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Researchers just found termite mounds the size of the UK in Brazil — Quartz

Researchers have recently uncovered evidence of a 4,000-year-old construction site in northeastern Brazil. Stretching over an area the size of Britain is a cluster of 200 million mounds, some as high as 10 feet tall, that were painstakingly raised over … Continue reading

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Why some people are more altruistic than others

Why do some people do selfless things, helping other people even at risk to their own well-being? Psychology researcher Abigail Marsh studies the motivations of people who do extremely altruistic acts, like donating a kidney to a complete stranger. Are … Continue reading

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La Boîte – ESMA 2017

Un vieux monsieur va s’attacher à la souris dont il voulait se débarrasser. An old man ends up taming the mouse he wanted to get rid of. Réalisateurs / Directors : Eliott Belrose, Carole Favier, Loïcia Lagillier, Aloïs Mathé, Juliette … Continue reading

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I Live Alone in an Island Paradise

In 1989, Mauro Morandi’s boat docked on Budelli Island off the northern coast of Sardinia, Italy. Discovering that the island’s caretaker was retiring within the next two days, Mauro decided to extend his stay indefinitely and step into the role … Continue reading

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How a long-forgotten virus could help us solve the antibiotics crisis

Viruses have a bad reputation — but some of them could one day save your life, says biotech entrepreneur Alexander Belcredi. In this fascinating talk, he introduces us to phages, naturally-occurring viruses that hunt and kill harmful bacteria with deadly … Continue reading

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To reduce food waste, scientists are making labels that track produce as it spoils

A new type of use-by label for milk bottles that decomposes as the liquid inside goes sour could appear on UK supermarket shelves later this year. Labels such as these, capable of telling consumers exactly when fresh produce has gone … Continue reading

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Origami Lava Pours from the Window of an Abandoned Building in Catalonia for LLUÈRNIA

As part of the recent LLUÈRNIA festival of light and fire in Catalonia, collaborators David Oliva of SP25 Arquitectura and Anna Juncà of Atelier 4 created this spectacular flow of lava using common fortune teller origami figures. Over 10,000 folded pieces of paper were needed to … Continue reading

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How I became part sea urchin

As a young scientist, Catherine Mohr was on her dream scuba trip — when she put her hand right down on a spiny sea urchin. While a school of sharks circled above. What happened next? More than you can possibly … Continue reading

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Peak Persimmon Drying Season Drapes Orange Curtains Throughout Wakayama

It’s peak persimmon drying season in Japan right now. And for Wakayama prefecture, a major producer of persimmons, that means that roughly 70 farmers throughout the town of Katsuragi transform their farms into what is reminiscent of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s … Continue reading

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