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Laughter is vital | Aeon

Emily Herring is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Ghent in Belgium. She is the co-editor of The Past, Present, and Future of Integrated History and Philosophy of Science (2019). A Catholic nun and a young Hispanic immigrant in Central … Continue reading

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Who was Olive Morris? Google Doodle celebrates 68th birthday of co-founder of the British Black Panthers

Adam Maidment 26/06/2020 Google likes to change its logo to acknowledge holidays, events and notable figures on the search engine’s homepage. Albert Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci, Ella Fitzgerald, and Scottish scientist Mary Somerville have all been immortalised in this way. … Continue reading

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Descend into the Elaborately Decorated Tomb of Pharaoh Ramesses VI Through This 3D Virtual Tour

A stunning 3D virtual tour from the Egyptian Tourism Authority takes viewers deep into the heavily detailed tomb of Pharaoh Ramesses VI. Named Tomb KV9, the underground structure has a long corridor leading down to the now-broken sarcophagus, and both … Continue reading

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What does it mean to be black and British?

Check out the corresponding blog featuring views by the Loft’s very own Georgina – http://theloftblog.tumblr.com/post/10… Music courtesy of Sh?m – Deal with it – https://soundcloud.com/shemquestionma… Sef Kombo – Pressing Matters – http://www.sefkombo.com Follow us online: @theloft_tv | theloftblog.tumblr.com Like the … Continue reading

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Hubert Baron Baker 1925 – 1996

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Sci-Fi Short Film: “Singularity Vol.1” | DUST

After Alexa dismisses her Bruno Mars song request, a woman becomes aware of the emerging AI consciousness that has awoken around the globe. Will she welcome our robot overlords? More importantly, can she convince them that her taste in music … Continue reading

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Leona Tate Turns School She Helped Desegregate Into Center for Equality

By Kelly Richman-Abdou on July 6, 2020 “The history of the school desegregation in New Orleans has not been told correctly…it’s time people learned the truth.”   On May 17, 1954, the landmark Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court … Continue reading

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Imarn takes on racism in the UK | DW Documentary

Activist Imarn Ayton organizes demonstrations with thousands of protesters. So why hasn’t UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson rung her up? Her hope is to see the anti-racism protests result in effective policy-making. Boris Johnson has already responded. He has convened … Continue reading

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Why Car-Free Streets May Be Here to Stay

While increasing automobile traffic has been a growing problem in major U.S. cities, the threat of Covid-19 has revealed what life could look like without car-clogged streets. This dramatic change triggered by pandemic shutdowns may lead to significant and permanent … Continue reading

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The Thinkers Edition: Life in the City, The Monocle Weekly – Radio

In In the first of a new series of The Monocle Weekly, Andrew Mueller hosts a panel discussion with leading academics and analysts in urbanism and sociology, taking a deeper look at the changing make-up of our cities and social … Continue reading

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