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Winners and People’s Choice of the 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year – Colossal

After sifting through nearing 13,000 submissions  National Geographic has announced the winners, honorable mentions, and people’s choice of their 2018 Travel Photographer of the Year Contest (previously). This year’s grand prize was awarded to photographer Reiko Takahashi for her close-up image of … Continue reading

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Pleated Garments Inspired by Birds in Flight by Iris van Herpen – Colossal

Syntopia is the latest haute couture collection from Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen. The line of beautifully pleated garments explores the increasing convergence of our organic bodies and inorganic elements of technology, while also incorporating designs inspired by birds in … Continue reading

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Ted-ED “What Causes Hallucinations”

From TED-ED: “We had the pleasure to create this piece for TED-ED, literally an hallucinatory experience! Proudly made by NERDO “What Causes Hallucinations” by TED-Ed Educator: Elizabeth Cox Content Producer: Gerta Xhelo Editorial Producer: Alex Rosenthal Narrator: Susan Zimmerman Associate … Continue reading

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Luminous Portraits of Sliced Fruit Glow Like Stained Glass Windows

Artist Dennis Wojtkiewicz paints enormous portraits of sliced fruit, often scaling four feet across or more. Each oil on canvas painting focuses exclusively on the edible subject, with dramatic backlit lighting seeming to light up the melons, citrus, apples, and … Continue reading

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Euphoria/Alegría

The subject of my work is the old paradox between man and nature. People had long ago cut themselves off of their natural environment and have suffered since from this division, the lack of the essential feeling of unity and … Continue reading

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Neuroscientists uncover secret to intelligence in parrots – ScienceBlog.com

University of Alberta neuroscientists have identified the neural circuit that may underlay intelligence in birds, according to a new study. The discovery is an example of convergent evolution between the brains of birds and primates, with the potential to provide … Continue reading

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Vampire Bat Bites Help Shield Peruvians from Rabies

Researchers find some Peruvians are immune to the rabies virus, due to their exposure to the virus from vampire bat bites. Source: Vampire Bat Bites Help Shield Peruvians from Rabies

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How Doctor Who, Star Trek and Stranger Things are making a major scientific error about alternate realities – Radio Times

Alternate universes and alternate dimensions are not the same thing – and understanding the difference could lead to intriguing new sci-fi stories Source: How Doctor Who, Star Trek and Stranger Things are making a major scientific error about alternate realities

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Why Does Everyone Hate Pigeons?

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Why you should love gross science

What can we learn from the slimy, smelly side of life? In this playful talk, science journalist Anna Rothschild shows us the hidden wisdom of “gross stuff” and explains why avoiding the creepy underbelly of nature, medicine and technology closes … Continue reading

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