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Covid from space: the humans furthest from the pandemic

Astronaut Jessica Meir’s seven-month mission on the International Space Station (expedition 62, from September 2019-April 2020) glides from the euphoria of the first days in zero gravity, to the deep pressure of the first all-female spacewalk in history, and finally … Continue reading

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Sheets of Frosted Glass Obscure Floral Bouquets in a Photographic Series About Ambiguity

Exuding elegance and obscurity, Foggy Flowers is a two-photograph series by Sander Plug and Lernert Engelberts that centers on our collective outlook for the future through a blur of frosted glass. The duo, who work under Studio Lernert & Sander, unearthed … Continue reading

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The myth of ‘good Covid vaccines’ and ‘bad Covid vaccines’ | Stat

By Helen Branswel Experts fear false narratives about vaccines could slow down the task of inoculating people and create other problems in the future. Like Ryan, the World Health Organization’s health emergencies director, had a conversation recently with his mother, … Continue reading

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What A Year Without Carnival Means To Rio De Janeiro | New Normal

The traditional festivities for Carnival in Rio de Janeiro have been canceled for 2021 as Brazil copes with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The city’s economy and thousands of people depend on the annual celebration to survive.

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Mardi Gras parades got canceled by Covid-19. So people in New Orleans turned their houses into floats

By Michelle Krupa, CNN (CNN)When New Orleans’ mayor announced that the city’s legendary Carnival parades would be canceled on account of Covid-19, Megan Boudreaux wasn’t surprised. Like so many, the mom and insurance manager had known in her gut that … Continue reading

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Rio feeling ‘saudades’ for Covid-canceled carnival

#Rio​ de Janeiro would normally be kicking off its famed #carnival​ now, but instead of booming drumlines, glittering floats and barely clad dancers, the Brazilian city’s “Sambadrome” is hosting a #Covid​-19 vaccination drive this year. The pandemic forced Rio authorities … Continue reading

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In pictures: The carnival that wasn’t | BBC News

By Francesca Gennari Rio de Janeiro Rio would normally be a riot of colour at this time of year, but carnival had to be postponed. The days leading up to Ash Wednesday are normally a riot of music and colour … Continue reading

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“Going To The Cinema Is An Adventure” – Sight & Sound’s My Dream Palace | The Double Negative

Illustration by Lucinda Rogers Something we really miss right now is going to the cinema. Celebrating that previously simple act is Sight & Sound magazine’s campaign, My Dream Palace. We caught up with production editor Isabel Stevens to talk about the … Continue reading

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I Asked Bill Gates What’s The Next Crisis?

I got the chance to interview Bill Gates so I asked him: Will Covid-19 be the last pandemic? How does he deal with misinformation and conspiracy theories? And what is the next disaster? The Foundation Letter is here: https://ve42.co/BG21​

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Photographer Captures Quarantine Life With His Mom and Ex-Wife | My Modern Met

By Sara Barnes on January 13, 2021 Day 12: Tensions are already rising. “Sometimes, the behind-the-scenes was more dramatic than the actual results.”   The pandemic has brought together people who, not wanting to be alone, have chosen to unite … Continue reading

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