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Month: May 2020

Art

Spirals and Loops Twist Through Wooden Sculptures by Xavier Puente Vilardell

All images © Xavier Puente Vilardell Xavier Puente Vilardell (previously) transforms blocks of coffee-colored wood into eye-catching sculptural forms, some of which resemble architectural structures and other natural forms shaped by wind, rain, and the sea’s turbulent waves. The Brussels-based…

What was the darker side of Ancient Rome?

Where to begin? Rome may have been an incredible empire, but it was also utterly brutal. Let’s do a quick list: Utterly brutal punishments When it came to punishing criminals, enemies and, anyone else they didn’t like, the Romans were…

Arizona Humane Society Removes 2 Pounds Of Matted Fur From Fluffer The Cat, She Gets Adopted 2 Days Later

Kindhearted people are out there rescuing neglected pets every single day. Julie from the Arizona Humane Society rescued Fluffer the cat last Friday after she responded to a call and found the poor animal severely matted. At first, it wasn’t…

Influencers Reveal How They Look In Real Life Vs. On Instagram, Go Viral

It’s no surprise that social media is full of photoshopped and heavily edited photos. However, we tend to forget that when we’re scrolling through Instagram or any other platform and we’re bombarded with pictures of beautiful-looking people with perfect bodies…

Precise Angular Stitches Encase Found Twigs in Natalie Ciccoricco’s New Embroideries

All images © Natalie Ciccoricco Stitching lengthy, varicolored rows around found twigs, Natalie Ciccoricco juxtaposes the organic forms of nature with her meticulous embroideries. The California-based artist has been crafting her Nesting series on white, handmade paper with unfinished edges….

Inside corporations’ war on science

A Missouri jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $4.69 billion in damages to 22 women who claim that they got ovarian cancer from Johnson’s baby powder. | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images A new book explains how corporations create a…