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How Frank Lloyd Wright Could Solve The Urban Design Challenges Of Today

Revisiting his philosophies could inspire fixes for current housing crises, urban design challenges, and future climate changes.

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Revisiting architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s solutions-based-design thinking could inspire fixes for the most confounding of current housing crises, urban design challenges, and forthcoming climate change problems.

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Watch A Colorblind Grandpa See The World For The First Time

The most awesome thing you’ll see today

We get it, the world can be a terrible place. It seems like each and every day we wake up to more and more mobile alerts from news agencies around the world declaring that the end is near. While it’s hard to keep up with all the terrible things in the media and in politics today, it’s even harder to keep up with the good things happening. That’s why we wanted to take a break from our regularly scheduled programming and bring you something simple and happy. We present, “crying grandpa.”

Don’t worry! He’s not crying out of sadness, but rather pure, unadulterated joy. Why? Because he’s seeing color for the very first time.

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Students in Boston, Massachusetts, will soon look at the world in a whole new—and much more accurate—way.

In mid-March, the Boston school system decided to make a small but meaningful change to its social studies curriculum by switching up which map they display in schools. The Gall-Peters projection will now be the learning tool for the 57,000 students in the school district.

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You’ll Definitely Want To Cruise Down This Stunning Glow-In-The-Dark Bike Path

It’s powered by the sun and is insanely majestic

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If you haven’t already heard, Poland is the new destination for ultimate bike riding. Since September 23, the small Polish town of Lidzbark Warminski has been home to a bike path that glows electric neon blue once night falls, the Huffington Post reports. The futuristic path, designed by engineering company TPA Sp. z o.o, leads to Wielochowskie Lake and contains “luminophore” particles that capture solar power during the day and release it in the form of light at night. The Polish newspaper Gazeta Olsztyńska reports that the bright blue glow can last up to 10 hours.

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Police Are Training Eagles To Snatch Drones From The Sky

“A low-tech solution for a high-tech problem”

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Just when you think technology has taken over irrevocably, nature has a way of striking back and asserting her dominance. Such is the case with Guard From Above, a raptor-training program currently operating out of the Netherlands. The Netherlands’ national police have teamed up with the program to snatch unauthorized drones out of the sky with the expert precision of bald eagles, Design Boom reports.

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Gender-Neutral Backpacks Aim To Give Kids New Heroes

A stylish way to learn about Frida Kahlo and Ada Lovelace

Ask any American child to draw a scientist, and they’ll probably give you a white dude wearing glasses. That’s not a generalization, that’s published scientific fact.

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