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To boldly sit where no one has sat before.

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A new biography of the painter Isabel Rawsthorne highlights how talented women have often missed out on the recognition they deserved

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The American 19th century entrepreneur Thomas Edison is perhaps most famous for his development of the incandescent light bulb, but few people likely know that part of his inspiration came from an obscure fellow inventor in Connecticut named William Wallace. Edison visited Wallace’s workshop on September 8, 1878, to check out the latter’s prototype “arc light” system. Edison was impressed, but he thought he could improve on the system, which used a steam-powered dynamo to produce an incredibly bright light—much too bright for household use, more akin to outdoor floodlights. The result was the gentle glow of the incandescent bulb.

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Telling font styles apart was one of the hardest things to do when I started working as a designer. Being self-taught, the only major difference I could see was that a font was either a serif or a sans-serif. But the more I explored, the more I realised how vast the universe of font styles actually is.

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The Next Web

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The joy of coding Python should be in seeing short, concise, readable classes that express a lot of action in a small amount of clear code — not in reams of trivial code that bores the reader to death. – Guido van Rossum Python is one of the most used programming languages in the world, and that can …

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Asteroid 2018 VP1 is scheduled to graze Earth on Nov. 2, the day before the US elections. It has a real but exceedingly slim (0.41%) possibility of entering our planet's atmosphere, at which point it would harmlessly disintegrate. But Oreo isn't taking any chances. The company has built a concrete d

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“Words have more power than any one can guess; it is by words that the world’s great fight, now in these civilized times, is carried on.”

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A new study into the design of money currently in circulation reveals a range of global trends, from the use of colour to which famous figures countries choose to represent them.

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Wired

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If everyone went 100 percent geothermal today, Earth’s store of thermal energy would still outlive the sun.

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The conceptual artist has installed banners, billboards and stickers across Los Angeles for the city’s Frieze art fair

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Jukebox from OpenAI is a generative model that makes music in the same styles as many artists you’ll probably recognize: To train this model, we crawled the web to curate a new dataset of 1.2…

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Documentary on painter Keith Looby is a cautionary tale of rebellion becoming almost more important than what you stand for

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We asked six creative leaders how they set the scene for creative exchanges and productive collaboration in the age of remote work and distributed teams. 

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El Arroyo is a pretty well-known Tex-Mex restaurant in Austin, Texas, but they aren’t famous just for their food. What really puts El Arroyo on the map is their brilliant sign which is changed on a daily basis.

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In a campaign by Ogilvy Hong Kong, the two brands have released the Säva table, which is perfectly proportioned to hold a pizza box and even comes in its own giant pizza box packaging.

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