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Midnight Planetarium: Star Watch

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Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground, with this artistically crafted watch that brings the planetarium to your wrist.

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Remove The Sticky Residue From Jar Labels

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Peel off as much of the label as you can, fill the jar with water, and then microwave the jar until the water boils. The boiled water inside will loosen the adhesive.

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Peru Attacks Illegal Mining Ahead of Climate Talks

“Peru has sent 1,000 police into its southeastern jungles to dismantle illegal gold-mining camps, just weeks before the country hosts global climate talks. Even before the officers began blasting away at miners’ makeshift shelters, the Amazon rainforest nearby looked like a war-scape, pocked with craters and littered with the trunks of amputated trees. Peru’s anti-illegal mining czar, retired army Gen. Augusto Soto, marched the men 6 miles (11 kilometers) to the wasteland known as La Pampa, where 50,000 hectares of rainforest have been obliterated in the past six years. They destroyed motors and dynamited a dozen motorcycles as they tore down dwellings that included at least one mud-flanked bordello. The miners had removed and hidden some machinery.

Peru first criminalized unlicensed gold mining in 2012 but only began enforcing the law vigorously this year with serious manpower and explosives. The operations have displaced thousands of the estimated 40,000 people who authorities say moved to the jungle to mine gold. In addition to contributing to deforestation, which scientists blame for between 12 and 15 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, the illegal alluvial gold mining contaminates the jungle with tons of mercury. Mercury is a toxin and has already contaminated the food chain, including fish, the local population’s main protein source. Peru’s environment minister says the country loses about 400 square miles (between 100,000 and 120,000 hectares) a year to deforestation. The South American country will host U.N.-sponsored climate talks that start on December 1”. – The Associated Press.

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In this November 12, 2014 photo, a column of policemen occupy a gold mining camp as part of an operation to eradicate illegal mining in the area known as La Pampa, in Peru’s Madre de Dios region. Less than a month before Peru plays host to global climate talks, the government sent a battalion of police into southeastern jungles to dismantle illegal gold-mining mining camps. Peru’s anti-illegal mining czar, retired army Gen. Augusto Soto, marched the men to the wasteland known as La Pampa, where 50,000 hectares of rainforest have been obliterated in the past six years. (Photo by Rodrigo Abd/AP Photo)

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Sketch book drawings using “hatching” technique

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This week I experimented with a hatching technique using various flowers as my model and here are the results. See the entire set of drawings here.

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Celebrity Portraits by Xavier Martin

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Xavier Martin was born, lives, and works in Paris. When he was twelve, his father gave him his first camera. It was then that he took his first pictures, photographing everything around him. Impassioned and determined to become a photographer, he began his trade with the Angeli agency at the end of the 70s, as a reporter and, in particular, as a photographer of celebrities and continued in this line of work at Sipa Press. Engaged by France Soir, Journal du Dimanche, and the Figaro, he is a photojournalist of current events, and also collaborates with l’Agence Jet Set, agency of stars.

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Fine Art Photography by Lissy Laricchia

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Lissy Laricchia is a talented self taught photographer, who lives between a tall forest and an old cornfield. Lissy discovered photography as an art-form when she was 13.

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Black and White Photography by Lucien Clergue

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Lucien Clergue was a French photographer. He was Chairman of the Academy of Fine Arts, Paris for 2013. Clergue was born in Arles, France. At the age of 7 he began learning to play the violin, and after several years of study his teacher admitted that he had nothing more to teach him. Clergue was from a family of shopkeepers and could not afford to pursue further studies in a college or university school of music, such as a conservatory. In 1949, he learned the basics of photography.

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Forest Instagram Inspiration

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Trouge Instagram Inspiration posts show off the very best photography from around the world in a short snippet of 20+ hand-picked images from random users of the app. Each week our editors will chose a different inspirational category to cover over a series of posts, this week is forest imagery.

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2015 Ducati Multistrada 1200

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With its groundbreaking Testastretta DVT engine, the new Multistrada 1200 is the only motorcycle in the world with variable timing on all cylinder valves. An unprecedented combination of breathtaking torque, responsive 160hp, ultra-smooth ride and low fuel consumption. Let cutting-edge electronics inspire your two-wheeled dreams.

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Fabric Saddles

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Fabric saddles are designed to maximise both comfort and performance. Choosing your correct saddle width will improve your cycling experience by offering the correct support for your sit bones…

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New York by Eiko Ojala

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Amazing New York City papar art by Eiko Ojala, an artist from Tallinn, Estonia.

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Moleskine Smart Notebook

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The Moleskine Smart Notebook and companion App, Creative Cloud connected, instantly turn your hand-drawn sketches into fully workable vector files accessible within the Adobe Creative Cloud.

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Nike Crosstown Running Essentials

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With cold weather swooping across most of the country, you might be looking for some warm comfortable gear for your running sessions. When it comes to performance wear, it’s tough to beat Nike, especially in the running arena, check out some of their latest offerings for Crosstown Running…

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Modular M-House by Michael Jantzen

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Here is a stylish and simple at the same time project called M-vironments. It was designed by the designer and architect Michael Jantzen. It is a universal modular home that is not only easy to assemble and disassemble.

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Anime Illustrations by Siiju

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Set of creative anime illustrations by Siiju.

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