Photographer: Robert Howlett | Isambard Kingdom Brunel, builder of the Great Eastern | ca. 1857-1858 | George Eastman House,

Some stories we’ve been reading this week:

  • How do humans interpret and understand art? Ask a computer!
  • And to make it three tech-related stories in a row, here’s a robot that can find misplaced library books.
  • Last week we told you about the world’s ugliest color. This week we bring you its advocate.
  • Anxious? Try making art! Researchers found that 45 minutes of creative activity significantly lessens stress in the body. You don’t even have to be good at it!