Last Tuesday, writers of movies and TV shows in the United States went on strike for a better working agreement. Many of the writers' concerns are caused by the growth of streaming services like Netflix and Amazon. The strike could affect many TV shows and movies.
Published in “Arts”
Scientists Make Amazing Paint Using Ideas from Nature
Scientists at the University of Central Florida have created a new kind of paint that's super light and super tough. The colors in the new paint aren't at all like those in most paints. Instead, they're more like the colors on a butterfly's wings.
Many people are familiar with Claude Monet's famous oil paintings of water lilies. Now the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has reworked Monet's idea into a massive new artwork made from a surprising material: Lego bricks.
News Roundup: Mexico March, Female Referees, & French Baguettes
In today's news roundup, hundreds of thousands of people join a march in support of Mexico's president, the Men's World Cup has its first all-female team of referees, and the United Nations celebrates French baguettes by adding them to a special list.
News Roundup: Truss Resigns, Digital Licenses, & Pan Solo
In today's news roundup, Liz Truss resigns as the prime minister of the United Kingdom after just 45 days, California approves digital license plates, and a bakery in California recreates a life-size scene from Star Wars - out of bread dough.
The Natural History Museum in London holds a yearly contest for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year. This year, the contest had 38,575 entries from around the world. Here are some of this year’s best pictures, and the stories behind them.
Recently, there have been huge advances in Artificial Intelligence programs that create art. The programs, which create artworks based on short descriptions, have amazed many people. They have also raised difficult questions.
10-Year-Old Drummer Earns Certificate from Berklee
Seba Stephens is only 10 years old, but he's a very talented musician. He plays drums, bass, guitar, and piano. Recently, he earned a professional certificate in music through a program at the famous Berklee College of Music.
This week, the American Library Association and several other groups are marking "Banned Books Week". The goal is to make people aware of efforts to restrict certain books, and to work to protect the freedom to share ideas - even unpopular ideas.
News Roundup: Shanghai Opens, BTS Visit, and a Cake Attack
In today's news roundup, Shanghai is finally released from its two-month lockdown, K-Pop group BTS visits the White House, and a visitor to Paris's Louvre museum attacks the Mona Lisa…with a piece of cake.