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Ex Machina Explores the Thrill (and Horror) of Romantic Uncertainty

Alex Garland's remarkable debut seeds a story about relationship anxiety within a Fincheresque artificial-intelligence parable.<p><i>Ex Machina</i> is a science-fiction horror film that, like so many others, plays on fears of the future: of artificial intelligence, of the blurred line between human life and …

Artificial Intelligence

This Tumblr Pairs Medieval Art with Rappers, and It's Brilliant

Gives new meaning to the expression "hip-hop royalty."<p>If you've ever looked at a photo of a blinged-out Rick Ross and thought, <i>Dude totally looks like Henry VIII</i>, there's a new Tumblr for you. The site, B4 XVI (a.k.a. beforesixteen), juxtaposes famous rappers with medieval and Renaissance artwork …

Rap & Hip-Hop
Pregnancy

Ferguson police report: Most shocking parts

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ferguson Mayor James Knowles said the city "must do better" to address racism after a stunning Department of Justice report revealed a range of abuses committed against African American residents by the city's police force.<p>"We must do better not only as a city but as a state and a country. …

Justice

Monkeys With Better Social Networks Stay Warmer in the Winter

It’s three in the morning in South Africa, in the middle of winter. Temperatures have dropped to just below freezing and a vervet monkey—silver-furred and black-faced—is very, very cold. Soon, the rising sun will heat the land to a much nicer 25 Celsius, but for now, the vervet faces five hours of …

The Pentagon Is Studying World Leaders' Body Language

The Office of Net Assessments, a sort of internal think tank for the U.S. secretary of defense, has spent $300,000 annually since 2009 for research to study the body language and movement patterns of key global leaders, one of them being Putin, who has served as Russia's president and prime …

Russia

My Bias Against Measuring Bias

The latest <i>Washington Post</i>/ABC News poll shows Hillary Clinton solidly besting her potential Republican opponents. It even suggests by two-to-one, she benefits from her status as the potential first woman President (although far more say it makes no difference). But can we trust voters' own …

New wireless services from Google and Cablevision will lean heavily on Wi-Fi

It looks like Republic Wireless — the upstart cellular service that uses Wi-Fi and falls back to Sprint when necessary — was onto something when it launched back in 2011.<p>Rumors have popped up in recent days that Google is prepping to launch a wireless MVNO that uses both Sprint and T-Mobile …

Telecoms

The Fallacy of 'Giving Up'

The importance of talking with a doctor about values and priorities in life—at any age<p>At 30 years old, a person's brain weighs about three pounds. In its capaciousness it wears the skull like a well-tailored suit. So notes Harvard professor and surgeon Atul Gawande in his most recent book <i>Being</i> …

Medicine

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1963 “Letter from Birmingham jail” remains relevant today

<i>King’s famous 1963 “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” published in The Atlantic as “The Negro Is Your Brother,” was written in response to a public statement of concern and caution issued by eight white religious leaders of the South. It stands as one of the classic documents of the civil-rights</i> …

Black History

'Designer babies' debate should start, scientists say

<b>Rapid progress in genetics is making "designer babies" more likely and society needs to be prepared, leading scientists have told the BBC.</b><p>Dr Tony Perry, a pioneer in cloning, has announced precise DNA editing at the moment of conception in mice.<p>He said huge advances in the past two years meant …

Genetics

In search of a personalised diet

<b>Forget the latest weight-loss fad - science may already have worked out what diet is best for you. Experts say a personalised approach could transform the way people lose weight.</b><p>January is a month when many go on a post-Christmas purge and start dieting. It's also the month when many fail and go …

Holistic Medicine

25 Artists You Need To Start Listening To In 2015

2015 should be an amazing year for music. Between expected releases from Kendrick Lamar, Modest Mouse, Kanye West, Radiohead, Drake, Adele, Chance The Rapper, Frank Ocean, James Blake and Fleetwood Mac, to name but a select few, this year should make up for the lack of impact albums that marked …

Rap & Hip-Hop
Social Media

A Black to Giuliani: 'Right on brother. Way to go Rudy!'

All heck broke loose in the media when white former Mayor Rudy Giuliani smacked down black race pimp Michael Eric Dyson with the truth about …

Deaf 15-Year-Old Learns to Speak For the First Time Using Sign Language

Born deaf in a remote area of Uganda without any schools or resources for deaf children, 15-year-old Patrick Otema had never had a conversation in his life. He could follow simple commands from his father, but was unable to express his thoughts, feelings, or ideas. When he wasn't doing chores, he …

Language

Superheroes Reimagined as 16th Century Paintings

What would it look like if Superman was born in the 16th century? What if the Hulk was a Duke? These are the questions photographer Sacha Goldberger asked himself when he created this playful new series <i>Super Flemish</i>. Some of our favorite pop culture characters like Darth Vader and Snow White got …

Art

New York to no longer arrest for small amounts of marijuana

Possession of 25 grams or less of marijuana no longer will be grounds for arrest in New York City under a new policy aimed at ending the lifelong stigma that can follow pot users, city officials announced Monday.<p>The new law, which takes effect Nov. 19, marks a substantial shift in policing in the …

New Banksy Piece Spotted in Bristol, UK

Following from a recent hoax alleging Banksy’s arrest, a new piece has surfaced in the iconic<p>Following from a recent hoax alleging Banksy‘s arrest, a new piece has surfaced in the iconic street artist’s hometown of Bristol, UK. In usual fashion, Banksy took to his webpage to unveil the rendition. …

10 Powerful Women Share Their Words of Wisdom

Businesswomen, designers, CEOs and writers answer: what keeps you awake at night?<p>Businesswomen, designers, CEOs and writers answer: what keeps you awake at night? <i>Via HarpersBazaar.co.uk</i>

How to Build the Perfect Bookcase

Thatcher Wine of Juniper Books breaks it down.<p>Thatcher Wine creates beautiful, whimsical book sets for his brand Juniper Books—and they're the perfect accompaniment to the bookshelves he creates for his clients. From private homes to golf clubs and his own living room, Wine has making literature …

The Week in Review: Why Millennials Matter

Ranging in age from 14 to 34, the millennial generation is a study in contrasts. In spite of their technological savvy, liberal politics and college …

The Week in Review: Marijuana Goes Mainstream

In recent years, American social policy became a very sticky subject. Issues ranging from gay marriage to gun ownership are hotly politicized, and …

11 Things You Need To Know About Organizing In A Small Space

The 12 Best Paint Colors for a Kids' Rooms

They'll never get tired of these shades.<p>Painting is a total pain. You have to move all your furniture and tape all the molding and only <i>then</i> can you start putting color on the walls. Good thing these subtle shades will grow with your child — from the terrible twos to the trying teens.