Monthly Archives: April 2018

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Originally posted on widest reader:
To what extent does your body belong to you? More specifically, to what extent do your cells belong to you? This is just one of the greatest ethical questions discussed in this scintillating biography of…

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Inside Havana

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Black-oriented films can be highly profitable when marketed to all audiences –

Despite the persistent notion in Hollywood that films starring people of color aren’t marketable to a broad audience, the success of Black Panther — a Marvel movie starring a Black superhero and with an almost entirely Black cast — provides … Continue reading

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Sisyphus: the Hypnotizing Kickstarter-Funded Kinetic Sand Drawing Machine is Now Available to The Public

Sisyphus, the wildly successful Kickstarter-funded kinetic table designed by Bruce Shapiro (previously), is now available to the public via pre-order. The 2016 project raised $1,924,018 and is, to date, the most-funded campaign in the history of Kickstarter’s art category.The coffee table design includes a … Continue reading

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Observing Chinese Starbucks patrons reveals what their ancestors farmed, study finds –

Anew study analysing behaviour patterns of people across China suggests that the traditional interdependent rice-farming culture of southern China has resulted in today’s residents—even city dwellers far removed from farming—being more interdependent and less controlling over their environment compared to … Continue reading

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Eye Candy: the languages of Brazil

Originally posted on Notes On Liberty:
Click here to zoom My only question: no Spanish, anywhere? Not even along the borders?

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Inner City

Originally posted on Artfully:
Inner City is a wonderful piece of artwork which is currently being exhibited at GOMA  which demonstrates amazing attention to detail and clever engineering. The work which is made by Los Angeles artist Michael C McMillen is,…

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POV Footage of a Log Going Through a Sawmill Line – Laughing Squid

Red Stag Timber commercial manager Paul Laing, attached a GoPro camera to a log and captured awesome POV footage of the log going through their sawmill line.via Digg Source: POV Footage of a Log Going Through a Sawmill Line

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For These South Sudanese Refugees, Bedsheets Are a Reminder of Home – National Geographic

Irene Sonia poses in front of a milaya, or bedsheet—one of the few things her mother managed to bring when they fled South Sudan for Uganda.   On her first day in the sprawling South Sudanese settlement of Bidibidi in Uganda, home … Continue reading

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Hatch MCR

Originally posted on Daisy Grey:
The Boxpark phenomenon from Croydon and Shoreditch has finally made its way to Manchester. Hatch is one of the most recent places to spring up on Oxford Road corridor. This area, along with ancoats, has been undergoing…

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