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Globalisation: the rise and fall of an idea that swept the world

The annual January gathering of the World Economic Forum in Davos is usually a placid affair: a place for well-heeled participants to exchange notes on global business opportunities, or powder conditions on the local ski slopes, while cradling champagne and canapes. This January, the ultra-rich and …

Globalization

The 6 Illustrated Books To Read Right Now

Let’s get graphic<p>The latest Graphic Content roundup is full of action and adventure; some books are historically accurate, while others are totally fictional. There's an intimate memoir, like <i>Fetch,</i> which revolves around a woman and her “bad” dog and the surprise lessons that raising this …

Books

Chinese Scientists Teleport First Object from Earth to Space

In a major breakthrough, scientists in China announced yesterday that they have successfully teleported a photon, or light particle, from the ground …

Quantum Mechanics

Aliens from another dimension might have created our universe, according to a speculative new study

Does humanity exist to serve some ultimate, transcendent purpose?<p>Conventional scientific wisdom says no. As physicist Lawrence Krauss puts it in his latest book, our evolution on this planet is just a "cosmic accident". If you believe otherwise, many would accuse you of suffering from some kind of …

Dark Matter

How to Learn New Things as an Adult

A new book explores the psychology of mastering skills and absorbing information.<p>Quick, what’s the capital of Australia? No Googling! (And no points if you’re Australian—that means the information is more meaningful to you, which means you’re more likely to know it.) Did you get it? Or are you sure …

Learning
Astronomy

카프카와 하루키, ‘직업으로서의 소설가’

카프카는 헤엄쳤고 하루키는 달렸다<p>프란츠 카프카는 마흔이라는 젊은 나이에 폐결핵으로 세상을 떠났습니다. 프라하에서 태어났지만, 카프카는 유대계 독일인으로 삶을 살아야 했죠. 이런 태생 때문인지 그의 삶은 늘 외롭고 고독했습니다. <변신>, <시골 의사>, <성城> 등을 …

Test Suites

Why C is so popular and still the best programming language?

Computer programming has changed a lot since the 1960's but one language has managed to stay the same through thick and thin C. When C compilers had …

테크홀릭

Bill Gates says everyone should read this book about the moon blowing up

It's no spoiler to say that in the novel, the moon is destroyed.<p>The book's excellent opening line reads: "The moon blew up with no warning and with no apparent reason."<p>But it's the story of what follows that's fascinating.<p>The residents of a doomed Earth realize they have limited time to figure out …

Bill Gates

A Mysterious Object Beyond Pluto Is Coming Into Focus

Pluto may be long gone, but NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is by no means finished with the outer solar system. For the second time, New Horizons has …

The UK is about to become a more hellish version of George Orwell's 1984

“If you look at CCTV alone, at least Winston [Winston Smith in Orwell’s novel 1984] was able to go out in the countryside and go under a tree and expect there wouldn’t be any screen, as it was called. Whereas today there are many parts of the English countryside where there are more cameras than …

George Orwell

Neandertal DNA may raise risk for some modern human diseases

Finding Neandertal ancestors in the human family tree was shocking enough when researchers announced it in 2010. Now the implications for modern-day …

Genetics

이세돌이 알파고에게 무너진 이유 - 타이젬바둑 4단의 정신과 의사가 본 이세돌의 심리

사진 tygem<p>이세돌 9단(이하 이세돌)이 인공지능 알파고에게 2연패를 당했다. 현재의 알파고는 사람이 이길 수 없는 바둑의 신의 영역에 도달한 인공지능이라고 볼 수 있을까.<p>361칸의 바둑판에서 진행되는 바둑은 대략 150~250수 정도의 수순으로 마무리되며, 한 …

How Ants, Once Blind, Evolved to See Again

About 80 million years ago, several kinds of tropical army ants went underground. Like many predominantly subterranean species, they lost their …

Biology

The Return of the Black Panther

A behind-the-scenes look at the revival of Marvel’s first black-superhero series—and an exclusive preview of the first issue<p>Last year I was offered the opportunity to script an 11-issue series of <i>Black Panther</i>, for Marvel. The Black Panther—who, when he debuted in an issue of <i>Fantastic Four</i>, in 1966, …

Comics

'Fantasia': 15 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About This Disney Classic

"Fantasia" wasn't a huge hit when it was first released 75 years ago (on November 13, 1940).<p>Since then, however, over the course of multiple re-releases, the Disney feature has earned a reputation as a masterpiece for its blend of lushly recorded classical music and dazzling Technicolor animation. …

Animation

Creative Courage for Young Hearts: 15 Emboldening Picture Books Celebrating the Lives of Great Artists, Writers, and Scientists

Jane Goodall, Julia Child, Pablo Neruda, Marie Curie, E.E. Cummings, Albert Einstein, Ella Fitzgerald, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Frida Kahlo, and more.<p>Margaret Mead extolled the value of “spiritual and mental ancestors” in how we form our identity — those people to whom we aren’t related but whose …

For a More Creative Brain, Travel

How international experiences can open the mind to new ways of thinking<p>There are plenty of things to be gained from going abroad: new friends, new experiences, new stories.<p>But living in another country may come with a less noticeable benefit, too: Some scientists say it can also make you more …

Creativity

35 Books You Need To Read In Your Twenties

From Cheryl Strayed's Wild to Amy Poehler's Yes Please, these are the books you need to get through your own roaring twenties. Inspired by this post.

The Ralph Steadman Breaking Bad Blu-ray Covers Are Amazing

Perfection, of course<p><b>Ralph Steadman,</b> the gonzo illustrator who so perfectly brought Hunter S. Thompson's wild exploits to life all while etching in our brains his expansive, chaotic ink-blot splatter style, has teamed up with <i>Breaking Bad</i>'s Vince Gilligan to create the covers for forthcoming …

Breaking Bad

The Best Illustrations from 150 Years of Alice in Wonderland

On July 4, 1862, English mathematician and logician Charles Dodgson boarded a small boat with a few friends. Among them was a little girl named Alice Liddell. To entertain her and her sisters as they floated down the river between Oxford and Godstow, Dodgson fancied a whimsical story, which he’d …

Big orange planets. 

Big orange planets.<p>From my orange tag. Artists in order: Jerome Podwil, Dean Ellis, Don Dixon, Eddie Jones, and Peter Elson.

The Unique Art of Video Games

Tiny People’s Big Adventures In A World Of Food by William Kass

Playing with food is not just for kids any more, as Brazilian artist William Kass proves with his imaginative “Minimize – Food” photo series. He …

Be Happy, Do This: Hand-Written Tips From Malcolm Gladwell, Roman Mars, And More

Design student Graham McMullin is asking one person a day to document what makes him or her happy, then testing those suggestions himself.<p>How do you exercise your inalienable right to pursue happiness? Graham McMullin, a student at School of Visual Arts in New York City, decided to take an …

Happiness

에이코믹스 : 만화 없는 만화 웹진

에이코믹스와 웹툰가이드가 함께합니다.<p>모순 가득한 세상에 드민 거울, 『마스크걸』 매미, 희세 작가 인터뷰<p>마물, 너무나 맛있는 것♥ : 『던전밥』<p>[Fuck Yeah DEADPOOL! #3] 반지닦이의 인생역전기!<p>[Fuck Yeah DEADPOOL! #2] 『데드풀』의 …