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Octopuses have different sleep states and might also have dreams

A new study suggests that octopuses’ colour changes are linked to two major alternating sleep states: an “active sleep” stage and a “quiet sleep” stage.

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New beetle species with classic sci-fi names

beetles on a leaf

Shout out to Uhura, Kara Thrace, and Katniss Everdeen.

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Wired UK covers (1995-1997)

OJ Simpson as a white man

A Flickr collection of 23 Wired UK magazine covers from 95-97.

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Data viz of US energy consumption from 1775–2020

Made with Excel; data sourced from U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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How rare is a black opal?

At over $10,000 per carat, black opal is one of the most expensive gemstones in the world. But why is it so rare and hard to find?

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Eshima Ohashi

Eshima Ohashi Bridge

‘The view from either end of the bridge amplifies the actual incline, hence the rollercoaster nickname. It looks terrifyingly high.’

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The 25 most-collected Disney albums, according to Discogs

No surprised to see the Star Wars franchise featuring prominently in the top 10.

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Thing: remembering the Black queer zine and its relationship with house music

“Even before Thing reached peak circulation, it had become a lifeline for gay and trans people from all walks of life, Black and otherwise—and sometimes that was because of its music coverage.”

(Image credit: Terry Martin)

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LEGO®’s first-ever kid creative director is Lil Bit Saucy

Lil Bit Saucy

The 12-year-old rapper and rising star has been hired as the first-ever Kid Creative Director for LEGO Group, where she will join nine other young creatives through the company’s Kids Creative Studio.

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36 Days of Type: Hip Hop Edition by Nadina Ali

Super dope art from Nadina!

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