Maya Freelon’s Immersive and Interactive Sculptures Bring Tissue Paper to Life

Maya Freelon’s Immersive and Interactive Sculptures Bring Tissue Paper to Life

For more than a decade, artist Maya Freelon has created striking abstract sculptures and installations from tissue paper and water stains. Her technique — letting water gently drip so the paper’s color bleeds organically — arose from happenstance, when, as...
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Warring Leaders of South Sudan Meet for Peace Talks

Warring Leaders of South Sudan Meet for Peace Talks

The two leaders at the center of the brutal civil war in South Sudan, which plunged the world’s youngest nation into a humanitarian crisis, have met face to face for peace talks for the first time in several years. South...
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Algeria’s Answer to Cheating on School Exams: Turn Off the Internet

Algeria’s Answer to Cheating on School Exams: Turn Off the Internet

CAIRO — Vexed by cheating on high-school exams, an age-old problem abetted by social networks and smartphones, the Algerian government reached this week for a drastic response: It turned off the internet. Internet access has been shut down nationwide for...
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WHO gaming disorder listing a ‘moral panic’, say experts

WHO gaming disorder listing a ‘moral panic’, say experts

Image copyright Getty Images The decision to class gaming addiction as a mental health disorder was “premature” and based on a “moral panic”, experts have said. The World Health Organization included “gaming disorder” in the...
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How We Elected <i>T. rex</i> to Be Our Tyrant Lizard King

How We Elected T. rex to Be Our Tyrant Lizard King

Few would think to question the generation-defying popularity of our king, Tyrannosaurus rex. In academic journals, galleries of paleoart, and even the now-25-year-old Jurassic Park franchise, T. rex has come to represent the ultimate epitome of dinosaurness. ...
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XXXTentacion posthumously breaks Taylor Swift’s global streaming record on Spotify with his single ‘SAD!’

XXXTentacion posthumously breaks Taylor Swift’s global streaming record on Spotify with his single ‘SAD!’

You are here: XXXTentacion, who was recently shot to death during an apparent armed robbery attempt, has broken the global record for the most Spotify streams in a single day, according to a report by Billboard. On Tuesday — the day after...
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What a Cabinet of Fake Noses Tells Us About How Art Preservation Has Evolved

What a Cabinet of Fake Noses Tells Us About How Art Preservation Has Evolved

A cabinet of curiosities lies deep within Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, an art museum located in Copenhagen, Denmark, that’s known for its extensive collection of Greek and Roman sculptures. Within the glass case sits an assortment of noses—some round and squat,...
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Lucknow passport officer transferred after shaming woman for marrying Muslim man, asking husband to ‘convert’

Lucknow passport officer transferred after shaming woman for marrying Muslim man, asking husband to ‘convert’

An inter-faith married couple from Uttar Pradesh were in for a rude shock when an official at the Passport Sewa Kendra in Lucknow on Wednesday allegedly questioned the woman for marrying a Muslim man and asked the husband to “convert” to Hindui...
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GST on petrol, diesel: A 28% levy plus VAT is the worst concoction for rising fuel prices

GST on petrol, diesel: A 28% levy plus VAT is the worst concoction for rising fuel prices

A peak tax rate of 28 percent plus states levying ‘some’ amount of local sales tax or Value Added Tax  (VAT) on petrol and diesel is likely to be the tax structure when the two auto fuels are covered under...
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How to shop like a patriot during a Canada-U.S. trade spat

How to shop like a patriot during a Canada-U.S. trade spat

Maybe it’s because U.S. President Donald Trump accused Canadians of smuggling shoes out of his country. Or maybe it’s because he called Prime Minister Justin Trudeau “dishonest” and “weak.” Whatever the case, more Canadians appear to be favouring p...
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