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This man is our president. https://t.co/gbPG4zv9AG

'Ejercita la memoria', el consejo que Umberto Eco dejó a los jóvenes

Son los consejos de un abuelo y un nieto, pero, al tratarse del recientemente fallecido escritor y filósofo italiano Umberto Eco, su significado …

An Algorithm Summarizes Lengthy Text Surprisingly Well - MIT Technology Review

Who has time to read every article they see shared on Twitter or Facebook, or every document that’s relevant to their job? As information overload …

Natural Language Processing

Con sus propias manos, este joven indígena creó una motoneta que sólo de debe cargar una vez al año. https://t.co/yMpkgpOZp3

Ciberliteratura, más allá del ‘ebook’, la tableta o las redes sociales

La obra que se crea usando la textualidad electrónica no se puede traducir al papel. Novelas escritas como blog, obras de teatro interactivo, …

This Kid Is an Award-Winning Wildlife Photographer: Look at His Great Images & You'll See Why (VIDEO)

Without a camera in his hand, Josiah Launstein looks like any other 13-year-old. But while boys his age are watching video games, cruising around on …

British Columbia

Complex and Satisfying, You Should Read the Black Panther Comics

Last October, at the tail end of a year propelled by circus-like disbelief and political egocentrism, a tweet found its way onto my timeline. …

Marvel Universe

Why Logan Paul Should Really Worry Us

It’s not so much the popular, controversial YouTuber himself, but what he represents.<p>On the last day of the year, a great disturbance rippled through the Internet. Well, a certain part of the Internet: the section that pays attention to the exploits of brash YouTube celebrities like <b>Logan Paul,</b> a …

Literature

Why Teens Aren’t Partying Anymore

<b>Kevin and I sit down</b> at two desks just outside his third period class at a high school in northern San Diego. He is 17 years old and Asian American, …

You're Not Alone

• Muddy Colors<br>• Saturday, December 23, 2017<p>Juxtapoz Magazine did a wonderful video feature on legendary illustrators, Julie Bell and Boris Vallejo. Get a …

The Artist Behind Awards Season’s Most Stunning Movie Posters

Illustrator and painter James Jean on his gorgeous one-sheets for The Shape of Water, Mother!, and Blade Runner 2049.<p><b>James Jean</b>, the award-winning Taiwanese-American illustrator and painter, was once best known to comic-book fans as the cover artist of Vertigo Comics’ long-running fantasy series</i> …

Without Immigrants, the Fortune 500 Would Be the Fortune 284

Immigrants and their offspring have built a remarkable proportion of America’s most successful companies, creating trillions of dollars in wealth.<p>Ranking<p>City name<p>Number of companies<p>Percent of city total<p>1<p>New York<p>31<p>56%<p>2<p>Chicago<p>11<p>50%<p>3<p>San Jose<p>10<p>59%<p>4<p>Houston<p>9<p>45%<p>5<p>Dallas<p>8<p>42%<p>6<p>Seattle<p>7<p>70%<p>7<p>Los …

The death of the internet

If we lose this, we lose everything.<p>When I was very young, before I was on the internet — even before the internet was really a thing you could “go …

Watch a prodigy create -- from four notes in a hat

Hats

“La niña es negra, tiene el pelo horrible de escoba”: una bloguera soltó insultos racistas contra una niña de CUATRO años. https://t.co/rSNyJHetaf

America’s flat-Earth movement appears to be growing

IT IS a stunt worthy of Evel Knievel. This week, if all goes to plan, “Mad” Mike Hughes, a Californian, will launch himself 1,800 feet (550 metres) …

22 Famous Writers Told Us About The Book They're Most Thankful For

Celebrate Thanksgiving with the books Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, Jonathan Franzen, R.L. Stine, James Patterson, Rainbow Rowell, Michael Chabon, Lemony Snicket, Chuck Palahniuk, and more of your favorite authors are grateful for.

Colombia, estancada en el mercado del libro

El informe expone las múltiples transformaciones que ha vivido el sector editorial en la última década, la desaceleración económica, la desaparición …

These Are the 61 Best Documentaries of All Time

What makes a documentary “important”? What makes it worth referencing, or remembering, or even watching in the first place? Why, in this time of seemingly perpetual sociopolitical strife, would we veer away from the vaunted, glorious escapism of big feature films and go see something small and …

The Arts

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Amazon CEO and world’s richest man Jeff Bezos avoids a common, time-wasting daily habit<p>Áine Cain<p><b>• As the CEO of Amazon and the world's richest man,</b> …

Emerging designers redefine innovation at Dubai Design Week

<b>(CNN) —</b> Bright ideas and forward-thinking prototypes from some of the design world's most promising young talents will get their moment in the limelight next week, as the third edition of the Global Grad Show kicks off in Dubai, as part of the city's annual design week.<p>One of the world's largest …

CNN

Will the next Mozart be an artificial intelligence?

The Creative AI<p>Humankind has done a great deal in terms of making exquisite art, whether through its paintings, songs, or performance art. Museums …

YouTube’s algorithms are terrorizing a generation of children

<i>Please be advised: This essay describes disturbing things and links to disturbing graphic and video content. You don’t have to read it, and are advised to take caution exploring further.</i><p>As someone who grew up on the internet, I credit it as one of the most important influences on who I am today. I …

Internet

Attacked by Rotten Tomatoes

LOS ANGELES — Hollywood had a horrible summer.<p>Between the first weekend in May and Labor Day, a sequel-stuffed period that typically accounts for 40 percent of annual ticket sales, box office revenue in North America totaled $3.8 billion, a 15 percent decline from the same span last year. To find a …

Construction

New AI can work out whether you're gay or straight from a photograph

An algorithm deduced the sexuality of people on a dating site with up to 91% accuracy, raising tricky ethical questions<p>Artificial intelligence can accurately guess whether people are gay or straight based on photos of their faces, according to new research that suggests machines can have …

SHOCK POLL: White People Overwhelmingly Think College Is A Waste Of Time

A new poll out of California shows that just 35 percent of white people view a college education as necessary in today’s society.<p>The poll, by the …

Hewlett Packard

Big Data Poses Special Risks for Children, Says UNICEF

Back in 2015, privacy campaigners became aware of a new Wi-Fi-connected toy that raised considerable concern. At issue was Hello Barbie, a doll with …

Privacy

Wall-E as Sociological Storytelling

Storytelling

Ten Things Nobody Has Told You About The Apple iPhone X

<i>‘The One Thing Nobody Has Told You…’ is my occasional column touching on a tangential, but interesting, detail that has been lost or under-reported in the news. Sometimes it’s a ground-breaker, sometimes it’s a piece of trivia that will enliven a dinner party conversation… This time around, there</i> …

Mobile Technology