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January 25, 2022

Artist Spends 4 Hours “Drawing” Enormous Fox on a Frozen Lake

For the past six years, Finnish architect-designer Pasi Widgren has carried out a special winter tradition. Each winter, he makes the journey to Lake Pitkajarvi, close to his hometown of Lahti, and creates an epic drawing in the snow. This year, he felt inspired to “draw” a fox using just his feet and a snow shovel. The end result is a surprisingly realistic, ephemeral piece of snow art.

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January 24, 2022

11 Trailblazing Female Scientists That You Need to Know

Whether advancing cancer treatment techniques or helping us land on the Moon, women in science have helped change the course of history. While there is still work to be done in getting more women involved in STEM careers, there are countless examples of incredible female scientists who have worked tirelessly to advance our knowledge of the scientific world.

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January 24, 2022

Artist Creates Incredible Bird-Inspired Works From Real Feathers

Have you ever wished you could fly through the sky? For artist Chris Maynard, this thought and the desire to fly is the inspiration behind his exquisite bird-inspired art. He carves, cuts and slices found feathers to transform plumage into tiny works of art. The level of intricacy in his works varies from a flock of birds soaring through the sky to a pair of cranes intertwined in a single feather.

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January 23, 2022

Shining a Light on the Beautiful Illuminated Manuscripts of the Medieval Period

Imagine spending hours pouring over a dusty old book, painstakingly copying the text word for word onto a new page in a blank volume. This laborious process was necessary in the Middle Ages and Early Renaissance. Before the introduction of moveable type in Europe during the 15th century, books were written out in ink by hand. These books are called manuscripts, derived from the Latin manuscriptus. Manu means “by hand” and scriptus means “written.

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