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Interview: 20-Year-Old Photographer Mehran Djojan's Dreamy Conceptual Portraits

Kabul-born, Berlin-based photographer Mehran Djojan captures beautiful conceptual portraits that explore the dreamlike realm of his imagination. The 20-year-old photographer, who is studying communication design, uses nature as his backdrop to create compelling scenes that are striking in their …

World's Most Powerful Camera Will Map The Universe

The Department of Energy has given the go-ahead for construction to begin on the world’s largest and most powerful digital camera. Forming the digital ‘eye’ of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), to be built at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford University, the camera will …

Cameras

There Is No ‘Proper English’

Never mind the grammar scolds. If people say it, it’s the right way to speak<p>It’s a perpetual lament: The purity of the English language is under assault. These days we are told that our ever-texting teenagers can’t express themselves in grammatical sentences. The media delight in publicizing …

Language

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Psychology

A day in the life of the president of the United States

He's the president of the United States, and he's got the world's toughest job.<p>Plans and schedules can change in a heartbeat when a crisis happens, so there is no "typical day" for the president. Every day yields new challenges.<p>But if all goes well for the president on a normal day in Washington, …

Centireading force: why reading a book 100 times is a great idea

I have read two books more than a 100 times, for different motives and with different consequences. Hamlet I read a 100 times for my dissertation, The Inimitable Jeeves by PG Wodehouse a 100 times for comfort. The experience is distinct from all other kinds of reading. I’m calling it centireading.<p>I …

Literature

James Baldwin on the Creative Process and the Artist’s Responsibility to Society

<i>“The sole purpose of human existence,”</i> Carl Jung wrote in his reflections of life and death in 1957, <i>“is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.”</i> Five years later, in one of his least well-known but most enchanting works, the great novelist, playwright, poet, essayist, and cultural critic</b> …

The Long Game: Brilliant Visual Essays on the Only Secret to Creative Success, from Leonardo da Vinci to Marie Curie

<i>“Expect anything worthwhile to take a long time,”</i> a wise woman once said — a seemingly simple observation that is among the 7 most important things I’ve learned in the many years of doing what I do. This notion of doggedness is something countless admired creators have advocated — from Anthony …

The Ignatius Press Blog

<b>Why Chesterton Will Be a Saint | Dale Ahlquist | Catholic World Report</b><p><b>A review of Father Robert Wild’s The Tumbler of God: Chesterton as Mystic</b><p>Not …

NYC Doctors Are Now Prescribing Fruits And Veggies

Doctors typically give patients prescriptions for medications. But a new program in New York City has doctors prescribing fruits and vegetables to obese or overweight patients.<p>Deputy Mayor Linda Gibbs and Health Commissioner Thomas Farley launched the Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program …

Tiny Poisonous Trees Could Fight Climate Change In The Desert

Like something straight out of Dune, but the boring, terraforming parts.<p>Five German scientists have proposed a new strategy for mitigating the effects of climate change: turn coastal deserts into forests. Why? Forests, full of trees that consume carbon dioxide, are a great bulwark against the gas …

Science Rap B.A.T.T.L.E.S. Bring Hip-Hop Into The Classroom

Source: NPR<p>Credit: Adam Cole, Maggie Starbard, Ben de la Cruz<p><i>This story comes to us from our friends at the science desk. They produced the 7-minute video documentary you see above.</i><p>"Modern-day rappers — all they talk about is money, and all these unnecessary and irrelevant topics," says Victoria …

Artificial food: Incredible or inedible?

After the first lab-grown burger, what else might we be making a meal of decades from now? Science fiction offers some clues – some bland, others grisly.<p>Pass the salt. And the pepper. And while you’re at it, the ketchup too.<p>They said it politely, but these were among the reactions of the two expert …

Burma: Buddhist mobs burn down Muslim homes and shops

Fresh sectarian violence broke out in north-western Burma late on Saturday when Buddhist mobs burned down dozens of homes and shops following rumours that a young woman had been sexually assaulted by a Muslim man. There were no reports of injuries.<p>Myanmar's radical monk Wirathu, whose anti-Muslim …