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Robert De Niro to Graduating Art Students: ‘You’re F**ked’

Robert De Niro was recently invited to give the graduation speech to the 2015 class at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts — a large …

To Be A Success, Surround Yourself With The Right People (4 Top Tips)

<i>“If you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas.”</i><p>Like Benjamin Franklin, I’ve always believed it matters who you surround yourself with.<p>Nutritionists tell us: “You are what you eat.” We’re also what we <i>hear</i>. The people you surround yourself with—those you interact with regularly—have a huge impact …

Self-improvement

HBO Needs To Finish 'Game Of Thrones' With Or Without George R.R. Martin

<i>Game of Thrones</i> the HBO TV show is set to pass up the novels in the next couple of years.<p>Paul Tassi has laid the whole, grim picture out for us, and it’s not pretty. Author of the <i>Song of Ice and Fire</i> series of fantasy novels, George R.R. Martin, won’t release the sixth book in the saga in 2015. …

TV Series

How Internet Conspiracy Theories Go Viral - And Get People To Believe Them, Too

Last year, at an Orlando nightclub Pulse, as police and the media attempted to process what would turn out to be country’s deadliest mass-shooting, networks of people were already developing their own alternative narratives.<p>“Orlando shooting was a hoax,” proclaimed one tweet. Another tweet echoed …

Internet

What Disempowers You?

Dear friend,I’m all about empowerment in photography and art. One strategy to become more empowered: focus on subtracting what “disempowers” you in …

Self-esteem

How LGBTQ Prisoners Use Art to Survive Incarceration

At an exhibit of works by LGBTQ prisoners opening tonight called <i>On the Inside</i>, the stories of a twice-marginalized population are put front and center.<p>There are 1.56 million people currently incarcerated in state and federal prisons in the US. At 716 incarcerations per 100,000 people, …

Powerful photos of the world's oldest trees

The subjects are found in all sorts of situations: breaking through crumbling architecture, standalone in Africa's deserts, even the seemingly upside-down baobab trees of Madagascar. One her most exciting finds has been the Dragon's Blood Tree. Moon shares a few words on the special species:<p>Moon's …

Fightback against internet giants’ stranglehold on personal data starts here

With the Databox concept, scientists at British universities have begun an attempt to win back control of information about us<p>Whenever regulators gather to discuss market failures, the cliche “level playing field” eventually surfaces. When regulators finally get around to thinking about what …

Personal Data

The Stories Behind 17 Skyscrapers & High-Rise Buildings That Changed Architecture

The skyscraper: representative of spatial economy and a symbol of power. This building typology has a storied, turbulent and even contested past. …

The 25 best museums in the world, according to travelers

The list is based on millions of TripAdvisor reviews from travelers.<p>From Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem to the Louvre in Paris, here are the world's best museums.

10 Uncommon Habits of Extraordinarily Productive People | Inc.com

Whatever your definition of success (each person's definition of "success" is and should be different), one thing is true for everyone: Success means getting things done.<p>Highly successful people are able to get a lot more things done, and here are simple ways you can too.<p>1. They eliminate every …

Time Management

We're learning more about the brain than we've ever known before, but that raises three serious ethical questions

This project, the BRAIN initiative, has the potential to transform the way we treat neurological conditions like Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia and could even help us figure out how technology might enhance our own cognitive abilities, "supercharging" the brain.<p>But all this potential has a …

Google searches for a way to avoid Microsoft’s fate

The news that Google’s share of the web-search market in the US has suddenly dropped is interesting. According to an independent analytics firm, StatCounter, last month Google’s market share dropped to 75.2%, compared with 79.3% a year earlier. That is its lowest share since 2008, when StatCounter …

Bill Gates

10 designs for the future of space travel

As advances in technology put space travel back on the agenda, we've rounded up some of the best interstellar design from the pages of …

Dolfi is a tiny ultrasonic washing machine for delicate clothes

Product designer Andre Fangueiro has created a small pebble-shaped device that uses ultrasonic sound waves to clean clothes (+ movie).<p>Andre …

Artist Uses Algorithms to Carve Hyperdetailed Patterns into Plywood

Using a specialized CNC machine, Michael Anderson transforms plywood into intricately patterned sculptures.<p>Michael Anderson's wood carvings are about as far from old-timey whittling as it gets. By programming a specialized computer numerical control machine (CNC), he cuts incredibly intricate …

Chile to (Finally) Build Gaudí’s Only Project Outside of Spain

Chile may soon be home to the only Antoni Gaudí-designed building located outside of Spain. At a recent press conference, Chilean President Michelle …

Digital Transformation Self-Organization Paradox

The <i>transformation</i> in <i>digital transformation</i> connotes an enterprise-wide organizational change, centering on the facilitation of self-organizing, innovative digital teams. Managers intent on achieving such self-organization, however, face a paradox: self-organization suggests the absence of …

Things We'd Like to See: Subway Stations with Better Lighting

The design of subway stations generally sucks, with a few global exceptions. The Line 11 platform at the Arts et Metier metro stop, in Paris, is the …

Tel Aviv

'Re-education' campaigns teach China's new ghost city-dwellers how to behave

Yuan Xiaomei, a community supervisor in Kangbashi, China, tears open a cardboard box and hands out brochures and promotional fans to crowd of locals. The fans are emblazoned: “To build a civilised city, we need you. Thank you for your participation.” The residents fan themselves and flip through …

Entitlement Might Make You More Creative (But You Probably Knew That Already)

According to a new study, the more entitled people feel, “the more willing and able they will be to generate creative solutions.”<p>A strong sense of entitlement doesn’t come with many redeeming qualities. Entitled people are bratty and hostile and selfish, and they’re unapologetic about being bratty …

Adele's manager: 'Streaming's the future, whether people like it or not'

But Jonathan Dickins wants Spotify to change policy of not allowing some albums to be restricted to paying subscribers only<p>Adele’s manager has backed streaming services like Spotify as the future of music, but warned the company that it may need to change its policy of insisting all albums be made …

Black Hole Fails to Destroy Mystery Cosmic Cloud

An object zipped by the gravitational monster at our galaxy's center, revealing that it is likely a star.<p>A cosmic gas cloud seemingly destined for a deadly encounter with the gigantic black hole at the core of the Milky Way has surprisingly survived a close pass by the monster's maw.<p>The reason, a …

Is it 'evil' that Google wants to change society?

<b>In 1998 Google was founded with a mission to "organise the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful". But the company's co-founder and chief executive Larry Page recently said in an interview with Richard Waters of the Financial Times that it might be time to retire that</b> …

Personal Organizing

4 Surprising Things Your Nose Can Tell You About Your Health

No one appreciates their sense of smell when they pass a trash heap or accidentally step in dog poop. But your nose knows a lot—not just when things …

Your Shot Photos: Kitchens Around the World

In honor of World Food Day, we gathered together some of the photos you've sent us of the world's kitchens and culinary traditions.

Is It Time For the Anti-LEED?

<i>Steve Mouzon,</i> <i>a principal of Studio Sky and Mouzon Design,</i> <i>is an architect, urbanist, author, and photographer from Miami. He founded the New Urban</i> …

Data Mining

Snøhetta reveals proposal to build a library around a Calgary railway line

<b>News:</b> Snøhetta has finally unveiled its competition-winning design to create a new public library wrapping around a functioning railway line in the …