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Powerful Depictions Of Mental Illness That Will Hurt Your Heart

Shawn Coss is a professional artist who currently produces art for the web comic and animated shorts of Cyanide and Happiness. He has been working …

This Home's the Shining Star of the Street

Mexican architects, Grupo Arsciniest, have taken a modern family home to the next level with this stunning piece of architecture that capitalises on …

Bill Maher Says 'Pride And Prejudice' Won Out In UK's Brexit Vote

Bill Maher turned to Jane Austen to explain the United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union.<p>The "Real Time with Bill Maher" host referenced two of the 18th century British writer's novels on Friday, as he broke down Britain's surprise vote to exit the EU, known as Brexit.<p>"Forty-eight …

European Union

This Super Glass Material Is Almost As Strong As Steel

A cracked cell phone screen could become a thing of the past<p>As engineers continue to push what is possible for our buildings and gadgets, so too do they find new ways to tweak the properties of glass. Typically, glass is produced by heating minerals to a high temperature then letting them cool, but …

This Cute Robot Is the Coolest Toy Since Furby

San Francisco A.I. startup Anki has a great reputation for making robot cars you can race with your phone. And considering all three founders got …

These minimalist 'Game of Thrones' GIFs are a mesmerizing, cutesy take on the dark series

<i>Warning: Spoilers ahead for "Game of Thrones" season six.</i><p>The "Game of Thrones" fandom is known for its artistic approach to celebrating the epic series. From large-scale art installations to miniature paper shields, we never tire of seeing artists' and designers' interpretations. One artist in …

Game of Thrones

Britain's most celebrated statesman was a huge party monster and racked up an absurd amount of debt

Britain's most celebrated statesman, who became prime minister 76 years ago on Tuesday, spent much of his seemingly extravagant life on the edge of a financial cliff, according to retired banker and Oxford history scholar David Lough.<p>In Lough's "No More Champagne: Churchill and His Money," he …

Winston Churchill

Google developing kill switch for AI

<b>Scientists from Google's artificial intelligence division, DeepMind, and Oxford University are developing a "kill switch" for AI.</b><p>In an academic paper, they outlined how future intelligent machines could be coded to prevent them from learning to over-ride human input.<p>It is something that has worried …

Artificial Intelligence

An online market is selling access to government servers for $6

An online black market known as xDedic has a catalog of over 70,000 compromised servers, according to Kaspersky Lab.<p>The servers are in 173 countries and belong to businesses, universities and even government agencies — most of whom still have no idea they’ve been hacked. Worse, the hackers are …

TV shows

Here's what cities will look like in 30 years

Ian Pearson, a futurologist with an 85% accuracy track record, helped put together a report on what we can expect in the year 2045.<p>Pearson compiled the report with Hewden, a construction-equipment rental company, that shows "what can we expect to see over the next 30 years in the construction …

Robotics

2001: A Space Odyssey Is Even Crazier After Running it Through Google's Neural Network

Mother of god that’s cool-looking.<p>If it weren’t for the DMCA I’d love to watch the whole movie like this—Kubrick’s expert use of color be damned. But …

Blade Runner

Infested: an itchy, fascinating natural history of the bed bug

Brooke Borel is one of those New Yorkers who's had to deal with multiple bed bug infestations: three and counting, with all the concomitant …

Bed bugs

Former Chinese foreign minister: America must 'steer clear' of China

Li Zhaoxing, who was foreign minister between 2003 and 2007 and is known for his blunt comments, made the remarks on the sidelines of a seminar last week at a university in Hong Kong.<p>"I am fully confident about China-US relations. The two countries share a lot of common interests but it is most …

China

Evocative Photos Of People Before & Instantly After Their Death

Like many of us, photographer Walter Schels had a profound fear of death. It was that same fear that caused him to avoid seeing his mother pass away, …

Hacking group “PLATINUM” used Windows’ own patching system against it | Ars Technica

Unknown group attacked South East Asian targets, sometimes for years at a time.<p>Microsoft's Windows Defender Advanced Threat Hunting team works to …

Malware

Solar-plane pilots say trip was also test of human endurance

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — The two Swiss pilots taking turns to fly a solar-powered airplane around the world said Sunday the endeavor is not only a demonstration of the importance of renewable energy but also of the many challenges the human body can endure.<p>Pilot Bertrand Piccard completed a …

Pacific Ocean

Pepper robots to mentor Japan's ex-cons

Newly released convicts are to be assigned robot "mentors" in a pilot programme being trialled in Tokyo designed to ensure they do not slip back into their old criminal ways.<p>Ex-cons are buddying-up with Pepper robots, a humanoid android developed by telecommunications firm SoftBank that is able to …

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

Producer and documentarian Alex Gibney and whistleblower Dan David speak with MarketWatch about Chinese reverse mergers and short-selling.<p>4:02 p.m. …

Mergers & Acquisitions

This terrifying eel-robot will perform maintenance on undersea equipment

This swimming eel-robot does not make me happy. Watching its long, black, mechanical body move underwater, its red eyes glowing, makes my nerves twitch. The discomfort is primal. I have every sense that it's a predator, snaking its way through murky depths to ensnare, suffocate, and digest me. My …

Robotics

Honoring 92-Year-Old Marc Riboud's Extraordinary Documentary Photos

Marc Riboud is a French photographer with over 60 years of experience under his well-notched belt. Riboud first began experimenting with his father's Kodak camera in 1937, but then went on to pursue a career in engineering before returning to photography full-time, nearly 15 years later. After this …

Vietnam War

Layer-Free 3D Printing Becomes Reality Using Polymaker PolySmooth And Polysher Unit (video)

Creating 3D prints on filament 3D printer will leave a layered effect that can be spotted even at high resolutions. However one company is now …

SEO Is Now 'Search Experience Optimization'

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The last few years, search engines such as Google, Bing, and even Apple, have been upgrading their algorithms and machine learning processes to account for the end-user’s experience. But, since their algorithms are built upon the work …

SEO
Artificial Intelligence

Alex Hogrefe's conceptual retreat cuts into a remote Icelandic clifftop

Architectural visualiser Alex Hogrefe has imagined a precarious concrete retreat cut into the edge of a remote clifftop in Iceland, as part of a …

European Travel

An Alien Spends Human History Underground in This Beautiful Animated Short

What’s a peaceful alien to do on a planet full of people intent on killing each other? Hide. For decades and decades.<p>That’s roughly the idea behind …

Pig heart kept alive inside baboon's abdomen for two years

A team of doctors at the National Institute of Health in Maryland has been able to successfully house a pig's heart inside a baboon's abdomen, with …

Medicine

This tiny transformable home puts all others to shame

Engineering meets interior design<p>If you’ve ever lived in a big city like New York, Paris, or Tokyo then you understand the compromise you make regarding space. After looking at rents you quickly give up dreams of having a guest bedroom, a full-sized kitchen with large American fridge, a bathtub, a …

Interior Design
Australia