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REFRAME IRAN

REFRAME IRAN | Animal Politics | Scoop.it
DIR. JOÃO INADA
US  |  6 Min  |  360 VR Video  |  World Premiere
Reframe Iran is a virtual reality experience taking place in eight Iranian
artist studios throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. 
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Trump's victories aren't mysterious if you understand why people are angry | Jeb Lund

Trump's victories aren't mysterious if you understand why people are angry | Jeb Lund | Animal Politics | Scoop.it
The Republican frontrunner often complains that he’s been dismissed by the media. But it’s not him that the pundits are contemptuous of; it’s his supporters
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Is Silicon Valley in Another Bubble . . . and What Could Burst It?

With the tech industry awash in cash and 100 “unicorn” start-ups now valued at $1 billion or more, Silicon Valley can’t escape the question. Nick Bilton reports.
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Activists in Iran pen open letter to Americans on nuclear deal

Activists in Iran pen open letter to Americans on nuclear deal | Animal Politics | Scoop.it
Signatories include former members of Iran's parliament, university professors and a filmmaker.
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Our View: Give all firearm sales in Maine the same level of scrutiny - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Our View: Give all firearm sales in Maine the same level of scrutiny - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram | Animal Politics | Scoop.it
Maine should back a recently announced effort to put universal background checks on the 2016 statewide ballot.
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What Is Killing America's Bees and What Does It Mean for Us?

What Is Killing America's Bees and What Does It Mean for Us? | Animal Politics | Scoop.it
Pollinators are vanishing, and a silent spring could become a horrifying reality. So why won't the EPA do more?
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Climate Fiction: Can Popular Books About Environmental Disaster Save the Planet?

Climate Fiction: Can Popular Books About Environmental Disaster Save the Planet? | Animal Politics | Scoop.it
A new literary genre that focuses on the consequences of environmental issues is striking a chord with younger generations—and engaging them in thinking about the Earth’s sustainability.
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The Story of Your Life

How you arrange the plot points of your life into a narrative can shape who you are—and is a fundamental part of being human.
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What do software engineers who earn $500,000 a year do?

Not all sweat creates equal value. That's the difference.
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The Persistent Thrills of Abstract Art

The Persistent Thrills of Abstract Art | Animal Politics | Scoop.it
Stanley Whitney’s show at the Studio Museum in Harlem proves that grids of color can have a surprising magnetism.
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The Man for Mars by Sue Halpern

The Man for Mars by Sue Halpern | Animal Politics | Scoop.it
Long before Elon Musk parlayed the $165 million he made from PayPal into the more than $11 billion that underwrite Musk Industries today, he was thinking ahead, envisioning a world that merged science with science fiction, a real world that he, the hero of this story, would bring to fruition.
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The Bad Science of Alcoholics Anonymous

The Bad Science of Alcoholics Anonymous | Animal Politics | Scoop.it
Its faith-based 12-step program dominates treatment in the United States. But researchers have debunked central tenets of AA doctrine and found dozens of other treatments more effective.
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25 Emerging North American Indie Directors You Need To Know

25 Emerging North American Indie Directors You Need To Know | Animal Politics | Scoop.it
In January 2014, the New York Times’ Manohla Dargis wrote a piece titled, “As Indies Explode, An Appeal For Sanity”, in which she bemoaned the fact th
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How America Made Donald Trump Unstoppable

How America Made Donald Trump Unstoppable | Animal Politics | Scoop.it
Donald Trump is no ordinary con man. He's way above average — and the American political system is his easiest mark ever.
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100-Year-Old Footage of Legendary Artists Monet, Renoir, Rodin, and Degas Working and Walking Near Their Studios

100-Year-Old Footage of Legendary Artists Monet, Renoir, Rodin, and Degas Working and Walking Near Their Studios | Animal Politics | Scoop.it
Three clips from 1915 and one from 1919 show legendary artists within their celebrated environments—Claude Monet creating work in his garden at Giverny, Pierre-Auguste Renoir painting at home, Auguste Rodin sculpting in his studio, and Edgar Degas taking a leisurely stroll through the streets of
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Opening a Fake Gun Store on the Lower East Side to Make a Point (Updated) | The Lo-Down : News from the Lower East Side

Here's something making the rounds on the internet today. It's a public service announcement set in a fake gun store on the Lower East Side. The video was
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Science Shows What Happens When a Normal Person Handles a Deadly Situation With a Gun

Science Shows What Happens When a Normal Person Handles a Deadly Situation With a Gun | Animal Politics | Scoop.it
That gun might be pried from your cold, dead hands faster than you think.
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Donald Trump Just Stopped Being Funny

Donald Trump Just Stopped Being Funny | Animal Politics | Scoop.it
Win or lose, Trump's campaign threatens to unleash the Great American Stupid
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Canadian scientists are tackling climate change, one air-sucking wall at a time.

Canadian scientists are tackling climate change, one air-sucking wall at a time. | Animal Politics | Scoop.it
Think of it as a giant, high-tech, carbon-dioxide-sucking Lego wall.
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What Happens To Your Brain When You Look at Modern Art? | The Secret History of Art / Noah Charney | BLOUIN ARTINFO Blogs

What Happens To Your Brain When You Look at Modern Art? |  The Secret History of Art / Noah Charney | BLOUIN ARTINFO Blogs | Animal Politics | Scoop.it
If we are still making images after 30,000 years (ten times longer than we have had written language), there must be something about it that we need.  2) Because our technology is not precise enough to see how a thought comes into existence in the brain, we may learn more about how the brain works by looking at what it produces and a work of art is one of the most complex products of the brain.  So works of art may be able to tells us a great deal about how the brain puts a thought together.
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The end of capitalism has begun

The end of capitalism has begun | Animal Politics | Scoop.it
Without us noticing, we are entering the postcapitalist era. At the heart of further change to come is information technology, new ways of working and the sharing economy. The old ways will take a long while to disappear, but it’s time to be utopian
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‘Sea Slaves’: Forced Labor for Cheap Fish

‘Sea Slaves’: Forced Labor for Cheap Fish | Animal Politics | Scoop.it
Men who have fled servitude on fishing boats recount beatings and worse as nets are cast for the catch that will become pet food and livestock feed.
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Let's Get Nostalgic About Nukes For One Terrifying Moment

Let's Get Nostalgic About Nukes For One Terrifying Moment | Animal Politics | Scoop.it
A brief, hair-raising, perspective-giving video recollection of mankind's ability to blow shit up.
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