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WGSN’s colour director on the evolution of how humans perceive and define colour

<i>WGSN’s colour director Jane Monnington Boddy tells the fascinating history of how humans have attempted to communicate and define colour, following</i> …

Henri Matisse

How Pantone Comes Up With New Colors for Its Authoritative Guide

“Color,” Laurie Pressman says, “is the language of life.”<p>This is just one of many color-related phrases that Pressman, who serves as the vice …

Rose Quartz

Check Out The Stunning Pieces From Europe’s Largest Street Art Festival

This weekend, the streets (and walls and pretty much every other available surface) of Bristol, England were taken over by some of the greatest street artists in the world. Upfest is Europe’s largest street art festival, and this year, it brought in over 350 artists from 40 countries to the …

Streetwear

Debunking the Myth of 19th-Century ‘Tear Catchers’

Victorians were known for leaving behind some weird accessories, like mustache guards, lobster bustles, and tussie-mussies. And they were big on …

History
Books

'Deadly Risk': Holocaust Survivor and Veterans of French Resistance Denounce Le Pen

Earlier this week, French World War II survivors urged voters to reject Marine Le Pen in the country's upcoming presidential election, saying at an …

World War II

What the Asian tiger teaches us about ourselves

In Asian symbolism, tigers can shape-shift as friends or enemies or even gods. A Berlin exhibition reveals how a closer look at the Asian tiger …

Self Control

Critics of Columbus Day get history wrong, scholar says

Denver, Colo., May 2, 2017 / 05:24 pm (CNA).-<p>The historical legacy of Christopher Columbus is tarred by bad history in the quest to change Columbus …

Catholicism

Old English Has a Serious Image Problem

“Old English,” also termed “Anglo-Saxon,” was and is simply the form of the English language that predates the Norman Conquest of 1066. The first …

Black Lives Matter

The Most Significant King Arthur Locations in Wales and England

Very few kings and queens can boast having a reputation so widely known as that of King Arthur. While tangible proofs of his life are unfortunately …

Women's Work in Ancient Egypt

Women in ancient Egypt had greater rights than in any other civilization of the time. They could own land, initiate divorce, own and operate their …

Ancient History

Germany has an arrogance problem

One year ago, Germany was named the "best country" in the world, according to a poll by the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.<p>The poll relied on criteria measuring entrepreneurship, power, public education, and quality of life, among others.<p>But for a growing number of Germans, the …

Europe

24 Bronze Age axes found in Norway

The first finds were made by metal detecting brothers Joakim and Jørgen Korstad on January 25th of this year. Scanning a field in the village of …

Girls have had it tough in China for nearly 3,000 years

­As women across the world fight for recognition of their rights and equal representation, a recent archaeological discovery in the north of China shows why undoing discrimination is such an uphill struggle: Sexism is ancient.<p>A team of paleontologists led by Ekaterina Pechenkina, professor of …

Anthropology
Geopolitics

How to Sharpen Images in Photoshop

Image sharpening is one of the most important steps in a postproduction workflow. However, with a myriad of options and methods to do it, it can be a …

Powerhouse: the startup making solar the most accessible energy in the world

It’s one of the only incubators focused on solar companies – but Powerhouse is part of a larger movement to nurture new companies in the low-carbon future<p>It started with a crowdfunding startup, an investment from Prince, and the idea to help new solar companies tackle business challenges that can …

Startups

We should create cities for slowing down

Peter Jackson employed an intricate approach to the stage design of Lord of the Rings. The people who inhabited Middle Earth for hundreds of …

The world’s megacompanies are about to become true stateless superpowers—in all their power and complexity

A quarter century of global liberalization and integration appears to be on knife’s edge. Over the past two decades, global capital markets, technological connectivity and the growth of new consumer markets worldwide have given rise to massive corporate platforms in commodities, finance, …

Apple Proves That This Is The Single Greatest Source Of Innovation | Inc.com

What is the single greatest source of innovation? I'll give you a hint, it's not a product. You can innovate it faster than any product, it creates the most enduring value for your company, and it's what your customers will remember most. Read on and I'll give you the answer from a company that has …

Innovation

For Real Impact, Entrepreneurs Must Do More Than Solve Big Problems

Ankur Jain, the founder of the Kairos Society, reflects on how opportunity has evolved and what entrepreneurs must understand now.<p>Much has changed since 2008 when Ankur Jain founded the Kairos Society, a diverse community of power players brought together to connect young entrepreneurs with …

Innovation

7 Ways Makers Are Increasing the Care in Health Care

What if hospitals had in-house makerspaces so that doctors and nurses could modify off-the-shelf medical supplies for increased patient comfort? That would be amazing. What happens when makers collaborate with disabled people to design accessible, low-cost medical devices? Innovation. Increasingly, …

Makerspaces

Monument review includes oceans, tribal lands and Sequoias

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump's call to review 24 national monuments established by three former presidents puts in limbo protections on large swaths of land home to ancient cliff dwellings, towering Sequoias, deep, canyons and oceans habitats where seals, whales and sea turtles roam.<p>…

Forests
North Africa
North Africa

World Press Freedom Index 2017 finds democracies are clamping down

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has warned that press freedom is under attack. In its latest World Press Freedom Index, the annual report criticizes …

Trump blasts Obama's ‘abusive’ use of monument law, orders review

President Donald Trump ordered his Interior Department to review tens of millions of acres of land and water set aside as national monuments by the past three presidents on Wednesday, a move that environmental groups warn will undermine a crucial conservation tool and open up sensitive areas to …

Fossil Fuels

'Artificial womb' promises to boost survival of premature babies

An "artificial womb" has been developed that promises to dramatically improve the survival chances of extremely premature babies.<p>The device, which incorporates a plastic bag filled with artificial nutrient-rich amniotic fluid, has successfully been tested on foetal lambs equivalent in age to …

Wildflower 'super bloom' visible from space

An explosion of wildflowers has covered the deserts of California, surpassing previous blooms in its enormous scale.<p>Satellite imaging startup Planet Labs has captured shots of the bright spectacle from space.<p>Images Courtesy: Planet Labs; Video Courtesy: Carla D Gilbert, Henry Toro and …

Wildflowers
TED Talks