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Sirius, Brazil’s largest scientific infrastructure, is inaugurated — Toucan News

The first stage of Sirius, the new Brazilian Synchrotron* Light Source, was inaugurated this week. Occupying an area of 68 thousand meters it will be the largest and most complex scientific infrastructure ever built in Brazil and one of the … Continue reading

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Uh-oh: Theorists Debate How ‘Neutral’ Evolution Really Is — Later On

Viviane Callier writes in Quanta: When Charles Darwin articulated his theory of evolution by natural selection in On the Origin of Species in 1859, he focused on adaptations — the changes that enable organisms to survive in new or changing … Continue reading

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Facebook launches an archive for political ads in Brazil, in the US and in the UK — PPC Land

Facebook last month launched a public archive for the ads from Brazil, the US and the UK, related to politics and issues of national importance. The Facebook Ad Archive is available to anyone, even for non-Facebook users. Facebook says this … Continue reading

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1817. Upfest 2018 (77) — Natural adventures

I love this striking stencil work by Paintily. The concept of a mask hiding another mask beneath it is a good one, and the ancient look adds to the mystery of the piece. The whole thing is worked really beautifully … Continue reading

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An Amazonian Experience — Travel impressions life expressions

A jungle challenge! What indigenous South Americans used as mosquito repellent. Alta Floresta, Amazon, Brazil, December 2017 via An Amazonian Experience — Travel impressions life expressions

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Research Unlocks Secrets of Mighty Cancer Killing Virus — Mindzilla – Knowledge Portal (Beta)

Dunedin, New Zealand — University of Otago researchers have used high-resolution electron microscopy images to reveal how an anti-cancer virus interacts with tumour cells, increasing its potential to save lives. Seneca Valley Virus (SVV), a newly discovered virus which infects … Continue reading

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Design Principles: Rhythm — Hannah Johnson

Alternating occurrence of form and space is known in the design world as rhythm, one of the secondary principles of design. Often confused as a pattern, rhythm can be established using any element of the design. To create rhythm using … Continue reading

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THE HAIRCUT by Jasmine Guillory | 7 Sentence Stories — Sound Books

THE HAIRCUT by Jasmine Guillory | 7 Sentence StoriesAuthor Jasmine Guillory (THE PROPOSAL) narrates an original story told in only seven sentences. Read more about her book here: http://bit.ly/2JiUAfD Sign up for the Penguin Random House newsletter to get more … Continue reading

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Animated Brazilian political allegory of ‘Tito and the Birds’ — Dark Matters

Directed by Gabriel Bitar, André Catoto and Gustavo Steinberg via Animated Brazilian political allegory of ‘Tito and the Birds’ — Dark Matters

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A Serious Conversation — obBLOGato

via A Serious Conversation — obBLOGato

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