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Could a computer ever rival Rembrandt or Beethoven?

By British Broadcasting Corporation | April 22, 2019
[Original Post] Last year a portrait of Edmond Belamy sold for $432,000 (£337,000).A bit steep, you might think, for a picture of someone you’ve never heard of. And you won’t have heard of the artist either, as the picture was created by an algorithm drawing on a data set of 15,000 portraits painted between the […]

My lifelong obsession with 'resurrecting' classic cars

By British Broadcasting Corporation | April 22, 2019
[Original Post] Media playback is unsupported on your device Charles Palmer shifts effortlessly through the gears of his 1950 Riley 2.5 litre coupe as he takes it out for a spin in rural Perthshire. The 79-year-old could not be happier. He is driving his favourite classic car from a stunning private collection which includes a […]

Kim-Putin: North Korean and Russian leaders 'to meet for first time'

By British Broadcasting Corporation | April 22, 2019
[Original Post] There is growing speculation that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will travel to Russia this week for his first ever meeting with President Vladimir Putin. Neither date nor time have been officially announced, but Russia has confirmed the two will meet “in the second half of April”. Any meeting between the old allies […]

Innovative child malaria vaccine to be tested in Malawi

By British Broadcasting Corporation | April 22, 2019
[Original Post] A large-scale trial of what has been called the world’s first malaria vaccine to give partial protection to children is due to start in Malawi. The RTS,S vaccine trains the immune system to attack the malaria parasite, which is spread by mosquito bites. Earlier, smaller trials showed that nearly 40% of the 5-to-17-month-olds […]

Pedro Sánchez: Spain's accidental PM on a roll

By British Broadcasting Corporation | April 22, 2019
[Original Post] Less than a year ago, Pedro Sánchez was lagging in the polls as the leader of Spain’s opposition, bruised by two resounding electoral defeats. Yet he goes into this Sunday’s general election as prime minister – and is widely tipped to secure the first victory for his Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE) since 2008. […]

African women on the shame of hair loss

By British Broadcasting Corporation | April 22, 2019
[Original Post] Years of styling, braiding, pulling, relaxing and sewing in weaves have left a 31-year-old aspiring South African model with a balding head. “Every time I took out my weave at the salon, I would have them chemically ‘relax’ my hair and would then put on another weave on the same day – I […]

Kensington Palace releases photos of Prince Louis ahead of his first birthday

By Fox News | April 22, 2019
[Original Post] The day before his first birthday, Kensington Palace released adorable photos of Prince Louis. The photos, which were posted on Twitter Monday evening, were taken by the prince’s mother, Kate Middleton. KATE MIDDLETON RECYCLES COAT, SPECIAL EARRINGS FOR EASTER SERVICE “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to share three new photographs […]

Gutfeld on the Islamic terror attack in Sri Lanka

By Fox News | April 22, 2019
[Original Post] Militant Islamic terrorists killed hundreds in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. But what’s key, beyond the horror, was that the targeted country was aware of the threat. This nugget is from USA Today: The country’s “prime minister… and his Cabinet were unaware of the intelligence until after the attacks because of political dysfunction.” […]

North Korea leader Kim to meet with Putin in Russia

By Fox News | April 22, 2019
[Original Post] SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea on Tuesday confirmed that leader Kim Jong Un will soon visit Russia to meet with President Vladimir Putin. The summit would come at a crucial moment for tenuous diplomacy meant to rid the North of its nuclear arsenal, following a recent North Korean weapons test that likely […]

US Supreme Court to review LGBT cases

By British Broadcasting Corporation | April 22, 2019
[Original Post] The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear three cases that ask if existing US job discrimination laws should extend to sexual orientation and gender identity. Two of the cases involve alleged discrimination of gay men by their employers, and the third examines the discrimination of a transgender person. The cases will signal […]