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The Hoodie is a new exhibition that explores the many roles and stories behind the garment

Is the ‘Hoodie’ the most socio-political garment on the planet? A new exhibition at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam, this December will explore its role. Its life started off innocently enough, with origins in Medieval Europe when monks had cowls … Continue reading

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Night at the Museum: A Recreation of Edward Hopper’s Western Motel

As part of the exhibition Edward Hopper and the American Hotel at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the museum has recreated a three-dimensional motel space behind a pane of glass inspired by one of Edward Hopper’s best-known paintings “Western Motel.” This … Continue reading

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Journalist Rachel Lopez Documents the Delightfully Diverse Patterns on the Ceilings of Mumbai Taxis

Rachel Lopez  has a thing with… taxi ceilings. Instead of joining the 200,000+ Instagram posts hashtagged #ihavethisthingwithfloors, the lifelong Mumbai resident flips her phone’s camera into selfie mode. Lopez documents the vast array of eccentric plastic patterns covering the ceilings … Continue reading

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What happens in your brain when you taste food | Camilla Arndal Andersen

With fascinating research and hilarious anecdotes, neuroscientist Camilla Arndal Andersen takes us into the lab where she studies people’s sense of taste via brain scans. She reveals surprising insights about the way our brains subconsciously experience food — and shows … Continue reading

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Cryptographers, quantum computers and the war for information

In this glimpse into our technological future, cryptographer Craig Costello discusses the world-altering potential of quantum computers, which could shatter the limits set by today’s machines — and give code breakers a master key to the digital world. See how … Continue reading

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The danger of AI is weirder than you think | Janelle Shane

The danger of artificial intelligence isn’t that it’s going to rebel against us, but that it’s going to do exactly what we ask it to do, says AI researcher Janelle Shane. Sharing the weird, sometimes alarming antics of AI algorithms … Continue reading

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7 Scientific Urban Legends Debunked!

It sounds like such an incredible fact. “Our own cells are outnumbered by our microbes 10 to 1!” I don’t remember where I first heard it. But I read it in science papers and articles by journalists, so I believed … Continue reading

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Human Activities Are Drying Out the Amazon: NASA Study – ScienceBlog.com

A new NASA study shows that over the last 20 years, the atmosphere above the Amazon rainforest has been drying out, increasing the demand for water and leaving ecosystems vulnerable to fires and drought. It also shows that this increase in … Continue reading

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Why Japan Isn’t Cutting Down Enough of its Trees

Life Where I’m From Go to https://teamtrees.org and lets get some trees planted! #teamtrees I started off making this nice video about how Japan got its forests back through afforestation. Then I did too much researching on the Internet and … Continue reading

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How Mengzi came up with something better than the Golden Rule – Aeon

Eric Schwitzgebel is professor of philosophy at the University of California, Riverside. He blogs at The Splintered Mind and is the author of Perplexities of Consciousness (2011) and A Theory of Jerks and Other Philosophical Misadventures (2019).     There’s … Continue reading

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