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What Happens When National Geographic Steals Your Art?

Apparently, and like many corporate behemoths, they throw crumbs at you, the artist, and insist they were not aware and had no reason to believe that …

What Makes Art Racist?

Today, the European Network Against Racism (ENAR), a self-described “voice of the anti-racist movement in Europe,” released a statement titled, “Is …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Are we hard-wired to doodle?

Why are we drawn to doodling? As David Robson discovers, there may be much more to our idle scribbles and other drawings than we realised, and the story begins in the sands of the Australian desert…<p>For the Arandic, the Warlpiri, and other indigenous societies of the Australian desert, many …

Should we engineer animals to be smart like humans?

What if it were possible to engineer animals to be as intelligent as us? As Tim Maughan discovers, we may have already started.<p>Human beings have long believed that it is our unique level of intelligence that separates us from other animals. Our ability for higher learning, creative thought, and – …

Singularity

The expert guide to space colonies

BBC Future’s World-Changing Ideas Summit, on 21 October, will examine some of the most exciting and provocative developments we face in science, technology and health. In the run-up to the summit, we will offer a unique guide to some of the issues that will be discussed… starting with the notion …

How does the brain pay attention?

Our picks of the week from around the web, including the next big mystery of the brain and the upcoming exodus from Earth.<p><b>Brain</b> <br>Anatomy of attention <br>Alan Lightman | New Yorker | 1 October 2014<br>Brain scans tell us what the brain does – or least, where it reacts – when subjected to particular stimuli. …