It’s been 10 years since Chief Keef became an internet famous rapper with the song ‘Bang.’
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The police, the media and politicians have long objected Chief Keef’s ties to gang violence. But the rapper wrote the playbook for using social media to make a career out of music.
Throughout the project, Beethoven’s genius loomed.
When Beethoven died, all he left behind were some sketches for his 10th Symphony. Now, thanks to the help of artificial intelligence, the composer’s vision is coming to life.
When asked how she wanted to be remembered, Tammy Faye replied, “My eyelashes and my walk with the Lord.”
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The subject of a new biopic, Tammy Faye was a televangelist icon. But she also represented another side of the evangelical coin – one that was big-hearted, vulnerable and accepting.
More than half of Americans regularly take supplements.
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The FDA has largely lost its ability to regulate the myriad pills, powders and potions that promise to grow muscle, shed body fat and improve your focus.
Demi Lovato and other pop stars are increasingly opening up about their trauma.
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Unloading about trauma and mental illness is in vogue. But like undressing, it centers musicians’ vulnerabilities at the expense of their artistry.
Companies could soon tailor what they try to sell you based on the mood conveyed by the sound of your voice.
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Marketers will soon be able to use AI-assisted vocal analysis to gain insights into shoppers’ inclinations – without people knowing what they’re revealing or how that information is being interpreted.
Japanese author Yukio Mishima speaks to Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers at Tokyo’s military garrison station on Nov. 25, 1970.
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Like a Rorschach test, the incident offers limitless interpretations. But newly published photographs of Yukio Mishima in his final weeks alive show an artist obsessed with scripting out death.
We shouldn’t see politicians and scientists as residing in distinct, separate realms.
Democracy needs to apply to our economies, as well as our politics.
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Unlike older visions of economic democracy which started with class or the collective, the starting point now should be the individual
Some say Till’s body was dumped from the Old Black Bayou Bridge in Glendora, Mississippi. Others dispute this detail.
Scholars continue to debate what, exactly, happened to Emmett Till the morning of his murder. But that hasn’t stopped a poor Mississippi community from trying to profit off one version of the story.
Long read: How nature is fighting our attempts to use biohacking to live forever.
Q1 on the Gold Coast is currently Australia’s tallest building.
Tall buildings are an increasing feature of Australia’s city landscapes, although they’re still relatively small compared to overseas. But is there a limit on how high we can build?
Australia worked closely with the UK, Europe and USA in developing space capability in the 1950s and 1960s.
Australia was a significant global space player during the 1950s and 1960s. Now we’re one of only two OECD countries not to have a space agency. What happened?
Specimens in herbaria include “pickled” plants in pots (shown here), dried specimens and fruits or seeds preserved whole.
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Australia’s herbaria are a priceless repository, holding around 8 million samples that map historical and current distributions of native and introduced plant species in Australia.
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An expert panel has announced that we truly are living in the geological era defined by humanity’s fingerprint. But is it as simple as that, and does it leave “Anthropocene science” open to attack?
A blueprint for ISIS – and for a video game? Camp Bucca, Iraq.
Does including torture or other human rights violations in video games trivialize the actions? Or might it force us to think more critically about them?
For childbirth, how much intervention is too much?
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Humans have always required some form of extra help being born. But how much help is truly necessary – and how much is too much.
Time to get off the economic growth train?
What does genuine economic progress look like? The orthodox answer is that a bigger economy is always better, but this idea is increasingly strained by the knowledge that, on a finite planet, the economy…
Other ways humanity could end are more subtle.
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In the daily hubbub of current “crises” facing humanity, we forget about the many generations we hope are yet to come. Not those who will live 200 years from now, but 1,000 or 10,000 years from now. I…
Your inner self.
Only two decades ago, when I was starting my PhD studies at the University of California in Berkeley, there was talk about the death of anatomy as a research subject. That hasn’t happened. Instead the…