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Gertrude Stein | Pablo Picasso | 47.106 | Work of Art | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The famous writer and expatriate Gertrude Stein was among the first Americans to respond enthusiastically to European avant-garde art. She held …

What Ancient Greek Music Sounded Like: Hear a Reconstruction That is ‘100% Accurate’

Between 750 BC and 400 BC, the Ancient Greeks composed songs meant to be accompanied by the lyre, reed-pipes, and various percussion instruments. …

American Filmmakers in Japanese Ads: Quentin Tarantino Sells Cell Phones, Orson Welles Hawks Whisky

American movie stars have long found work across the pacific in Japanese television commercials: Nicolas Cage, Paul Newman, Dennis Hopper, Harrison …

10 Figures of Speech Illustrated by Monty Python: Paradiastole, Epanorthosis, Syncatabasis & More

Ah, the ancient art of rhetoric. There’s no escaping it. Variously defined as “the art of argumentation and discourse” or, by Aristotle in his …

9 Signs It’s Time To Slow Down And Reassess Your Life

It’s part of Newton’s first law of motion: an object in motion will stay in motion unless an external force acts upon it. In life, you’re the object …

US government shutdown to end after Congress passes debt ceiling deal

US Senate and House of Representatives pass bill that ends the debt crisis after Republican leadership capitulates<p>• Follow all the latest developments in our live blog<p>The US Congress has endorsed bipartisan legislation to end a protracted budget crisis, pulling the country from the brink of a …

Rhett Bartlett on Twitter: "Remember the 'Iceman Mummy' found on the Austrian border in 1991? They've now located its LIVING relatives. http://t.co/Tu9PgicwCC"

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First 3Doodler 3D Printing Pens Ship to Kickstarter Backers

The first shipment of 3Doodler 3D pens are making their way to customers across the globe. Like a handheld 3D printer, the 3Doodler lets users make …

"3D Printing DNA From Mars Could Soon Be Possible" - 3D Printing

Shares 20<p>“Is there life on Mars?”, sings David Bowie in his 1971 song. More than forty years and a lot of discussions later scientist J. Craig Venter …

British film on the crest of a new wave

Fresh from triumph on the festival circuit, a host of exciting British films is set for release. We talk to the directors behind this sudden renaissance<p>At Cannes, in May, there was anxious talk. Of the 70-plus features showcased at the film festival only two of them were British. Did it signal a …

Inquest hears neighbours complained of bad smell and overflowing mailbox after man died

A WA Coroner has heard neighbours of an elderly man, whose remains were not discovered until almost two years after he died, had reported a bad smell …

Philosophy Now

David Foster Wallace on Writing, Death, and Redemption

On May 21, 2005 <b>David Foster Wallace</b> took the podium at Kenyon College and delivered the now-legendary <i>This Is Water</i>, one of history’s greatest commencement addresses — his timeless meditation on the meaning of life and the grueling work required in order to stay awake to the world rather than …

Philosophy is not a 'ridiculous' pursuit. It is worth funding

My work was targetted by a Coalition MP, who described our research as 'ridiculous' – but philosophy is work, and the discipline is crucial to helping us understand our world<p>I remember a cartoon from the 1960s: a man in an office is leaning back in his chair, feet crossed on the desk, staring at …

The first R: why we need to teach philosophy in the classroom

Far from a 'ridiculous pursuit', philosophy underpins reading, writing and arithmatic. It should be taught as a basic skill, says Emma Worley<p>Philosophy has had an important role in shaping who we are today. The PreSocratic philosophers began the rational approach to understanding the world, the …

From 1900 — 2013: The Incredible Evolution Of Outer Space On The Big Screen

From all accounts so far, the special effects and visions of outer space in the movie are being hailed as second-to-none.<p>Every few years — and sometimes every couple of months — a movie comes along that pushes the boundaries of what we believe is possible on screen. Ever since the first science …

Science Fiction

A Very Simple Explanation Of The Higgs Boson

François Englert and Peter Higgs just received the Nobel Prize in Physics for laying the groundwork for the discovery of the Higgs boson. But can someone please explain what a Higgs is? Like, really simply.<p>François Englert and Peter Higgs have won this year's Nobel Prize in Physics, as was pretty …

Physics

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Unique Natural Sculptures Blend Layers of Stone with Glass

Tokyo-born artist Ramon Todo creates unexpected sculptures by drawing upon basic, solid materials found in nature. To create each piece, he first locates stones and bricks discovered on personal walks through various landscapes. He then removes segments of the stone, which symbolize the history of …

Art

Dubai's Futuristic Floating Building by Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid Architects has designed a towering 21-story property for Dubai featuring the firm's signature futuristic style. The unique design scheme for the <i>Opus Office Tower</i> is essentially a cube with a large void in the center, splitting the building into two structures. They are connected by an …

Skyscrapers

The tiny Italian village that opened its doors to migrants who braved the sea

As yet another boat filled with desperate migrants tragically capsizes in the Mediterranean, Tom Kington finds one mainland community that has secured its own future by offering them homes and jobs<p>In an ancient palazzo in the toe of Italy, the mayor banged his fist on the table as he set about …