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1. Silent for 13 Years, a NASA Spacecraft Makes Communication The IMAGE spacecraft, an acronym of Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration, launched back in March 2000 to observe activity in the Earth's magnetosphere. It ceased communication...
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Miami Art Week 2017: Women Artists Address The Female Body
As the Guerrilla Girls made clear through their large-scale, statistics-driven mural at FAIR., women artists are still wildly underrepresented in the art world's institutions. And while the aforementioned fair (and others in Miami and around the globe...
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Willow: Romance
A great departure from her debut single, but similarly guitar-centric and lullaby-esque to her more recent releases, Willow's new song "Romance" is a folky, powerful tune. From her just released record The 1st, it's just Willow, a guitar, and an astute...
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1. This Museum is Full of Fake Art With forged versions of paintings by Rembrandt, Picasso and Renoir; fake diaries said to be written by Hitler; and more, this Vienna museum is full of phony pieces. Diane Grobe, co-owner and founder of the Museum...
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1. Ai Weiwei's New NYC Project "Good Fences Make Good Neighbors" Ai Weiwei's latest NYC art installation is made up of some 300 pieces all over the city and makes a strong point about immigration and refugees. With a fence circling the Unisphere...
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Basic Witches
By Jaya Saxena and Jess Zimmerman, the book "Basic Witches: How to Summon Success, Banish Drama, and Raise Hell with Your Coven" is full of spells, potions and enchantments, but mostly dollops of sensible advice. From experimenting with make-up to...
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Yola Mezcal
by Sun Bak Led by three women—Yola Jimenez, Gina Correll Aglietti and Lykke Li—Yola Mezcal offers more than just a clean, balanced taste with that familiar smoky kick (akin to tequila's more sophisticated, older cousin). It's dedicated to traditional...
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"Like Poison" Cap
The Korean phrase “독한년” (dok-han-nyun), translated to "poisonous bitch," is often used as a derogatory slur for women—especially when they don't "act their gender." Embroidered here in blood red, this is a cap that reclaims the "nasty woman"-esque...
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Sweet Blackberry's Inspiring Animated Short About Bessie Coleman
Rooted in the belief that stories are powerful and able to inspire young people, non-profit organization Sweet Blackberry's mission is to shine a light on little-known African-American achievements. Founded by activist Karyn Parsons (perhaps best...
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Internet Herstory T-Shirt
Manhattan's women-centric co-working and community space, The Wing, is about to expand to Brooklyn and DC. They've also stocked up their online store with an abundance of positive message-bearing items. One favorite is a recent collaboration with Inner...
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1. Extraordinary Aurora Given a Very Ordinary Name Termed as an aurora, but technically an aurora-like feature, this phenomenon behaves differently—and has been named differently too. While most auroras ripple and fade horizontally, this one appears...
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"Vag" Tote Bag
Depending on the mother figure in your life, this "Vag" tote—made in collaboration by Dolores Haze and Brooklyn-based artist Dan Flanagan—could be ideal. The semi-abstract design (perhaps depending on the viewer) is silk-screened in Brooklyn onto the...
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"Advantages of Being a Woman Artist" Clutch
Another product in their ongoing collaborative collection, this "Advantages of Being a Woman Artist" clutch by Third Drawer Down Studio + Guerrilla Girls is pink and practical. From "Knowing your career might pick up after you're 80," to "Seeing your...
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Woman Playing Cards
In a regular deck of playing cards there are only four women, but in Zach Wahls' version all 54 cards feature smart, resilient and inspiring women. Beyoncé is (of course) the queen, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the king, Harriet Tubman is number eight, and...
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"Hear Me Roar" Bag
Beautifully hand-beaded, this clutch (and others by the brand) are made by a team of some 200 craftspeople in Lebanon—all of whom are prisoners, ex-prisoners or underprivileged women. Syrian-born founder Sarah Beydoun wanted to make a brand that would...
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1. Hold a Piece of the Sun, Here on Earth If you need a little inspiration, look no further: humans have managed to collect a tiny piece of the sun, and bring it back to Earth. Even more amazingly, this happened 15 years ago, when "charged particles...
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