Tag Archives: Life

Illustrations Explore Human Emotions and Our Connection to Nature

London-based Spanish illustrator Helena Perez Garcia creates dream-like, visual stories that communicate complex feelings and human connection with nature. Her vibrant gouache illustrations capture mysterious female characters in surreal settings, often surrounded by vibrant florals and beautiful creatures. Each whimsical … Continue reading

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What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it’s fame and money, you’re not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you’re mistaken. As the director of a 75-year-old study on adult development, … Continue reading

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Skywatching Spider Photobombs Perseid Meteor Shower

How do you spot a “shooting star”? Well, you don’t look for eight legs; that’s for sure. But a NASA camera designed to photograph meteors spotted more than it bargained for during the Perseid meteor shower, when a curious spider … Continue reading

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Shimmering Collages and Installations by Sara Shakeel Bring Bedazzled Glamour to Everyday Scenes

Chicago-based artist Sara Shakeel used to have a career as a dentist. But she’s traded in pearly whites for a shiny new medium: crystals. Shakeel incorporates a combination of collage and original photography in her glittering work, and focuses on food, landscapes, … Continue reading

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The Woman Who Turned Into A Castle

An animated documentary about a woman who turns into a castle based on Oliver Sacks Case study. This is my first year Royal College Of Art film. Awards: Award for best Austrian Animation/ 2 Days Animation Festival Award for Best … Continue reading

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The Little-Known Patterns on British Streets

Tom Scott Published on 9 Jan 2017 I thought about saying “secret patterns” or “mysterious patterns” in the title, but that’d be a lie: they’re just mostly unknown! So let’s talk about tactile paving, about design, about accessibility, and about … Continue reading

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“BOARD SHOP” Animated Short by Patrick Smith

Hundreds of Skateboards, Snowboards, and Surfboards are choreographed at 24 boards per second into an ebullient montage of flickering imagery, illustrating the history, artistic beauty, and physical consequences of board culture. Director Patrick Smith created this short film as an … Continue reading

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Why the sex pilus is so dangerous – horizontal gene transfer

Steve Mould Published on 18 Jul 2019 Horizontal gene transfer allows bacteria to swap genes, these speeds up the acquisition of new traits like antibiotic resistance. There are 3 main mechanisms: transduction, transformation and conjugation. But where are human pathogens … Continue reading

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The happenings of someone’s nostrils.

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Hobbit homes in Italy? Not quite, but just as charming – National Geographic

Head to Puglia to tour trulli, traditional dwellings with a fascinating history. Drive around the Itria Valley in southeastern Italy and you’ll discover houses straight out of a fairy tale. Of diminutive size and topped by conical roofs made of … Continue reading

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