The Slowest Porsche Race Ever

Though Porsche technically never made tractors, Porsche-branded ones still exist—some designed by Ferdinand Porsche were produced under license by a number of different companies. This Porsche stamp is good enough to grant entry into the sixth Rennsport Reunion. Organizers claim this race will be the first of its kind, and the race’s format is rightfully unique, too. Drivers will have to run across the track to …

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Colette's swan song, mining in space, the worst sex scenes in literature and more

1. Classes on Mining in Space At the Colorado School of Mines’ Center for Space Resources, a new class called Space Resources Fundamentals is underway, the first-ever academic program specializing in space mining. Christopher Dreyer teaches the course, which is presently in a test run, though potentially slated again for summer 2018. The class covers things like the Outer Space Treaty, which was developed by …

Video Game That Teaches People Not to Touch WOC’s Hair

Created by Momo Pixel, “Hair Nah” is a retro-style video game that teaches people not to touch black women’s hair. Players select their character’s skin tone, hairstyle and location and then have to swat away invasive and prying hands. For those who finish the game, there’s an important message: “The game is over, but this is an issue black women face daily. So a note …

TONL is Making Stock Photography Less White

While stock photography is meant to represent everyday lives of everyday people, it’s overwhelmingly (and inaccurately) white. With the belief that diversity leads to innovation, Karen Okonkwo and Joshua Kissi founded TONL—a stock photography company that aims to expand the ways in which black people are represented in visual culture and show those who are, right now, incredibly underrepresented. The thousands of photos (set to …

Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture

Though the museum was originally proposed a century ago, Washington DC’s Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture finally opened its doors this past weekend. Telling important stories about black people, issues and culture, the museum has some 36,000 artifacts on display. We’re most excited about items that represent some of the first black astronauts—for example, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden donated his flight …