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Level up: How video games evolved to solve significant scientific problems

Science, your chance to use all that time spent gaming for the greater good.<p>In the early 1950s, just as rock ‘n’ roll was hinting at social change, …

Cannes 2017: Here Are the Cameras Used To Shoot 29 of This Year’s Films

The world's best DPs explain how they created looks for "Sofia Coppola's "The Beguiled," Todd Haynes' "Wonderstruck," and many more.<p>IndieWire reached …

These Rare Examples of Early Photography in China Captured a Disappearing World

Caption from Stephan Lowentheil Collection. This striking portrait shows a Chinese actress and an actor in elaborate cos<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Courtesy of the …

China

Action Figures Come To Life In Stunning Images By Japanese Photographer

Japanese photographer Hot.kenobi plays with his action toys and uses photography to tell their entertaining stories. Osaka-based Hot.kenobi creates a …

Photography

Woolly mammoth on verge of resurrection, scientists reveal

Scientist leading ‘de-extinction’ effort says Harvard team could create hybrid mammoth-elephant embryo in two years<p>The woolly mammoth vanished from the Earth 4,000 years ago, but now scientists say they are on the brink of resurrecting the ancient beast in a revised form, through an ambitious feat …

Scientists Are About to Switch on a Telescope That Could Photograph a Black Hole's Event Horizon

We're about to peer into the abyss.<p>Black holes are among the most fascinating objects in the known Universe. But despite the fact that they're …

These photos of the refugee crisis were shot with a military targeting camera

Military thermal imaging cameras are typically used for enemy location and targeting. Photographer Richard Mosse uses it to observe the migrant …

Artists

The strange photographs used to ‘prove’ conspiracy theories

A new programme at London’s Photographers’ Gallery explores conspiracy theories – and the images that popularise them. Alastair Sooke takes a look.<p>Is Elvis still alive? What happens in Area 51? Who really killed JFK? And are our politicians and leaders in fact shapeshifting reptilian …

How 'Memoranda' Successfully Brings Haruki Murakami's Surrealism into a Video Game

Translating literature into a game is difficult. 'Memoranda' developer Bit Byterz succeeds by focusing on the big picture.<p>Translating a work from one medium to another is a not insignificant creative challenge. When content has been conceived and crafted with a specific form in mind, changing that …

Earth - The strange link between the human mind and quantum physics

"I cannot define the real problem, therefore I suspect there's no real problem, but I'm not sure there's no real problem."<p>The American physicist Richard Feynman said this about the notorious puzzles and paradoxes of quantum mechanics, the theory physicists use to describe the tiniest objects in the …

Quantum Physics

Photos of the Community Inside Chernobyl's Nuclear Exclusion Zone

We spoke to photographer Esther Hessing about her visit to the "Samosely"—the 140 settlers who survive on crops cultivated in contaminated soil.<p>On the morning of April 26, 1986, a power surge caused a reactor explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, in what was then part of the Ukrainian …

'Pillbug's Nightmare,' Today's Comic by Allison Conway

We will not pay: the Americans withholding their taxes to fight Trump

The new president has driven some to make a statement with their bank accounts – despite fears such a protest could send demonstrators to jail<p>Andrew Newman always pays his taxes, even if he hates what the government is doing with them. But not this year. For him, Donald Trump is the dealbreaker. …

Here's how many people in every state don't have health insurance

The percentage of Americans without health insurance hit an all-time low in 2016, mostly due to the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as Obamacare.<p>Despite the substantial decrease in the national rate, there is a substantial variance in the uninsurance rate between …

The incomparable Gordon Parks – in pictures

A new book celebrates the breadth of photographer and film-maker Gordon Parks’s work, including his images of a racially divided south in the 1960s, his fashion work for Life and Vogue, and the heartbreaking poverty of a Harlem family. I Am You is published by The Gordon Parks Foundation, c/o …

Harlem

The U.S. military's stats on deadly airstrikes are wrong. Thousands have gone unreported

The American military has failed to publicly disclose potentially thousands of lethal airstrikes conducted over several years in Iraq, Syria and …

After the Women's March: six mass US demonstrations to join this spring

Organizers across the US are riding the momentum of the post-inauguration march to mobilize in solidarity with scientists, immigrants, LGBT people and more<p>Hope your feet aren’t sore yet, because come spring, there are major nationwide marches planned for nearly every weekend.<p>After the success of …

Women's March on Washington

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Ben Lerner Interviews Alexander Kluge

By Ben Lerner February 2, 2017<p><i>Our Winter issue features fiction by Alexander Kluge: “In Medieval Angelology, There Are Nine Orders of Snow,” twenty-two stories on some lines from Ben Lerner’s</i> The Lichtenberg Figures. <i>Kluge made a rare trip to New York a few months ago, appearing in conversation with</i> …

Take a Look at the Eye-Popping B&W Wildlife Images of Fine Art Photographer Anup Shah

Anup Shah considers himself a fine art photographer, and his amazing B&W images of wild beasts in Africa definitely take wildlife photography to a …

Out of the blue: readers' photos on the theme of strange

For last week’s photography assignment in the Observer New Review we asked you to share your photos on the theme of strange via GuardianWitness. Here’s a selection of our favourites<p>Share your photos on this week’s theme ‘together’ by clicking the button below

Bergger Unveils Pancro400, A New ISO 400 Black-and-White Film

First Kodak, then FILM Ferrania, and now Bergger. The French manufacturer is the latest company to further the analog photography resurgence by …

This ‘Blade Runner’ Fan Film Will Tide You Over Until ‘Blade Runner 2049’ For A Fraction Of The Price

Ridley Scott’s <i>Blade Runner</i> will finally get a sequel courtesy of <i>Arrival</i> director Denis Villeneuve. <i>Blade Runner 2049</i> will see the return of Harrison Ford’s Deckard and a new Blade Runner played by Ryan Gosling working to deal with some new conspiracy that could bring down society. It’s easy to get …

‘Spine-tingling’ lost Bob Marley tapes restored after 40 years in a cellar

London concert recordings from 1970s were water damaged<p>A cache of lost Bob Marley recordings has been discovered after lying for more than 40 years in a damp London hotel basement.<p>The 13 reel-to-reel, analogue master tapes were discovered in cardboard box files in a run-down hotel in Kensal Rise, …

Bob Marley

U.S. military touted 10-year-old videos from Yemen terror raid

The video clips that the U.S. military said were evidence of the success of last week’s raid on an Al Qaeda compound in Yemen have one major problem, the Pentagon acknowledged Friday: They have been on the internet for a decade.<p>The U.S. Central Command, which posted the video clips, pulled them …

Wavves and His Brother Made a Video Game About Punching Richard Spencer

Wavves’ Nathan Williams makes music with his brother Joel under the moniker Sweet Valley. The duo also make video games, apparently. Recently, they shared “Kill the Alt-Reich,” a point-and-click Whac-a-Mole video game for Windows and Mac that allows players to punch alt-right proponent and white …

Richard Spencer

Astronomers discovered a rogue, wandering black hole hiding in our galaxy — and it's one of millions

Of the hundreds of millions (perhaps billions) of black holes scientists suspect are floating around in our galaxy, only about 60 have been found. The closest black hole that we know of is around 3,000 light-years away.<p>But astronomers believe they've spotted a rogue black hole hidden within a …

A New Pizza Camera Can Spy On Your Pie So It Comes Out Perfectly

Quality control doesn’t seem like a huge issue for most pizza orders. As long as the cheese is melted and one of those giant weird pizza bubbles …

Coney Island, baby! The romance of mid-century New York – in pictures

With their carefree joy tempered with moments of poignancy, Harold Feinstein’s shots of ordinary New Yorkers helped kickstart the street photography boom