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There are diseases hidden in ice and they are waking up

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In Praise of the Telescopic Perspective

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In Praise of the Telescopic Perspective: A Reflection on Living Through Turbulent Times Perspective to lift the blinders of our cultural moment. BY MARIA POPOVA It has been a difficult year — politically, personally. Through it all, I have found solace in taking a more telescopic view — not merely on the short human timescale of my own life, looking back on having lived through a Communist dictatorship and having seen poems composed and scientific advances made under such tyrannical circumstances, but on far vaster scales of space and time. A 2017 Moon seen through my telescope at home under the Brooklyn skies. When I was growing up in Bulgaria, a great point of national pride — and we Bulgarians don’t have too many — was that an old B…

unicef Climate Comic Contest

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http://climatecomic.hscampaigns.com/

AND THE WINNER IS...

STAY TUNED! 'LIGHT' WILL COME TO LIFE IN A COMIC ON EARTH DAY, 22 APRIL
Thanks SO MUCH to everyone who joined our Climate Comic Contest and voted for their favourite climate change fighting superheroes. Stay tuned for our announcements by following UNICEF onTwitter andInstagram. We’ll have some exciting surprises coming up!
Congratulations to all the talented finalists. BAM

HYDROMAN With big ears and eyes, hairs like clouds, feet that can drill and a supermachine body that turns dirty and salty water into clean water, Hydroman saves people and plants by bringing them water. He was sent to Earth millions of years ago from a far away galaxy and was frozen asleep in Antarctica until the ice melt and he was woken up by sunlight. Together with his superhero friends he fights evil like СlimateDevourer and also trains people to save others and our Earth! Ali, 8, Uzbekistan.