Keith Griffiths

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Street Artist OakOak Pays Tribute to the Passing of Simpsons’ Co-Creator

French street artist OakOak is definitely a favorite here on the Met, and over the years we've enjoyed his clever additions to the urban environment. He turns small landscape imperfections – stuff that most of us might miss – into playful works of art. Suddenly, we know why a railing is bent or …

Art

Perfectly Symmetrical Spheres Made From Hundreds of River Stones

These geometric, nature-inspired spheres made from hundreds of smooth river stones look like they belong on the grounds of a palace. The stunning garden centerpieces combine sophisticated symmetry with the shiny-yet-natural look of the stones, making them enchanting additions to manicured gardens …

Rustic

Explore A City Through The Eyes Of A Drone

The architect Liam Young is working with former Velvet Underground band member John Cale and the digital artists Field to imagine what that would …

Drones

Billionaire hedge fund manager Ray Dalio explains how capitalism works

Every Bridgewater employee, for example, is given an exhaustive 120-page manual on Dalio's world view.<p>In late 2013, he produced and narrated an animated video that explains "How the Economic Machine Works" that simplifies the economy as the interaction of short- and long-term debt cycles over a …

Hedge Funds

Why coding is not the new literacy

• This is used as an argument for why programming can never be made easier. At best, you could potentially say that specification is fundamentally difficult and as such <i>modeling</i> cannot be made easier. Programming currently requires much more than just modeling though, and there’s a great deal of room …

San Francisco

Zane Lowe to leave BBC Radio 1 for Apple

Zane Lowe, the BBC Radio 1 DJ , is leaving the network for Apple’s new iTunes radio service.<p>New Zealander Lowe, credited with helping to make the name of British music stars such as Arctic Monkeys, Adele and Ed Sheeran, is moving to America with his wife and two sons to work at Apple.<p>His final show …

Here's the atrocious way some villages in the Himalayas treat girls who are menstruating

Here in the remote villages of Nepal, many believe that women who are menstruating are impure and bring bad luck.<p>A centuries-old tradition, called chaupadi,banishes them during their period, leaving them vulnerable to animal attacks, freezing temperatures, and other, more horrifying threats.<p>In …

And they're off!

Grant Thornton's Global Dynamism Index rankings refer to the improvements an economy has made over the last year in various segments, from financing to labor markets, all of which are deemed likely to lead to faster future growth. Unfortunately, the U.S. isn't in the top 10, but that doesn't mean …

Bill Clinton apologizes to Mexico for the war on drugs

During his talk, he apologized for the United States' involvement in a drug war that has claimed the lives of over 120,000 people, seen 27,000 go missing and caused myriad social problems.<p>"I wish you had no narco-trafficking, but it's not really your fault," he said. "Basically, we did too good of …

Bill Clinton

In the US-Russian relationship, something nuclear that works

Four years on, both countries are sticking to their most recent arms control treaty<p>As US-Russian relations continue their long slide, pushed into the deep freeze by the Ukraine conflict, a critical element in that relationship has remained intact.<p>Four years ago, in much more hopeful times, the New …

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Top 10 Rules of Packing

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>When you’ve spent more than a decade on the road, you get asked some pretty interesting questions. The one query I get most, though, is about packing: what to take, what to leave, where to put it. I’ve taken scads of trips, but every time I get back, I know I could have gone …

The Best iPad Sketch App, Paper, Is Now Completely Free

Paper used to charge for its collection of brushes, but in a new update, they’re free for everyone.<p>Paper, the preeminent iPad sketching app, has always been free to download, but its advanced brushes and clever color mixer have cost $5 via in-app purchases. Today, all those tools go free, making …

Where the internet lives: the artist who snooped on Google’s data farm

Welcome to the end of the information superhighway – a ‘data farm’ in the midwest. When Google refused to let artist John Gerrard photograph it, he hired a chopper and decided to beat them at their own game<p>Well, they started it. Google Street View allows people to crawl virtually along your street …

Great, another 'solution' to your smartphone's terrible battery life

If you want your smartphone to last longer without carrying flammable gas in your pocket, there may possibly, conceivably be new battery tech coming soon (maybe). Yep, we're skeptical after many a disappointing "breakthrough," but an MIT spinoff company called SolidEnergy claims it has developed a …

Japanese bank introduces robot workers to deal with customers in branches

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group is employing ‘Nao’, a multilingual 5.4-kg robot, who will begin work in a branch in April<p>Japan’s biggest bank is preparing to unveil robot employees with a human touch.<p>Nao, a 58-centimetre (1ft 11)-tall humanoid developed by the French company Aldebaran Robotics – a …

Robotics

Have we got it all wrong about gluten?

If you're suffering from gut pain, don't assume you're gluten intolerant: researchers believe other common foods such as garlic and onions could be to blame<p>So you think you’re gluten intolerant? It might go against the grain, but a growing body of research suggests that gluten might not be the …

Microsoft did a smart thing by bringing Windows 10 to a $35 PC

This is a quiet but important announcement that shows just how much Microsoft has changed under Satya Nadella.<p>Raspberry Pi is a hugely popular little PC — it's really just a tiny circuit board with a main processor (a CPU), a bunch of memory, and the plugs that let you hook it up to input/output …

Pollution Kills Far More People Than Malaria Or Ebola In The Developing World

In all, pollution kills 8.9 million people a year, according to a new report, and as many as 200 million people suffer pollution-related health …

Pollution

Half of people in Britain born after 1960 will get cancer, study shows

Cancer Research paper factors in future population changes such as more of us growing older and changes in lifestyle habits<p>One in two people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, according to Cancer Research UK, which says more effort must be made to prevent people getting the disease …

Cancer

Hackers holding websites to ransom by switching their encryption keys

Websites taken offline in new attack, which sees hackers change codes to permanently lock owners out unless they pay a ransom<p>Ransomware – hacking and locking a computer and demanding money to let users back in – has moved to the web following a spate of attacks that cripple websites by changing the …

Sony Pictures

The fabulous life of Stanley Ho, the man who built the world's biggest gambling town

The 92-year-old billionaire is single-handedly responsible for creating Macau's most profitable industry — it brings in 80 percent of the city's revenue.<p>Ho has been referred to as 'The King of Gambling,' 'The King of Macau,' and Macau's 'underground governor.' In 2011, Forbes ranked Ho the 13th …

Hong Kong

How To Feel More Confident About Money In Your 20s, 30s, 40s, And 50s

Actually, no. According to new research from LearnVest, it turns out that age doesn't necessarily correlate with financial confidence in the way you might expect.<p>The study, which surveyed more than 100,000 people, found that there's a U-curve when it comes to money confidence by age.<p>Those under 25 …

Personal Finance

Job Interview Coming Up? Put On Your Consulting Glasses

If you take the perspective of a hiring manager who’s going to conduct a bunch of interviews one after the other, you’ll see why it’s so important for you to change the interview script. As a job-seeker, you have to wake up the interviewer’s sleepy brain.<p>As soon as the interviewer slips into the …

Outlook Illustrates Microsoft's New Mobile Strategy

When your market share is firmly in the niche territory, when your handset business is focused on the low-end low-margin space, and when your mobile operating system is going to be quietly pushed aside for a grand unified vision, how do you stay relevant in the mobile space?<p>Software.<p>That appears to …

Windows Phone

Apple: what do you do after becoming the world’s most profitable company?

Apple,Apple Watch,iPhone,iPad,Technology sector,Mobile phones,Telecoms,Smartphones,Tablet computers,Technology,Computing,China,Asia Pacific,World news,Telecommunications industry,Business<p>Its quarterly results stunned the tech industry – and its Chinese competitors, who have now been eclipsed in …

Profit

Westminster council rejects Qatari royal family’s plans for £200m palace | Society | The Guardian

Qatar’s royal family may have snapped up Canary Wharf for £2.6bn this week, adding to its London portfolio of Harrods and the Shard skyscraper, but the Gulf billionaires’ property spree has finally run into a dead end – a humble town hall bureaucrat.<p>In a rare act of resistance against the tide of …

Wall Street Is Ordering Suits And Shirts From This Men's Clothing Startup In Bulk

They do not have time to go shopping.<p>They do not have time to try on clothes.<p>They do not have time to drop off/pick up their dry cleaning.<p>But they must always — always — look sophisticated. Not just good. Sophisticated.<p>In the past the solution to this problem was a parade of speedy tailor fittings …

Wall Street

Galápagos Tourism Backfires

Changing Planet<p><b>Famed Charles Darwin Research Station at Risk</b><p>It’s often said that tourism is a two-edged sword. If so, then nowhere do both edges gleam more brightly and sharply than in the Galápagos. Now, with a weird, backhand snicker-snack, the tourism sword is slashing at the same renowned …