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Why Amazon pilots have to lie about where they land

By Tim Whewell and Jéssica Cruz BBC World Service, Brazil Three months ago, eight people disappeared on a flight deep in the Amazon. Small planes are often the only way to get around – but because most landing strips are … Continue reading

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Earth at 2° hotter will be horrific. Now here’s what 4° will look like. | David Wallace-Wells

This is what the world will be like if we do not act on climate change. – The best-case scenario of climate change is that world gets just 2°C hotter, which scientists call the “threshold of catastrophe”. – Why is … Continue reading

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Human-Powered Clocks by Maarten Baas Physically Mark the Passage of Time

Dutch artist  Maarten Baas produces artworks that lay at the intersection of visual art, performance, and design, creating manual clocks that are erased and redrawn on the stroke of each minute. In pieces like Grandfather Clock and Schiphol Clock Baas places himself within the structure … Continue reading

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Allow things to unfold and you will find your Purpose in Life. | Peggy Oki | TEDxQueenstown

With an appreciation of flow and motion Peggy’s life has been always been driven by passion. From surfing and skateboarding to the intimate appreciation what she calls the ‘Cetacean Nation’. Discovering the transformative force of participation artwork through her Origami … Continue reading

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“Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people.” – Carl … Continue reading

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Advanced Tech Reveals Shocking News About an Ancient Mayan City

In 2017, groundbreaking remote sensor technology revealed a stunning truth about the Mayan city of Tikal.

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Kim Stanley Robinson on New York 2140

In NEW YORK 2140, the global sea level has risen by 50 feet. Listen to Kim Stanley Robinson talk about what that would mean for New York City, from dirigibles to diamond sheeting.

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How Imagination Will Save Our Cities

In Kim Stanley Robinson’s 2017 science-fiction novel New York 2140, the city of the future has become a vertical super-Venice, after being flooded by rising seas caused by global warming melting the Arctic ice caps.1 While the lower stories of many … Continue reading

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Upcycled Lobster Shells are Transformed into Functional Planters and Packages

Four designers from the Royal College of Art and Imperial College have found a second life for the lobster tail you might’ve splurged on for Valentine’s Day. The project team, dubbed Shellworks, created a bioplastic by combining vinegar with chitin, … Continue reading

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Men rescue ‘dog’ from ice, find wolf

Kind-hearted Estonian workers rushed to rescue a dog in distress from a freezing river on Wednesday – unaware of the fact they were actually about to bundle a wild wolf into their car. The men were working on the Sindi … Continue reading

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