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Three Gorges Dam: The Largest Dam in the World

It’s a big one. And pretty controversial too.

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What is Shinto?

This series was co-written by Kaitlyn Ugoretz, scholar of Japanese religion and new media. Follow her on Twitter @KaitlynUgoretz and learn more about her research on Shinto at http://www.digitalshinto.com.” What is Shinto? This is Episode 1 of a 5-part series … Continue reading

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The Secret Behind the Mysterious Girl in ‘My Neighbor Totoro’ Posters | Spoon & Tamago

the original poster art for My Neighbor Totoro, created for the 1988 theatrical release and still used to this day   My Neighbor Totoro was created by Hayao Miyazaki and released as a film in 1988. It’s one of our … Continue reading

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The world is poorly designed. But copying nature helps.

[…] Japan’s Shinkansen doesn’t look like your typical train. With its long and pointed nose, it can reach top speeds up to 150–200 miles per hour. It didn’t always look like this. Earlier models were rounder and louder, often suffering … Continue reading

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ROW: Signals for Space

Celebrating the 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s first human spaceflight with a special documentation of ROW audiovisual installation shot-in-one take using industrial robot, moved in sync with realtime generative content emphasising parallax effect of five individually controlled spinning led fans. … Continue reading

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The Origins of Hebrew

As the name suggests, the Hebrew Bible is written, mostly, in Hebrew. But what is the earliest history of this language? What language did the ancient Israelites speak? This episode examines the origins of Hebrew and its relationship with Canaanite … Continue reading

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Homeowners Remove Old Floor & Find Giant Monopoly Board Underneath | My Modern Met

While tearing up their carpet, my in-laws found a giant monopoly board from pics What are the CHANCEs? From dated tiles to antique windows, many old houses have unusual features that tell their history. However, some of these characteristics remain … Continue reading

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Experience Footage of Roaring 1920s Berlin, Restored & Colorized with Artificial Intelligence | Open Culture

Based in Seoul, Colin Marshall writes and broadcasts on cities, language, and culture. Offered the chance to travel back in time to any city in any period, surely more than a few would choose Berlin in the 1920s. Ideally it would be … Continue reading

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The REAL Answer To The Viral Chinese Math Problem “How Old Is The Captain?”

Media outlets around the world went crazy over a 5th grade math exam question in China. But they all missed the real story! The problem actually dates back to French researchers in 1979. In this video I present the real … Continue reading

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Stranded: Striking Aerial Footage Flies Over Iceland’s Fagradalsfjall Volcano as It Erupts | Colossal

A few weeks ago we shared these dramatic photographs of Iceland’s Fagradalsfjall volcano as spews molten rock into the air, and a new short film by French director Stéphane Ridard hovers over the Geldingadalur landform to capture the eruption, which … Continue reading

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