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At the first TEDxMoscow, a program that points toward possibility

At the first TEDxMoscow, a program that points toward possibility

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At the century-old Hotel Metropol in central Moscow, the attendees of TEDxMoscow received a surprising call from a speaker 268 miles away. Not 268 miles to the east or west — but 268 miles above the Earth’s surface. From aboard the International Space Station, cosmonaut Elena Serova videoconferenced in to describe the sunrises and sunsets []

Of masks & magic: Uldus Bakhtiozina makes images that poke fun at stereotypes

Of masks & magic: Uldus Bakhtiozina makes images that poke fun at stereotypes

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A 12-year-old boy in a Stormtrooper helmet – and a tutu. A hulking man wearing a pre-Raphaelite collar of Barbie dolls. A bride standing wistfully in a garden, her face obscured by a wrestling mask. Russian photo-based artist Uldus Bakhtiozina’s whimsical and surreal images — which feature models as well as herself — raise an eyebrow at identity, gender and cultural stereotypes []

Can we deflect meteors and asteroids? A TEDx talk that describes how

Can we deflect meteors and asteroids? A TEDx talk that describes how

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It’s a humbling day to be an Earthling. Just sixteen hours before the highly-anticipated flyby of the asteroid 2012 DA14, the skies above the Chelyabinsk region of Russia were shattered by the explosion of an incoming meteor. Although fortunately nobody appears to have been killed by the blast, more than 1,000 people reported injuries, mostly from flying glass and []