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MIT Technology Review

Blockchain smart contracts are finally good for something in the real world
MIT Technology Review
But there's a problem: before smart contracts can do anything really useful, they need a reliable way to connect with events in the real world—and that has proved impossible so far. This is the so-called "oracle problem," a technological challenge ...



Live Science

Ochre: The World's First Red Paint
Live Science
Artists have been painting with ochre, a naturally occurring pigment, for hundreds of thousands of years. Their masterpieces range from prehistoric, ochre-pigmented images on cave walls to paintings on canvasses and other artwork from medieval times ...

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CNN

RIBA International Prize: Rural Brazilian school wins prize for world's best building
CNN
What and where is the world's best new building? Today, the judges of the 2018 RIBA International Prize have announced that it's a pair of school boarding houses (named "Children Village") set in a remote rural location on the fringes of enormous rice ...
The world's best building? A remote Brazilian school made out of woodThe Guardian

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New York Times

'The World Before Your Feet' Review: Walk a Mile — or 8000 — in Another Man's Shoes
New York Times
By the end of the documentary “The World Before Your Feet,” the film's subject, Matt Green, has not yet completed his goal of walking every block in New York City, along with many bridges, beaches, parks and cemeteries. But he's in no hurry. As of ...

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New York Times

In Bosnia, Entrenched Ethnic Divisions Are a Warning to the World
New York Times
Such grandstanding, amplified by a paternalistic economic system in which jobs and the spoils of corruption are often divided along ethnic lines, has crippled Bosnia as a functioning state. It took years of pushing by the World Bank and others, for ...



New York Times

This Grammar Guru Will Solve the World's Problems
New York Times
But in a world of coarse discourse, why not create a little common ground by parsing past participles? “Language studies is something people can bond over and enjoy without getting into a huge fight,” she said. (Unless you're 4 or 5, perhaps.) Still ...



Forbes

Why Michelin-Star Chef José Andrés Wants To Feed The World
Forbes
Chef José Andrés, a Michelin-starred, James Beard-winning chef and founder and chairman of World Central Kitchen with more than 30 restaurants around the world, isn't one to hold his tongue. I heard Andrés address a packed house during a Chicago ...



FiveThirtyEight

The World Chess Championship is thrilling. But where are the women?
The Guardian
The real reason behind the absence of a female world champion, however, has less to do with crude biological reductionism than simple statistical science. A recent study has argued that the dearth of women in top chess tournaments is to be expected ...
One Bad Pawn Move Has Kept The World Chess Championship DeadlockedFiveThirtyEight
Fabiano Caruana Missed His Chance To Take Control Of The World Chess ChampionshipDeadspin
World Chess Championship Game 8: Carlsen Dodges Bullet In Sveshnikov SicilianChess.com
Wall Street Journal
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The Verge

'The world's most versatile waterproof backpack' review
The Verge
The Siletz Modular Carry System from Tillak is pitched on Kickstarter as “the world's most versatile waterproof backpack.” It's a bag designed for anyone who needs to take their computing or camera gear into parts unknown, be it a backcountry Alpine ...



9News.com KUSA

Drive-through Christmas light display at Water World will feature 1.5 million LED lights
9News.com KUSA
Christmas in Color is a mile-long, drive-through display set to open in the Water World parking lot in Federal Heights on November 23. The attraction, which is new to Colorado this year, features vibrant glowing tunnels illuminated by an assortment of ...


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