An Exquisite Collection of Paper Pop-Ups Designed by Peter Dahmen | Colossal

From commercial packaging to artistic creations fused with geometry, paper designer Peter Dahmen is a true master of the pop-up. This new video titled Most Satisfying Video of Pop-Up Cards is a portfolio of sorts spanning the last several years of his work engineering elaborate objects that unfold f

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Why race in Brazil is a confusing, loaded topic. —

Race is a complex topic even between one family. Watch this Brazilian family as they try to navigate through their differences. Sourced from YouTube

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Accused of corruption, popularity near zero – why is Temer still Brazil’s president? | World news | The Guardian


Michel Temer may escape impeachment, but the ongoing political crisis undermines democracy and opens the door to authoritarian hardliners

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An 80-Foot Steel Kraken Will Create an Artificial Coral Reef Near the British Virgin Islands | Colossal

This past April a massive 80-foot steel kraken was purposefully sunk into the Caribbean Sea on top of a decorated WW2 ship. The former Navy fuel barge and its monstrous passenger were placed underwater in order to jumpstart a new coral ecosystem, while also serving as a cutting-edge education center

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A student mourns the murder of his teacher

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October 18, 2009
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Teacher Evandro João da Silva is murdered

Da Silva had coordinated a group called Afro Reggae, a project designed to help kids learn music and to learn kindness rather than violence in the areas afflicted by poverty. The child pictured crying is Diego Frazão Torquato, a violinist and reportedly the star of the string orchestra. Sadly, Diego died months after this picture on April 1, 2010 after losing a battle with leukemia.

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Beautiful Brazilian Street Art

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Originally posted on Abena:
Brazilian cities I visited (Goiania, Piracicaba, Franca, and Rio de Janeiro) were covered in funky street art-murals-tiles. Of course, it’s hard to snap photos from the road, so most of these are from areas in Rio…

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Origami Inception: Paper Artist Folds Four Works From a Single Sheet of Paper | Colossal

Vietnamese paper artist Nguyen Hung Cuong (previously) just unveiled this new origami work titled “Fly High, Dreamers!” that incorporates four sequential objects—a hand holding a crane with a rider also holding a smaller crane—each connected to the other, all from a single uncut sheet of paper. “I

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Sky-High Paper Wigs Topped With Modern Luxuries by Asya Kozina | Colossal

Paper artist Asya Kozina was inspired by the decadent wigs found in Baroque and Rococo still lifes, tall masses of hair adorned with objects that represent the ideals of luxury and beauty in the 17th and 18th centuries. Her series Skyscraper on the Head imagines how these outdated accessories might

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Look At This: Rain Forest Was Here – NPR

NPR spent 2 weeks in the Amazon to find out. Take 10 mins to look at our photos and learn about why it’s so hard for us to stop deforestation — and what could happen if we don’t.

Source: Look At This: Rain Forest Was Here – NPR

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Mundane Monday: Pendulum

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Originally posted on A Thousand Finds:
The last class I taught was about pendulums, those mundane things that swing back and forth. My favorite illustration of how a pendulum works is the old-fashioned metronome. I still own one like this,…

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