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In 'Things We Lost,' Argentina's Haunted History Gets A Supernatural Twist

Argentina can be beguiling, but its grand European architecture and lively coffee culture obscure a dark past: In the 1970s and early '80s, thousands of people were tortured and killed under the country's military dictatorship. In many cases, the children of the disappeared were kidnapped, and some …

Books

Neural networks breakthrough sees computer start to think like a human for the first time

Finnish computer scientists have found a way to train neural networks to think more like the human brain.<p>Computer scientists in Finland have made a …

A tiny-armed robot could be the future of surgery

Robots are increasingly common in surgical procedures. But surgical robots are often very large, with long, inflexible instruments that make them expensive and impractical for smaller practices. The creators of Axsis, a new surgical robot designed to perform cataract surgery, say it’s the first of …

Robotics

New Evidence Suggests Parkinson's Might Start in The Gut, Not The Brain

We might have been wrong about Parkinson's this whole time.<p>A new study adds to a growing body of research that suggests we might have been thinking …

Neuroscience

The Case Against Reality

A professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses. As we go about our daily lives, we …

Cognitive Science

2,000 Watercolor Paintings Create a Haunting Animated Film

Berlin animation house Talking Animals has produced a stunning cautionary tale about trespassing in haunted mansions.<p>Anyone who's watched an 80s horror flick will tell you, "Don't enter the haunted house." Apparently no one told Bird or Lion, the protagonists of a new hybrid animation by Berlin …

Digital Art

Want to Raise Down-to-Earth Kids? It Helps to Know a Little Psychology | Inc.com

The rap on young people is that they're entitled and narcissistic. They think the world revolves around them and owes them something. They're brats, basically.<p>Is this true?<p>Absolutely not, reply a whole host of Millennials, who point out that it's their parents who tanked the economy and their …

Psychology

The Internet of Drones Is Coming

It's a good thing.<p>Commercial aviation was born in the later years of World War I, and so too was the need for air traffic control. With a sudden post-war excess of military aircraft, Britain and France began converting their light, reliable bombers into mail planes. Consequently, air traffic …

Air Traffic

I saw something horrible and wrong in VR

And I don't want to go back<p><i>Warning: this post includes graphic content.</i><p>I went over to a friend's house the other day to have some quality time in his Oculus Rift. He has a nice apartment, and instead of hiding the Oculus away in a bedroom, he's devised a setup where you can sit at the kitchen table …

Virtual Reality

Social Psychology Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

Psychology is the scientific study of how people act, think, and feel. <b>Social psychology</b> studies how people act, think, and feel in the context of …

At This Art Gallery, The Floors Are More Important Than The Walls

Artist Peter Zimmerman poured 1,400 square feet of resin onto the floors of this museum gallery to complement the paintings on the walls.<p>The point of going to most galleries is to look at what’s hanging on the walls. Yet as part of his new show, the German artist Peter Zimmerman wants you to pay …

Art

"I Don't Do Drugs Recreationally Anymore. I Just Smoke Weed and Work."

On 4/20, artist Killer Acid takes a break from blotters and tells us about his creative relationship with pot.<p>Killer Acid is an Brooklyn-based illustrator originally from Delaware. He has a history of drawing trippy stuff for VICE and other like-minded outlets, and he's generally known for talking …

Cannabis

Tipic's smart Tulèr kitchen features a sink that appears with the wave of a hand

<b>Milan 2016:</b> Italian design studio Tipic has created a smart kitchen countertop that integrates various interactive functions including a sink that …

Kitchens

Gould Evans adds vibrant orange skin to Brutalist library in Kansas

US firm Gould Evans has revamped a 1970s concrete library in Kansas, wrapping the building in a terracotta rainscreen and adding modern amenities …

Swimming Pools

It Turns Out It’s Almost Impossible To Draw A Bicycle

Italian designer Gianluca Gimini asks people to draw bicycles, then turns them into comical digital renderings.<p>Quick. Draw a bike. Don’t look at one first, just draw one. Done? Okay, now step back and look at your bike. It’s total garbage, isn’t it? It’s not just you. Turns out that basically no …

Drawing

Study Shows How LSD Mimics Infant's Mind as Ego Dissolves

A groundbreaking series of experiments show how LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide) alters the operation of the brain. Scientists gave LSD to 20 healthy …

ThePlus Architects builds narrow office block for a South Korean book publisher

An office for a book publisher is housed within this faceted white building, designed by South Korean studio ThePlus Architects for a six-metre-wide …

Nordic designers create mix-and-match objects based on drawing game

<b>DesignMarch 2016:</b> a group of Nordic designers have created a range of homeware using a concept borrowed from the pen-and-paper game Picture …

Jean Nouvel's Cyprus tower has plants bursting through its walls

French studio Ateliers Jean Nouvel has built a tower block in Nicosia, Cyprus, featuring perforated walls and wide balconies that are both bestrewn …

Architecture

Suppose Design Office hides garden beneath oversized shingle roof of House in Anjo

A pointy shingle-clad roof extends over this residence by Suppose Design Office and its garden, creating a sheltered outdoor area for cooking, …

Google's robots teach themselves to do things and it's terrifying

When it comes to robots replacing humans, we might think we have the upper hand since we’re the ones who build and program them but that’s not neccesarily the case anymore.<p>Google is taking a different approach to training its robots – it’s letting them teach each other.<p>Researchers at Google have …

What These Artists Do with Ballpoint Pens Is Unreal

Artists Kai & Sunny turn straight lines into straight-up hypnotic artworks.<p><i>Whirlwind of Time (section), Kai & Sunny. Image courtesy of the artists</i><p>The ballpoint pen may be a humble tool for creating art (although it has earned its place in MoMA's permanent collection) but that doesn't mean to say …

Art

A top computer scientist told us the games that artificial intelligence can't win

Google's DeepMind artificial intelligence team is making history.<p>Its AlphaGo program is up 2-0 on Lee Sedol, one of the top Go players alive. This is the first time a computer has beat a human champion without a handicap.<p>While there will be three more games between Sedol and AlphaGo, the victory …

Artificial Intelligence

These beautiful tiny homes cost less than $20,000 to build — take a look inside

After more than a decade of designing, editing, and reworking, the students at Rural Studio, Auburn University 's architectural-design program, built two cottages with raw materials that cost just $14,000 each. (The team calls them the "20K Homes.")<p>The goal was to create a model for building homes …

Housing

Meet The Hydra, an Animal That Rips Itself a New Mouth Every Time It Eats

Open wide!<p>Imagine sitting down to a nice dinner with friends and family. Then, when the food is fully served, everyone suddenly rips their faces open …

Biology

As seen in I, Robot: Goodyear unveils spherical tires for self-driving cars

Google's AlphaGo AI Beat a World Champion at Go, and That's a Huge Deal

It may have only won a game, but this is a sign of truly amazing advances in artificial intelligence.<p>The Go-playing artificial intelligence computer system created by Google's DeepMind team called AlphaGo has defeated the second-ranked Go player in the world, South Korean Lee Se-dol. The victory is …

Airbnb's most popular rental: a tiny cabin in the California woods

Kitty Mrache’s ‘geodesic dome loft’ has appeared on the site for seven years and is so busy her own children have to wait in line<p>It started life as DIY kit assembled in a spare patch of land for a newly homeless friend. Now this tiny wooden cabin sheltering in the oaks and redwoods of Aptos, …

San Francisco

U.S. military spending millions to make cyborgs a reality

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The U.S. military is spending millions on an advanced implant that would allow a human brain to communicate directly with computers.<p>If it succeeds, cyborgs will be a reality.<p>The Pentagon's research arm, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), hopes the implant will …

Military Spending

Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop's kindergarten is designed as a large set of steps

Tokyo studio Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop created stepped levels inside this nursery in Japan's Chiba Prefecture to form a large, open space …

Japan