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This school has banned all technology in the classroom—and at home

The next time your kid complains about your draconian 30-minute iPad limit, try this one on them: there is a school in London where all internet, TV, smartphones, and other tech devices are banned until at least age 12. (Pause, wait for gasps.)<p>The charter of the Acorn School, founded in 2013, …

London School of Economics

Google's codebase spans 2 billion lines

Ever wondered how much code it takes to run Google’s services? Rachel Potvin, an engineering manager at the company revealed at a recent @Scale conference that it’s in the neighborhood of 2 billion lines.<p>That’s roughly 40 times the size of Microsoft’s Windows XP OS and 100 times that of Facebook’s …

10 Discoveries Of Lost Cultures That May Rewrite Our History

It’s been said that history is written by the victors. But sometimes, history is rewritten (or at least given a few edits) by archaeologists, …

Archaeology

A History Of The Illegal World Of Psychedelic LSD Art

A new exhibition from American artist Mark McCloud has a brand new exhibition 'Take It Acid Is' which just opened at Fifty24SF Gallery in San …

Boston art museum cancels kimono event after claims of racism

Is it a culturally sensitive response to a delicate situation, or another instance of political correctness and outrage culture run amok?<p>The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston announced this week that it has canceled its "Kimono Wednesday" event in which visitors were invited to don replicas of …

Who Owns The Ancient One?

The fight for an ancient skeleton shows how science undermines and exploits Native-American identity. It's just one reason we need more of us in the lab.<p>In 1996, a Washington college student trying to sneak into a hydroplane race on the Columbia River — and drinking a Busch Light — stumbled upon …

1,300-Year-Old ‘Surprising Secret’ Discovered Inside Library Manuscript — and It Will Have a Major Impact

British researchers were in for a shocking surprise after taking a closer look at an ancient manuscript that had been given little attention while being housed in a university library for nearly a century.<p>The document, which was penned on goat or sheep skin, is now making international headlines …

The 5 most bizarre weapons of World War II

Unfortunately, war can drive innovation. During World War II, the world's major powers set their sights on advancing technology, medicine, and communications in order to be efficient and fearsome in battle. Some of the advancements made in WWII were fundamental to modern technology — others, not so …