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Real petals preserved for eternity: Boucheron's new high jewellery collection is a triumph of nature and technology

Computer Aided Design (CAD) – used to be a bit of a dirty word in the high jewellery industry. Formerly equated with mid-market products that could be churned out en masse, the computer program was the antithesis of the beautiful gouache sketches and hand-craftsmanship that are the hallmarks of <i>real</i> …

Jewelry

What Aliens, Blade Runner, Jurassic Park & Terminator Would Look Like As Anime

Dmitry Grozov, aka Ahriman, is a freelance artist from Russia who has an uncanny ability for taking things that aren’t anime and making them look …

Blade Runner

Fashion History Lesson: The Subversive Power of Tulle

There’s a reason why the fabric has become a catwalk staple in the wake of the #metoo movement.<p>Author:<p>Publish date:<p><i>Welcome to Fashion History Lesson,</i> …

Sex and the City

The most important formula in data science was first used to prove the existence of God

The 18th-century minister and mathematician Richard Price is mostly forgotten to history. His close friend Thomas Bayes, also a minister and math nerd, is much better known, at least in statistics circles. Bayes’ fame is deserved. He developed one of the most important formulas in statistics, which …

Statistics

What makes a great leader, explained in eight counterintuitive charts

A couple of years after starting my most recent company, I had a scary realization. I noticed that by the time the business had grown to a hundred employees, my day-to-day role had gone from “guy who decides and builds things” to “guy who manages other people who decide and build things”—and I had …

Civil Rights

Want More Instagram Followers? Here Are 12 Proven And Successful Organic Strategies

Instagram is the star child of the social media scene at the moment. Its popularity is on a continuous rise, and the implementation of Instagram Stories mid last year has only amplified that fact. This week— they announced the addition of their latest feature, IGTV; adding long-form video to the …

Social Media

This could be the last year you'll want to buy headphones — a new audio technology is coming in 2019 that could make them obsolete

Headphones may start to look like old technology in 2019 when Noveto, a startup based in Israel, showcases its new "focused audio" devices to attendees of the biggest tech show of any year, CES.<p>Noveto has come up with a technology that can do exactly the same thing as headphones — deliver sound …

Consumer Tech

This Is The Scientific Way To Win Any Argument (And Not Make Enemies)

It’s not about the specific points you make, it’s all about how you position them.<p>You’re in the middle of a heated discussion–or fine, let’s just call it an argument–and the person whom you’re trying convince seems unable or unwilling to grasp your point of view. What should you do?<p>For starters, …

Psychology

Einstein Wins Again! General Relativity Passes Its First Extragalactic Test

In 1915, Albert Einstein put forth a new theory of gravity: General Relativity. Instead of every mass in the Universe instantly reaching across to every other mass and exerting an attractive force, the new concept of a cosmic fabric — spacetime — would curve in response to matter and energy. As the …

Physics

You Should Plan On Switching Jobs Every Three Years For The Rest Of Your Life

The stigma of being a flaky job-hopper is quickly becoming a thing of the past, and that’s a good thing.<p>Changing jobs every couple of years used to look bad on a resume. It told recruiters you can’t hold down a job, can’t get along with colleagues, or that you’re simply disloyal and can’t …

Employment

Rihanna is forcing the beauty industry to acknowledge a world beyond the rich and the white

On Thursday, June 14, Dior officially launched its new Backstage makeup line at a glitzy Manhattan release party. The collection, which is repped by Bella Hadid, is billed as a younger, trendier, and slightly cheaper, version of Dior’s classic line. Prior to its debut, the fashion house was lauded …

Makeup

Pee, Poison, and Prosthetic Noses: The Story of Astronomer Tycho Brahe's Suspicious Death

<i>In</i> The Royal Art of Poison: Filthy Palaces, Fatal Cosmetics, Deadly Medicine, and Murder Most Foul<i>, author Eleanor Herman delves into the deadly—and</i> …

8 phrases a great boss will constantly tell their employees

The characteristics that make a good boss differ greatly from those that make an average or subpar one. And communication can play a large role in …

Employment

How to Transform Conflict Into an Innovation Advantage

The surprising impact of design thinking on corporate culture<p>While most of the literature on design thinking has focused on innovation, Thomas Lockwood and Edgar Papke, take a deep dive into the intersection of innovation, design thinking and corporate culture through interviews with some of the …

Design Thinking

Why some scientists say physics has gone off the rails

Has the love of "elegant" equations overtaken the desire to describe the real world?<p>The 20th century was a remarkably productive one for physics. First, Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity helped us view gravity not as a force but as a distortion of space. Then Max Planck, Erwin …

Physics

Instagram has killed the art of lifestyle blogging

Recently, I found myself at an invite-only event for internet influencers (side note: I am no such thing). Engaging in the requisite small talk, I asked an attendee what they do for a living. “I’m a blogger” she said, after the faintest note of hesitation.<p>After a bit of internet sleuthing, I …

Social Media

How to Promote Your Content Fast (And For Nearly Free)

It can be hard to get people to share your content, and it’s getting harder all the time.<p>A new study found that the average number of social media shares a piece of content gets has dropped by 50% in the last few years.<p>Back in 2015, the median piece of content got eight social shares. In late 2017, …

Marketing

Scientists Have Found The 'Holy Grail of Shipwrecks' And Up to $17 Billion in Treasure

But who will get the loot? Drama ensues.<p>For centuries, untold riches of gold, silver, and jewels buried with the world's most valuable shipwreck were …

Archaeology

Short Suits Are About to Be the Biggest Summer Trend

It’s no secret that blazers and the related pantsuit and skirt suit sets have soared in popularity in the last year, stemming from the rising …

According to Harvard, This 1 Leadership Trait Separates Exceptional Leaders From the Rest

Better team collaboration, stronger employee commitment, and lower staff turnover are possible, if you can lead with compassion.<p>When researchers Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter looked at the factors that separated exceptional leaders from the pack, one trait stood out above the rest: …

Leadership

The answer to life, the universe and everything might be 73. Or 67

A crisis of cosmic proportions is brewing: the universe is expanding 9% faster than it ought to be and scientists are not sure why.<p>The latest, most precise, estimate of the universe’s current rate of expansion - a value known as the Hubble constant - comes from observations by the European Space …

Universe

'I'm Sorry' Can Undermine Your Career. Here's What to Say Instead

When "I'm sorry" becomes overused, it gets tuned out -- and so do you.<p>We all make mistakes. From minor ones like mispronouncing someone's name (which, depending on the person, could be a big deal) to major ones like making an expensive misguided hire, every single one of us can remember the …

Time I

This 42-Second Podcasting App Is Creating the First Generation of Audio Influencers

The newest social media craze is driven by audio. Here's what you need to know about HearMeOut, and why you may want to add it to your marketing toolkit.<p>Listen up! The latest social media craze is upon us, and we can enjoy it even without endless puppy filters--or any visual filters, …

Social Media

The Subtle Sexism Of Your Open Plan Office

A remarkable new study documents the experiences of women in an open office designed by men.<p>There are many reasons to hate open offices: They’re loud, prone to thieves, and, most of all, lack any kind of privacy. But a new research paper reveals yet another knock against them: They’re subtly sexist.<p>…

OpenOffice

Did the dying Stephen Hawking really mean to strengthen the case for God? | Philip Goff

In his final paper on the multiverse hypothesis, the world’s best-known atheist made a supernatural creator more plausible<p>Scientists have discovered a surprising fact about our universe in the past 40 years: against incredible odds, the numbers in basic physics are exactly as they need to be to …

Physics

The 12 gripping science fiction and fantasy novels you need to check out this May

This month’s picks include stories about AI, interstellar warfare, and a world without prisons<p>A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about Slate’s podcast <i>Slow Burn</i>, an engrossing dive into the Watergate scandal that eventually prompted President Richard Nixon to resign. The series prompted me to pick up a …

Stephen Hawking's final paper bursts the multiverse bubble with a Holographic Universe theory

Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking passed away earlier this year, but his legacy to science will live on. His final theory on the origin of the …

This revolution in our understanding of depression will be life-transforming | Edward Bullmore

The discovery of genes that are linked to the crippling condition throws up exciting new possibilities for its successful treatment<p>Depression runs in families, we know. But it is only very recently, and after considerable controversy and frustration, that we are beginning to know how and why. The …

Depression

What Is Wabi-Sabi? This Japanese Aesthetic Might Be The Antidote For KonMari Burnout

There’s a phrase I’ve seen pop up from time to time with regards to home organization and design: <i>Wabi-sabi</i><i>.</i> The term isn’t new; indeed, the Japanese …

Here Is the Largest Map of Our Galaxy Ever Made

The newly released database contains over a billion stars.<p>There are just so many stars. With around 300 billion stars across the entire Milky Way, making a detailed map of our entire galaxy is nearly impossible. But Europe’s space agency, the ESA, is doing it anyway.<p>On Wednesday, the released the …