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Put Words into Action with ‘Gerry’, a New Font Created From the Silhouettes of Gerrymandered Electoral Districts

Apologies to anyone who shares the name, but two designers in Chicago are taking on electoral gerrymandering in a new font called Gerry. The font, created by Ben Doessel and James Lee, is composed of 26 districts whose absurd boundaries … Continue reading

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Singapore Abolishes Exams Because “Learning Is Not a Competition”  – My Modern Met

“Learning is not a competition, but a self-discipline they need to master for life.” Lately, governments around the world have been taking extra steps to ensure the well-being of younger generations. In Oregon, students are encouraged to take mental health … Continue reading

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Neighboring Communities Playfully Connect Atop Neon Pink Teetertotters Slotted Through the U.S.-Mexico Border Wall

Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello have long worked in activating structures in projects that blur the line between art and architecture. The Oakland-based duo, who self-describe as pursuing “applied architectural research”, also have a longstanding interest in the United States-Mexico … Continue reading

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Disease Is Soaring in Brazil. So Why Isn’t Bolsonaro Taking It Seriously?

Hundreds have died of dengue this year, and scientists predict it’s only going to get worse.   Authorities in Brazil have reported an explosion in the number of cases of dengue fever as increasingly extreme weather patterns fuel the spread … Continue reading

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How I figured out the Achilles heel of Vladimir Putin | William Browder | TEDxBerlin

TEDx Talks Published on 14 Aug 2018 For more information on William Browder, please visit our website http://www.tedxberlin.de.

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Five things you need to know about: the science of refugee integration – Horizon

In the last few years, the integration of refugees into European societies has become an urgent issue.  Since 2015, nearly 4 million people have applied for asylum in the EU and many are now beginning to make new lives here. What … Continue reading

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Kant & Categorical Imperatives: Crash Course Philosophy #35

CrashCourse Published on 15 Nov 2016 Our next stop on our tour of ethics is Kant’s ethics. Today Hank explains hypothetical and categorical imperatives, the universalizability principle, autonomy, and what it means to treat people as ends-in-themselves, rather than as … Continue reading

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Brazil under Bolsonaro: A Different Form of “Hybrid War” — Russia News Now

Brazil’s long-running Hybrid War crisis never really went away, it just took a few months for it to change form and turn against its original initiators after they failed to close the Pandora’s Box of regime change protest potential that … Continue reading

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Colorized Photos Reveal the Historic Discovery of King Tut’s Tomb

29th/30th October 1925, Tutankhamun’s Tomb | The gold mask (Carter no. 256a) in situ on the mummy of the King, still inside the third (innermost) solid gold coffin. (©️ Griffith Institute, University of Oxford, colorized by Dynamichrome) When the tomb … Continue reading

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Spencer Tunick Stages a Mass Nude Photo Shoot Outside Facebook HQ to Protest the Platform’s Nipple Censorship | artnet News

The photographer Spencer Tunick staged a mass nude photo shoot outside Facebook’s headquarters to protest its nudity policies. As dawn broke on Sunday and most of New York City was still asleep, 125 people gathered outside Facebook’s headquarters in Manhattan, … Continue reading

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