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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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Y-3 Space Apparel for Virgin Galactic
Within their respective industries, Sir Richard Branson and Yohji Yamamoto share a vision for chasing the future. Both have been progressive-thinking rule-breakers for decades—so it comes as not too much of a surprise that Branson's Virgin Galactic...
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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. Otis Johnson on Life After 44 Years in Prison At the age of 25, Otis Johnson was sentenced to 44 years in prison. Now 69 years old, Johnson is finally free and has re-entered society—albeit a much different one than he left behind. In a video...
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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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"Expanding Universe: Photographs from the Hubble Space Telescope"
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Hubble Telescope's launch into low-Earth orbit, "Expanding Universe" (published by Taschen) is 255 pages of super high-resolution images taken from the telescope. The mesmerizing colors, shapes and textures within...
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Arro Home Kids' Collection
Melbourne-based homewares company Arro Home (helmed by Beci Orpin and Adam Rogers) has just launched its first children's collection—and it's just as bright, playful and spirited as their designs for grown-ups. Evoking concepts like exploration...
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Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age
It’s been nearly 60 years since Laika the dog became the first living creature to orbit the Earth, and 54 years since Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space. Both those milestones were Soviet ones—a result of Russia’s fascination with space...
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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. The Last Living 9/11 Search Dog Gets the Best Day Ever Once in a while, BarkBox will choose a special pup and treat them to a “Dog’s Best Day.” And no dog is more deserving than their latest honoree Bretagne: the last known living search and...
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1. "Flaming" Auroras in Sweden Capturing the Aurora Borealis is nothing new for nature photographers, but it’s possible nobody else has seen anything close to what astrophotographer Göran Strand did one night in Sweden. In a video called “Flaming...
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NASA Graphics Standards Manual, Reissued
The tale of NASA's two logos recently resurfaced, bringing to light a battle won, or lost—depending on who you speak to. During the Nixon administration, US government agencies were pushed to undertake visual makeovers through the "Federal Design...
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