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Facebook just got a feminist icon update

You may not have noticed, but Facebook has been giving itself the website equivalent of a spa weekend recently. In addition to subtly redesigning its …

Day 1 of 2015 Comic-Con

Darth Vader

Songs That Heal: Preserving A Thousand-Year-Old Tradition

Only six people in the world know how to do what Sergio Pacheco is about to do.<p>A middle-aged man who rarely smiles, Pacheco stands in the middle of a crowd on the National Mall, wearing a feathered headdress, beaded necklace and wrinkled dress that's been hand painted with a large, maroon bird on …

Spotlighting the 74th Annual Peabody Awards: 9 Noteworthy Articles to Read Before Broadcast

Since long before television even came into prominence, the Peabody Awards have been there to dole out honors for distinguished and meritorious …

Good-bye plastic: Lego announces a huge change in the future of its toys.

Legos. A classic children's toy.<p>The literal building blocks of imagination can bring many hours of joy.<p><b>Hours of joy that are quickly forgotten when</b> …

Live Aid: Where are they now?

Find out what performers are up to more than 30 years after Live Aid, the legendary concert to help ease famine in Ethiopia.

The Medical Futurist

Google unleashes machine dreaming software on the public, nightmarish images flood the internet

Artificial intelligence code is open-sourced by Google developers, with internet users sharing psychedelic images under #deepdream hashtag<p>Two weeks ago, Google engineers released the bizarre results of an artificial intelligence experiment, which saw photos interpreted and edited by the company's …

iPhone first went on sale 8 years ago today

The original iPhone first went on sale eight years ago today, on June 29, 2007 — a simpler time when Pixar released the movie <i>Ratatouille</i>, the NFL shut down its European league, Rihanna’s “Umbrella” topped the music charts, and Apple stock sold for a measly $17.43.<p>If only we knew then what we know …

Music Charts

A Washington journal: Using an Antarctic film to highlight climate change without taking sides

The breathtakingly beautiful images in a new documentary, <i>Antarctica: On the Edge</i>, are meant to appeal to anyone curious about this fragile, frozen …

End of the corner office: D.C. law firm designs its new space for millennials

By Brigid Schulte<p>Brigid Schulte<p>Bio<p>From the moment Jeff Costellia first joined a big firm after graduating from law school, he had one destination in mind: the corner office.<p>It wasn’t just the palatial space, the private conference table, the windows and light and the nice view. The corner office …

Work-life Balance

The Open Source, 3D Printed Bionic Arm Needs to Get a Lot Cheaper

Joel Gibbard wants to make robotic prosthetics both functional and more widely available to amputees.<p>There have recently been some major advances in prosthetics with everything from mind-controlled limbs to Nigel Ackland's Terminator-esque bebionic3. But there's a problem. These devices either …

Prosthetics

'Star Trek' fan builds company headquarters in shape of USS Enterprise

If you long to work on the Starship Enterprise, send your resume to NetDragon Websoft.<p>The online game developer run by an avid "Star Trek" fan has built its headquarters in China in the shape of the legendary spaceship that Captain Kirk used to "boldly go where no man has gone before."<p>NetDragon was …

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What Arts Organizations Should Know About the Cultural Lives of Californians<p>Arts and culture deeply affect the quality of our lives and influence how …

Palmyra: Will ISIS bulldoze ancient Syrian city?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Another world wonder is on the brink of destruction as ISIS continues its rampage through the cultural heritage of Iraq and Syria.<p>This time it is the ancient oasis city of Palmyra in Syria, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dating back 2,000 years.<p>ISIS took "full control" of Palmyra Thursday …

Middle East

Midcentury masterstroke: the man who gave the world affordable art – in pictures

By the 1940s, Fernand Mourlot’s print shop in Paris was <i>the</i> place for artists to get exhibition posters made – and they became artworks of their own (with less staggering price tags). Matisse, Miró and Manet were regulars, and Picasso loved it so much he set up shop there in 1945, making more than …

10 Cities That Are Shaping The Future Of Urban Living

Cities are frequently at the front line of innovation when it comes to addressing the changing problems of urban life. Plans to combat climate change, bring about cleaner air and create safer, healthier spaces for citizens are all being executed by mayors and councils in the world's major …

On Mindfulness - A Conversation (Paulo Coelho & Arianna Huffington) | DLD14

Coelho

The World's Most Beautiful Places In Photos

Lonely Planet has been guiding travelers to destinations across the globe for 40 years.<p>In celebration of those four decades, the company's travel experts handpicked images of the world's most beautiful places and compiled them into a book, <i>Lonely Planet's Beautiful World</i>.<p>Check out some of the …

Paulo Coelho: 'I had an enormous amount of fun being a hippy'

<b>Writing means sharing.</b> It's part of the human condition to want to share things – thoughts, ideas, opinions. I discovered very early in life that the best way for me to communicate is through my writing, but it took me years to realise that it's what I needed to do full time.<p><b>I remember the moments</b> …

Articles about 5 light filled lofts on Dwell.com - Dwell

Method Homes’ compact Element 1 prefab model rises to the challenge of a difficult building site.<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.<p>In a former fishermen’s cottage outside Copenhagen, a young family has …

3D-Printed Nests Bring Birds Back Into Cities

A team of architects and designers have come together to explore how 3D printing technology can help our flying friends. Printednest aims to bring birds back into cities with its 3D-printed bird feeders. As 3D Print states, “Designed to adhere to the smooth, exterior surfaces of urban structures …

Nepal Continues to Dig Out: Pictures

Shaping Abstraction

Drawn primarily from the Bay Area collections of Maurice and the late Harriet Gregg and of John Weeden and the late David Davies, this exhibition …

First Look: Inside the New Whitney Museum in NYC

The Whitney Museum of American Art has moved into a Renzo Piano-designed building at the foot of the High Line. Take a peek at the museum before it opens to the public on May 1.

New York Odyssey

The Whitney reëstablishes itself downtown.<p>The Whitney Museum of American Art, long the odd duck among the Big Four of Manhattan art museums—a cohort that includes the mighty Metropolitan, the starry Modern, and the raffish Guggenheim—takes wing on May 1st, when it reopens in a new, vastly expanded …

Pulitzer prizes 2015: the winning photographs, from Ferguson to Liberia

The staff of the St Louis Post-Dispatch won the breaking news photography prize, while Daniel Berehulak also won for his work on Ebola with the New York Times

The Revolutionary War Veterans Who Lived Long Enough to Have Their Pictures Taken

The Revolutionary War ended in 1783 and photography was invented in the 1820s and 1830s, so most of the veterans of the war didn’t live long enough …