Can child acting ever be ethical?

Can child acting ever be ethical?

In a world driven by fame, money, and internet notoriety, is pushing your child into acting inherently abusive? Nickelodeon star Jennette McCurdy certainly wants you to think about it. If you grew up in the late 2000s – and were lucky enough to have a Sky TV dish on the...

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3D printers are being used to create living dirt structures

3D printers are being used to create living dirt structures

A team of designers in Jerusalem intends to swap emission heavy materials like concrete and reinforced steel for 3D printed living structures made entirely of natural resources. 3D printing has come a long way in the last 20 years and is slated to become $56bn market by 2027. In the last year alone, we’ve written about sustainably printed fashion, design homeware made from food waste, and even...

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London Zoo places handbag on display to raise poaching awareness

London Zoo places handbag on display to raise poaching awareness

To make a clear statement about animal poaching and the illegal wildlife trade, the London Zoo has displayed a brown crocodile skin bag where its Siamese crocodiles usually reside. Visiting London Zoo presents an exciting opportunity to observe some of the world’s most elusive creatures without ever having to leave the concrete jungle. What you wouldn’t expect to spot is a designer, crocodile leather handbag positioned behind the layer of glass...

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Beyoncé removes ableist slur from new album after backlash

Beyoncé removes ableist slur from new album after backlash

The singer’s decision to withdraw the lyric from her new song ‘HEATED’ has drawn a mixed response.  Beyoncé’s ‘Renaissance’, a prodigious, 62 minute cacophony of dance and ballroom culture, has revived us – fawning and jubilant – from the slog of an endless heatwave. As we throw our limbs about to these 16 new tracks, it seems queen Bey can do no wrong. Her devoted ‘Beyhive’ – a legion of notoriously...

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Amateur urban planners use DALL-E to re-imagine cities without cars

Amateur urban planners use DALL-E to re-imagine cities without cars

You probably know the DALL-E application best for the strange meme material it generates, but it has genuinely useful applications too. Recently, amateur urban planners have been using it to re-imagine cities designed for pedestrians, and the results are captivating. DALL-E is where many of us go to waste time, right? A dull afternoon at work is made that little bit brighter by generating absurd memes like Shrek at the strip club,...

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