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The L'Oreal Group hasn't tested its products on animals worldwide since 2013, instead relying on a predictive model that utilizes a "Reconstructed Human Epidermis" — basically bits of skin grown in a lab — to ensure that its products are safe. Now the French...

source: Engadget

The imaginations of many activists and nonprofits have been constricted by endless meetings, jargon, grant proposals, and all the rest. "The problem is," says Mr. Duncombe, "we're under the tyranny of the possible." In an effort to overthrow that tyranny, the Center for...

source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy

IBM's Watson, the machine-learning computer that won Jeopardy! in 2011 and has found work searching medical and scientific data for insights, could soon have yet another job: museum tour guide. A group of researchers at IBM Research India used Watson as part of an Android...

source: MIT Technology Review

A lawyer named Miranda Massie [is] looking for ideas for her own museum—a museum devoted to climate change. Massie conceived of the project in 2012, a few weeks after Hurricane Sandy. "It was a question of, What's missing?" she said. There were climate-policy organizations...

source: The New Yorker

There will be haikus on Hadrian's Wall and a steampunk jewellery workshop in Edinburgh, stargazing amid the ruins of a 12th century abbey in Wales and a swing band in the Roman baths. As part of the U.K.'s largest after-hours cultural...

source: The Guardian

While many major museums have embarked on sweeping digitization projects, the one at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is distinguished by its ambition to be among the most exhaustive. By 2020, the museum intends to digitize all one million objects in its collection. Today, 25...

source: The New York Times


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