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Mirrored Ziggurat Connects the Earth and Sky through Striking Reflections

Iranian artist Shirin Abedinirad bridges the gap between the earth and the sky in her latest installation, a stepped pyramid covered in mirrors that reflect the artwork's natural surroundings. Titled <i>Mirrored Ziggurat</i>, the installation was inspired by the ziggurat, a common form of temple in ancient …

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

Literature

Creationists Take Down Another Top Professor

Bethel College in Indiana is just the latest battlefield between evangelicals and evolution. Unfortunately, it won’t be the last.<p>Another evangelical …

CERN's Large Hadron Collider has discovered a new class of particle

Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider have announced the discovery of the pentaquark, a class of subatomic particle consisting of four quarks and one antiquark bound together. Like the Higgs boson before it, the pentaquark's existence has been theorized for years, but experiments in the …

World Bank removes critical section from China report

On Wednesday, the Washington-based institution released its China Economic Update report in Beijing, which included a section urging the country to accelerate reform of its state-dominated financial sector.<p>In blunt language, the World Bank warned that failure to address the issue could end "three …

World Bank

10 mysterious planets outside the solar system (With Pictures)

7. The Planet from Hell<p><b>Gliese 581c</b> is theoretically the most likely to support colonization, except it is one hell of a planet. It is tidally locked …

Largest Spiral Galaxy in Universe Revealed

Astronomers have crowned the universe's largest known spiral galaxy, a spectacular behemoth five times bigger than our own Milky Way.<p>The title-holder …

David Cameron is going to try and ban encryption in Britain

As reported by Politics.co.uk, the British Prime Minister reaffirmed his commitment to tackling strong encryption products in Parliament on Monday in response to a question.<p>Strong encryption refers to the act of scrambling information in such a way that it cannot be understood by anyone — even law …

Privacy

Google's chatbot learned it all from movies

Chatbots are pretty common these days -- a simple search can surface numerous variants you can talk to on a lonely Friday night. The one Google is developing, however, isn't your run-of-the-mill chatbot: it wasn't programmed to respond to questions a specific way. Instead, it uses neural networks …

According to an algorithm, this is the ultimate Canadian road trip

Last March, Randy Olson, a Computer Science & Engineering Ph.D. candidate at Michigan State University, organized the absolute US road trip thanks to …

The Only Three Heavy Elements In The Universe That Aren't Made In Stars

Immediately after the Big Bang, before the first stars in the Universe ever formed, the Universe consisted of hydrogen (element #1), helium (element #2), and pretty much nothing else. Despite originating from an incredibly hot, dense state, arbitrarily heavy elements weren’t created early on the …