Designer Creates Scarf With Open-Sourced Hubble Image of the Carina Nebula to Benefit Cancer Research

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Because we believe the power of love can make a difference in all causes.

Slow Factory, a design house known for their line of beautiful scarves designed from open-source NASA images, has created “Carina Nebula Love,” a new design that uses a Hubble Telescope photo of the Carina Nebula as an ethereal backdrop to an artist’s representation of the dopamine molecule. The scarf is currently being sold exclusively through the shopping site Able Made and proceeds will be donated to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Inspired by NASA’s open data images and fueled by artist collaboration, Slow Factory creates sustainable essentials that are built to last. The Able Made x Slow Factory Carina Nebula Love Scarf layers an Able Made-exclusive love molecule design and an image of the Carina Nebula, a star-forming cloud of glowing gas and dust with a total mass of 900,000 suns. Not only is the Carina Nebula the brightest nebula in the sky, but also it hosts some of the brightest and most massive stars known in the entire Milky Way. …Proceeds of this stargazing scarf fund cancer research and awareness through Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

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images via Slow Factory

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A Superhero-Filled TED-Ed Animation Explaining How Vitamins Work in the Body and Why They Are Important

A TED-Ed lesson by Ginnie Trinh Nguyen explains how vitamins work in the body and why they are so important. The animation depicts the vitamins as superheroes like Batman, Robin, and Spider-Man as they perform different jobs inside the body.

‘Dia de los Muertos’, A Colorful Animated Short Film Showing the True Meaning of the Mexican Holiday

Ringling College of Art and Design graduates Ashley Graham, Kate Reynolds, and Lindsey St. Pierre created “Dia de los Muertos,” an animated short film about a young girl remembering her deceased mother on the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead. The beautiful, boldly-colored film earned its creators the 2013 Student Academy Award.

Dia de los Muertos

image via KQED

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Neil Cicierega Breaks Down the Various Fictional Alien Races in the ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Star Trek’ Universes

Neil Cicierega (previously) does a great job of breaking down the various fictional alien races from the Star Wars and Star Trek universes in his two most recent videos. According to Cicierega, not much is known about the unknown race of “Gender Master Vodka” (Yoda).

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Chatty Baby Goat Appears to Say ‘What, What’ Over and Over to Her Encouraging Human

An adorably chatty baby goat appears to be saying “what, what,” as if in conversation with her very encouraging human, Dusty Belew.

This is the original what what goat video. I took it, my stepdaughter Vined it, and it has popped up everywhere! Glad everyone likes it :)

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Honey Bee the Blind Cat Celebrates Her First Halloween with a Visit to the Local Pumpkin Patch

Honey Bee, the blind cat from Fiji (previously), celebrates her very first Halloween with a visit to a local pumpkin patch to pick out a pumpkin that she and her humans can bring home. Perhaps she can even find a creative squirrel to carve it for her.

Honey Bee Sniffing Around

Honey Bee In the Pumpkin Patch

Honey Bee Atop a Pumpkin

images via Honey Bee: Blind Cat from Fiji

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‘Ornithocide’, Haunting Bird Illustrations Created With Candle Soot

Candle Soot Bird Paintings by Steven Spazuk

In his series Ornithocide, artist Steven Spazuk uses soot from a flame to create haunting illustrations of birds. To create the images, Spazuk uses a candle or torch to mark paper in trails of soot. The birds in his Ornithocide series are depicted with various dangerous man-made implements — a reference to the poisoning of North American birds by pesticides. A short video by Patrick Péris provides a window into Spazuk’s unusual technique.

Candle Soot Bird Paintings by Steven Spazuk

Candle Soot Bird Paintings by Steven Spazuk

Candle Soot Bird Paintings by Steven Spazuk

Candle Soot Bird Paintings by Steven Spazuk

images via Steven Spazuk

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