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Explore 1   Two hundred years ago girls were encouraged to study science, while boys were pushed toward classical languages. In college, Charles Darwin studied to become a priest, not a biologist. He did not have much choice. When he was a student, Cambridge University did not offer degrees in biology (or any other science). Although
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The Parthenon marbles are rarely out of the news. Most recently, Turkish officials have rejected claims by the British Museum that British diplomat Lord Elgin was given permission from Ottoman authorities to remove the marbles from the Acropolis in Athens in the early years of the 19th century. The Parthenon marbles are probably the most
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Donald Duck’s first appearance on screen was the animated short titled The Wise Little Hen. He was intended as a one-off supporting character, but his immediate popularity meant Disney used him in subsequent comic stories and animated shorts. Within a few years of his debut appearance in 1934, Donald Duck had already achieved a celebrity
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View image in fullscreen Emma Donoghue: ‘Jonathan Livingston Seagull blew my tiny mind’ The Room author on adoring Alan Garner, inspirational Sylvia Plath and the wisdom of Terry Pratchett My earliest reading memory We had a big crack-spined hardback of Hilda Boswell’s illustrated Treasury of Children’s Stories that had survived my seven siblings to come down to me. For
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One of the most critically acclaimed TV shows of the 2020s has yet to win the industry’s biggest award. What’s going on? Photo: Shane Brown/FX/Everett Collection This article originally appeared in Gold Rush, a subscriber-only newsletter about the perpetual Hollywood awards race. Sign up here. Reservation Dogs, Sterlin Harjo’s FX comedy series about a quartet of Native teenagers
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The sharp reduction in San Francisco Opera’s new season—only six productions instead of the typical eight or 10—sends smoke signals of a deeper struggle.  “We are going through a big period of challenge,” said San Francisco Opera Director Matthew Shilvock. “We’ve characterized it as a tale of two realities.”  One positive reality: Increased box office
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Recent research has revealed that learning negative information about an artist can change how we perceive their artwork, both emotionally and cognitively. Regardless of how famous the artist is, negative biographical details affect our emotional responses, aesthetic judgments, and even the neural processing involved in viewing their work. The findings have been published in the
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Will Scarlett Johansson save us from A.I. serfdom? Probably not. But the actress has, at least, caused a small PR headache for OpenAI. The press these last weeks has been abuzz over her dispute with CEO Sam Altman over “Sky,” one of his company’s new voice assistants that sounds an awful lot like a ScarJo
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The recent federal announcement increasing doctoral and post-doctoral stipends is welcome. But money alone will not solve the challenges of graduate education in Canada. This is particularly true for social science and humanities (arts) graduate education. The link between arts graduate degrees and careers is weak. Many arts PhDs aspire to become professors but Canada
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Typically, small to medium enterprises (SMEs) don’t have the resources to hunker down at an annual strategy retreat or to stop everything they’re doing to respond to unexpected emergencies or events that threaten the bottom line. This puts them at a disadvantage compared to their larger competitors. This article shows how AI is proving to
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View image in fullscreen Baillie Gifford will no longer sponsor Borders and Cheltenham literature festivals Investment management firm’s links to Israel and fossil fuel sector put sponsorship deals under pressure Cheltenham literature festival and the Borders book festival have become the latest to announce that they will no longer be working with the investment management
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/ The late photographer’s estate has been contacting Adobe since August and finally got a response. By Jess Weatherbed, a news writer focused on creative industries, computing, and internet culture. Jess started her career at TechRadar, covering news and hardware reviews. Share this story World-famous photographer and environmentalist Ansel Adams (pictured, 1983) is best known
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View image in fullscreen Filthy lucre is everywhere, but book festivals are an easy target for protesters’ fury Martha Gill Hay and Edinburgh forgo pragmatism in turning their backs on the Baillie Gifford fund How gratifying to chuck dirty money back in the face of a would-be benefactor. Such moments mark literature. Pip refusing funds
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View image in fullscreen As Coachella struggles, nostalgia festivals are booming: ‘We never stopped listening to these bands’ Events like Lovers & Friends, with big R&B names from decades past, sell out immediately while Coachella sales plummet For anyone with a love of early-2000s R&B and hip-hop, the line-up poster for this year’s Lovers &
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