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How one tree grows 40 different kinds of fruit | Sam Van Aken

Artist Sam Van Aken shares the breathtaking work behind the “Tree of 40 Fruit,” an ongoing series of hybridized fruit trees that grow 40 different varieties of peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines and cherries — all on the same tree. What … Continue reading

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This Peruvian Farmer Grows Over 400 Varieties of Potatoes

Consider the humble potato. Many of us take the starchy tuber for granted. But not Julio Hancco Mamani. That’s because deep in the Andes mountains, in the Cusco region of Peru, this “Potato King” is continuing a family legacy by … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s mystery annotator identified as John Milton – ScienceBlog.com

It is well known that Shakespeare was a huge influence on Milton. From learning how to write nature poetry to creating charismatic villains, Milton’s debt to his forebear continues to fascinate experts. The younger poet once praised the ‘wonder and … Continue reading

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How Geography Turned the Sahara Green

Atlas Pro support me on patreon at: https://www.patreon.com/atlaspro follow me on twitter @theatlaspro Music from https://filmmusic.io “Virtutes Instrumenti” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b…) Music from https://filmmusic.io “Infados” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b…) Music from … Continue reading

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Life Lessons From 100-Year-Olds

LifeHunters We asked three centenarians what their most valuable life lessons were, and also their regrets. The conversations that followed were remarkable. They talked about the importance of family, people, relationships and love. Their view on life, as an elderly … Continue reading

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Venice Beach, California, 1930 – a photo on Flickriver

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17 Before And After Pics That Show How People Changed In 20 Or More Years By Daniel Meadows

Iconic British photographer Daniel Meadows has been documenting the world around him for almost half a century. He calls it celebrating the felt life of the great ordinary. Throughout this time, Daniel has encountered and captured strangers all over England. … Continue reading

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Ancient DNA puts a face on the mysterious Denisovans, extinct cousins of Neanderthals

Many of us can picture the face of a Neanderthal, with its low forehead, beetled brows, and big nose. But until now, even scientists could only guess at the features of the extinct Denisovans, who once thrived across Asia. For … Continue reading

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80% of Americans Live East of This Line (And Other Interesting Population Patterns)

That Is Interesting 7.07K subscribers A line of cities stretching from San Antonio to Winnipeg marks a cutoff of population, with 80% of Americans living on one side, and a mere 20% on the other. Today on That Is Interesting, … Continue reading

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The genius of the London Tube Map

Design legend Michael Bierut tells the story of the accidental success of one of the most famous maps in the world — the London Tube Map.

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