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Have a Theoretical Christmas With These Nerdy Snowflake Decorations

Because it’s not a holiday party without Erwin Schrödinger.

Artwork by Sandbox Studio, Chicago

They say that no two snowflakes are the same, but they all pretty much look alike to me. That’s why it was so refreshing to see Symmetry magazine’s distinctive “physics flakes,” patterns for making your own holiday snowflake decorations in the images of Nobel Prize-winning scientists. There’s ol’ crazy hair himself, Albert Einstein; Marie Curie, the original radioactive superhero (sorry, Hulk); and of course, Erwin Schrödinger, prominent dead cat enthusiast.

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The Demand For Transparent Production is on the Rise

Today, we’re more savvy and thoughtful in our purchasing decisions – as we should be. By requiring manufacturers to reveal their production process, we can help change lives.

Today, we’re more savvy and thoughtful in our purchasing decisions – as we should be. By requiring manufacturers to reveal their production process, we can help change lives.

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Thinkering: Mobile Maker Lab Hits the Road To Find High Demand

This workshop on wheels is delivering hands-on creativity coast-to-coast.


While budget cuts leave schools struggling to fill classrooms with bare essentials—including paper and ink—it’s a challenge for many teachers to bring creative activities into the classroom. To fill this void, in zooms SparkTruck, a DIY modern crafters' fantasy on wheels. This educational build-mobile arrives filled with an arsenal of paints, cardboard, adhesive googly eyes, craft feathers, glue guns, sewing machines, 3D printers, and even a laser cutter. The SparkTruck is touring schools across the country, on a mission to put the spotlight on hands-on learning.

The creators of SparkTruck hope to inspire grassroots change in an educational system increasingly emphasizing standardized tests. Above all, the truck is an educational playground for its target audience: 7 to 13-year-olds getting phased out of hands-on learning opportunities in schools.

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Make a Stink: DIY Your Own Natural Perfume DIY Your Own Natural Perfumes

Historically, smell is a concern that’s been overlooked among hippies. It doesn't have to be that way.

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