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"Can only have been painted by a madman."

Words by Edvard Munch in tiny letters in the most famous version of "The Scream," The Art Newspaper reports. Can we be sure that the artist wrote these words? Mai Britt Guleng, the curator of Old Masters and modern paintings at the National Museum of Norway, says yes. First, the handwriting matches up to other samples of Munch's handwriting. Second, the writing is tiny: “Had this been an act of vandalism by another person, the size of the letters would probably have been larger and the whole tex...
Tags: Art, Writing, Law, Munch, Edvard Munch, Reuters, Don, Kiki, Ann Althouse, Insanity, Mai Britt Guleng, Guleng, The Scream, Destruction Of Art, National Museum of Norway


Airbnb is joining forces with iconic ex-Apple design chief Jony Ive

Jony Ive led Apple's design team from 1996 to 2019, playing a key role in product launches like the iMac, iPhone, and Apple Watch. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky said in a blog post Wednesday that the company is partnering with former Apple design chief Jony Ive. "We have made the decision to work together through a multi-year relationship to design the next generation of Airbnb products and services," Chesky said. Ive led Apple through major product launches like...
Tags: Apple, Design, Trends, Airbnb, Apple Watch, Rhode Island, Jony Ive, Brian Chesky, Product Design, Reuters, Justin Sullivan Getty, Chesky, Ive, Jony, Joe Gebbia, Tech Insider


Harold Evans, 92, Investigative Journalist, Magazine Founder, Author, Publisher

Over a seven-decade career, Evans exposed major political and business scandals (above all, Kim Philby’s hidden career as a Soviet spy and the abandonment of children deformed by thalidomide by the drug’s manufacturers), edited The Sunday Times and The Times of London (which he left after a battle with Rupert Murdoch), wrote several books, founded Condé Nast Traveler magazine, and served as president of Random House; he became a Reuters editor-at-large at age 83. In a 2002 British Journalism Re...
Tags: Art, People, Evans, Rupert Murdoch, Random House, Reuters, Conde Nast Traveler, Harold Evans, The Times of London, Kim Philby, 09.24.20, Journalism Review


Thieves Steal Van Gogh From Museum Closed Because Of Virus

The Singer Laren museum, just outside the Dutch capital city of Amsterdam, said van Gogh’s “The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring” was stolen in an overnight raid. The painting — created in 1884 by the Dutch master, according to Reuters — was on loan from another Dutch institution, the Groninger Museum in the city of Groningen. – CNN
Tags: Art, Amsterdam, Van Gogh, Visual, Reuters, Gogh, Nuenen, Laren, 03.30.20, Parsonage Garden


Apple Subsidizing Apple Watches for an Early Stroke Risk Detection Trial

Atrial fibrillation is the most common type of heart arrhythmia. If you have it, your chances of having a stroke are five times higher than average. Unfortunately, detecting atrial fibrillation typically requires that you notice something's amiss, and go see a doctor to confirm the condition with lab tests or imaging. And of course, by then it may be too late.Last year Apple did a study of 400,000 Apple-Watch-wearing subjects to see if their device could passively detect atrial fibrillation. Tur...
Tags: Medical


Subsidized Apple Watches for an Early Stroke Risk Detection Trial

Atrial fibrillation is the most common type of heart arrhythmia. If you have it, your chances of having a stroke are five times higher than average. Unfortunately, detecting atrial fibrillation typically requires that you notice something's amiss, and go see a doctor to confirm the condition with lab tests or imaging. And of course, by then it may be too late.Last year Apple did a study of 400,000 Apple-Watch-wearing subjects to see if their device could passively detect atrial fibrillation. Tur...
Tags: Apple, Design, Medical, Reuters, Johnson Johnson, HeartLine, Paul Burton


Airbus Reveals Their "Blended Wing Body" Concept Plane; What Will the Interior be Like?

Just yesterday we were musing about how passengers would sit in a flying wing airplane. Today Airbus revealed their take on the concept, a "blended wing" aircraft that's sort of shaped like an apple turnover.As with KLM's concept, Airbus' MAVERIC ("Model Aircraft for Validation and Experimentation of Robust Innovative Controls") is going to require a massive re-think of the passenger experience. As Reuters reports:"Airbus is now studying how the cabin would work and how the aircraft would be int...
Tags: Design, Airbus, KLM, Boeing, Reuters, Northrop Grumman, Interior/exhibition Design, Northrop, Ashwell Wood


China Enacts Massive, Speedy Single-Use Plastics Ban

Within a relatively short timespan, historically speaking, China outpaced the U.S. in manufacturing--and paid a heavy environmental price. But now it appears they're addressing that issue, and are subsequently poised to dwarf us in another area. Surprisingly, that area is sustainability.New policies laid out by China's National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Ecology and Environment are determined to phase out single-use plastics, with an ambitious timeline that would be ju...
Tags: Design, China, Sustainability, Cnn, Associated Press, Greenpeace, Reuters, National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Ecology, Magda Ehlers, University of Oxford For China, AP BBC CNN


Fires in Australia create dangerous weather conditions

Authorities warn that the unprecedented ferocity of Australia’s wildfires can produce extreme weather systems — dangerous and unpredictable conditions known as cumulonimbus flammagenitus, or pyrocumulonimbus (pyroCb) clouds. These pyroCb are associated with fire clouds, ember attacks, fire-driven tornadoes and lightning storms that could create further wildfires. Australia’s Climate Council advisory says that these occurrences are likely to become more common as climate change persists and green...
Tags: Design, Australia, New South Wales, Reuters, National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA, Bureau of Meteorology, FitzSimmons, Climate Council, Shane Fitzsimmons, NSW RFS, Nowra This, Andrew Dowdy, Simon Heemstra, Harry Stranger


Downloadable Plans for 3D-Printed Guns, Backed by Trump Administration, Blocked by Federal Judge

There's so much news of impeachment hearings out there, it was easy to miss this piece of State-Department-related news that has to do with digital fabrication. Specifically, 3D-printed guns. The story's a bit convoluted here, so stick with me: Sequence of Events - In 2013 Cody Wilson, a crypto-anarchist and staunch proponent of 3D-printed guns, posts plans for them online.- That same year the State Department, then under the Obama administration, sends him a takedown notice. Wilson complies.- I...
Tags: Texas, Design, Supreme Court, Obama, Washington, Taiwan, United States, State Department, Seattle, District Of Columbia, Digital Fabrication, Wilson, Trump, Reuters, Bob Ferguson, Cody Wilson


"Trump Administration's Effort" to Allow Downloadable Plans for 3D-Printed Guns Blocked by Federal Judge

There's so much news of impeachment hearings out there, it was easy to miss this piece of State-Department-related news that has to do with digital fabrication. Specifically, 3D-printed guns. The story's a bit convoluted here, so stick with me: Sequence of Events - In 2013 Cody Wilson, a crypto-anarchist and staunch proponent of 3D-printed guns, posts plans for them online.- That same year the State Department, then under the Obama administration, sends him a takedown notice. Wilson complies.- I...
Tags: Texas, Design, Supreme Court, Obama, Washington, Taiwan, United States, State Department, Seattle, District Of Columbia, Digital Fabrication, Wilson, Trump, Reuters, Bob Ferguson, Cody Wilson


The Story Behind the Lexus Yacht: Why Lexus is Now Designing and Selling the LY 650

Buckle up, folks, strange story ahead. I'm at the Palm Beach International Raceway, whipping around the track in this thing:That's Lexus' LC 500, a performance coupe with a 5-liter V8 engine that cranks out 471 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque. I can get it up to about 115 miles per hour before I have to slow down to avoid colliding with the car in front of me. This low-slung, street-legal racecar handles like a dream, and the throaty growl of the engine is absolutely thrilling.Me and 19 ...
Tags: Japan, Florida, Hollywood, Design, France, Germany, Massachusetts, New York City, Cars, America, Marine, Lexus, Gm, Chrysler, Miami, Toyota


EPA repeals water protections, choosing industry over wetlands

On Thursday, the Trump administration repealed the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, an Obama-era policy designed to protect waterways. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler said the EPA plans to reinstate 1980s water rules. The EPA and U.S. Army will decide this winter which waterways to regulate. “Today’s Step 1 action fulfills a key promise of President Trump and sets the stage for Step 2 — a new WOTUS definition that will provide greater regulatory certainty fo...
Tags: Design, News, Obama, California, Environment, Policy, North Dakota, Wheeler, Epa, District Of Columbia, Environmental Protection Agency, Trump, Environmental Working Group, Water Issues, Earthjustice, Reuters


Britain celebrates first week without coal power since 1882

England has officially gone seven days without using any coal-powered source of electricity for the first time in centuries. Britain was the cradle of the industrial revolution, opening the world’s first coal powered plant in 1882. In an attempt to transition to renewable energy, the country removed its last coal generator from the power grid on May 1 and has effectively survived a week without needing to tap into coal resources. According to the National Grid Electricity System Operator, which...
Tags: Energy, Europe, England, Design, Technology, News, Climate Change, Environment, US, Renewable Energy, Britain, Electricity, Greenpeace, Coal Power, Carbon Dioxide, Reuters


1 million species are at risk of extinction, says new UN report

A released Monday by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services reports that nearly one million animal and plant species are at risk of extinction largely due to unsustainable economic development. The global assessment is the largest and most comprehensive study about biodiversity loss and the role of capitalism. The report synthesizes more than 15,000 scientific papers published over three years; it was released on May 6 and endorsed by more than 130 countries. ...
Tags: Design, News, Climate Change, Environment, Bees, United Nations, Un, Biodiversity, Extinction, Species, Reuters, Robert Watson, Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change


In a world first, the UK declares a climate emergency

In a victory for peaceful protest and the planet, the United Kingdom parliament is now the world’s first national legislative body to proclaim a climate change emergency. The decision comes on the heels of major protests by Extinction Rebellion that snarled London traffic for a week last month. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn proposed the emergency declaration. “Today, we have the opportunity to say, ‘We hear you,'” Corbyn told parliament. “By becoming the first parliament in the world to dec...
Tags: UK, Design, London, Britain, Theresa May, United Kingdom, Michael Gove, Donald Trump, Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, Gove, Reuters, Corbyn, U K, Scotland Wales Manchester


Designer From Hong Kong Spent A Year-And-A Half To Create The Humanoid Robot, Which Is Definitely Looks Like Scarlett Johansson

Photo by Bobby Yip / Reuters According to Clarence Fernandez via Reuters: “Like innumerable children with imaginations fired by animated films, Hong Kong product and graphic designer Ricky Ma grew up watching cartoons featuring the adventures of robots, and dreamt of building his own one day. Unlike most of the others, however, Ma has realized his childhood dream at the age of 42... Source
Tags: Android, Hong Kong, Design, Technology, Scarlett Johansson, Robot, Reuters, Ma, Clarence Fernandez, Ricky Ma, Bobby Yip Reuters According


Ivory Queen sentenced to 15 years for illegal ivory smuggling

The Ivory Queen of China was just hit with a 15-year prison term for smuggling illegal ivory in Asia. A court in Tanzania found Yang Feng Glan, who earned the nickname “Ivory Queen” for her unlawful business activities, guilty of illegally trading close to 2 tons of ivory tusks, which represents more than 350 elephants. This is not the first time Glan has been charged with ivory smuggling. Back in the fall of 2015, she was busted for shipping 860 ivory pieces through Asia from 2000 to 2004. The...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Design, News, China, Animals, Elephants, Tanzania, Ivory, Ivory trade, Reuters, Yang Feng Glan, Ivory Queen, Huruma Shaidi, Illegal Ivory, Glan


Pipeline explosion in Mexico kills 91 and counting

Last week, a gasoline pipeline exploded in central Mexico, killing 91 people, with numbers expected to surpass 100. Mexico’s state-owned oil company, Pemex, did not respond properly to the initial leak, which resulted in backlash from citizens towards the newly appointed President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. The leak is believed to have been caused by thieves attempting to steal fuel after President Lopez Obrador mandated all pipelines close in an effort to crackdown on criminal activity in la...
Tags: Design, News, Mexico, Government, Oil, Fuel, Policy, Gas, Military, Leak, Electricity, Pipeline, Investigation, Gasoline, Virgin Atlantic, Shortages


Nestle ditching plastic straws, water bottles to reduce plastic waste

Nestle, the world’s largest packaged food company, is on a mission to reduce plastic waste. This week, the Swiss group announced they will be dropping plastic straws from their products and will also focus on creating biodegradable water bottles. With environmental groups all over the world advocating for alternatives to single-use plastic, Nestle says these changes are part of a campaign to make all of their packaging reusable or recyclable by 2025.  Beginning next month, the company will begi...
Tags: Design, United States, Nestle, Reuters, Reuters Image, Batato, Magdi Batato Nestle


With Profits at $17,000 Per Truck, Pickup Market Competition Heats Up (While Sedans Die)

Ford F-150 At least for the Big Three automakers, sedans are a dying form factor. Last year it was announced that all three companies were largely abandoning them to focus on pickup trucks, which generate much more profit per unit. But just how much profit? Chevy Silverado Clickbait aside, the answer may surprise you. Dodge Ram In 2013 Automotive News guesstimated that Ford made a profit of roughly $13,000 per pickup. Autoblog had the figure a bit lower, quoting an estimate from industry a...
Tags: Design, Colorado, Cars, General Motors, United States, Ford, Fca, Gm, Toyota, Chevy, Dodge, Honda, Detroit, Reuters, Ford GM, Dave Sullivan


In China, a billion cockroaches are leading the fight against food waste

Warning: This story could make your skin crawl. As China’s cities continue to grow at a rapid pace, problems are arising with the country’s food waste. The Chinese population is producing so much food waste that the landfills can’t keep up, and this has led to some out-of-the-box thinking — using a billion cockroaches to take care of the problem. According to a new Reuters report, a plant outside of the city of Jinan — the capital of the eastern Shandong province — is disposing of the 50 tons o...
Tags: Design, China, Shandong Province, Reuters, Jinan, Shandong Qiaobin, Li Hongyi Shandong, Qiaobin Agricultural Technology


Indonesia accepts plastic bottles in exchange for free bus rides

Plastic waste is a huge problem in Indonesia, and this has led the country’s second-largest city to come up with a novel approach to encourage residents to recycle — free bus rides in exchange for used plastic bottles and cups. The city of Surabaya launched the initiative back in April, and commuters can ride city buses by either dropping off the plastic bottles and cups at terminals or using the plastic items to pay their fare directly. Under the new recycling initiative, a two-hour bus ticket...
Tags: Design, Indonesia, Reuters, Surabaya, Linda Rahmawat, Reuters Surabaya, Irvan Wahyu Drajad


Zambia plans to cull 2,000 hippos over the next 5 years

Two years ago, the Republic of Zambia in south-central Africa suspended its plans for the controlled slaughter of up to 2,000 hippos over five years following protests from animal rights activists. The country has recently revived those plans, claiming that the water levels in the Luangwa River — where most of the hippos are located — can’t support the current hippo population. According to Zambia’s tourism minister Charles Banda, it would be too costly to move the hippos to another part of the...
Tags: Design, News, Free, Animals, Africa, Conservation, Zambia, Ecosystem, Culling, Population Control, Reuters, Banda, Saharan Africa, Lars Plougmann, Born Free, Hippos


Hurricane Michael leaves uncertainty for loggerhead sea turtles in Florida

The full extent of damage from Hurricane Michael is still not known. But when the storm hit the Florida Panhandle, it did more than destroy property and accumulate a human death toll that is still on the rise. Part of the hurricane’s devastation included sweeping away the nests of threatened baby loggerhead sea turtles that were hatching on Florida beaches after damage from previous storms. From May through October, the Gulfside Beaches in Florida’s Franklin County are dotted with sea turtle ne...
Tags: Florida, Design, Michael, Reuters, Franklin County, U S Fish and Wildlife Service, PANHANDLE, Florida Panhandle, Florida Sea, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, St George Island, Alligator Point, Lesley Cox


Beer prices expected to soar as climate change challenges barley production

Shrinking barley yields caused by climate change will be disrupting the beer industry in the coming decades. The grain is central to beer production, and a new study published on Monday signals trouble for brewers who rely on the failing crop. Beer is the most popular alcoholic beverage worldwide, and consumers are equally as dismayed by the report, which will cause a surge in beer prices up to two times its current cost for some nations. The shortages in barley production are caused by extreme...
Tags: Design, China, Germany, Russia, India, Ireland, Poland, Reuters, University of East Anglia, Anheuser Busch Inbev, Guan, Dabo Guan, Ireland Italy Canada


Even scientists are shocked by the latest UN report on climate change

According to a Monday report on climate change from the United Nations, maintaining the Earth’s temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius is crucial if more extreme weather events and species’ extinctions are to be avoided. The current ceiling on temperature increase is set at 2 degrees Celcius since the 2015 Paris Agreement, to which nearly 200 nations are committed. However, new UN research shows that this pledge is not enough to avoid possibly irreparable damage to our planet’s ecosystems. The...
Tags: Design, Ipcc, Earth, United Nations, Un, Reuters, Amazon River, WMO, Petteri Taalas, Amjad Abdulla, UN World Meteorological Organization WMO, Thelma Krug, United Nations Via Reuters Image


Mars candy company plans to fix the "broken" cocoa supply chain

Some big changes are ahead for Mars Wrigley Confectionery. The company, which produces some of the most popular treats in America, is revamping its cocoa supply to help combat poverty, child labor and deforestation. Mars hopes its new strategy will be fully in place by the year 2025 and fix what it referred to as the “broken” cocoa industry. “The cocoa supply chain as it works today is broken,” said John Ament, the vice president of the company, in an interview with Reuters. Related: Colombia t...
Tags: Design, America, Colombia, Mars, Reuters, Mars Australia, John Ament


Feds Wade Into Fiat Chrysler-Mahindra Spat, Promise to Get to Bottom of Roxor Affair

A decade-old document signed by Indian automaker Mahindra & Mahindra and Chrysler Group LLC will be at the center of an investigation by the U.S. International Trade Commission. Announced Tuesday and reported by Reuters, the feds will look into the patent dispute that erupted when Mahindra began importing the very Jeep-like Roxor all-terrain vehicle into the United States. […] The post Feds Wade Into Fiat Chrysler-Mahindra Spat, Promise to Get to Bottom of Roxor Affair appeared first on The Trut...
Tags: Design, United States, Fca, Autos, Chrysler, Law And Order, Jeep, Reuters, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, U S International Trade Commission, Mahindra, Chrysler Group LLC, Mahindra & Mahindra, News Blog, Mahindra Roxor, ROXOR


Thailand bans the import of e-waste

Over the next six months, Thailand will ban the import of 432 types of scrap electronics, or e-waste. E-waste includes any device with an electric cord or battery, and recyclers often mine these trash deposits for valuable metals. But the devices can also contain hazardous and polluting chemicals, such as lead, mercury and cadmium. Thailand has been struggling to deal with overflowing waste deposits following China’s imported trash ban last year. Since then, Southeast Asian nations such as Hong...
Tags: Hong Kong, Design, China, America, Thailand, Vietnam, Reuters, Hong Kong Thailand, Surasak Kanchanarat



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