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art, retro, space 5 space-themed vintage Soviet postcards

26.01.2015 18:50    ,

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The Soviet Union had some problems, but one thing they got right was space art. io9 published gallery of adorable postcards from the USSR made by artists who boldly imagined future life in outer space.

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ethnic, people Ukranian winter carnival

16.01.2015 23:44    ,

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Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images.

Villagers wearing hay bale costumes celebrate the winter festival of Malanka on January 14, 2015 in Krasnoilsk, Ukraine. The holiday is celebrated on New Year's Day of the Orthodox calendar. It involves dressing in costumes and going from house to house as a group singing traditional songs.

Climate, photo Coldest Town on Earth

15.01.2015 16:11    ,

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Photos by Amos Chapple.

Wired magazine published wonderful photos of Oymyakon, which is the coldest town on Earth. This village of 500 residents tucked away in a remote corner of Siberia, just a few hundred miles from the Arctic Circle. Even one look at this pictures is enough to make you freeze.

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Animals, interview, Science Chris Mortensen: It's much healthier for people to work with horses, rather than playing video games

21.08.2014 19:40    , ,

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Equine physiologist Chris Mortensen studies the influence of exercise and stress on mare fertility. His laboratory at University of Florida conducts research on reproductive function in horses and other mammals. Dr. Mortensen also teaches marvelous The Horse Course at Coursera, which is absolutely essential for anyone interested in equids. In his interview for metkere.com Chris Mortensen explained why horses are man's and woman's best friends and talked about their role in modern economy.

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interview, Science Michael Kuhar: We're only beginning to understand how the brain works

15.08.2014 14:47    , , , ,

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Neuroscientist Michael J. Kuhar has been studying brain for decades. He focused his research on analysis of the work of brain through chemical signaling and the effect of drugs on the brain through receptors. In 2012 Kuhar published The Addicted Brain book and now teaches online course at Coursera of the same name. We spoke with professor Kuhar about his studies, addiction treatment and the future of online education.

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