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Muhammad Ali: A Life in Pictures

Trainers

A glimpse of world's first ancient tombs museum[1]

Located on Mangshan Mountain, Luoyang Ancient Tombs Museum presenting Chinese ancient tombs is the world's first museum of its kind. [Photo/DFIC]<p>The …

Tattoo Artist Uses Real Plants As Stencils To Create Stunning Body Art

You have to see this 'botanical fingerprint' ink.<p>A tattoo artist has found a way to get closer than ever to nature with an ingenious new way of …

Body Art

5 Great Books To Read In May

Some of the recent favorites we’ve reviewed in the BuzzFeed Books newsletter.

Books

Street Art's Unusually Vital Role in India's Cities

Bright new murals are helping reduce litter, increase commerce, and encourage reading.<p>DELHI, India—The booming street art scene here is as much about the children and the poor of “the street” as it is about the art.<p>To see why, start at Khushi Rainbow Home, a shelter for homeless children at the …

Streetwear

Rome museum offers unique, immersive Caravaggio Experience

Prepare for a whole new kind of cultural experience: a Caravaggio exhibition in Rome that doesn’t feature a single canvas of the fiery Baroque master.<p>It features an innovative video installation combined with an original musical score and even fragrances. The aim is to engage visitors on a …

Facebook begins using artificial intelligence to describe photos to blind users

Second sight<p>Ask a member of Facebook’s growth team what feature played the biggest role in getting the company to a billion daily users, and they’ll likely tell you it was photos. The endless stream of pictures, which users have been able to upload since 2005, a year after Facebook’s launch, makes …

J.K. Rowling reveals new story, the 'History of Magic in North America'

J .K. Rowling has some good news for fans of her "Harry Potter" universe, especially ones on this side of the Atlantic.<p>The author's website, Pottermore, will publish a four-part story this week called "History of Magic in North America." The story will provide the background for "Fantastic Beasts …

Single By Choice: Why Fewer American Women Are Married Than Ever Before

Marriage is losing ground in America. According to the U.S. Census, the proportion of married adults dropped from 57 percent in 2000 to 52 percent in 2009. For the first time ever, single adult women outnumber married adult women in the U.S.<p>Rebecca Traister says the declining marriage rates among …

Provocative Book Explores The Connection Between Loneliness And Art

Olivia Laing surveys the landscape of urban alienation in her new book, a work that is part-memoir and part-criticism. Critic Maureen Corrigan says <i>The Lonely City</i> is "absolutely one of a kind."<p>Transcript<p>TERRY GROSS, HOST:<p>This is FRESH AIR. In her 2013 book, "The Trip To Echo Spring," Olivia Laing …

Facebook Enhances Everyone’s Like With Love, Haha, Wow, Sad, Angry Buttons

Humanity has been boiled down to six emotions. Today after tests in a few countries, Facebook is rolling out its augmented Like button “Reactions” to all users.<p>This article has been boiled down to six emotions too.<p><b> <br>Like</b> – Facebook designed Reactions so Liking is still as easy ever. You’ll see the …

Social Media

#Good Morning #Ha Ha Ha #Intentio Pro Hodie Cras #Inspire And Be Inspired #Ad GIF

Discover & share this #Good Morning #Ha Ha Ha #Intentio Pro Hodie Cras #Inspire And Be Inspired #Ad GIF with everyone you know. GIPHY is how you …

NASA puts Microsoft's HoloLens to work in space

NASA is bringing virtual reality to space, using Microsoft’s HoloLens aboard the International Space Station (ISS).<p>As part of a project called Sidekick, the astronauts on ISS will be using the augmented reality headsets to aid them while carrying out repairs and tasks on-board.<p>This will be done in …

Technology Integration: Virtual Museums with Google Slides/Presentation

Journeys of Invention

Earlier this year, we brought you news on London’s Science Museum partnership with the mighty Google, constituting an impressive array of interactive Chrome experiments designed to bring the inner workings of the Web into the real world.<p>But that was then, and this is now. Today, the Science Museum …

Tell me a story: augmented reality technology in museums

Storytelling is key to the museum experience, so what do you get when you add tech? Curator-led, non-linear digital tales<p>The Night at the Museum is a children's picture book by Milan Trenc – later, a Hollywood blockbuster – that told the story of a New York museum nightwatchman discovering, to his …

Post-web technology: what comes next for museums?

For those working with technology in museums today, the catch-all “digital” has largely replaced “online” and even “web” as a description of what we do. From wearables to virtual reality, a plethora of new technology is emerging that challenges the primacy of the screen at the heart of digital …

Google Brings Museums To Mobile Users, Armchair Travelers With New Technology Platform

Google announced today it’s making a platform available to museums that enables them to build mobile applications that take advantage of Google technology, including Street View and YouTube, to bring their exhibits to anyone with a smartphone. Through partnerships between museums worldwide and the …

Super cars and avatars: Seoul's mind-blowing future technology museum

At SK Telecom's T.um, you can charge your car at electric stations and change your wallpaper with a sweep of your arms<p>This week, as part of a mentor fellowship program, I had the opportunity to visit T.um, the technology museum run by SK Telecom in Jung-gu in Seoul.<p>It may have been because "Back to …

Auschwitz museum brings in technology to enhance the past

A museum at Auschwitz – whose name is synonymous with some of the most atrocious horrors of World War II – has introduced multimedia elements to its memorials to better connect to its past.<p>Quick Response, or QR, bar codes compatible with mobile phones and tablets, have been placed on several site …

Robot Night At The Museum

After the humans have left, the 'bots come out<p>In the darkness of the deserted museum, something inhuman stirred. A pair of headlights swept around a corner, illuminating a statue—as a camera streamed the sight to viewers around the world. The nocturnal intruder was part of “After Dark,” an event …

Bots

Tunis museum attack: 20 people killed after hostage drama at tourist site

Tunisian PM says 17 of those killed in ‘cowardly attack’ were foreigners after two gunmen stormed Bardo museum and kept hostages for three hours<p>At least 20 people have been killed in Tunisia after two gunmen stormed the Bardo National Museum – one of the country’s leading tourist attractions in the …

U.S. Returns Dozens Of Looted Artifacts To Iraq

The U.S. returned dozens of artifacts to the Iraqi government Monday. The cultural treasures, some dating back more than 4,000 years, were looted from Iraq and smuggled into the United States.<p>Perhaps the most spectacular item on display at a handover ceremony at the Iraqi Embassy in Washington, …

What should our museums look like in 2020?

Four industry experts share their views on the past, present and future of museums<p>• Take part in #MuseumWeek 2015<p>Museums in 2020 should be radical and participative institutions at the heart of their communities. They should be working in partnership with third-sector organisations to develop …

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 …

ISIS and Iconoclasm: The History of the Museum Smash

Visiting the Baghdad Museum website is now a journey into a black screen that reads, simply:<p>This statement is quite literal. Recent weeks have been …

Russian Government Takes Over Gulag Museum, Sparking Fears It Will Whitewash History

Local officials in a town 800 miles from Moscow have taken over a museum in a former prison camp in order to strip it of references to the brutal …

Iraqis beam with pride as national museum reopens

EVEN as Iraq mourned the destruction of priceless artifacts by jihadists in Mosul, the national museum in Baghdad brought joy and pride to visitors …