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1. Understanding the Natural Chemicals Within Magic Mushrooms Since 1968, scientists have explored the enzymatic process in magic mushrooms that produces its active chemical, psilocybin. Not until a brand new study—published in the German journal...
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1. Non-Melting Ice Cream At the Biotherapy Development Research Center in Kanazawa, an accidental discovery has resulted in the invention of non-melting ice cream. The ingredient is a polyphenol liquid, extracted from strawberries, that "make...
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Steven Klein's The Macallan Masters of Photography Series
There's a familiar warmth and comfortable sophistication to The Macallan's most popular expressions. From their price to value ratio and consistency to a mastery of wood for those who prefer oak notes over smoke, the 12 Year and 18 Year truly excel...
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Studio Visit: Film Composer JunkieXL
by Kyle Raymond Fitzpatrick Musician Tom Holkenborg works under the pseudonym JunkieXL and has created soundscapes for films like Mad Max: Fury Road, Deadpool, Black Mass, Dark Tower, and the upcoming Tomb Raider among many, many other projects...
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1. The Sun Might Be Bigger Than We Thought Perhaps surprisingly, we don't know the sun's size—at least, not as accurately as we know the Earth or the moon. When working with Google Maps (to measure the sun's shadow) and his own models, Xavier...
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Sweet Blackberry's Inspiring Animated Short About Bessie Coleman
Rooted in the belief that stories are powerful and able to inspire young people, non-profit organization Sweet Blackberry's mission is to shine a light on little-known African-American achievements. Founded by activist Karyn Parsons (perhaps best...
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Mel Stones and High's "That's a Crazy One" Photo Book
by Anne Kristoff In early '90s NYC, it seems that just about every sort of gathering featured a photographer with camera in hand. For a group of kids hanging out in Washington and Tompkins Square parks during that era, that role was filled by Mel...
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Interview: Artist + Filmmaker Ross Goodwin
By Fiona Killackey Ross Goodwin's brain isn’t wired like most. Part creative writer, part engineering genius, this 30-year-old San Francisco native struggles when it comes to filling out occupation forms. Since graduating from MIT (Economics) and...
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Eliza McNitt's Tale of Three Female Astronauts, "Dot of Light"
It seems that just about every day we receive some sort of space-related inspiration—most of it pertaining to wild discoveries or groundbreaking scientific assessments. For National Space Day, filmmaker Eliza McNitt looked at subject matter a little...
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Tribeca Film Festival 2017: Highlights
In its 16th year, NYC's Tribeca Film Festival now comprises thousands of screenings, multiple venues, cross-disciplinary works and so much more to be excited about—whether or not cinema is your primary passion. What began as an attempt to revitalize...
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Bamford Watch Department + We Are Halcyon's "The Superman"
"Your heartbeat slows down as soon as your face touches the water," explains celebrated freedriver (and marine biologist) Francisco Del Rosario in "The Superman." Created by We are Halcyon filmmakers Jack Pirie and Alex Hylands-White, the two-and...
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Sundance 2017: "5 Films About Technology"
As the title implies, "5 Films About Technology" has more than one story to tell, though all the micro-vignettes within this short film address an overarching and ever-present concept. Five sharp contemporary tales of the mishaps associated with...
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Sundance 2017: Annabelle Dexter-Jones' "Cecile on the Phone"
For their considered use of brevity and frequent potency, short films continue to be an important medium—especially for emerging filmmakers. At this year's Sundance Film Festival, actor and first-time writer/director Annabelle Dexter-Jones released...
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Sundance 2017: Designing Stella Artois's Filmmaker Lounge
As Sundance Film Festival attendees walk Main Street in Park City, Utah, familiar brands to the entertainment industry—YouTube, The Hollywood Reporter, WME | IMG and more—reside in temporary homes between quaint homeware stores and snow sport shops...
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