Powerful Architectural Illustrations Visually Interpret Mental Illnesses

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Italian illustrator Federico Babina has turned his attention from movies stars and fairy tale characters to the deep emotions felt by those experiencing mental illness. In his new series Archiatric, Babina’s architectural illustrations demonstrate a deep understanding and empathy for sufferers of psychological disorders.

Through 16 drawings, Babina gives visual representation to some of the mental illnesses that affect millions daily. “I don’t want to put a romantic aura around the discomfort and suffering of mental illness,” Babina explains, “but rather to make a reflection on the prejudices and negative stigmas with which the Lees verder

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Nevada Pushes for 80% Renewable Energy by 2040


Using the Sun

There’s a lot of sun in Nevada, so it only makes sense to harness its power. That’s why long-time solar champion and Nevada legislature assemblyman Chris Brooks proposed AB 206, a bill that pushes the state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) from its current 22 percent goal to 80 percent by 2040.


The bill pushes an incremental increase in Nevada’s RPS goal on a two-year interval. This would start with a 4 percent increase in 2018-2019 that would put the RPS goal at 26 percent. In each subsequent Lees verder

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We Need to Switch to Renewables Because Millions Are Dying


A New Era

In recent years, studies have show that humans were responsible for pumping as much as 40 billion tons of carbon dioxide into the air per year and creating 3.5 million tonnes of solid waste per day. This activity has had such a dramatic and rapid impact on our environment that many scientific experts believe that we are no longer in the Holocene epoch and have moved into a new epoch, the Anthropocene.


With evidence of global temperatures rising, ice Lees verder

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Human de documentaire, de uitgebreide webversie


Wat maakt ons tot mens (tot human)? Komt dat doordat we kunnen liefhebben, of vechten? Dat we lachen? Huilen? Onze nieuwsgierigheid? De drang tot ontdekken?

Filmmaker en kunstenaar Yann Arthus-Bertrand werd door deze vragen gedreven. Hij is drie jaar bezig geweest met het verzamelen van levensverhalen van 2.000 vrouwen en mannen in 65 landen.

Werkende met een toegewijde team van vertalers, journalisten en cameramensen, legde Yann onze persoonlijke en emotionele momenten vast die ons allen verenigen; worstelen met armoede, oorlog, homoseksualiteit en de toekomst van onze wereld vermengd met momenten van liefde en geluk.

In het eerste gedeelte zie je het ontstaan van de film. De drie daaropvolgende delen zijn de uitgebreide versie van de film Human. Een hele zit, en misschien beter te bekijken per deel.

Human, een film van Yann Arthus-Bertrand

"I am one man among seven billion others. For the past 40 years, I have been photographing our planet and its human diversity, and I have the feeling that humanity is not making any progress. We can’t always manage to live together.
Why is that?
I didn’t look for an answer in statistics or analysis, but in man himself."

Yann Arthus-Bertrand


Human, Plekkie

Researchers Have Found a Way to Delay Aging

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Focusing on the Cell’s Power House

More and more, scientists are becoming convinced that aging is a disease that can be stopped or, at least, slowed. Recently, researchers from Russia and Sweden investigated this idea further in a joint study by Lomonosov Moscow State University and Stockholm University. Their study, published in the journal Aging, focuses on the role of mitochondria in the aging of organisms.


Under the leadership of renowned Russian biologist Vladimir Skulachev, the researchers experimented with a special strain of genetically-modified mice. A single mutation was Lees verder

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Would You Let a Robot Watch Your Children?

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Our Robotic Future

Attitudes towards robots, especially artificially intelligent (AI) robots, are mixed at best. As AI technology evolves and robots become eerily similar to living, breathing, thinking organisms, people seem to be less and less likely to trust them. Robots stir up unsettling memories of science fiction nightmares, images of robots surpassing humans in intelligence and taking over, lording over us and causing mass mayhem.


According to Elon Musk, AI technology is progressing so quickly that we may need to start merging with it Lees verder

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Mysterious Banksy Tribute Sculpture Pops Up in Edinburgh

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On Valentine’s Day, a mysterious sculpture popped up in front of Edinburgh’s Scott Monument. Taking inspiration from Banksy’s iconic 2002 piece Balloon Girl, the artwork created quite a stir.

The sculpture shows a girl, placed in front of the statue of Sir Walter Scott, reaching for a red balloon. This time, however, the balloon is actually a floating red naval mine with a heart cut out. City officials and onlookers were left puzzled by the sculpture, which was signed Grantsy, as hoards of people came out to photograph the work.

Such mystery left the piece open to interpretation. “It is very interesting to Lees verder

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This Lightweight Origami Shield Can Withstand Gunshots from a 9mm

A new origami-inspired bulletproof shield prototype that can withstand shots fired from 9mm, .357 Magnum, and .44 Magnum pistols was created by a team of engineers from Brigham Young University (BYU).

Most bulletproof shields or barriers weigh almost 100 pounds, making them difficult to use and transport. A lightweight version would a useful alternative. Weighing only 55 pounds (25 kilograms), this new shield is made up of 12 layers of Kevlar with an aluminum core, and it is so light it can be folded.

Image Credit: BYU/YouTube

“It goes from a very compact state that you can carry Lees verder

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