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1. Earth is Actually Two Planets Fused Together A new study conducted by UCLA researchers has uncovered an astonishing twist to the formation of Earth: it’s actually two planets fused together. Existing research had shown that a rogue planet...
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1. Christine Osinski's Photos of 1980s Staten Island In the upcoming book “Summer Days: Staten Island,” photographer Christine Onsinski captures the spirit of residents of New York City’s “forgotten borough.” Taken during the summer seasons of...
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1. Vale, Alan Rickman Alan Rickman, the British actor best known for his roles as Hans Gruber and Severus Snape, has died at the age of 69 after battling cancer. Rickman began his career on stage, portraying the manipulative Vicomte de Valmont...
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1. Design Legend Richard Sapper Dies at 83 Legendary industrial designer Richard Sapper has died at the age of 83. Throughout his nearly 60 year long career, the German-born, Italy-based designer worked to create products that not only looked...
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If there’s anything more fleeting than a real-time occurrence, it’s an event that takes place on internet time. This year, thousands on thousands of headlines streamed through our digital feeds—some so bizarre, enlightening or innovative that we were...
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1. Banksy's New Steve Jobs Artwork Confronts Refugee Stigmas Located on a wall inside the Calais refugee camp, Bansky's latest piece features the image of late Apple founder Steve Jobs and aims to confront the stigma that refugees drain countries...
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1. Hello! Selfie Miami Like a real-life Tumblr page, artist, author and feminist Kate Durbin created "Hello!Selfie Miami," a performance piece that occurred last week during Miami Art Week. The response to a man's attack on Durbin's piece about...
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1. Cover Eagles of Death Metal and Support Paris Victims Proving that beautiful things can come from terrible events, the Eagles of Death Metal are urging musicians to cover their sweet rock tune "I Love You All The Time"—and for every cover sold...
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1. An Interview with Gloria Steinem and Ruth Bader Ginsburg While their careers have taken them to different places, Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (aka Notorious RGB) and women’s rights activist and journalist Gloria Steinem have fought...
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1. Nigeria's New Malaria Test Will Save Thousands of Lives The world’s first urine malaria test will soon be available in Nigeria, marking a major advancement in the battle against the disease. Like pregnancy tests, the malaria test uses a dipstick...
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1. Lytro is Revolutionizing the Way We Capture Virtual Reality Lytro first entered the photography market with a camera that differentiated itself by capturing a scene's entire light field, allowing users to adjust focus after the shot. Now, they...
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1. Inside the Mind and Studio of Artist Olafur Eliasson Olafur Eliasson is a busy man. The Danish-Icelandic artist is currently working on exhibitions in Stockholm and Vienna, a project that requires moving ice from Greenland to Paris, the design...
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1. "Kissing" Stars Scientists have spotted two massive, super-hot stars twirling into each other about 160,000 light years away. The nearly identical stars are so close together (about 7.5 million miles away from each other) that their surfaces...
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1. The Boxchool Concept Brings Modular Classrooms to Developing Areas South Korea-based design studio ID+IM has drawn up an environmentally friendly and cost-effective way to bring classrooms to children in developing areas. Called Boxchool, the...
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1. How Virtual Reality Can Help With Dieting At Tokyo University’s Cyber Interface Lab, researchers are exploring the ways virtual reality can influence the way we see, taste and experience different foods. Using a head-mounted camera and virtual...
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1. The Women of New York's Boxing Scene With more people turning their attention toward the world of women’s boxing (thanks in part to UFC champion Ronda Rousey), photographer Brittany Carmichael ventured into some of NYC’s boxing gyms to capture...
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1. Your "Personal Bubble" is Actually a Cloud of Bacteria A new study published in the journal Peer J has revealed that a “personal bubble” isn’t just a reference to a preferred spacial barrier—but a living, breathing organism that’s unique to...
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