The Guardian

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It may be some way off, but mind uploading, the digital duplication of your mental essence, could expand human experience into a virtual afterlife

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It's Nice That

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From Oscar Murillo’s gawping human effigies to Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s suspenseful “ear-witness” accounts of a Syrian death camp, this year’s Turner Prize nominees make politics their blatant target, with gripping results.

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Wired

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The climate crisis is rushing at us like a bullet train. We have to stop obsessing over velocity and become efficiency fanatics.

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Mashable Magazine

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We need to enjoy natural wonders like these while we can because research suggests that climate change is taking them away.

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Wired

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I spent a couple weeks watching the social network's video channel. The shows there were very engaging … perhaps too engaging.

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Wired

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Using nose-activated vests and touchscreens, our canine pals are being trained to summon help for their handlers—and much more.

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Taschen’s new publication Web Design: The Evolution of the Digital World 1990 – Today – written by Rob Ford, founder of FWA, and edited by Julius Wiedemann – goes on a visual journey to the very earliest examples of the web.

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TED

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Theoretical physicist David Deutsch delivers a mind-bending meditation on the “great monotony” — the idea that nothing novel has appeared in the universe for billions of years — and shows how humanity’s capacity to create explanatory knowledge could be the thing that bucks this trend. “Humans are not playthings of cosmic forces,” he says. “We are users of cosmic forces.”

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The Next Web

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Humans are within years of sending the first crewed mission to Mars. And then what? Maybe another 100 years from now we’ll eventually have the resources to launch deeper crewed missions from there, eventually reaching as far as… somewhere near Neptune. Our current method of space travel simply isn’t good enough to get us out …

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How do you make blockchain and other transactions truly private? With mathematical models known as zero-knowledge proofs.

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The Phonocut is an at-home vinyl lathe, allowing anyone with a digital audio file and a dream to make a 10-inch record.

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The Next Web

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A team of researchers from the Carnegie Institution for Science recently announced the discovery of 20 new planets surrounding Saturn. This moves the ringed planet past Jupiter as the most ‘moonfluential’ denizen of our solar system. The new moons were discovered using the Subaru telescope in Hawaii. After careful observation, the team determined that the …

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Turner Prize-winner Assemble has designed a new gallery at the Wellcome Collection, introducing natural materials and custom-built plinths. Standing on London’s busy Euston Road, the free museum was inspired by the medical objects collected by pharmace…

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A playful, cute and surprisingly moving depiction of dedication to one’s craft, How to Make Sushi is both an ode to the beauty of this commitment and a reflection on its pitfalls.

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