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LIVE FOREVER? Julian Assange claims immortality is near by 'DIGITISING BRAINS'

GETTYJulian Assange says we will soon begin digitising brains<p>Speaking at the Meltdown Festival in London, the controversial computer programmer said …

Singularity

How Installing a Camera in His Eye Made This Man Rethink Neural Lace

Rob Spence calls himself a cyborg; or more accurately, an “Eyeborg.” After a childhood accident left him half blind, he found a fix as an adult: …

Singularity

Could the Universe Be Conscious?

For centuries, modern science has been shrinking the gap between humans and the rest of the universe, from Isaac Newton showing that one set of laws …

Albert Einstein

How I Forced Myself To Get Better At Sales And Marketing

Sales and marketing used to be two areas that I actively avoided at any cost. As a technical co-founder at Deputy, a workforce management software company (full disclosure: I currently work there), I always thought of myself as a “tech guy” and not a “sales guy.” The world seemed to be a place …

Scientists may have found evidence of a parallel universe

The idea that we might be living in just one of an infinite number of universes has been fodder for scientific debate and sci-fi movie plots for a …

Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Unveils Stratolaunch, the World's Largest Plane

It's wider than a football field is long and five-stories tall.<p>How do you hide something that needs a three-story scaffolding to be built and is bigger than a football field, while it's under construction? Ask Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen who—after years of keeping the project under …

The World's Most Powerful X-Ray Laser Just Gave Rise to a 'Molecular Black Hole'

We've never seen anything like it.<p>Imagine you took all sunlight that hits our planet at any given moment, and focussed it on one (unfortunate) piece …

Black Holes

Astronauts struggle to sleep among the stars

<b>(CNN) —</b> An odd thing happens to astronauts as they zip around the Earth at roughly 17,500 miles per hour: They don't get enough sleep.<p>This may be partly because astronauts don't have to wake up early to see daybreak; they get a sunrise and a sunset every 90 minutes.<p>"It's far too fast for the body …

Newly discovered gravitational waves hint that 'cities' of black holes may lurk in space

For the third time in less than two years, physicists have detected billion-year-old ripples in the fabric of space-time.<p>The new recording, like the two others before it, was made using the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO).<p>More than 1,000 scientists were involved in the …

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V&A Director: We’ve been doing digital art all wrong

Former MP Tristram Hunt calls for a rethink on digital art.<p><b>UPDATE 2017-06-07 – Since we published our story Tristram Hunt’s original comments have</b> …

Museums

4 Pillars Of Management, By An Art Dealer Who Survived The Nazis

Without the eagle eye, good taste, and business acumen of gallerist Paul Rosenberg (1881-1959), we might not today be in a position to avail ourselves of the beauty of works by such post-Impressionist artists as Pablo Picasso, Fernand Leger, Georges Braque, Henri Matisse and Marie …

NASA Finds New, Frightening Way Glaciers Are Melting in Greenland

Scientists have had their eyes on Greenland as its iconic glaciers have begun disappearing due to a warming climate. But, what they didn't expect to …

Global Warming

A ‘Small, Untrained Talent’ Becomes America’s Most Expensive Artist at Auction

Occasionally, the art market achieves a truly exceptional price that makes headlines round the world, leaves experts in shock and makes millions of people view an artist in a different way. The $39.9 million paid at Christie’s in 1987 for Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” was one such result. The $110.5 …

Taboo Jewelry Exhibition to Open in Paris

The show, due to open at the city's Museum of Modern Art next month, will gather over 400 pieces by Man Ray, Suzanne Belperron and Méret Oppenheim.<p><b>MY</b> …

Art

The 100 best films of the 21st century, according to 177 film critics

David Lynch’s narratively non-linear, néo-noir masterpiece <i>Mulholland Drive</i> has been named the best film of the 21st century to date by 177 film …

Steven Spielberg

Maasai people of East Africa fighting against cultural appropriation by luxury fashion labels

The Maasai of Kenya and Tanzania embody one of the most powerful images of tribal Africa – but it’s a guise that’s becoming increasingly …

Scientists ponder the possibility of quantum consciousness

As AI improves, the mystery of consciousness interests more programmers and physicists.<p>Karla Lant explains:<p>This is probably in part because of the …

Consciousness

Elon Musk Just Outlined How He'll Merge The Human Brain and AI

by Sarah Marquart April 20, 2017 Artificial Intelligence 63981<p>Musk’s History of AI Concerns<p>Elon Musk has made it clear that he is concerned about the …

Singularity

What Makes a Genius?

Some minds are so exceptional they change the world. We don’t know exactly why these people soar above the rest of us, but science offers us clues.<p><b>The Mütter Museum in Philadelphia</b> houses an array of singular medical specimens. On the lower level the fused livers of 19th-century conjoined twins …

Creativity

International Space Station research could lead to new bone-regeneration therapies

<b>(Getty/Justin Sullivan)</b><p>Salon spoke with one of the leads in a study that could help both wounded warriors and astronauts alike<p>Angelo Young<p>April 1, 2017 2:30pm (UTC)<p>What do wounded veterans and astronauts have in common? Both could benefit from scientists that are researching a better way to …

How space travel leads to cognitive shifts in awareness

Astronauts returning from the moon never see things the same way again<p>The two people who have paid for a private moon mission next year will undergo a psychological as well as a physical journey. There’s a fundamental shift in human perspective offered by space flight. This radical shift in …

Space Travel

Stop designing in Sketch. Design in the Browser.

The problem, that we as designers are still making static designs for an interactive experience.<p>New prototyping tools out there like: Invision, …

Gamification in UX. Increasing User Engagement.

The user-centered approach, which strives for creating products highly responding to the user’s needs, has become the major philosophy behind many …

UX Design

Visual Testing — the pragmatic way to test UIs – Chroma

Testing is integral to creating and maintaining high-quality software. Throughout the buildout process, you’ll often find developers and designers …

Boost Your Productivity with These Apps & Tools

Whether you web design, operate a business, lead a team, or head up a project, you’re always trying to figure out ways to do things faster and/or …

Commoditisation of UI

Why unique UI will not make or break your product<p>A lot of designers overestimate the value of unique UI design for the success of a product. The …

Apps

Mobile Design: Interactions by Tubik Studio

We would like to share the latest mobile design from Tubik Studio. We’ve published their work before on Abduzeedo but we truly admire their …

UI Design

30 web design tools to speed up your workflow in 2018

The right web design tools can streamline your workflow, helping you work smarter – rather than harder – and more efficiently. After all, you want to …