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Data Posters: FlowingPrints
Data Posters: FlowingPrints

Yellow buses, Scantron sheets and why teachers prefer California.

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Creativity for Sustainability: Glove Love
Creativity for Sustainability: Glove Love

All gloves are off in the war on climate change, or what models have to do with natural history.

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Art Meets Science: They Might Be Giants’ Creative Education
Art Meets Science: They Might Be Giants’ Creative Education

What paleontology has to do with stop-motion animation and kindergartners.

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Pictorial Webster’s: A Visual Dictionary of Victorian Curiosities
Pictorial Webster’s: A Visual Dictionary of Victorian Curiosities

Cards, stamps, and what zebras have to do with Victorian craftsmen.

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Short Film Spotlight: Greenpeace Global Voices
Short Film Spotlight: Greenpeace Global Voices

What the streets of Delhi have to do with the halls of Copenhagen.

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Seafood Sexytime: Isabella Rossellini’s Green Porno 3
Seafood Sexytime: Isabella Rossellini’s Green Porno 3

What Pizza Neapolitana has to do with orgies and the future of the oceans.

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