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Day: February 10, 2021

3 Essential Design Trends, February 2021

It’s hard to believe we are more than a month into 2021 already. But that means more trends to dive into this year, right? So far, the biggest trend of 2021 in website design is an overall lack of people…

Humanity Is Flushing Away One of Life’s Essential Elements

In a field of sugar beets outside Cambridge, England, Simon Kelly stands above a narrow trench gouged into the rusty earth, roughly 15 feet deep and 30 feet long. “Welcome to the pit,” says Kelly, a bespectacled, white-bearded geologist in…

I Painted Body Art On Myself For Two Years, Here Are My 76 Favorites

Exactly two years ago on February 1st, I accidentally came across the ITP Challenge group. It is a group of wonderful people who motivate face painters to take part in everyday face-painting challenges. Two years and over 730 paintings later,…

It Seems That I Know How the Universe Originated

Updated at 3:27 p.m. ET on February 9, 2021. In Jorge Luis Borges’s story “The Book of Sand,” a mysterious Bible peddler knocks on the narrator’s door and offers to sell him a sacred book he came by in a…

Science

What If We Never Reach Herd Immunity?

Editor’s Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers. Find the collection here. Let’s begin by defining our terms. Herd immunity is the hazy, long-promised end of the pandemic, but its requirements are quite…

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