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Artificial Intelligence Collides with Patent Law | World Economic Forum

Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the most important technologies of this era.<p>Once considered a remote possibility reserved for science fiction, …

Artificial Intelligence

Amazing Concrete and Glass Cabin in Argentina

H3 House is a stunning concrete and glass home designed by architect Luciano Kruk. Located eight block from the Argentinian coastline, the shared …

Architecture

It's no mystery that crime is the biggest-selling genre in books

It has happened at last! Finally, the literary world is a meritocracy! Crime fiction – which I first became aware of as the Best Genre Ever when I read my first Enid Blyton mystery at six years old – is now officially the UK’s bestselling genre. Nielsen Bookscan data at the London book fair has …

Books

Zuckerberg survived but Facebook still has problems

The CEO stuck to his message during nearly five hours of testimony, but senators of both parties kept raising the specter of regulation.<p>A composed and contrite Mark Zuckerberg held up under hours of grilling by more than 40 senators Tuesday — but his performance did little to mask Facebook's …

Lindsey Graham

The global liberal order is in trouble - can it be salvaged, or will it be replaced?

The global liberal order is coming unstuck. After a 70-year run, the future of liberal democracy, open markets and common security agreements hang in …

Globalization

Google employees protest joint Pentagon drone program: We shouldn’t be in “the business of war”

The Pentagon wants Google to help improve drones — but some employees are pushing back<p>Google has proudly touted the motto "Don't Be Evil" but the tech titan's ties to the Pentagon are quite strong, presenting a moral dilemma for thousands of the company's employees who claim they've unwittingly …

Employment

How to Write a Book: The Seriously Ultimate Guide for New Writers

So you want to learn how to write a book in 2018?<p>I think you’ll agree with me when I say learning to write a book for the first time is a …

Neue Häuser: Solitär auf Linie

14.03.2018 · Der Künstler Leo Schötz hat sich in seinem Heimatort im Bayerischen Wald ein Atelierhaus nach Maß gebaut. Der Neubau könnte perfekt …

Concrete Homes

Brutalism is back! The term was coined in 1953 by British architects Alison and Peter Smithson from the "raw concrete”, or the French “béton brut”, a …

North Face Releases a Geodesic Dome Tent Capable of Withstanding the Toughest Weather

Reinterpreting the teachings of Buckminster Fuller, North Face have announced the latest tent in their collection; a geodesic dome tent. Thanks to …

Glass House is big on efficiency, not so big on privacy

The Glass House, aka Casa del Desierto/Desert House, was conceived by glass manufacturer Guardian Glass (which also provided glazing for La Seine …

I Am a Survivor of Human Trafficking: Judith's Story

“In the Philippines, I was independent and knew everyone in my neighborhood. In the U.S., I had become isolated—a shadow of myself.”<p><i>This is one of three first-person accounts written by survivors of human trafficking. The others, as well as background about the project, can be found here.</i><p>I arrived …

Human Rights

How Psychopaths See the World

It’s not that they can’t consider other people’s perspectives. It’s that they don’t do so automatically.<p>It’s a rare person who goes out of their way to spend time with psychopaths, and a rarer one still who repeatedly calls a prison to do so. But after more than a year of meetings and negotiation, …

Psychology

Learning about different cultures is shaking the foundations of psychology

The academic discipline of psychology was developed largely in North America and Europe. Some would argue it’s been remarkably successful in …

Man Booker International prize longlist: Han Kang up for top gong again

Previous winners Han and László Krasznahorkai nominated for £50,000 award for translated fiction, on a longlist that spans Iraq to Taiwan<p>Former winners of the Man Booker International prize Han Kang and László Krasznahorkai will go head to head on this year’s longlist, competing with the cream of …

Books

Hear 55 Hours of Shakespeare’s Plays: The Tragedies, Comedies & Histories Performed by Vanessa Redgrave, Sir John Gielgud, Ralph Fiennes & Many More

The so-called “Great Vowel Shift” was a very unusual occurrence. During the period between around 1500 to around 1700, the English language “lost the …

A Free Yale Course on Medieval History: 700 Years in 22 Lectures

In 22 lectures, Yale historian Paul Freedman takes you on a 700 year tour of medieval history. Moving from 284–1000 AD, this free online course …

The father of the world wide web is one disappointed dad

Today is the World Wide Web's 29th birthday, and to celebrate the occasion, its creator has told us how bad it's become. In an open letter appearing in <i>The Guardian</i>, Tim Berners-Lee painted a bleak picture of the current internet -- one dominated by a handful of colossal platforms that have …

Mac malware more than doubled in 2017

Apple Mac computers are traditionally considered to be less vulnerable to cyber attacks, but malware targeting their operating systems is on the …

App Store
Donald Trump

Curvaceous geothermal-powered home “floats” on a French lake

Lyon-based architecture studio AUM convinced their clients to build their home on a lake rather than in the middle of the forest as originally …

Economics

The Hemingway Rule

<i>For Christ sake write and don’t worry about what the boys will say nor whether it will be a masterpiece nor what. I write one page of masterpiece to</i> …

Woodland House

With a palette of cedar and glass, the Woodland House fades into the forest landscape. It's situated on a wooded plateau. Comprised of three realms, …

Mueller's leaked 'hit list' may indicate he's treating Trump's team like a 'criminal enterprise'

A grand-jury subpoena from the special counsel Robert Mueller's team reportedly targets the majority of Donald Trump's senior campaign team, including the president.<p>The subpoena, seen by and labeled a "hit list" by the news website Axios, asks for all texts, letters, handwritten notes, or …

Donald Trump

Why freak Arctic weather is becoming more common

The Arctic has been unusually warm since the beginning of 2018. In the past week air temperatures have hovered around 20℃ above normal or even …

Trump attacks Canada and Mexico over trade

President Donald Trump lashed out Monday morning against two of America’s top international trading partners, attacking Canada for its treatment of U.S. farmers and demanding that Mexico do more to stop the cross-border flow of narcotics.<p>Trump also suggested that Canada and Mexico could avoid …

Donald Trump

Why what we eat is crucial to the climate change question

Our food – from what we eat to how it is grown – accounts for more carbon emissions than transport and yet staple crops will be hit hard by global warming<p>Did you know that what’s on your plate plays a larger role in contributing to climate change than the car you drive? When most wealthy people …

Agriculture

Trump aides defend tariffs move as Europe and China decry 'trade war'

British PM May expresses ‘deep concern’ in call with president Democrat: measures against Europe would be ‘a boost for Russia’ Trump praises Xi Jinping’s China power grab<p>White House officials fanned out on Sunday to support Donald Trump’s planned imposition of tariffs on aluminium and steel …

Donald Trump

Surprising Geometric Home In Korea

The architect <b>Kim Seongyoul</b> of the Rieuldorang workshop in Korea designed this unique house called “manhwaricano”. The designer wanted to highlight …