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Cairo’s ‘mother of Egyptian museums’ set for revamp

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt on Sunday launched a revamp of the Egyptian Museum, promising to preserve and enhance the storied site even as it loses its most famous collection. FILE PHOTO: A general view of the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, Egypt July 4, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany/File Photo Located in […]

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Ai-Da, the humanoid robot artist, gears up for first solo exhibition

OXFORD, England (Reuters) – Wearing a white blouse and her dark hair hanging loose, Ai-Da looks like any artist at work as she studies her subject and puts pencil to paper. But the beeping from her bionic arm gives her away – Ai-Da is a robot. Described as “the world’s first ultra-realistic AI humanoid robot […]

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Procrastinating genius: did da Vinci have attention disorder?

LONDON (Reuters) – Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci’s litany of exquisite but unfinished work shows he probably had an attention disorder common to modern society. An illustration provides a 3D graphical representation of the altered connections, visualised with diffusion tractography (yellow tint), that are important for executive functions in people with ADHD, as created with MRI technique pioneered by […]

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Leonard Cohen’s ‘So Long, Marianne’ love letters up for auction

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A collection of love letters written by Canadian musician Leonard Cohen to the woman who inspired his song, “So Long, Marianne” is going up for auction next month, two years after both of them died. FILE PHOTO: Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen performs during the first night of the 47th Montreux Jazz […]

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Architect I.M. Pei dies at age 102: New York Times

(Reuters) – I.M. Pei, whose modern designs and high-profile projects made him one of the best-known and most prolific architects of the 20th century, has died, the New York Times reported on Thursday. He was 102. Pei, whose portfolio included a controversial renovation of Paris’ Louvre Museum and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame […]

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Factbox: Selected works of architect I.M. Pei

FILE PHOTO: Tourists stand in front of the Louvre Pyramid designed by Chinese-born U.S. Architect Ieoh Ming Pei in Paris, France, September 13, 2016. REUTERS/Charles Platiau (Reuters) – I.M. Pei, whose modern designs and high-profile projects made him one of the best-known and most prolific architects of the 20th century, has died, the New York […]

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Japan fashion magnate raises over $8 million at Sotheby’s auction

FILE PHOTO: Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, founder and chief executive of online fashion retailer Zozo, who has been chosen as the first private passenger by SpaceX, attends a news conference at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan in Tokyo, Japan, October 9, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese fashion tycoon Yusaku Maezawa sold art […]

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