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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket just exploded at Cape Canaveral, destroying Facebook’s Internet.org satellite

Update: SpaceX has confirmed that there were no personnel injuries in the blast but the rocket and payload were destroyed.<p>According to numerous eyewitness reports, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket just exploded during a test on a launch pad at Cape Canaveral. This rocket was set to launch on Saturday, …

Artist Baron Batch, Retired Steelers Running Back, Faces Graffiti Charges

An arrest warrant has been issued for former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Baron Batch on 30 counts of criminal mischief involving graffiti, Pittsburgh police confirmed Monday.<p>Batch has won national acclaim for the large murals — often depicting elephants — that he paints without notice in …

Van Gogh masterpiece recreated on water - CNN Style

Written by Zahra Jamshed, CNN<p>Garip Ay creates paintings on water. The Turkish artist uses an ancient technique known as Ebru, which involves creating vibrant images using paint on water.<p>He recently recreated an Ebru version of a 20th century masterpiece, "The Starry Night" by Vincent van Gogh.<p>A …

Happy 75th Birthday, Bob Dylan: Pictures

London

100 Objects of Modern Design

In 1948, young George Kravis bought his first object of industrial design - an RCA 45 rpm record-changer.<p>He's never looked back. In fact, he's moved way, way forward, collecting more than 3,500 items and housing them in a leased, climate-controlled, former office building in Tulsa, Okla. The Kravis …

Andy Warhol in Praise of Laziness

Exhibitions<p>THE DAILY PIC: At the Met Breuer, Warhol looks at labor-saving devices in art.<p>,<p><b>THE DAILY PIC</b> (#1558): Andy Warhol’s <i>Do It Yourself …

The Surreal Art of Paul Fuentes

<i>In an ongoing effort to support independent artists from around the world, Design Milk is proud to partner with Society6 to offer The Design Milk</i> …

Children Can Tell the Difference Between Abstract Art and Kids' Paintings

Some might argue that a Jackson Pollock painting looks like something a preschool kid could do, given a canvas and some paint. But abstract art is …

Watercolor Paintings Candidly Capture the Expressive Faces of India

Artist Rajkumar Sthabathy uses watercolors to capture the essence of India. Within his expressive paintings, Sthabathy depicts candid scenes witnessed on the streets of his homeland. There are the rickshaw drivers who make their way through crowded streets, vendors who work to sell their wares, and …

Art

Nice Museum. Where’s the Art?

After all the artist’s struggles, all the critical quarrels, all the millions paid for grand works—after all that, how long will a museum visitor typically stand before a masterpiece? About twenty-eight seconds, according to a recent scholarly study. This average has held steady during the past …

Museums

“Do Not Resist” and the Crisis of Police Militarization

Three years ago, when the Tsarnaev brothers set off a bomb at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and wounding two hundred and sixty-four, Craig Atkinson, a New York filmmaker, looked on with as much horror as anyone else. But he noticed something, too: the police in Boston …

Law Enforcement

Architectural Details: Mies van der Rohe’s Iconic Farnsworth House

On the day that marks the 131st anniversary of Mies van der Rohe’s birth, it seems only fitting that the latest installment of our <i>Architectural Details</i> series turns its attention to an architect who understood the importance of considering every last element of a building with the greatest …

Avant-garde

"Destination" , Abstract Acrylic Painting - 24x

The Velvet Underground: 10 vintage pictures of Nico

CULTURE SEE<p>She modeled for Vogue, acted for Fellini and played muse to Andy Warhol. Browse vintage photos of Nico, the throaty-voiced lead singer of …

Sorry Kanye, We Have Our Picasso

Artist David Hammons has historically been ahead of the curve—and a half century of work at Mnuchin is proof<p>Imagine an artist armed with …

20th Century

Chicago gun laws not as strict as GOP candidates claim

The mass shooting at an Oregon community college last week thrust the debate over the nation's gun laws to the center of the presidential race. At least some of the Republicans who are running have pointed to Chicago as proof that gun control does not work.<p>The city has a reputation for having some …

Polaroid sues GoPro for copying a design patent

C&A Marketing Inc., the company that produces the Polaroid Cube, has filed a lawsuit against GoPro for releasing the Hero4 Session camera. On what grounds? Well, the two cameras look almost identical. Both are shaped like a cube with rounded edges, and even though the Session is able to shoot …

How Radiohead Shocked the World: A 15th-Anniversary Salute to ‘Kid A’

Happy 15th birthday to Radiohead‘s <i>Kid A</i>, released on October 2nd, 2000. <i>Kid A</i> remains the defining moment in the Radiohead legend, and the pinnacle of …

Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood Announces Junun LP, Shares Paul Thomas Anderson-Directed Video for "Roked"

Earlier this year, Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood revealed he was working on a new album in India with Israeli composer Shye Ben Tzur. Now, it has a title and release date. <i>Junun</i>, which also features Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich and Indian qawwali group the Rajasthan Express, is due<p>November 13via …

The Elwins - So Down Low [Official Lyric Video]

Court rules in favor of Miss. abortion clinic

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi's lone abortion clinic can stay open after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit on Tuesday upheld a preliminary injunction against a state law that threatened to close the clinic and force women to go out of state to receive the procedure.<p>Claiming the law would …

New Dungeons & Dragons Rules Embrace Diverse Gender Identities, Sexual Orientation

I first played Dungeons & Dragons -- the original edition -- back in high school in the early 80s. Now I consider my son's recent interest in the game one of the best things that's ever happened to me as a parent. I was thrilled, therefore, to discover that the new version of D&D, which officially …

This is the MacBook USB-C hub Apple should have thought of

The new MacBook is pretty great, but lacks all the ports you’re likely used to if you have a MacBook Pro or Air. That’s what makes Satechi’s new USB-C hub so wonderful.<p>Plugging into your USB-C port on the MacBook, Satechi’s hub offers three USB 3.0 ports, an SD card reader and a Micro SD card …

USB Type-C

US box office: The Martian soars into blockbuster territory as Pan plummets

Ridley Scott’s space adventure zooms past $100m in North America, as $150m Joe Wright fantasy prequel scores just $15.5m in its first weekend<p>The Martian, Ridley Scott’s space thriller about an astronaut left behind on Mars when a mission to the red planet goes horribly wrong, has officially entered …

Box Office

Watch: 9 Science-Backed Tips to Help You Study Smarter, Not Harder

Not all cramming is created equal.<p>If you're working a job you love and can leave behind once you walk out of the office each night, then …

Study Tips: How Many Hours Should You Spend Studying?

Most full time college students have to juggle their classes and social lives. Many sacrifice their grades though by not studying enough for classes …

These Salvadoran Women Went to Prison for Suffering Miscarriages

“Abortion” in English is <i>aborto provocado</i> in Spanish. “Miscarriage” is <i>aborto espont</i><i>á</i><i>neo</i>. Simple enough.<p>Yet in El Salvador, a largely Catholic Central …

El Salvador