of the high flying entrepreneurs in the photo world. After coming up with the brilliant idea of scanning old photos for …

The Universal Pleasures of 7 PM

At that time of day all over the world, most people are experiencing a "largely pleasant social interaction."<p>If there's a time when you'd seem least likely to be doing the same thing as someone else, a good guess might be about 7 p.m. Late at night, most of us are sleeping. During the day, most of …

Psychology

Twelve secrets you never knew about London’s museums – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 8:00 am, March 25, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment<p>It’s #museumweek and London’s institutions are celebrating in style over on Twitter. The …

‘Alien ant-people DID abduct a man in 1969’, museum claims

Museums tend to stay away from stories about alien ant-people descending on victims in strange spacecraft.<p>All that stuff with the probes can get a …

How to Raise a Museum-Loving Kid

Something strange happens to us when we become parents: we forget how boring “adult thinking” can be.<p>When I was a kid, the idea of spending hours at a museum or art gallery was enough for me to tighten my fluorescent Madonna-esque head tie and demand that someone “gag me with a spoon.”<p>And yet, time …

Saudi cleric issues fatwa on snowmen

Religious leader forbids building of anti-Islamic idols that might resemble human beings, after winter storm in north of country<p>A prominent Saudi Arabian cleric has whipped up controversy by issuing a religious edict forbidding the building of snowmen, describing them as anti-Islamic.<p>Asked on a …

Religion

Femen activist who stole St Peter’s Square Jesus could face Vatican trial

An activist from the feminist group Femen who snatched the baby Jesus figurine from St Peter’s Square’s nativity scene on Christmas Day remains in custody in the Vatican.<p>Iana Aleksandrovna Azhdanova, from Ukraine, was held in a Vatican cell on Friday, awaiting possible trial for “disturbing the …

Spain’s eccentric Duchess of Alba dies aged 88

Aristocrat known in Spain as Cayetana became famous around the world in 2011 after marrying civil servant 25 years her junior<p>Spain’s flamboyant Duchess of Alba has died aged 88 after a short bout of pneumonia. Born in Madrid on 28 March 1926, the duchess – whose full name was María del Rosario …

Satyajit Ray talking about Henri Cartier-Bresson’s influence on him in his first film Pather Panchali

Legendary director and the pioneer of Indian cinema Satyajit Ray speaks about Master photographer Henri Cartier Bresson, how he influenced on him in …

Saved: Elegant Portraits of Rescued Greyhounds

Beautifully poised and gentle, staring into the soulful eyes of these Iberian greyhounds you’d never guess they were ever abused, unwanted or …

Polish Mother Of Two Takes Beautiful Pictures Of Kids Spending Their Summer In The Countryside

The series is inspired by my own childhood, when I used to visit my grandmother in the summer and spend my school vacations in the countryside. These …

Photography

COLORS

Project info<p>I am a Japanese and am weak in English.I appreciate your kind cooperation.<p>TITLE:"COLORS"<p>The themes of my work are the everyday and the familiar. What is familiar to me, however, could be new to the viewer. It could also be revelatory or something previously overlooked. It is the …

Geometry

10 Earth Landscapes That Look Like They're From Another Planet

Believe it or not, these photos were all taken right here on Earth.<p>The Earth is filled with amazing natural wonders, but some of them are so extraordinary you'd think you landed on another world.

Strange Series of Photographs Show Hitler Practicing His Body Language

If you’ve ever seen footage of infamous dictator Adolf Hitler giving one of his spirited speeches, you probably noticed the very ‘loud’ gestures that …

As fakes unnerve India’s art market, the trade is pushing for an antiquated solution

Anything that can be faked profitably, <i>will</i> be faked. Art, memorabilia, luxury goods, you name it. Wherever a big gap exists between material expenses and retail value, forgers will find a way to imitate products well enough to deceive gullible customers. Given that the difference between input …

Fine Art

Samsung Galaxy Tab S: Australian Review

Samsung is back, and it's come to the yard with a stick big enough to whack the iPad for six. Will Apple's tablet fall at the Galaxy's challenge? …

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Artists royalties and droit de suite: The American Royalties Too Act.

In what would become the first scandalously record-breaking Sotheby’s art auction in 1973, taxi magnate Robert Scull and his wife famously made a …