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Edward Hopper Soir Bleu

Why Did Edward Hopper Paint This Clown?

After Jan Matejko’s Stanczyk, here’s another sad clown, this time painted by Edward Hopper. In this video, we’re looking at his 1914 Soir Bleu. A perculiar talent; the ability to paint ‘silence’. Although background noises would prob surround the events in Hopper’s works, they fade into insignifance and silence ‘muffles’ them. For e.g. the painting…
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Metaverse Vision

The Metaverse and How We’ll Build It Together

This year at Connect, we’re sharing our vision for the metaverse. For more on Connect 2021, click here: https://www.facebookconnect.com/

Time Illusion

Time Is But a Stubborn Illusion – Sneak Peek

Watch an exclusive sneak peek from the first episode of Genius, starring Geoffrey Rush as the older Einstein and Johnny Flynn as the younger. About Genius: From Executive Producers Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, National Geographic’s first scripted anthology series, GENIUS, will focus on Nobel Prize-winning physicist Albert Einstein. The all-star cast includes Geoffrey Rush,…
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Bear Man with dog in forest

This man and his dog spent seven years walking around the world

Tom Turcich, from New Jersey, became the 10th person on record to achieve this remarkable feat, while his four-legged companion Savannah was the first dog to do so. The pair were greeted with a huge homecoming celebration attended by many of Turcich’s friends and family, along with well wishers. The triumphant moment brought about the…
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Harrison Clock 1727

The Clock That Changed the World

Of international scientific importance, the Harrison Clock is only one of only three precision pendulum clocks made by John Harrison and instrumental in solving the Longitude problem. The clock was made in 1727 with an amazing fully working wooden mechanism. Plans are in place to display it as part of an interpretive display at Leeds…
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Willem Alexander Dubai

Dutch Miracle In Dubai

Dutch Design antonfoek Amsterdam, July 5, 2022– A bright autumn day in Dubai: a clear sky and 33 degrees. Still, Willem-Alexander and Máxima needed an umbrella at the opening of the Dutch pavilion at the World Exhibition on November 3, 2021, so as not to get wet.  The royal couple looked at the eye-catcher of…
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Lightyear 0 Launch

A Bright Horizon – Global Premiere of the World’s First Solar Car

The global premiere of the first production-ready solar car, a vehicle for change. We believe in a world where driving is clean and effortless. Unrestricted by plug-charging. In 2016, we began building it: a revolutionary electric car, capable of harnessing the sun’s power. Thousands of lightbulb moments brought us here, to its official premiere. A…
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Ennis Cehic

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

May 2022  By: ENNIS ĆEHIĆ Amsterdam, May 25th 2022–Though it seemed to be impossible, even miraculous, it really, really happened. Jim, 25, from Brooklyn, a ‘creatively ambitious’ and ‘peer-oriented’ fashion buyer was standing in front of the mirror in his bedroom when he noticed something abnormal happening on the chest pocket of his new T-shirt. The…
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Pregnancy Enigma

The Pregnancy Enigma

Giving Life Tony Verhey/Anton Foek Amsterdam, May 16, 2022–During pregnancy, the baby’s cells migrate into the mother’s bloodstream and back into the baby, this is called ‘fetal-maternal microchimerism’. For 41 weeks, the cells circulate back and forth, and after the baby is born, many of these cells remain in the mother’s body, leaving a permanent imprint…
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Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein’s Mistake

Smartest Person on Earth Amsterdam, May 4, 2022 —  One day Albert Einstein wrote on the blackboard: 9 x 1 = 099 x 2 = 189 x 3 = 279 x 4 = 369 x 5 = 459 x 6 = 549 x 7 = 639 x 8 = 729 x 9 = 819 x…
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