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Long Distance Couple Stays Connected through Split Portraits of Parallel Experiences

Korean couple Danbi Shin and Seok Li are two halves of the same whole—even if they're 6,863 miles apart. Since Danbi currently lives in New York and Seok Li is based in Seoul, the couple bridges the distance by collaborating on their <i>Half&Half</i> photo project. While they're on video calls, Danbi and …

Seoul

41 Ways to Give Back (That Don't Involve Writing a Check)

Crisp, cool temps and the return of pumpkin-spice everything mean one thing is for sure: The gifting season’s almost upon us. While that means lots …

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Moving Sculptures Kiss and Cross Paths Every Day to Visually Tell a Tragic Love Story

This 8-meter-tall steel sculpture by Georgian artist Tamara Kvesitadze is not only a stunning example of mechanics and design, but also a depiction of eternal love between nations. The structure symbolizes the story of Ali and Nino, two lovers from different religious backgrounds. Every night at …

Love Stories

Building the Eiffel Tower, despite vocal artistic backlash

Building the Eiffel Tower<p>18,038 pieces of metal, 2.5 million rivets, and one vision.<p>July 1888<p>In 1886, a competition in France was held to design a …

France

VA spent $6.3 million on sculptures and fountains for their hospitals. Should they have?

There’s a $483,000 rock sculpture that’s layered into cubes outside the mental health center at the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Palo Alto, Calif., that’s meant to evoke “a sense of transformation, rebuilding and self-investigation,” according to designers. It’s part of a renovated …

Department of Veterans Affairs

These Beautiful Images are Created by Drawing Circles

The circle is the most important closed curve in the world. Also, it is the most symmetrical shape in the plane. In addition to these facts, it is interesting that we can create an unlimited number of beautiful images by drawing circles. In order to create a beautiful symmetrical shape by this …

26 unbelievable aerial photos of Earth

Have you ever wondered what the planet looks like from above? What it would be like to get a bird’s eye view of sprawling cities, stunning landscapes …

Genius and the Brain

The 92nd St. Y in New York is presenting “Seven Days of Genius” this week. As part of the festivities, the video site Big Think invited me to film a conversation with neuroscientist Heather Berlin about the nature of genius and the origin of creativity in the brain.<p>Here’s the video, which we taped …

Creativity

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Mark Zuckerberg book club tackles the philosophy of science

Facebook founder’s latest online book club choice is Thomas Kuhn’s classic The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, on the ebb and flow of progress<p>After taking on violence and vaccination, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is hoping to persuade his friends to tackle the foundations of science, after …

Apple Patents An iPhone Drop Protection Mechanism That Changes Device Angle In Freefall

Apple has a new patent granted by the USPTO today (via AppleInsider), which describes a system that can actually re-orient an iPhone during freefall, changing the angle of its eventual impact with the ground after first determining how best to shift it to make sure the fall does as little damage as …