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Three exhibitions to attend at the 2019 Vienna Biennale

There are several exhibitions, events and conferences questioning how to handle artificial intelligence and new technologies in 2019.

‘Avengers’ star to go under cover in comedy cop flick

Chris Hemsworth is to play an undercover detective in a comedy about two mismatched cops investigating a series of casino heists.

‘Injured’ Maradona unable to attend Cannes film festival

Football legend Diego Maradona will not attend the Cannes film festival, where a documentary about his life is being premiered, after he injured his shoulder.

Mia Larsson and & Other Stories are recycling oyster shells into...

Mia Larsson is known for giving a second life to raw materials extracted from the sea.

Titian masterpieces to be displayed together in major travelling exhibition

The show is the result of a partnership between galleries in London, Edinburgh, Boston and Madrid.

China creates app to recognise pandas

The app will allow conservationists to use facial recognition technology in identifying individual pandas.

Netflix is developing a hip-hop version of ‘Romeo and Juliet’

The drama will be set in the hustle and bustle of New York.

Jungle Book characters to star in Cath Kidston x Disney collaboration

The collection also highlights the Cath Kidston universe with six new hand-drawn prints in a green, cream and pink palette.

Barbie honoured at CFDA Awards

The universally popular Mattel doll will receive the Board of Directors' Tribute at this year's CFDA Fashion Awards.

McLaren unveils lightweight 2020 GT with supercar performance

In terms of technology, the cabin features McLaren's latest infotainment system with real-time navigation and traffic reporting.

Mobile app promises to detect child’s ear infections without doctor visit

The app, which was described in the journal Science Transnational Medicine on Wednesday, plays a sound akin to a bird chirp into a child's ear canal.

One in seven babies born with low birth weight

Weighing less than 2.5 kilos at birth is closely link to high rates of neonatal mortality and ill health later in life.

Modern humans diverged from Neanderthals much sooner than believed

The proposed new timeline is around 300,000 years earlier than current estimates.

Risk exposure to chemical contaminants for families with higher socioeconomic levels

Families with lower socioeconomic levels appeared to have a lower risk of exposure to chemical contaminants.

LED light can damage eyes, health authority warns

LED cellphone, tablet and laptop screens do not pose a risk of eye damage because their luminosity is very low compared to other types of lighting.

China tech firm to sell gay app Grindr after US pressure

Kunlun Tech Co Ltd aims to sell Grindr by June 2020.

Monki’s new collection focuses on mental health awareness

Mental health is becoming an increasingly mainstream topic of conversation among fashion and beauty brands.

‘Super corals’ give glimmer of hope for world’s dying reefs

These corals appear to be naturally able to survive in a climate that is usually hostile.

Toyota Supra returns to US after 21 years for 2020 model...

The Supra features a two-seat cabin and a 335 hp turbocharged I6 engine with an 8-speed transmission and paddle shifters.

With dementia cases set to triple, WHO issues guide to cut...

The number of people living with dementia is expected to explode from approximately 50 million today to 152 million by 2050.

415.26 parts per million: CO2 levels hit historic high

The Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii, which has tracked atmospheric CO2 levels since the late 1950s, detected 415.26 parts per million (ppm).

Two cups of coffee a day could help you live longer

Moderate coffee consumption of two to four cups per day is associated with reduce mortality compare to no coffee consumption.

Razors in the roses: Venice art Biennale gets political

Venice's Biennale art fair is challenging preconceived biases by suggesting other ways of contextualising modern society's biggest issues.

Meat based alternatives gain new popularity

The companies are banking on changing dietary habits of part of the population limiting meat consumption for environmental, health or animal rights reasons.