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June 5, 2017

Monuments Around the World Light Up in Green to Support the Paris Climate Agreement

Last week, President Trump made the landmark decision to withdraw the United States of America's participation in the Paris Climate Agreement. This action—which goes into effect in 2020—will make the United States 1 of only 3 countries to opt out of the pact, which “sets out a global action plan to put the world on track to avoid dangerous climate change,” according to the esteemed European Commission.

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May 24, 2017

Library of Congress Makes 25 Million Records Available for Free

In its largest digital release to date, the Library of Congress is making 25 million records available for free online. As the United States' oldest cultural institution, the organization holds an incredible amount of information—books, music, manuscripts, maps, and other visuals. The records released, which span from 1968 to 2014, were previously only available online to paid subscribers.

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March 20, 2017

Ai Weiwei Draws Attention to the Refugee Crisis with Powerful New Installation

With his new exhibition Law of the Journey, Ai Weiwei continues to explore the enormity of the refugee humanitarian crisis. A refugee himself, Ai Weiwei has dedicated the last two years of his career to creating politically charged artwork that speaks to the issue. “There’s no refugee crisis, but only human crisis… In dealing with refugees we’ve lost our very basic values,” states the Chinese artist, one of the most powerful figures in contemporary art.

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February 20, 2017

20+ Creatively Geeky Signs from the ‘Stand Up for Science’ Rally

It’s barely a month into the Trump presidency and protests are becoming a regular occurrence in cities around the United States. On Sunday, February 19, thousands of scientists and supporters gathered in Boston’s Copley Square to “stand up for science”—a subject that’s repeatedly threatened under the current administration. The rally, like others before it, was full of concerned people who are scared at the new direction the country has taken.

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