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9,200 unknown tree species, a watery grave for the ISS, the UK's first queer museum and more from around the web

A Studio Residency For Formerly Incarcerated Artists at the World Trade Center This Spring, Silver Art Projects—a non-profit organization that supports overlooked artists—will open applications for its third round of year-long residencies, offering studio space at the World Trade Center, stipends and mentorships for disadvantaged artists. A quarter of the creatives chosen will be formerly incarcerated people. “It just made sense to bring in formerly …

Open-Source Blueprints Encourage Building Tent-Safe Heaters for Unhoused People

A Portland, Oregon-based entity known as HeaterBloc has released open-source blueprints with easy-to-follow instructions (in various languages) on building tent-safe heaters to distribute to people living without adequate shelter. Made with affordable and accessible components, they can be used for heating and cooking, and cost about $7 each to put together. The units are safe for use inside tents and other forms of shelter for …