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Photo of a Single Atom Wins Top Prize in Science Photography Contest

You might need your glasses for this one. Quantum physicistDavid Nadlinger from the University of Oxford managed to capture an image that would have been impossible only a few years ago: a single atom suspended in an electric field viewable by … Continue reading

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Young, gifted and giving back

Award-winning cellist, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, donates thousands to old secondary school. Source: Young, gifted and giving back

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The Wonderful Process of Sounding the Renovated Sumburgh Head Foghorn on Shetland Island

In May 2017, technician Brian Johnson sounded the beautifully renovated foghorn at the Sumburgh Head Lighthouse on Shetland Island, Scotland for the first time since 1987. Filmmaker JJ Jamieson documented the wonderful mechanical process that engages the gears to sound … Continue reading

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Dragon ‘could obliterate’ world record

An artist and self-taught welder has spent 12 years creating a dragon out of 50,000 horseshoes. Source: Dragon ‘could obliterate’ world record

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Cut-Out Ink and Pen Illustrations of London’s Oldest Pubs and Other Landmarks by Maxwell Tilse

Traveling illustrator Maxwell Tilse documents his European journeys by creating small drawings of each city he lands in. After two years of living in London, Tilse has released a new series of miniature cut-out illustrations that depict the city’s oldest pubs … Continue reading

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How the British Library Digitized One of the World’s Largest Books

The Klencke Atlas published in 1660 is one of the most famous objects in the British Library’s cartographic collection, a towering book that stands nearly 6 feet tall and reaches over seven feet wide when open. For over three centuries … Continue reading

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An 80-Foot Steel Kraken Will Create an Artificial Coral Reef Near the British Virgin Islands | Colossal

This past April a massive 80-foot steel kraken was purposefully sunk into the Caribbean Sea on top of a decorated WW2 ship. The former Navy fuel barge and its monstrous passenger were placed underwater in order to jumpstart a new … Continue reading

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Manchester celebrates South Asian culture with weekend of music, film and performance | Creative Boom

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How co-operative architecture has shaped Britain’s skylines – Co-operative News

On World Architecture Day, we take a look at some of the brick-and-mortar icons of the the UK’s co-operative movement Source: How co-operative architecture has shaped Britain’s skylines – Co-operative News

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Steel Wire Fairy Sculptures by Robin Wight

Enchanting fairy sculptures made from stainless steel wire by UK-based artist Robin Wight. The idea to do these types of sculptures came to him while mending a fence in early 2010 and was inspired by an inexplicable real life encounter. … Continue reading

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