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Edvard Munch Was Also an Experimental Photographer—See His Startling, Spooky Images Here

On View<p>Show of the Day: "The Experimental Self: Edvard Munch’s Photography” at Scandinavia House.<p>,<p><b>EDVARD MUNCH</b><p><i>“</i><i>The Experimental Self: Edvard Munch’s</i> …

8 (New) Energy Efficient Materials Architects Should Know

Whether architects are trying to meet the Architecture 2030 Challenge or pursuing their own mission to save energy, they have an opportunity to …

Energy Efficiency

In an illiberal world order, we need new ways to defend human rights

The UN human rights chief, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, recently announced he would not be seeking a second term in office. “To do so, in the current geopolitical context, might involve bending a knee in supplication... lessening the independence and integrity of my voice,” he explained.<p>His vivid words …

Rights & Freedoms

New York City just declared war on the oil industry

The home of Wall Street announced on Wednesday that it will be divesting its massive pension fund from fossil fuels. That hits fossil fuel giants where it hurts<p>Over the years, the capital of the fight against climate change has been Kyoto, or Paris – that’s where the symbolic political agreements …

Fossil Fuels

Disabilities are not always obvious. Don't judge us without knowing the full story

In any public place, it may surprise you to look around and consider that one in five people have a disability. Many engage less with society than they would like<p>Too many of my friends have told me of being abused by strangers when using an accessible (or “disabled”) parking space. Sometimes there …

Disability

For some receiving disability benefits, the desire to work will never cease

Published on January 10, 2018<p>Last year, The Washington Post explored how rural American communities have been reshaped by the significant growth in disability programs over the past two decades.<br>As the series of articles progressed, we heard from readers nationwide about their experiences with …

UberEATS

A Floating House to Resist the Floods of Climate Change

Last June, not long after a catastrophic thunderstorm swept through southern Ontario, bringing a month’s worth of rain in just a few hours, a group of seventy-five architects, engineers, and policymakers from sixteen countries gathered in the city of Waterloo to discuss how humanity will cope with …

Architecture

Scientists warn of 'mini ice age' that could hit Earth and freeze major rivers by 2030

The Earth is approaching a "mini ice age" as the planet's temperature is likely to start dropping in 2021, scientists claim.<p>Amid rising concerns over …

Wind: A Film On Systems Thinking

<p>Introduced by <a href=” target=”_blank”>John Atkinson</a>.</p> <p>We often speak about the symbiotic nature of living systems, how a living thing …

Symbiotic

The Universe Shouldn’t Exist, CERN Scientists Announce

BASE particle physicists have discovered a very precise way to examine antimatter.<br>Read More

Physics

Dive Through More Than 1,000 Dalí Paintings Online

For the past 17 years, researchers at the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation in Spain have been hard at work examining, tracking down, cross-checking and …

Art

Worst-case global warming predictions are the most accurate, say climate experts

Current predictions of climate change may significantly underestimate the speed and severity of global warming, according to a new study.<p>Reappraisal …

MUJI HUT | MUJI 無印良品

Size<p>Interior layout 9.1m²<br>Porch 3.1m²<p>Structure<p>Timber framing construction<p>Foundation<p>Reinforced concrete construction with raft foundation (with …

Driverless Cars Will Change Auto Insurance. Here’s How Insurers Can Adapt

There is little doubt that the widespread adoption of autonomous vehicles will have a huge impact on the automobile insurance industry. Research and computer modeling conducted by Accenture in collaboration with the Stevens Institute of Technology indicates that as many as 23 million fully …

Google's AI made its own AI, and it's better than anything ever created by humans

The Google's Brain team of researchers has been hard at work studying artificial intelligence systems. Back in May they developed AutoML, an AI …

Scientists Reverse Arrow of Time in Quantum Experiment — NOVA Next | PBS

Time only moves forward—or does it?<p>Physicists refer to this idea as the “arrow of time,” and the idea of unidirectional time seems to hold true for …

Quantum Mechanics

Scientists Have Developed a Brain Implant That Can Boost Memory by 30 Percent | Inc.com

If you want to keep your memory sharp as you age you might want to try meditation, weight lifting, or keeping up your social connections. Or, in the near future, you might also be able to opt for a brain implant.<p>That's the prospect raised by new technology revealed at a recent Society for …

Alzheimer's Disease

Behold the New Vantablack 2.0, the Art Material So Black It Eats Lasers and Flattens Reality

Art World<p>You have to not see it to believe it.<p>,<p>Artists the world over were instantly captivated three years ago when UK-based Surrey NanoSystems …

Technis - The floor you walk on is now smart

'A Forest Where Gods Live': latest show by Japanese art collective teamLab

A visit to a Japanese digital art installation in Mifuneyama Rakuen park is a magical experience.

Japan

Let's stop debating climate change and start combating it

<b>(CNN) —</b> With the news Tuesday that Syria has officially joined the Paris climate agreement, the United States, under President Trump, will stand as the lone dissenting country when diplomats gather in Germany this week to hammer out the details for implementing the accord.<p>Meanwhile, back at home, …

Climate Change

Bukowski’s poems were mangled by editors after his death. Now you can read his originals

When Abel Debritto first started researching and writing about Charles Bukowski, he knew that the prolific underground poet, short story writer and …

Literature

Blockchain-Based CVs Could Change Employment Forever

A new and potentially revolutionary application of blockchain technology could have wide-ranging implications for the way employers assess candidates and fill vacancies.<p>Blockchain is basically a method of recording information on a distributed and encrypted ledger – eliminating the need for trust, …

Blockchain

The seven megatrends that could beat global warming: 'There is reason for hope'

Until recently the battle to avert catastrophic climate change – floods, droughts, famine, mass migrations – seemed to be lost. But with the tipping point just years away, the tide is finally turning, thanks to innovations ranging from cheap renewables to lab-grown meat and electric …

Fossil Fuels

Ambitious neuroscience project to probe how the brain makes decisions

Combining expertise from 21 labs in Europe and the US, the International Brain Laboratory will attempt to answer one of the greatest mysteries of all time<p>World-leading neuroscientists have launched an ambitious project to answer one of the greatest mysteries of all time: how the brain decides what …

Indian Badminton League

Joshua Tree Residence Made of Containers

The Joshua Tree Residence has been visualized by Whitaker Studio and it is situated atop the Californian mountainside. The particularity of this …

Market-based capital allocation does not support long-term decision-making

Everything we say today needs to be placed in the broader context of long-term decision-making in business. I can think of no better place to start …

Innovation

Piero Manzoni – The Artist Who Became Famous for Selling His Own Poop

Ask anyone if they would pay anything to own another’s person’s poop, and they will most likely say “hell, no”. But everything changes when the said …

How I fail at being disabled

Born with a genetic visual impairment that has no correction or cure, Susan Robinson is legally blind (or partially sighted, as she prefers it) and …

Here is the letter the world's largest investor, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, just sent to CEOs everywhere

Fink focused on how to think long-term in this "new world" that has negated all the assumptions investors had a year ago about, for example, who would be the US president.<p>Business Insider is running the full letter below (emphasis ours):<p>Each year, I write to the CEOs of leading companies in which …