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How China acquires ‘the crown jewels’ of U.S. technology

The U.S. fails to adequately police foreign deals for next-generation software that powers the military and American economic strength.<p>The U.S. government was well aware of China’s aggressive strategy of leveraging private investors to buy up the latest American technology when, early last year, a …

China

How can traditional craftsmanship survive in the modern world?

How Kyoto-based Hosoo is diversifying its traditional kimono business into art, fashion and interiors, and serving clients like Louis Vuitton, Dior …

Louis Vuitton

The secrets of the ‘high-potential’ personality

Are there six traits that could really mark out your potential to achieve?<p>Are you curious, conscientious and competitive? Do you also have the more mysterious qualities of “high adjustment”, “ambiguity acceptance” and “risk approach”? If so, congratulations! According to new psychological research, …

Psychology

The Robot Assault On Fukushima

The night before the mission, Kenji Matsuzaki could not sleep. For more than a year, Matsuzaki and a team of engineers had been developing their …

Nuclear Energy

Albert-Kahn, musée et jardin départementaux: Vietnam

Les rochers de la "Limace" et du "Crapaud", baie de Ha-Long, Vietnam<p>Avril 1915. Autochrome de Léon Busy (inv.A 5 587).<br>© Musée Albert-Kahn - …

The 35 Composition Tips for Taking Stunning Landscape Photos

Being able to take your landscape photography to new levels doesn’t require fancy or expensive gear. Instead, all you need to do is learn about the …

Landscape Photography

The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics and Madness of Ezra Pound – review

Daniel Swift’s account of the disgraced poet’s years in a mental hospital is enthralling but leaves us little wiser as to his state of mind<p>The psychodrama surrounding one of America’s greatest 20th century poets during, and immediately after, the second world war is so bizarre, it’s astonishing …

Literature

How to read poetry like a professor

Since retiring from his professorship at the University of Michigan-Flint, where he taught literature and writing for nearly 30 years, Thomas Foster has made a fruitful career writing instructive books about how we ought to read. With How to Read Literature Like a Professor, which he revised in …

Literature

Junya Ishigami: 'I want to make the sky'

The Japanese architect designs buildings that float or are almost invisible – but now his fairytale visions are becoming a reality<p>Imagine a world where buildings don’t exist. A place with no rustic cottages nor gleaming skyscrapers, no classicism nor modernism, no preconceived idea of what a house …

Wine Cellars

Apple celebrates Chinese New Year with teary iPhone X ad

Commentary: It's the story of a woman who works as a conductor on a train and rarely sees her son at the New Year. It's been a big viral hit in China.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Friday sees China begin to celebrate its New Year.<p>You …

Chinese New Year

Everything We Know About Birds That Glow

Owls, puffins, and lots of other flying friends exhibit fascinating patterns under blacklights.<p>Tony Diamond can’t remember exactly why he first shone …

Birds

‘Being Charlie’

The Naughty Nineties: The Triumph of the American Libido<p>by David Friend<p>Twelve, 631 pp., $32.00<p>The summer of 1998, Philip Roth began his novel <i>The</i> …

How to Fall in Love Over Text

To write her YA novel Emergency Contact, Mary H.K. Choi had to figure out how to render texts between teens without sounding corny.<p>It’s a coincidence that Penny, the heroine of Mary H.K. Choi’s young-adult novel <i>Emergency Contact,</i> happens to be passing by as Sam, her local barista, is having his …

Relationships

How hackers are hijacking your cellphone account

Fraudsters have figured out how to break in to online accounts protected by two-factor authentication, where the authenticating device is your mobile phone.<p>They don’t steal the phone; they simply hijack the phone number. This enables them to intercept those one-time verification codes sent to that …

Identity Theft

Shatter, Batter, Wax: How Cannabis Extracts Come to Be

Some time around the mid-aughts, folks in the weed industry began to notice a shift in the market. Pot smokers were <i>smoking</i> less, and dabbing …

Cannabis

He Met Her Briefly In 1972 And Never Saw Her Again. His Message To Her 43 Years Later Gave Me Goosebumps - The Open Mind

This is a Boston man’s “Missed Connections” post on Craigslist about a woman he met on New Year’s Eve in 1972. It was too beautiful not to share, and …

100 năm miền Bắc Việt Nam qua ảnh

Cứ mỗi dịp Tết đến xuân về, tôi lại thích nghĩ về quá khứ, về những gì đã qua. Tết là một cái cớ để sống chậm lại và suy ngẫm về những giá trị cũ. …

Mark Zuckerberg says he’ll do more to stop ‘bad actors’ from accessing your data — here’s what else you can do today

Your Facebook “likes” could be swinging elections.<p>Cambridge Analytica, a data firm that worked for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, reportedly …

Why Facebook Is a Waste of Time—and Money—for Arts Nonprofits

Opinion<p>The co-founder of the nonprofit Center for Artistic Activism explains why his company has officially de-friended Facebook.<p>,<p>Like many …

How to tell if you're asking a stupid question

A common cliché I often hear leaders say is, “Feel free to speak up! Remember, there are no stupid questions.”<p>I can think of a time when that statement was true. My second-grade teacher would remind us of this to build our confidence with adults, who at that time could be a bit scary to us. But in …

Self-improvement

Yale's most popular class teaches happiness: 6 lessons you can practice now

When a Yale University psychology professor set out to teach a new course on how to be happy, the reaction was stunning.<p>When Yale University psychology professor Laurie Santos set out to teach a new course on how to be happy, the reaction was stunning.<p>“Psychology and the Good Life,” which began …

9 ways to manage toxic relatives, bad bosses and other difficult people

Most of us have at least one person in our lives who makes our blood boil or leaves us in tears. Here's how to deal.<p>Odds are there’s at least one difficult person in your life — someone who can make your blood boil and your anxiety flame up. While it may be possible to avoid many of these annoying …

Obama Portraits Blend Paint and Politics, and Fact and Fiction

WASHINGTON — With the unveiling here Monday at the National Portrait Gallery of the official presidential likenesses of Barack Obama and the former first lady, Michelle Obama, this city of myriad monuments gets a couple of new ones, each radiating, in its different way, gravitas (his) and glam …

Michelle Obama

Pictures of the Week 2.9.18

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Updates<p>February 12, 2018 6:00 AM<p><i>“The arts have always been central to the American experience. They provoke thought, challenge our assumptions, and</i> …

National Portrait Gallery

Bad News: Kehinde Wiley’s Portrait of Barack Obama Is a Bummer

Politics<p>There's a lot to love in the fanciful image, but there's also a lot to question.<p>,<p>As rare as it is for the debut of any artwork to be a …

Barack Obama

Rare Sight of Super Blue Blood Moon and Lunar Eclipse: Pictures

Burma

Sit on This! The Guggenheim Basks in the Reflected Glory of Its Golden Riposte to Trump’s Van Gogh Request

Politics<p>Guggenheim curator Nancy Spector and artist Maurizio Cattelan offered Donald Trump a special loan instead: a solid gold toilet.<p>,<p>A White House …

Art

Here's how the flu virus kills some people so quickly

A 10-year-old Connecticut boy died of flu. So did a 21-year-old bodybuilder, and 4-year-old Jonah Reiben of Dayton, Ohio.<p>These are not the usual sick and elderly people who die from influenza. But every year, flu carries away perfectly healthy young adults and children, and tens of thousands of …

Public Health

30 years after Prozac arrived, we still buy the lie that chemical imbalances cause depression

Some 2,000 years ago, the Ancient Greek scholar Hippocrates argued that all ailments, including mental illnesses such as melancholia, could be explained by imbalances in the four bodily fluids, or “humors.” Today, most of us like to think we know better: Depression—our term for melancholia—is …

FDA