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Pharrell Williams "Happy"

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Four minutes of dancin' and smilin' with the reigning king of pop

With all the bummer news and general animosity in the world, we could all use a sip from a happy cup. Pharrell has the answer in the form of this shortened version of his epic, interactive 24-hour music video. The edited-down video for "Happy" is just that, a four-minute slice of serotonin, featuring smiling dancers grooving and lip synching along to the track. It mostly stars anonymous extras,......read more

Wang Ruilin: Dreams

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Huge animal forms carry tiny landscapes on their bodies

The image of an animal carrying the world on its back is common to the creation myths of many cultures around the world. Beijing-based artist Ruilin Wang explores that concept in Dreams, a series of evocative sculptures depicting large-scale animals with tiny landscapes emerging from their forms.   Each nearly life-size work consists of a certain creature paired with a type of world.......read more

Bringing Solar Power To Remote Hospitals Is Saving Lives

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One startup working in Nepal learned that delivering high-quality health care often means having to innovate in unexpected ways--such as building new energy systems.

Founded by three Yale University Medical School students, Possible is a nonprofit health care company that runs medical facilities in remote Nepal. These include the 25-bed Bayalpata Hospital, in Anchham, a series of local clinics, and a small army of community health care workers. Part of its model revolves around importing Western standards of medicine and management, including modern......read more

Atoms For Peace "Before Your Very Eyes"

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Supergroup's latest video cuts a psychedelic line in the sand

With psychedelic patterns and swirls pulsing across a landscape of natural, unnatural, and even human dimensions, the latest music video from Atoms For Peace offers a mesmerizing complement to a haunting song.   Following an outdoor performance in Hollywood last week (on the birthday of two of the band's five members, no less), the venue's screens lit up to read 'DON'T GO.'......read more

Deep Sea 'Mushrooms' Defy Classification In The Tree Of Life

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This is Dendrogramma enigmatica. And as its name suggests, it's quite the enigma.

In fact, the tiny, mushroom-shaped organism is so mysterious that it seems to defy just about everything we know about animals. It doesn't fit into any of the known categories in the animal kingdom, scientists say, and as of now, its links to other animal groups remain hazy. Recently, D. enigmatica was thrown into the spotlight when Jean Just, a zoologist at the Natural History Museum......read more

Plain Sight

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All is not as it seems in this experimental short from Theo Tagholm

Here's an interesting experimental video from London-based filmmaker and motion artist Theo Tagholm (aka Mustardcuffins). Using found, mostly aerial archival footage, Tagholm transformed individual frames so that it looks like still photographs slide across the scenes. The effect is simultaneously charming and perception-altering. "Hiding in plain sight, the photograph skims across the skin of......read more

Past / Present

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Whimsical Narratives Blur Elements of the Past with the Present

Dancing with Costică is an imaginative series in which Australian photographer Jane Long transformed old photographs into colorful and creative compositions. Long used original glass plate black and white images, originally created by Romanian war photographer Costică Acsinte, as the foundation for her work. She produced surreal stories by colorizing each print and then digitally blending......read more

Is Urban Agriculture Commercially Scalable?

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Montreal's Lufa Farms has developed an e-commerce model for fresh food

Flavie Halais for Citiscope: In 1999, Dickson Despommier, a professor of environmental health sciences and microbiology at Columbia University, popularized the idea of large-scale urban agriculture by releasing a conceptual model for vertical farms. Crops would grow inside tall city buildings, using very little land to produce bounties of food that would not need to be shipped far to be eaten.......read more

Muddy Waters

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In support of broad protection for wetlands and streams under the Clean Water Act

Michael Brune for the Huffington Post: With a couple of decisions in 2001 and 2006, the Supreme Court managed to break the Clean Water Act by calling into question what Congress meant by "the waters of the United States." The existing law had been working just fine for almost 30 years. When the Clean Water Act was passed in 1972, about two-thirds of America's lakes, rivers, and coastal waters......read more

Geo Planter by Kelly Lamb

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LA designer transforms lumps of clay into sexy homes for plants $95.00

Los Angeles-based sculptor and ceramicist Kelly Lamb pays homage to visionary architect Buckminster Fuller with these geodesic half-dome planters. To make each piece, Lamb and her team slip-cast clay in custom molds before firing them in the kiln. Whereas most ceramic pieces have a "foot" on which to stand, Lamb's Geo Planters can sit or hang any which way you please. The satin-glazed planters......read more

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