The Mini Museum brings global artifacts to your desk

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If you find yourself daydreaming about Tomb Raider-esque adventures during the work day, the Mini Museum is the item for you. The Mini Museum is a table top display and “a portable collection of curiosities from Earth and beyond!” It features 26 tiny specimens of ethically-sourced artifacts. Founded by Hans Fex, the first edition of…

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hitRECord wants your best campfire ghost stories

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hitRECord, a community production company led by actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, is seeking great campfire stories for their new project, Find Your Park. It’s a collaboration with America’s National Parks to highlight the history and culture of these protected places, and anyone can participate. You can share an urban myth or legend you heard when you…

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Using the web to assist emergency responders during disasters

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The Nepal earthquake is just one of several recent events that has harnessed the power of social media to document a disaster as it’s happening. It’s not a new concept, but it continues to become more prevalent as technology improves worldwide. What’s especially fascinating about this movement is that it’s largely driven by amateurs and…

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Cinemagraphs by artist Julien Douvier capture the world in motion

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The way humans respond to certain sights is pure biology–we’re hardwired to have a visceral reaction to particular images. It’s the feeling that arises when we see a waterfall, or grass moving in the wind; something about these sounds and movements speaks to our experiences and dreams. A simultaneous feeling of tranquility and restlessness struck me…

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