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Cómo el legendario Retrato de Arnolfini inspiró una rebelión 400 años después de ser pintado

En 1842, la Galería Nacional de Londres adquirió un cuadro que había estado "colgado entre dos ventanas en un dormitorio durante unos 13 años, en los que fue visto por muchos visitantes, ninguno de los cuales lo consideró digno de especial atención".<p>No obstante, esa obra creada cuatro siglos antes …

America’s 24 dying industries include sound studios, textiles, newspapers

<i>Editor's note: Because of Bureau of Labor Statistics data suppression, 24/7 Wall St. incorrectly identified libraries and archives as one of the industries losing the most workers. In fact, employment in that industry has remained stable.</i><p>An estimated 141.9 million people are working in the United …

United States

The languages that take the most time to learn, for English speakers

Learning a new language takes time. But according to US diplomatic training guides, there are many languages that Americans should be able to learn in under a year.<p>The map below shows how long it takes to learn almost 70 different languages, estimated by the Foreign Service Institute, which teaches …

Language Learning

RANKED: The 17 best dystopian movies of all time

Denis Villeneuve's new addition to Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner" is already being hailed as a visually captivating sci-fi masterpiece by critics.<p>As the "Blade Runner 2049" hype intensifies, you might want to check out some other films with heavy dystopian themes. So we made a list of the best</b> …

Blade Runner

Here's the Only Horsepower vs. Torque Explanation You'll Ever Need To Read

We use the words a lot, but do you know what they actually mean? You need to learn.<p>Which is better? Here's how you quash that bar-night debate.<p>Yogi Berra, never known to dwell on engine particulars, would have concluded that torque and horsepower are the same thing, only different. Actually, that …

Holzspielzeugmacher/-in: In der Manufaktur für Engel

Aus welchem Holz sind Engel geschnitzt? Laura weiß das. Sie ist frischgebackene Holzspielzeugmacherin. Vor einer Woche hat sie erfolgreich ihre …

Why It's So Hard To Build an ICBM

It's not just North Korea that has struggled with the technology.<p>The complexity of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) is so extreme that merely building one has, over the decades, become a source of national pride. Fewer than ten countries have do it, and when one gets there, as North …

"Quieres dormir al sueño" y otras frases ingeniosas de latinoamericanos y españoles elegidas por nuestros lectores

"Se le escapó la tortuga" y "Se formó un arroz con mango" son algunas de las frases curiosas e ingeniosas del castellano que elegimos en BBC Mundo como ejemplos de las peculiaridades de los latinoamericanos y españoles.<p>Algunas más ocurrentes, otras más traviesas, las expresiones mostraban las …

Hydrogen vs atomic bomb: What's the difference?

North Korea has claimed significant advances in testing a thermonuclear bomb. But how is it different to an atomic bomb? DW takes a look at the …

Americans are asked to find North Korea on a map and you probably know where this is going

The war of words between North Korea and U.S. President Donald Trump escalated dramatically overnight, with Pyongyang threatening to carry out …

Find out why everyone’s going crazy over this motion-activated under bed lighting system

There are a million different things you can do with all of the LED light strips out there these days, but most of them are a bit silly. LED lighting …

Wirtschaft - Aktuelle Nachrichten

Don’t waste time brushing your own teeth — Amabrush does it better, faster

Most people spend a few minutes brushing their teeth before starting their day and after the day is through. While it may not seem like a lot of time …

STREET VIEW: Thayngen bei Schaffhausen in SWITZERLAND

STREET VIEW: Bonndorf im Schwarzwald in GERMANY

Apertadinhos: conheça 5 dos menores quartos de hotel do mundo - Mega Curioso

Se você é do tipo claustrofóbico, desses que têm medo de ficar preso no elevador, e quase surta só de se imaginar dentro de um caixão, então os cinco …

¿Cómo se lanza un misil nuclear? Así son los protocolos de Estados Unidos, Rusia y Reino Unido

Las consecuencias son catastróficas y se sufren por años.<p>Pero para concretar el lanzamiento de un misil nuclear, bastan unos pocos minutos.<p>Además, <b>quienes se encargan de activar el mecanismo están listos para hacerlo en cualquier momento</b><b>,</b> las 24 horas del día y los 365 días del año.<p>Hay variantes en …

A leva de startups que usa matemática para resolver problemas do mundo dos negócios

As fábricas de algoritmos: modelos matemáticos podem ser usados tanto na avaliação de candidatos a um emprego como em testes de idiomas<p>A empresa de …

Der nächste Tollwut-Anfall: Wehe Ihr redet mit Rainer Wendt!

Verwandte Themen<p>Gestern ging wieder einmal eine Warnung des Verfassungsschutzpräsidenten Hans-Georg Maaßen durch die Medien. Danach gibt es immer …

Siemens

7 sites incríveis para quem é apaixonado por mapas

Além de envolver técnicas de documentação complexas, a <b>cartografia</b> também inclui a elaboração de mapas e alguns chamam a atenção pelos detalhes ou por …

"Não queria destruir a presidente Dilma"

Após a prisão, João Santana admite caixa dois de campanha. “Só não sabia que era dinheiro sujo”<p>O publicitário <b>João Santana</b> queria proteger Dilma …

Ex-Apple engineers made this $499 rearview backup camera that uses iPhone as a display

A startup called Pearl Automations is today launching preorders for a new accessory that adds a rearview backup camera to just about any car using an iPhone or other smartphone as a monitor. The company is notably made up of a large group of ex-Apple engineers and the accessory is just the first in …

Handsfree

Receita de mousse de caipirinha de limão

Vamos Receber ensina sobremesa perfeita para o final de semana<p>Rápida, prática e saborosa, do jeitinho que a gente, do Vamos Receber, adora! Assim é a</b> …

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Por que Portugal não está conseguindo atrair refugiados?

A grave crise migratória atual ameaça dividir a Europa e acabar com a livre circulação no continente. Não foram poucos, por exemplo, os governos que levantaram cercas e muros e restabeleceram controles de fronteiras na tentativa de travar o intenso fluxo de refugiados.<p>Mas nem todos os países, …

Boeing's self-cleaning lavatory is a germophobe's dream

Sure, seating is getting more cramped, drinks and snacks are going away, and it costs a million dollars just to check a bag — but modern commercial air travel isn't <i>all</i> bad. Take a look at this self-cleaning aircraft lavatory concept from Boeing, which might someday reduce the chances that you'll …

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Buenos Aires