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Digital greenhouses, mega-cities, space rocks, hidden chambers inside pyramids and more in our look around the web

1. Secret Chamber Discovered in Egypt’s Great Pyramid Using muon detectors, researchers have discovered a previously hidden space inside Egypt’s Great Pyramid. Egyptologists have said that the chamber won’t contain hidden treasure or anything of that kind, but it will potentially help reveal how the 4,500-year-old pyramid was constructed. The purpose of the hidden space is unknown for now, but researchers believe it might have …

Barbara Kruger’s Collectable NYC MetroCards

Conceptual artist Barbara Kruger is the latest to join forces with the MTA and design limited edition subway MetroCards. The collaboration is part of arts biennial Performa 17 and is comprised of two designs—each red with white lettering. The tickets pose questions that the artist wishes would not have to exist, such as “Whose justice?,” “Who is housed?,” “Who is silent?,” and “Whose fears?” Her …

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An underground park for NYC, up-close with the Crab Nebula, why silence is good for you and more in our look around the web

1. Hubble’s Beautiful Close-Up Image of the Crab Nebula In yet another image and discovery that are difficult to comprehend fully, NASA has delved into the core of Taurus’ Crab Nebula—via the Hubble Telescope—and released an up-close image that shows the left-overs of a supernova. The glistening, colorful picture shows a neutron star in the middle of the nebula that’s “about the same mass as …

The London Underground Receives a Typography Refresh

For the first time since 1979, London’s Tube is getting a typography refresh. The underground’s iconic Johnston typeface will soon be replaced by Johnston 100, a slimmer, more modern take on the classic. Designed by the type foundry Monotype, the new font features wider characters and looser spacing in order to “bring back some of Johnston’s relaxed feel,” says Malou Verlomme, a senior type designer …

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Creating a healthier coffee, "kissing garlic," a tattoo-inspired restaurant interior and more

1. 360-Degree Photos of Chernobyl 30 Years Later 30 years ago, the worst nuclear accident in history occurred. Reactor number four at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power plant in Russia (then the Soviet Union) exploded, killing workers and many in the surrounding area. Though the area is still contaminated by radiation, this hasn’t prevented vines, trees, shrubs and animals from taking over the facilities through its …