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The Enduring Power of the Printed Page: Thoughts from Michael Mack

<i>For over 20 years, London-based book publisher Michael Mack has been hard at work taking the ideas of artists and translating them into bound and printed form. During his career, first working under Gerhard Steidl and for the past seven years on his own, Mack has had the opportunity to work with</i> …

Asgardia, the world's first 'space nation' - CNN Style

The stereo cycles of Sicily: Palermo teens pump up the velo – in pictures

Bici Palermo Tuning – a group of teenagers from the Sicilian capital – spend anything up to €1,300 customising their bikes with car batteries and multiple speakers to develop thunderous sound systems. The police are not impressed

Palermo

Remembering Fan Ho, Hong Kong street photography master - CNN Style

Written by Oscar Holland, CNN<p>A handsome, well-coiffed man carries a tray of tofu through the streets of Hong Kong. Workers squat on concrete steps picking at their lunches with chopsticks. An old woman walks down an empty alley, rays of sunlight piercing the smoke and dust.<p>These are just some of …

Early 1900s Immigrants Photoshopped Into Modern Day New York City

“The Forgotten Dream” is a new project by Hungarian photographer and Photoshop artist Flora Borsi. She found black-and-white photos of immigrants …

Google’s latest AI experiment helps clean up your awful drawings

When it’s not trying to evolve electric brains, Google tinkers with uses for AI that won’t change the world, but might make life a little more fun.<p>Its latest experiment is called AutoDraw, an online tool that guesses what you’re trying to sketch and suggests something more … legible.<p>If you try to …

Deep Learning

Simple Elegance: 12 Remote Slovenian Homes at One With the Landscape

Slovenian architecture emerges from its geography. Identified by four macro regions, from the Alpine and Mediterranean areas to Dinaric and Pannonian landscapes, Slovenia is known for its rich environmental context. As one of the most water-rich countries in Europe, the mountainous nation-state has …

Andorra is Europe's best-kept adventure secret | Adventure Sports Network

Nestled high in the Pyrenees between Spain and France, Andorra is so small that it might look more like a map typo than a country. With only 80,000 …

Andorra

'Robot lawyer' that overturned 160,000 parking tickets now helping refugees

A chat bot that helped overturn 160,000 parking tickets is now giving free legal aid to asylum-seeking refugees through Facebook.<p>DoNotPay, which has been dubbed the world’s first robot lawyer, was created by London-born Stanford University student Joshua Browder.<p>The 20-year-old, who has made …

Reuters 2016 Photojournalist of the Year

Each year the Thomas Reuters Foundation awards one photographer Photojournalist of the Year. While the entire Reuters photography staff contains some of the most talented photographers, one man's imagery from 2016 stood out from the rest: Damir Sagolj. Sagolj spent the past year documenting the …

Asia

Architect Turns Old Cement Factory into Awe-Inspiring Work/Living Space

Covered by climbing plants and surrounded by a garden of eucalyptus, palms, olive trees and cypresses, this old cement factory on the outskirts of …

Architecture

Purple rain: Marilyn Mugot's neon China – in pictures

In cities like Chongqing and Guilin, French photographer Marilyn Mugot finds a China lit up by the rush of modern life

Elon Musk says humans must become cyborgs to stay relevant. Is he right?

Sophisticated artificial intelligence will make ‘house cats’ of humans, claims the entrepreneur, but his grand vision for mind-controlled tech may be a long way off<p>Humans must become cyborgs if they are to stay relevant in a future dominated by artificial intelligence. That was the warning from …

Artificial Intelligence

Look at the Amazing Winners of a Nat Geo Photo Contest: Hard to Believe They Were Shot by "Kids"

Great photographers come in all nationalities, shooting styles, and ages, as you can see from these amazing images entered in the 2016 National …

Amazing

Beef, pork prices continue downward slide

Beef and pork livestock prices are plunging to levels not seen in several years, and the price tags in grocery store meat departments are beginning …

What is causing the 2017 vegetable shortage and what does it mean for consumers?

British supermarkets have been forced to ration vegetables after floods and storms ransacked crops across the Mediterranean.<p>Some of the country’s leading retailers have put caps on the amount of fresh produce shoppers can buy at one time, with broccoli and iceberg lettuces among the worst affected …

Supermarkets ration vegetables as extreme weather hits supplies -sparking #LettuceCrisis jokes

Supermarkets have taken to rationing vegetables after extreme weather in the Mediterranean caused supply shortages.<p>Shoppers have been venting their frustration on social media, sharing pictures of empty vegetable aisles during their trips to supermarkets.<p>Worried consumers shared photos of the …

The Russian Buddhists v the billionaire – a photo essay

A small group of Buddhists led by a veteran of the USSR’s Afghan war has spent 21 years establishing a monastery in the Ural mountains. It sits on land claimed by a company belonging to one of Russia’s most powerful oligarchs. After years of delays, a date has now been set for the complex’s …

Out of many, one people: Jamaica in the 1890s – in pictures

An archive of images from 19th-century Jamaica shows a country freed from the bonds of slavery but still under white rule

The end of air-conditioning? T3 Architecture Asia turns to bioclimatic architecture - CNN Style

Written by Kate Springer, CNN<p>Spend five minutes in humid Ho Chi Minh City and you'll probably be running for cover into the nearest air-conditioned refuge.<p>In the Vietnamese city-- and many developing subtropical countries across Asia, such as Indonesia and the Philippines -- air conditioning (AC) …

Denmark's Monster Wind Turbine Just Smashed the 24-Hour Record For Energy Production

A 720-foot-tall wind turbine featuring 35 ton blades has just set a new world record, producing a whopping 216,000 kWh of energy over a span of 24 …

Humans fold as AI comes up aces in poker competition

Now computers can bluff.<p>This should be a terrifying thought, but it’s a breakthrough moment, watched by thousands of people across 151 countries on …

Grand Prize Winner | Giles Clarke | 6th Annual MPA - Mobile Photography Awards

The Mobile Photography Awards are pleased to announce Giles Clarke of New York as the winner of the <b>2016 Grand Prize MPA Photographer of the year</b>, as …

The Forgotten ‘China Girls’ Hidden at the Beginning of Old Films

Used as quality control, these haunting images were never meant to be public.<p>Few people ever saw the images of China girls, although for decades they …

The world's best drone photography – in pictures

Aerial photography platform SkyPixel received 27,000 entries to its 2016 competition. Here are the winning shots plus some of our favourites

Aerial Photography

Antarctic Crack Forces Temporary Evacuation of Scientific Research Station

As a precautionary measure, officials with the British Antarctic Survey have decided to shut down the Halley VI Research Station for the winter after …

It Only Costs $400 to Build Your Own Cell Phone Network

Sometimes, owning a smartphone feels pricy. There’s the hefty chunk of change you’ll need to spend on the phone itself, and then the monthly fee …

Damn, Apple Is Losing a Lot of People [Updated]

A spate of top engineers have left Apple for Tesla and other companies over the last few months. What’s going on?<p>On Tuesday, Tesla announced that it …