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Perception: a Giant Anamorphic Art Across 50 Buildings

We've posted about many anamorphic art on Neatorama before, but French Tunisian artist eL Seed took it to a new level. For the past year, the artist …

Human Works that Perfectly Match with Nature

Humans technologies have a terrible impact on environment, it is well known. In our daily life, the anxiety due to environmental issues and to our …

Biotechnology

No one knows what to do with the International Space Station

Congress has only approved funding through 2024. What happens then?<p>In 2024 the clock will run out on the International Space Station. Maybe. That’s the arbitrary deadline that Congress imposed back in 2014, at which point they'll have to decide whether or not to keep funding the ISS. And yeah, …

Space Science

7 things Trump is doing that liberals probably actually like

But there are a handful of policies the new administration is championing that many liberals support, including large-scale infrastructure investment and paid family leave.<p>And recently, Trump has shown a willingness to deal with Democrats as Republicans frustrate him in Congress.<p>Here are seven …

Bernie Sanders

The 50 Best Ambient Albums of All Time

“As ignorable as it is interesting.” That’s the classic definition of ambient music, stated by Brian Eno in 1978 on the sleeve notes to his album <i>Ambient 1:</i> <i>Music for Airports</i>. And he should know, since he basically invented the genre three years earlier with his album <i>Discreet Music</i>. But while Eno’s …

Ambient Music

A History of American Protest Music: How The Hutchinson Family Singers Achieved Pop Stardom with an Anti-Slavery Anthem

<i>Tom Maxwell | Longreads | March 2017 | 9 minutes (2,170 words)</i><p>On March 18, 1845, the Hutchinson Family Singers were huddled in a Manhattan boarding …

New Hampshire

Feel more fun in French? Your personality can change depending on the language you speak

In the book <i>Me Talk Pretty One Day</i>, humorist David Sedaris recounts learning to speak French as an adult under a vicious instructor. Fumbling in his attempts to master the new tongue, he feels powerless and vulnerable—almost like a different person entirely.<p>Anyone who’s taken on the challenge of …

Language Learning

Manchin in the Middle

Joe Manchin is either a moderate role model for a party that’s lost its way, or a doomed species from a less partisan era. Soon we’ll know which.<p><b>The day before the inauguration of Donald Trump</b>, in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill, Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia was sitting at …

Republicans

How worried should we be about artificial intelligence? I asked 17 experts.

“We should take seriously the possibility that things could go radically wrong.”<p>Imagine that, in 20 or 30 years, a company creates the first artificially intelligent humanoid robot. Let’s call her “Ava.” She looks like a person, talks like a person, interacts like a person. If you were to meet Ava, …

Artificial Intelligence

Rebels with a cause: the female biker clubs reclaiming Delhi's public space

In India’s male-dominated capital where women are often in danger, a group of female bikers are taking to the road to reclaim women’s rights to public space<p>Stalled in a snarl of Delhi traffic, an auto-rickshaw driver cranes his neck to gawp.<p>Clad in tie-dye leggings, pot leaf earrings and a …

India

Radiohead and sadness: a data analysis

A fan set out to data-map melancholy across the band’s nine albums.<p>What does sadness sound like? You probably think you know — but how would you explain it to someone else?<p>That question drove data analyst Charles Thompson to try to produce a data-driven visualization of depressing music. The …

Indie Music

We thought Gen X was a bunch of slackers. Now they’re the suits.

The Great Ideological Wars of 2017 have pitted gray-hairs against snowflakes, the we-liked-it-the-old-way boomers, more than half of whom cast their ballots for Donald Trump, vs. the idealistic millennials, who would prefer it if Grandpa kept his paws off their rights.<p>Then there’s the wild card: …

Demographics

What Going To Mars Will Do To Our Minds

If all goes as NASA — and Elon Musk — have planned, at some point in the not-too-distant future, a group of astronauts will begin a years-long round …

With Chicago, it's all murder, murder, murder ... but why?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Chicago. Murder.<p>Murder. Chicago.<p>A gorgeous, historic lakeside city known for its world-class attractions, cultural influence and brilliant exports -- from deep-dish pizza and the world champion Cubbies to Chance the Rapper and Barack Obama -- Chicago should be known for other things.<p>Too …

Crime

With its Moon announcement, did SpaceX kick off the first public-private space race?

SpaceX is sending a bold message<p>SpaceX shocked the spaceflight community yesterday by announcing a new ambitious goal for 2018: sending two people around the Moon. The two passengers are not NASA astronauts; they are, instead, wealthy tourists, who have already put down a “significant deposit” for …

Space Travel

6 Steps of Video Animation

In this article we are going to take you through six essential steps of animation in detail.<p>These are the general steps an animator usually goes …