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Neuroscientists Observe The Formation of a Memory in a Living Brain A team of scientists from the University of Southern California watched zebra fish forming “fearful” brain memories, an observation that revealed a complex system of synaptic rewiring. The neuroscientists witnessed this overhaul of connections through imaging under a microscope, where memories blossomed in a fluorescent green color. This breakthrough, which, according to Wired, supports …

Making Mischief: A Maurice Sendak Appreciation

Gregory Maguire’s Making Mischief is an ode to and exploration of Maurice Sendak, the esteemed children’s book author and illustrator. Uncovering Sendak’s aesthetic influences, motifs and the nuance with which he afforded adolescent imagination, Maguire (who wrote The Wicked Witch of the West as well as other children’s stories) comprehensively examines Sendak’s impactful work and how it created mythical worlds that adroitly weave the fun and …

Dolly Parton and Tina Turner Tea Towel

Third Drawer Down teamed up with Indigenous-owned and -governed Aboriginal art center Iwantja Arts to produce a vibrant homeware line designed by Kaylene Whiskey, an artist from the remote community of Indulkana in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands in South Australia. Whiskey draws inspiration from comic books and the pop culture of the ’80s. From the collection comes this 100% linen dish towel, measuring 19.7 by 26.4 …