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What the sex robots will teach us

<b>(CNN) —</b> In HBO's series "Westworld," humans pay for sex with robots in an anything-goes Wild West-inspired theme park. In the movie "Her," a man falls in love with his Siri-like operating system. And in AMC's show "Humans," a husband has an affair with his pretty robotic assistant.<p>It's the stuff of …

Battlestar Galactica

The Best 2016 Christmas Exhibitions to Visit Around the World

Robert Rauschenberg at Tate Modern, London<p>In the first full-scale retrospective since the artist’s death in 2008, Tate Modern’s <b>Robert Rauschenberg</b> …

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Short Fictions and Disturbances<p>Multiple award winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman returns to dazzle, captivate, haunt, and …

The 20 best books of the year, according to readers

No one knows good books better than the people who read them.<p>Book recommendation sharing website Goodreads just released its 2016 Goodreads Choice …

Legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki calls AI generated animation "an insult to life itself"

Legendary Studio Ghibli animator Hayao Miyazaki was recently screened a demo of AI generated animation after which he vehemently responded, "I would …

This Strange 'Spherical' Cloud Appeared in The Sky Over Japan

Not a Death Star.<p>Bizarre pictures coming out of Japan last week show what appears to be an oddly spherical cloud hovering over the city of Fujisawa, …

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A collection of reading lists to prepare for the age of Trump

Happy weekend before Thanksgiving! I wish you only the calmest and pleasantest of election-related extended-family kerfuffles. To prepare yourself — or to escape from them for a little while — you might like something to read. We’ve got you covered. Here’s a selection of the best writing about …

Books

President Trump Will Lead to Darker, Defiant Science Fiction

"People will need it more."<p>There are undoubtedly <i>some</i> science fiction writers who voted for Donald Trump. But given the genre’s historic purpose and …

Science Fiction

Facebook is banning fake news publishers from its ad network

Facebook is following Google’s lead in trying to cut the profits companies make from publishing fake news. It has just banned fake news publishers from joining its advertising network, according to its policy on publisher conduct.<p>Fake news joins pornography and gambling among the things that …

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These Post-Election Feminist Pieces & Podcasts Offer Inspiration, Hope

By the time the sun rose again, what promised to be a historic election for American women on the morning of November 8 turned into a distressing …

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Literary Tights Display Classic Texts on Your Legs

The words of Jane Austen, Edgar Allan Poe, and Emily Dickinson are immortalized in their classic novels and poems, and now, book lovers can take them …

Literature

Ancient Egyptian Literature

Ancient Egyptian literature comprises a wide array of narrative and poetic forms including inscriptions on tombs, stele, obelisks, and temples; …

Why misogyny won

America’s president-elect is an alleged sexual predator. This theory of sexism explains how it came to this — and why even many women voted for Trump.<p>After leaked audio showed Donald Trump bragging in 2005 that he can “grab [women] by the pussy” and kiss them without consent because he’s “a star,” …

Feminism

Nature and Anatomy Collide in Hybrid Illustrative Paintings

Anatomical illustrations become twisted like fables in a new series of works by Italian painter Nunzio Paci.<p>The corporeal and the creative spirit become seamlessly intertwined in the latest set of hybrid painting-illustrations by Nunzio Paci. Human organs meld with the vines and roots of disparate …

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Ten Empowering Lessons We Can Learn From Women In Literature

Image Credit: Levy Bittencourt<p>It was Singles' Day on 11th November - a reason for many Chinese people to celebrate their individual status. Here are …

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5 Speculative Novels to Help You Survive a Trump Presidency

From 'The Handmaid's Tale' to 'American Gods,' here are fictional works to help you make sense of reality.<p>The looming reality of Donald Trump in the …

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The most breathtaking natural wonder in every state

Picking 50 wasn't easy, but here are the most beautiful natural attractions in each state.<p><i>Melissa Stanger contributed to an earlier version of this post.</i>

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Striking Photos of the ‘Supermoon’

From Prague to Kuwait City to Washington, see incredible shots of the ‘supermoon’—the closest the moon has been to the Earth since 1948.<p>Alkis …

I’ve Seen Hell and Know What’s Coming

There is much to fear from the president-elect, and from ourselves.<p>I’ve seen it in Africa; in the Middle East; in Southeast Asia; and in the …

Ten future trends of the media[1]

The media sector is undergoing a transformation driven by new technology.<p>Piero Scaruffi, known for co-authoring <i>A History of Silicon Valley: The</i> …

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