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1. Photos of Cuba Through the Lens of Its Youth Days before Fidel Castro died, National Geographic met with 21 young Cuban people (from students to professionals) and talked about what it means to them to be Cuban. The discussion was part of a...
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1. Embracing "Ugly" Food There are a bunch of US-based food-delivery companies (such as Imperfect Produce, Hungry Harvest and Perfectly Imperfect) that are encouraging us to embrace so-called "ugly" produce. From carrots with two legs to oranges...
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Cook's Science: How to Unlock Flavor in 50 of our Favorite Ingredients
For cooks who appreciate a physics equation and the biology of a mushroom (side note: mushrooms aren't vegetables or fungi, they are "made up of gills, spores, chitin" and more) this new book from America's Test Kitchen is just the ticket. "Cook's...
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1. Digitize Physical Prints With Google's New PhotoScan App With Google's new PhotoScan app, one can digitize their physical photos at home using only the standard smartphone camera. It's not quite up to par with a scanner, but it's a substantial...
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1. Upcoming Supermoon Will be Closest to Earth Since 1948 It only takes one cosmic happening to remind us just how immense the universe is and, in turn, how small Earth is. On Monday, our tiny blue dot will experience a supermoon unlike any since...
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1. Unsung Heroines of Sports History Molly Schoit’s book based on the Instagram @TheUnsungHeroines handle, "Game Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports History" celebrates the forgotten, lesser known female athletes who paved the way for today...
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1. Best Dressed at the Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade From the adorable to absurd and awkward, the 2016 Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade in NYC brought out all kinds of pooches (and owners) who delighted the crowds this past...
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1. The Kodak Ektra Smartphone is for Photographers Hot on the heels of the Google Pixel smartphone, Kodak has just announced its new Android-powered smartphone called Ektra—and it's been designed with photographers in mind. For photo experts and...
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1. The World's Best Logo While there are many brands whose logos are burned into our minds—for better or worse—none of them were easy to create: "crafting such a deceptively simple symbol is a massive undertaking, so it's no surprise that the...
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1. Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture Though the museum was originally proposed a century ago, Washington DC's Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture finally opened its doors this...
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1. A New Origin Story for Dogs When, where and how wolves were domesticated and eventually became dogs has always been disagreed upon by scientists. Now, new research suggests our best pals have a different origin story than once thought. Archaeologist...
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1. Star Trek Was More Than it Seemed The original Star Trek series might have only lasted three years, but it explored significant political and cultural issues—despite it oftentimes being looked over as purely playful and kitsch. The cult TV...
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1. Vale, Gene Wilder No matter how old you are, chances you've seen and adored a Gene Wilder film. Sadly, the beloved actor passed away this week at 83 years old. Starring in movies since the '60s, he played everything from Young Frankenstein...
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1. The Brooklyn Museum Announces a Year of Feminist Exhibitions Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, the Brooklyn Museum has announced it's launching a year of feminist exhibitions. According to...
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1. 1,007 Dancing Robots Set Guinness World Record Sometimes one isn't aware of Guinness World Record categories until they've been broken. This just might be the case surrounding the 1,007 dancing robots that took the title of "most robots dancing...
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1. Depressing News About Alcohol Bad news for wine enthusiasts and cocktail experts: alcohol has been directly linked to several types of cancer in a new study published in "Addiction." More than liver cancer (which, of course, most people already...
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1. Samsung Blends National Anthems into One Considering the current world climate—sadly an anti-globalization fear seems to be gaining momentum—Samsung's Olympics commercial is incredibly timely. The advertisement blends a bunch of national anthems...
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