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Life ≠ alive – Aeon

On a sofa in the corner of the room, a cat is purring. It seems obvious that the cat is an example of life, whereas the sofa itself is not. But should we trust our intuition? Consider this: Isaac Newton … Continue reading

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Manchester Day Parade 2019

The folks seen briefly at 16:35 onwards, in red and gold colours, and yellow feathers, are us (Manchester School of Samba) taking part in the 10 iteration of Manchester Day‘s Parade yesterday!

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Colorized Photos Reveal the Historic Discovery of King Tut’s Tomb

29th/30th October 1925, Tutankhamun’s Tomb | The gold mask (Carter no. 256a) in situ on the mummy of the King, still inside the third (innermost) solid gold coffin. (©️ Griffith Institute, University of Oxford, colorized by Dynamichrome) When the tomb … Continue reading

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Brazil’s Geography Problem

 

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Download Over 91,000 Maps from the World’s Largest Private Collection

Whether you’re into geography, astronomy, or simply fascinated by history, there’s bound to be a map that piques your interest in this vast collection. Map lovers will be thrilled by the possibility to peruse some of the world’s most unique … Continue reading

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We need worms

Did you ever wonder why one in six children has a mental health disorder? One in every six seems to be a few too many, I would think. Did you ever wonder why 20 per cent of women, in the … Continue reading

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Who really owns the past? – Aeon

European tourists having a picnic in a temple in Egypt, 1898. Photo by LL/Roger Viollet/Getty Images   Mosul’s old city lies in ruins. A major section of the third largest city in Iraq has been destroyed by war. Two years … Continue reading

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‘Mona Lisa’s Face Is Creepily Brought To Life Thanks To Samsung’s AI Technology – DesignTAXI.com

See the ‘Mona Lisa’s smile in a new light.[…]   A talking Mona Lisa via @Samsung‘s AI Centre 🤖 pic.twitter.com/XRKPX0OCWb — Omer Wilson (奥马尔) (@omer_wilson) May 25, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Source: ‘Mona Lisa’s Face Is Creepily Brought To Life Thanks To … Continue reading

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Evidence for the Multiverse | Full Talk | Catherine Heymans

The Institute of Art and Ideas Published on 25 May 2019 Can we ever observe universes beyond our own? Astrophysicist Catherine Heymans reveals the latest innovations that might help map out the multiverse.

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The Paper Museum of Cassiano dal Pozzo

Head of a European or Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus) Vincenzo Leonardi (1589/90-1646) Rome, 1635. Watercolour and bodycolour, heightened with gum, over black chalk. Royal Collection Trust © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2019   During the 17th century the … Continue reading

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