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Is it Ethical to Automate Your Own Remote Job and Still Get Paid?

A programmer was able to automate his remote job; collecting a full-time paycheck while working for two hours a week. The employer, none the wiser, …

Intelligence

Fish as art, not food

One of Tokyo’s most popular summer attractions features LED light displays, impressive glass sculptures, an immersive soundscape and, most importantly, thousands of sea creatures.<p>The living art installation is the work of Japanese artist Hidetomo Kimura. His<i>Art Aquarium</i> combines the movements of …

Art

Scientists Can Use CRISPR to Store Images and Movies in Bacteria

It’s a step toward turning microbes into living hard drives.<p>In 1872, Eadweard Muybridge captured a series of photos of a running horse. His images settled a debate about whether the animal ever lifted all four feet off the ground at once—it did. They also formed the basis of one of the first motion …

DNA

Everyday Sexism in a 'Post-Feminist' World

Pop culture tells girls they can do anything, but the messages they experience in the classroom tell a different story.<p>For the past two decades, “girl power” has become a popular way of describing the success of girls in American culture. Widespread reports of “alpha girls”—girls who can do it all, …

Gender

Why Life on Mars May Be Impossible

Mars is a lousy place to try to live—what with the paralyzing cold, the blistering radiation and the thin carbon dioxide atmosphere. That hasn't …

Planets

Tencent imposes daily gaming limits to curb addiction among minors

Chinese internet giant will limit the amount of time minors can play Honor of Kings, the world’s highest-grossing mobile game<p>Tencent announced this week that it will limit the amount of time children can play the role-playing mobile game <i>Honor of Kings</i>, amid concerns that some kids were becoming …

Gaming

Frog evolution linked to dinosaur asteroid strike

<b>The huge diversity of frogs we see today is mainly a consequence of the asteroid strike that killed off the dinosaurs, a study suggests.</b><p>A new analysis shows that frog populations exploded after the extinction event 66 million years ago.<p>It would appear to contradict earlier evidence suggesting a …

Evolution

Street Artist’s “Neo Post Cubism” Graffiti Combines Cubism with Realism

Spanish street artist Miguel Ángel Belinchón—better known as Belin—creates hyperrealistic portraits with a cubist twist. Inspired by the deconstructed forms and expressive portraits of Pablo Picasso, Belin describes his avant-garde style as <i>Neo Post Cubism,</i> a term he has coined and continues to …

Artists

Black Girls Are Perceived As Less Innocent Than White Girls — Starting at Age 5

Researchers and advocates have noted for years that black Americans face a higher risk of imprisonment than white Americans and constitute almost 1 …

Gender

This woman is teaching a robot a craft that humans took centuries to master

Stefanie Pender is a hybrid artist, who has spent 15 years mastering the ancient craft of glassblowing. Now she has built a special robot to try and translate the complex knowledge and muscle memory required to blow glass.<p>For Pender, an artist in residence at Autodesk's Pier 9 program, …

Egypt considers banning parents from giving their kids foreign names like Mark or Sam

You might be hard pressed to find a Mark or Sam in Egypt's next generation.<p>An Egyptian parliament committee is set to meet on Tuesday to discuss a law that could ban parents from giving their children "western names."<p>Under the new law, a fine of up to $270 or a jail term up to six months could be …

Remembering the Murder You Didn’t Commit

When Ada JoAnn Taylor is tense, she thinks she can feel the fabric of a throw pillow in the pads of her fingers. Taylor has suffered from tactile flashbacks for three decades. She imagines herself in a small apartment in Beatrice, Nebraska. She is gripping the edges of a pillow, more tightly than …

Crime

Eager To Burst His Own Bubble, A Techie Made Apps To Randomize His Life

<i>This week, the podcast and show</i> Invisibilia <i>examines the nature of reality, with a Silicon Valley techie who created apps to randomize his life, a psychologist who trains herself to experience the world like dogs do and a wildlife biologist who thinks bears aren't dangerous.</i><p>In San Francisco, the …

United Arab Emirates

It’s not just Trump’s message that matters. There’s also his metamessage.

<i>Deborah Tannen is professor of linguistics at Georgetown University. Her book “You’re the Only One I Can Tell: Inside the Language of Women’s Friendships” was published in May.</i><p>At Thursday’s Senate hearing, Sen. James E. Risch (R-Idaho) sought former FBI director James B. Comey’s agreement that …

James B. Comey

Is mindfulness meditation good for kids? Here’s what the science actually says.

Meditation is meant to help students deal with stress. But the hype may be outpacing the evidence.<p>Welcome to <i>Show Me the Evidence</i><i>,</i> where we go beyond the frenzy of daily headlines to take a deeper look at the state of science around the most pressing health questions of the day.<p>First period, 8:45 …

Mindfulness

Thank God for cultural appropriation

The great jazz singer Billie Holiday recorded “Strange Fruit” on April 20, 1939. It is a song about lynchings, inspired by the 1930 murder of Thomas Shipp and Abram Smith, who were photographed, like in the words of the song, “hanging from the poplar trees.” Holiday sang the song so often and it …

Racism

The Myth of the Kindly General Lee

The legend of the Confederate leader’s heroism and decency is based in the fiction of a person who never existed.<p>The strangest part about the continued personality cult of Robert E. Lee is how few of the qualities his admirers profess to see in him he actually possessed.<p>Memorial Day has the …

History

These Campus Inquisitions Must Stop

Racism pervades our country. Students who have roiled college campuses from coast to coast have that exactly right.<p>But we’re never going to make the progress that we need to if they hurl the word “racist” as reflexively and indiscriminately as some of them do, in a frenzy of righteousness aimed at …

Racism

Mother of deceased daughter loses fight to access her child’s Facebook account

A mother wanting to access her deceased daughter’s Facebook account was denied by a Berlin court Wednesday, according to the Associated Press. The …

World-First Trials Have Been Launched to Treat Parkinson's And Blindness With Embryonic Stem Cells

This is happening.<p>In a world first, surgeons in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou are planning to inject stem cells derived from human embryos into the …

Medicine

Einstein's Theory About Gravitational Waves Was Just Proved Right — Again

Science, like so many other things, has tipping points. Figure out how to isolate and identify one virus and you're on your way to bagging them all. …

Physics
Resorts World Manila

An artist hated the ‘Fearless Girl’ statue — so he put this at her feet

For nearly three months, the “Fearless Girl” statue has stared down the “Charging Bull,” an iconic, 11-foot, three-ton monument to surging markets and American prosperity.<p>This weekend, New York artist Alex Gardega decided he’d had enough.<p>While “messing around” in his studio, Gardega decided to …

Art

A Defense of ‘Transracial’ Identity Roils Philosophy World

Academic philosophy has resembled a battleground in recent years, and not just because of its famously bare-knuckled argumentative style.<p>A series of sexual harassment scandals has engulfed prominent male scholars, while feminist philosophers and others have pushed to diversify what remains, far …

Beyond Peanut M&Ms: How a Theater Geek Is Reinventing Broadway Concessions

Sweet Hospitality keeps the entertainment going during intermission at the concession stands of some of The Great White Way's most celebrated theaters.<p><i>Editor's note: This tour of small businesses across the country highlights the imagination, diversity, and resilience of American enterprise.</i><p>The …

Broadway Theatre

Fast radio bursts: stirrings from a galaxy far, far away

Scientists studying FRBs – energy explosions from distant parts of the universe – are on to something vitally important. But what causes them?<p>In summer 2006, astronomer Duncan Lorimer started work on a seemingly routine piece of scientific research. He and a team of students began examining old …

Astrophysics

Researchers find a more effective way to test self-driving cars

It's tricky to test self-driving cars. Even if you have hundreds of thousands of miles under your belt, it's still difficult to account for every possible real-world peril. Researchers think they can fast-track that experience, however. They've developed a sped-up testing process that should …

University of Michigan

Europe was the birthplace of mankind, not Africa, scientists find

The history of human evolution has been rewritten after scientists discovered that Europe was the birthplace of mankind, not Africa.<p>Currently, most experts believe that our human lineage split from apes around seven million years ago in central Africa, where hominids remained for the next five …

Anthropology

Google made a site that shows how millions of people draw the same object

Back in November, Google released artificial intelligence experiment that asks you to draw a random object and see if the neural network can identify your doodle. Quick, Draw! was eventually turned into a tool that transformed drawings into clip art based on the best results it got, helping people …

Google I/O