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An island that wishes to ignore time, insight from the LGBTQ+ community and plenty more from around the web

Seven Oft-Overlooked Queer Activists Pride season, as Them says, oftentimes doubles as queer history month. While many people are aware of significant names like Harvey Milk, Martha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, there are countless lesser-known individuals who played (and continue to play) vital roles in fighting for rights, representation and acceptance for the LGBTQ+ community. From Karl Heinrich Ulrichs to Harry Hay and Victoria …

Norwegian Island Wishes to Eradicate Time

On the island of Sommaroey, which doesn’t see a sunset for 69 straight days each year, residents are lobbying for a “time-free” period in which no one abides by the ticking of the clock. Traditional business hours would be pushed aside and bedtimes would occur naturally in an effort to allow citizens to enjoy the sunny months—as their situation is inverted from November to January …

Arctic Saver Tower Concept Seeks to Slow Ice Melting

The futuristic Arctic Saver Tower—designed by Yiyang Xu and Jingyi Ye of the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology—aims to keep glaciers frozen and prolong winter in the region, thus extending the migration periods for many different animals there. The creation would function both above and below sea level. One unit underneath stores seawater, while two units above “are exposed to cold air during …