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Damien Hirst: ‘What have I done? I’ve created a monster’ | Catherine Mayer

His mass-produced art has lost its power to shock. Now, in an attempt to wrest control of his legacy, Hirst is opening his own gallery. Will curating restore his status in the art world?<p>During the period he refers to as his “glory years”, Damien Hirst had a favourite gag. He would pull his foreskin …

Northern Ireland: when Britain fought terror with terror | Ian Cobain

When Martin McCauley was 19, he was shot by police as an IRA suspect. His best friend was killed. The RUC has always denied that it had a shoot to kill policy, but now fresh evidence is emerging<p>Martin McCauley and Michael Tighe were country boys. They grew up a stone’s throw from each other, on …

Northern Ireland

Security News This Week: The NSA Can't Stop, Won't Stop (Neither Will Israel, China, or Britain)

Well, it was quite a week for hacks, folks. That breach of the government Office of Personnel Management turned out to be much more serious than the …

11 Ted Talks To Inspire You To Change The World

These Ted Talks will inspire you to change the world. How can you make small changes in your life that make you feel happier and contribute to great …

The History of Flower Crowns and the Women Who Wore Them: From Frida Kahlo to Kate Moss

Few accessories have aroused such commentary, for and against, than the flower crown, so trendy of late among the neo-hippie festival crowd. Despite detractors, these decorative headpieces, whose history in mythology and art can be traced back to ancient civilizations, show no signs of fading from …

Google drops Cloud Platform prices across the board, introduces ‘Preemptible Virtual Machines’

Google has today announced big price drops for all Google Compute Engine Instance types, following the Moore’s law pricing philosophy that the company committed to last year. Effective today, the prices of virtual machines through Google Cloud Platform are dropping up to 30%, and Google is also …

Cloud Computing

Improve your mobile app strategy in the 10 minutes it takes to get dressed

In 2013, people spent $38 billion on mobile apps. That number is expected to grow to $77 billion by 2017, and the spending power goes well beyond just apps: A recent study shows that after browsing on a mobile device, roughly 50% of shoppers complete their purchase on a smartphone or tablet.<p>Keeping …

You should be using these browser extensions to keep yourself safe online

The invention of the internet made it easy to do amazing things online, like buying junk in a single click, but unfortunately that also came with consequences, like companies being able track your every move as you browse.<p>You might not know it, but every website you visit is using one or more …

How to turn great iOS app ideas into something real

My friends, family and even complete strangers are constantly asking me how to get their million-dollar app idea in the App Store.<p>This is always a shocker for me because, after countless hours of hard work over the past two years, my app is barely breaking even.<p>But I can offer one solid piece of …

iOS Apps

Podcast: Letting people sell their kidneys solved Iran’s organ shortage. Should the US do the same?

<b>Update, 6.12.15: The podcast has now launched, and you can</b> listen or subscribe to <i>Actuality</i> in iTunes.<p>Quartz and Marketplace are collaborating on a new podcast. It’s still in preview mode, but we’re releasing the latest episode for your enjoyment and feedback.<p>This week, we look at a thorny public …

Angelina Jolie: "What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger"

The 'Unbroken' director on why she refuses to look back, the problem with the news cycle, and what she learned from Louis Zamperini.<p><i>Unbroken</i>, the almost unbelievable story of Louis "Louie" Zamperini, marked Angelina Jolie's second time stepping behind the camera. The director's unblinking …

Angelina Jolie

Genetic Factors in Savings Behavior

<i>NOTE: The Growth Economics Blog has moved sites. Click here to find this post at the new site.</i><p>There is a recent article by Henrik Cronqvist and …