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AI has created some creepy but kind of beautiful nude art

Nude portraiture at its best is personal, intimate, and confronting –sensuous Klimt, the fascinating cubism of Duchamp, Tom Wesselmann’s explicit, technicolour American nude, the impactful black beauty of Mickalene Thomas. As artificial intelligence has had a crack at just about everything else – …

Artificial Intelligence

A Dutch 'boy genius' said he could get the ocean to clean itself. Turns out, he's right.

<b>In 2012 — when he was just 18 — Dutch inventor and entrepreneur Boyan Slat gave his first TEDx Talk about cleaning up the ocean .</b><p>In his talk, he laid …

Pollution

The 8-hour sleep myth: How I learned that everything I knew about sleep was wrong

We've been told over and over that the 8-hour sleep is ideal, but our bodies have been telling us something else....The post The 8-hour sleep myth: …

Virginia Tech

Teach kids creativity. Ultimately, machines will be better at coding

If you want to bring up a kid to be a successful investor or entrepreneur, the current education system says they should be studying STEM subjects, …

Machine Learning

This Ridiculously Sleepy Bear Isn't Ready to Stop Hibernating, And We Can't Stop Watching

The bear is us.<p>Spring has sprung, or so the calendar tells us. Flowers are blooming, birds are singing, and bears are emerging from their long …

National Parks

YouTube may handpick videos for its Kids app

Over the past months, it became increasingly clear that YouTube isn't the friendliest place for kids even with filters on. It doesn't just have a problem with vile videos pretending to be family-friendly content, but also with conspiracy theories popping up as suggestions in its Kids app. According …

Apps

Researchers develop device that can 'hear' your internal voice

New headset can listen to internal vocalisation and speak to the wearer while appearing silent to the outside world<p>Researchers have created a wearable device that can read people’s minds when they use an internal voice, allowing them to control devices and ask queries without speaking.<p>The device, …

Artificial Intelligence

Someone turned this scrawled graffiti into a work of art with 1 simple sign

Remember that guy last month who turned the gaping hole in his office wall into a work of art?<p>Well it looks like the trend is catching on.<p>On …

Streetwear

Will We Stop Trump Before It’s Too Late?

On April 28, 1945 — 73 years ago — Italians hung the corpse of their former dictator Benito Mussolini upside down next to a gas station in Milan. Two days later, Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his bunker beneath the streets of war-ravaged Berlin. Fascism, it appeared, was dead.<p>To guard against a …

Political Science

Trump boarded Air Force One in high winds — and the photos of his hair are mesmerizing

Thursday was a very windy day in Maryland, as President Donald Trump's hair can attest.<p>He departed the White House around 12:45 p.m., en route to Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.<p>On the tarmac in Maryland, the wind caught his hair, and Associated Press photographer Evan Vucci was there to capture …

Donald Trump

A librarian discovered the secret codes used by elderly library-goers

A librarian has given the Twittersphere an insight into the world of elderly library-goers and their mysterious ways.<p>Twitter user and library-worker …

Books

Millennials destroyed the rules of written English – and created something better

The spelling and grammar rules do not apply on the Millennial Internet™.<p>That's because millennials have created a new rulebook for a variant of …

Language

NHL stunner: A 36-year-old accountant who has never played pro stars in Blackhawks win

On Thursday night in the middle of a National Hockey League game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Winnipeg Jets, an unfamiliar figure in a No. 90 Blackhawks jersey stepped onto the ice at the United Center.<p>“Hey, who’s this guy?” an announcer joked.<p>That guy was Scott Foster, the team’s …

Ice Hockey

China's falling space station: See the best Tiangong-1 views

Our latest fascinating looks at the tumbling Chinese space station Tiangong-1 come from astronomers and an advanced radar system.<p>We're now counting down the hours until China's out-of-control space station Tiangong-1 enters the Earth's atmosphere, likely this weekend. It may or may not completely …

Space Exploration

Who Hacked the ATL? Hijackers Are Holding Atlanta for Ransom and Time Is Running Out

For the past five days, a mysterious group has been holding the city of Atlanta for ransom as federal authorities fight a computer attack that has …

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

KHNL : District arms teachers with rocks in case of school shooter

More News<p>National News<p>District arms teachers with rocks in case of school shooter<p>Posted: 03/24/2018 12:42 PM<p>By KRISTEN DE GROOT<br>Associated Press<p>A …

Education

The mystery of a tiny skeleton that many people thought was an alien has finally been solved

Almost two decades ago, an amateur collector found something astonishing in the Atacama desert in Northern Chile: A six-inch tall, humanoid skeleton.<p>While the skeleton did have human features, it also had some peculiarities, like a long, pointy skull, large eye sockets, and ten ribs instead of 12. …

Humanity

Southwest Airlines Had a Brilliant Reaction When a Passenger's Wi-Fi Wouldn't Work

This is a story about how kind, little things can go a long way. Doubly so when they're unexpected.<p>Meet Mike, who works for Southwest Airlines.<p>Actually, we'll probably never truly meet Mike. We don't even know his last name. All we know is that he's part of the Southwest Airlines Social Care …

Southwest Airlines

Starting in his seventies, Mark Twain began the creepy hobby of ‘collecting’ young, innocent girls

He called them his ‘angelfish,’ and started a club for girls between the ages of ten and sixteen<p>Sixteen-year-old Frances Nunnally met the famous …

Literature

Sprinters age 100, 102 break records at USATF Masters Indoors (video)

100-year-old sprinter <b>Orville Rogers</b> broke five world records in the 100-plus age group at the USATF Masters Indoors Championships over the …

USATF

We asked Siri, Alexa, and the Google Assistant 10 questions — here's which one is the smartest

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon's Alexa came out on top this time. Amazon<p>For better or worse, many of us rely on digital assistants to answer our everyday …

Google Assistant

The Engineers of the Future Will Not Resemble the Engineers of the Past

Important innovations are on the horizon in a host of fields, including energy, medicine, transportation, robotics, and artificial intelligence. And …

Engineering

This Genius Winter Vegetable One-Pan Dinner Is Packed With Protein (No Dirty Pots & Pans Necessary!)

If you’re the type of person who often resorts to ordering takeout after a busy day, you’ll love sheet-pan dinners. They’re made using just one sheet …

This Couple Found a Math Error in the Lottery and Made $27 Million (Playing Over and Over for 55 Weeks)

"Oh, I knew it would work," the wife said. "I knew it would work."<p>The lottery is usually a lousy return--but for a husband and wife team who figured out a math error in games run by two states, it became a wildly profitable investment strategy.<p>Meet Marge and Jerry Selbee, owners of a "party store" …

Profit

In Canada's Public Schools, Immigrant Students Are Thriving

Immigrants in Canada's schools perform on par with native-born students within three years of arriving. What is Canada doing that the United States …

Education

The story behind the viral photo of a teacher in Ghana showing students Windows on a blackboard

There has been global applause for a teacher in Ghana who posted photos of himself drawing on a blackboard with multi-colored chalk, the features of a Microsoft Word processing window. The students in his class can also be seen drawing it into their notebooks.<p>Social media exploded in admiration and …

The Simple Algorithm That Ants Use to Build Bridges

Even with no one in charge, army ants work collectively to build bridges out of their bodies. New research reveals the simple rules that lead to such …

The Best Coming-Of-Age Movies

Growing up is hard to do. Before "adulting" — that is, clumsily impersonating our role models and pretending we have our lives together — became a …

New York Times
Harvard

How An Average American Skier Managed To Scheme Her Way Into The Olympics

It's not easy to qualify for the Olympics, but it might not require super-human athletic ability either.<p>Take the case of Elizabeth Swaney: an American competing on the Hungarian team. Her two qualifying runs in the women's freestyle skiing halfpipe event on Monday left many viewers wondering how …

Halfpipe Skiing