Ian Clarke

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Me me meme: artists’ selfies paint the full spectrum of self-obsession

Art,Art and design,Painting,Culture,Exhibitions,Installation,Drawing,Sculpture,Gilbert & George,Tracey Emin,Van Dyck,Damien Hirst,Yinka Shonibare<p><b>Turner Contemporary, Margate</b><br>From a Van Dyck self-portrait to Ian Breakwell’s heartbreaking valediction as he lay dying of cancer, this absorbing show …

National Portrait Gallery

The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden 'black site'

Photograph: Phil Batta/Guardian<p>‘They were held incommunicado for much longer than I think should be permitted in this country – anywhere – but particularly given the strong constitutional rights afforded to people who are being charged with crimes,” said Sarah Gelsomino, the lawyer for Brian Jacob …

Corruption

New amazing metal is so hydrophobic it makes water bounce like magic

Scientists at the University of Rochester have created a metal that is so extremely hydrophobic that the water bounces on it as if it were repelled …

Telomere extension turns back aging clock in cultured human cells, study finds

Researchers delivered a modified RNA that encodes a telomere-extending protein to cultured human cells. Cell proliferation capacity was dramatically …

Genetics

Stunning Shots of the Most Gorgeous Sculpture at Burning Man

One of the most eye-catching artworks at this year's Burning Man festival was a 55-feet tall sculpture of a woman in a beautifully elegant pose. <i>Truth is Beaut</i>y is the second of three sculptures in a series called The Bliss Project by artist Marco Cochrane. Constructed of welded steel rods and balls …

Art

How Cell Phones Can Help End World Hunger

Digital infrastructure may be the most powerful tool in battling the worldwide epidemic of malnutrition.<p>On a recent trip to Tanzania, I met a group of women who farmed vegetables for a living near the village of Mlandizi on the country’s east coast. As they were telling me about their operation, …

Happiness depends on health and friends, not money, says new study

Landmark research says tackling mental health issues more effective than reducing poverty for increasing happiness rates<p>Most human misery can be blamed on failed relationships and physical and mental illness rather than money problems and poverty, according to a landmark study by a team of …

Mental Health

Dungeons & Dragons has been inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame

Critical hit!<p>Each year, The Strong National Museum of Play inducts a new group of toys to the National Toy Hall of Fame. This year, the museum inducted three new toys: <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i>, Fisher-Price’s Little People figures, and the classic swing. The recognition for fantasy roleplaying game</i> …

A Google engineer explains why salary isn’t the most important part of a job offer

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: Is salary the most important consideration when choosing a job?</i> <i>Answer by Paul K. Young, software engineer at Google.</i><p>Compensation is important. It says a lot about the job and the company. Employers that pay well are likely going to value their employees’ …

Employment

Superman Submits to Chinese Legends in an Unconventional Art Series

Jacky Tsai's woodblock-meets-comic book scenes are the ultimate crossover storylines.<p>Superman clashes with Chinese legends in artist Jacky Tsai's fusion of comic books and woodblock prints. The UK-based Chinese artist will present his new body of work, a juxtaposition of Western pop culture and …

Bendable smartphones: Panasonic's new flexible battery may pave the way

It’s said that one day we’ll enjoy flexible smartphones rather than the solid bricks we use today, but in order for that to happen, there are a …

Los Angeles police disarm an attempted murder suspect with a robot

The killing of five police officers in downtown Dallas this summer resulted in police using a remote-controlled robot to detonate and end the …

The Annual Tomatina Festival in Spain: Pictures

Spain

Chinese startup Moxi Group could release the first flexible smartphone this year

Flexible displays are all the rage right now. Samsung has been working hard on them, as has LG, but we have yet to see a product with a truly …

China may send the first unhackable messages with quantum encryption

As institutions and governments around the world continue to push for greater hacking protections while also pursuing stronger surveillance powers, …

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The Dildo in the Dock: Gender Fraud and the Gayle Newland Case

Former University of Chester student, Gayle Newland, is incarcerated on the lifers' wing of a women's prison three months in to the beginning of an eight year sentence after a jury found her guilty of three counts of sexual assault by penetration; a conviction against which her legal team is in the …

Google Opens Its Cloud Vision API To All Developers

After a short limited preview, Google today announced the public beta of its Cloud Vision API — a service that allows developers to easily build image recognition and classification features into their applications.<p>Google’s technology do basic things like extracting text from images, but its real …

Google

This Tiny Glass Disc Can Store 360TB of Data For 13.8 Billion Years

Our knowledge will live on.<p>It's estimated that humans are producing the equivalent of 10 million Blu-ray discs' worth of data every single day - and …

World Bank offers $150 million in financing to Zika-affected countries | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The World Bank said on Thursday it is making $150 million in financing immediately available to help combat the Zika virus outbreak in affected Latin American and Caribbean countries.<p>Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are seen inside Oxitec laboratory in Campinas, Brazil, February 2, …

What Are Gravitational Waves, and Why Should You Care?

<b>The short answer:</b><p>Gravitational waves are an important prediction of Einstein's general theory of relativity, published a century ago. Because this theory changed the way we understand the nature of space, time, and gravity, it also fundamentally changed our perception of how we fit into the …

China displaces 9,000 people for world's largest telescope

Aliens hiding from our gaze have yet another reason to fear: China.<p>The country is on track to build the world's largest radio telescope. FAST, short for the Five-hundred-metre Aperture Spherical Telescope, will dwarf Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory, currently the largest radio telescope on the …

Universe

'If the Brits want to leave, let them leave,' say EU leaders

European Parliament president Martin Schulz says in London today: 'Many of my colleagues say behind closed doors: 'Don't stop a rolling stone. If the Brits want to leave, let them leave'<p>European leaders are so exasperated with Britain's demands they they are privately saying that "if Brits want to …

Renowned poet, author Maya Angelou dead at 86

Award-winning author, renowned poet and civil rights activist Dr. Maya Angelou was found dead in her Winston-Salem, N.C., home Wednesday morning. She was 86.<p>Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Jones confirmed Angelou's death to Fox News. Angelou, who rose from poverty as a child raised in St. Louis and …

Judge rules £200k a year is 'appropriate' provision for Arab royal's son

Court hears mother of boy wanted £800k a year so that the youngster could "replicate" his father's lifestyle<p>A "super-rich" senior member of a Middle Eastern Royal Family has won the latest round of a family court cash fight with the mother of a seven-year-old son he has never seen.<p>The man is paying …

War veteran with dementia given just £10 a month by relative who managed her money

Court of Protection rules treat the pensioner's relative failed to treat her with "any semblance of dignity, empathy or respect"<p>A sick pensioner who had served in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force in the Second World War wore hand-me-down clothes after being given a "stingy" allowance by a relative …

The mystery of India’s deadly exam scam

It began with a test-fixing scandal so massive that it led to 2,000 arrests, including top politicians, academics and doctors. Then suspects started turning up dead. What is the truth behind the Vyapam scam that has gripped India?<p>On the night of 7 January 2012, a stationmaster at a provincial …

Crime

'I started the Arab Spring. Now death is everywhere, and extremism blooming'

Faida Hamdy confiscated a vegetable stall in Tunisia five years ago today. Neither she nor the rest of the world could have imagined the consequences<p>It is hardly surprising that when Faida Hamdy wonders whether she is responsible for everything that happened after her moment of fame she is …

Russia 'open to removal of Syria's Bashar al-Assad'

Diplmatic sources say Russian softening position on Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad<p>Russia has made clear to Western nations that it has no objection to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad stepping down as part of a peace process, in a softening of its publicly stated staunch backing of Assad ahead …

Virtual reality - the new frontier in the battle to entertain

A new war will emerge between giant media companies, veteran Hollywood movie studios and talent<p>At the sprawling Web Summit event this week, which attracted 42,000 tech bosses, software engineers, media leaders and entrepreneurs from around the world to rainy Dublin, I glimpsed the future.<p>To do it, …