Cool Hunting Edition: Cuba 2015

From the Bienal de la Habana to insider studio visits, our art-oriented experience

Right after visiting Cuba in June of of 2013, we started planning Cool Hunting Edition: Cuba. We knew that any trip to Cuba would be special, but when dates were finally announced for the 12th Bienal de la Habana for May 2015, we committed to exploring Havana through its art and artists—those who are driving cultural conversation and evolution in a more impactful way than …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Self-driving cars, Cuba's lung cancer vaccine, Einstein's handwriting as a font and more in our weekly look around the web

1. Cornell Renames Institute After Carl Sagan Cornell University’s Institute for Pale Blue Dots is being renamed the Carl Sagan Institute: The Pale Blue Dot and Beyond in honor of the late astrophysicist and former Cornell faculty member. After Sagan’s wife and collaborator Ann Druyan visited the science center to give a speech, she was inspired by the innovative work being done and proposed the …

The US Wants Cuba’s Lung Cancer Vaccine

As US government regulated restrictions around Cuba slowly ease, a few things have come to light. One being that Cuba hosts some of the world’s leading biotech and medical research. Now, the US is looking to bring a promising lung cancer vaccine from the Caribbean nation stateside. Called Civamax, the vaccination spurs the body into releasing antibodies that can prevent lung tumors from metastasizing, making …