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The Future of the Mind by Michio Kaku, review

Michio Kaku's latest is a mind-bending study of the possibilities of the brain<p><b>Quadriplegics move artificial limbs with the mind</b>. Video games are directly controlled by the power of thought. A monkey’s brain connected to the internet can control an avatar on a video screen or a robot half a world …

Information is Beautiful Award Winners 2013

In an information-obsessed society, a new crop of artists is representing visual data in engaging, imaginative ways. In June, we were pleased to announce this year's Information is Beautiful Awards. It's a competition, open to the public, that was founded last year by data visualizer David …

Martin Lewis: 10 things about work, life and money your child should know

Most youngsters leave education knowing little about the grown-up worlds of work and money. Here are the key tips Martin Lewis would give to his younger self<p>If only I'd known 20 years ago… to throw every spare penny at Google shares, to lambast Gordon Brown's irresponsible trill that boom and bust …

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Surreal Portraits from Oleg Oprisco | Colossal

<p>Kiev-based photographer Oleg Oprisco (previously) continues to amaze with his surreal style of conceptual photography that makes use of a muted …

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013

National Geographic has once again opened its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The …

Histagrams, Major Historical Events Depicted as Instagram Posts

Histagrams — not to be confused with histograms — is a Tumblr blog that depicts historical events as Instagram posts. To see more of the funny posts, …

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Weekender: Eric Riddler, research librarian, 45

<b>After work on Friday, I'm usually stuck on a bus in Sydney's infamously dense traffic</b>, on my way to an exhibition. The creative community is vibrant here. We have fantastic public exhibitions, such as the annual Sculpture By The Sea, a three week-long sculpture show on the Sydney coast, and Art & …

How to dress: purple

With all due respect to the Vatican and the royal families of Europe, the Obama White House pretty well owns purple. At Barack's inauguration at the beginning of this year, Sasha wore a pinkish-purple coat, Malia a violet one, and Michelle aubergine J Crew gloves with her navy coat. Back in 2008, …