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20 Legendary World Festivals To See In Your Lifetime

20 Legendary World Festivals To See In Your Lifetime | Navigate | Scoop.it
We throw things. We set things on fire. We dance. There is just something beautiful about people coming together to celebrate our existence. If you feel it, then there are some festivals you absolutely must experience in your lifetime.
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Everything is illuminated: the wonder of medieval manuscripts – in pictures | The Guardian

Everything is illuminated: the wonder of medieval manuscripts – in pictures | The Guardian | Navigate | Scoop.it

The Fitzwilliam Museum has brought together some dazzling, intricate manuscripts, whose colours foreshadow modern art … in the middle ages.


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How Noise Makes Music - Issue 38: Noise - Nautilus

How Noise Makes Music - Issue 38: Noise - Nautilus | Navigate | Scoop.it
Prior to the rise of urban culture, the sounds of clucking hens must have been among the world’s most ubiquitous annoyances. For…
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Travel the World in 13 Books

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Whether you’re jet-setting around the world, or staying planted at home, books can take you anywhere. This summer, we’re leaving the planes…
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Massive 3D map of the universe tracks dark energy like never before | John Anderson | GizMag.com

Massive 3D map of the universe tracks dark energy like never before | John Anderson | GizMag.com | Navigate | Scoop.it

An international consortium of astronomers says that it's made the most precise measurements to date of dark energy, while pinpointing the positions of 1.2 million galaxies in the largest ever 3D map of the universe. The map covers over a quarter of the sky, charting over a volume of 650 cubic billion light years.

The project was prepared and conducted over five years by hundreds of scientists from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey III (SDSS-III) in its Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) program, which explored how dark energy drives the expansion of the universe.


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Sound Art Shows You What Musical Notes Actually Look Like

Sound Art Shows You What Musical Notes Actually Look Like | Navigate | Scoop.it
Sound is something of an ephemeral phenomenon, existing in the moment that vibrations travel through the air. Those vibrations also exhibit distinct patterns, depending on frequency, which can be visualized by scattering a fine dust over a vibrating plate. This was the inspiration for Resonantia, an album whose catalog features photographs that capture those distinctive patterns for all 12 musical notes.
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Biologically Speaking, This Is Why Humans Are Born To Die

Biologically Speaking, This Is Why Humans Are Born To Die | Navigate | Scoop.it
According to the theory of evolution, why do we die? This question was originally answered on Quora by Suzanne Sadedin, Ph.D.
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Google Arts & Culture

The Google Cultural Institute brings together millions of artifacts from multiple partners, with the stories that bring them to life, in a virtual museum.
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Updated List of Digitised Manuscript Hyperlinks - Medieval manuscripts blog

Updated List of Digitised Manuscript Hyperlinks - Medieval manuscripts blog | Navigate | Scoop.it
Saints and monsters and centaurs, oh my! Continuing our tradition of releasing roughly every 3 months an updated list of hyperlinks of ancient, medieval and early modern manuscripts digitised by the British Library, we are pleased to present our most up-to-date list here: Download List of Digitised Manuscripts wit
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VentuSky, Weather Maps

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Animated wind, rain and temperature maps, detailed forecast for your place, data from the best weather forecast models such as GFS, ICON, GEM
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Everything you need to know about the golden ratio

Everything you need to know about the golden ratio | Navigate | Scoop.it
Favoured by artistic greats including Leonardo Da Vinci and Salvador Dali, the golden ratio is a proportion that creates beautiful artwork based on pure mathematics. And thanks to the clever folks at Company Folders you can learn all about it in this handy infographic.
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The evolution of the US space suit over the last 5 decades

The evolution of the US space suit over the last 5 decades | Navigate | Scoop.it
As we develop new technologies to launch and carry fearless astronauts into the great unknown, space fashion evolves to fit their growing needs.
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This solar-powered plane just flew 40,000km around the world with no fuel

This solar-powered plane just flew 40,000km around the world with no fuel | Navigate | Scoop.it
Solar Impulse 2 has completed its 16-month, round-the-world journey.
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V&A acquires world's largest collection of paper peepshows

V&A acquires world's largest collection of paper peepshows | Navigate | Scoop.it
Treasure trove of more than 360 tunnel books gifted to museum by collectors Jacqueline and Jonathan Gestetner
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These 10 units of measurement have fascinating roots

These 10 units of measurement have fascinating roots | Navigate | Scoop.it
Not everything can be measured in feet and seconds. Over the course of history, we've had to come up with some pretty unique ways to measure things.
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Maptia · A World of Stories

Maptia · A World of Stories | Navigate | Scoop.it
Join Maptia to discover a world of remarkable stories, told by some of the most inspiring photographers, writers, and adventurers on the planet, and to publish and share your stories as part of our thoughtful community.

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A beautiful website where we can read some captivating stories about the world around us. The creative part is also present as we can be the ones publishing our own. One mor challenge for our students!
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NASA releases new video showing the globe age one year

NASA releases new video showing the globe age one year | Navigate | Scoop.it
Last year around this time, NASA released the first image of Earth taken by the EPIC camera on the DSCOVR satellite. Since then, that camera has captured a..

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New York City Unveils a Sprawling New Park Created From the Debris of Old Buildings

New York City Unveils a Sprawling New Park Created From the Debris of Old Buildings | Navigate | Scoop.it
On Tuesday, a 10-acre public park opened on Governors Island in New York City. Once an abandoned military base in New York Harbor, the island is being
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Turin Papyrus Map, c.1150 BC | History Today

Turin Papyrus Map, c.1150 BC | History Today | Navigate | Scoop.it
Discovered near modern Luxor (ancient Thebes) between 1814 and 1821 by agents of Bernadino Drovetti, the French Consul General in Egypt, this is considered one of the oldest known topographical, geographical and geological maps. It survives in fragments but, when recombined, it is about 280cm wide (just one fragment is pictured here). It was produced  around 1150 BC by a well-known Scribe of the Tomb, Amennakhte, in preparation for a quarrying expedition by Ramesses IV and predates the next oldest known geological map by some 2,900 years. It is held in the Turin Museum in northern Italy. It shows a 15km-stretch of the Wadi Hammamat, the ‘Valley of Many Baths’, oriented with south and the source of the Nile at the top. Shown on this portion of the map are a quarry for bekhen stone, a prized blue-green material used to carve statues of gods and pharaohs, and a gold mine. Nestled at the foot of some hills (stylised cones with pink, wavy flanks) to the north are four small houses for gold-workers, which are close to a temple to the god Amun. The map also shows the locations of various rock types, including gold-bearing quartz, which  is represented by three pinkish stripes on the hill at the top, above the gold mine. Inscriptions elsewhere describe the purpose and destination of the quarried stone. 
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Photos of famous buildings being built transformed into COLOUR images

Photos of famous buildings being built transformed into COLOUR images | Navigate | Scoop.it
Some 130 old images have been rendered in colour for a new book called The Paper Time Machine. They show landmarks like London's Tower Bridge and the Eiffel Tower being built.
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Object Lessons: The New Museum Explores Why We Keep Things

Object Lessons: The New Museum Explores Why We Keep Things | Navigate | Scoop.it
Curators at the New Museum have created an exhibit with over 4,000 objects that examines the various ways we collect and own items.

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