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The “Plastic Bag”; a short film by Ramin Bahrani

“They told me it’s out there: The Pacific Vortex. Paradise”; The “Plastic bag” anticipates his destiny through Werner Herzog’s voice. “No one needs me here anymore, Not even my Maker”; the “Plastic bag” laments while observing the sunset on the beach. “He” is about to dive into the deep ocean…

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The Story of Frank

Frank is not a person; it was a coral. Dr. Tollio Rossi, an Australian marine biologist, characterizes this coral as Frank. He presents his science project as a brief animation video to raise awareness about the impact of mass bleaching on this world heritage coral. Find out how he attracts…

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a koala bear; pixabay
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One death is a tragedy; a million a statistic!

Image by skeeze from Pixabay An update: June 12 2020 In February 2020, I wrote the original blog post that appears below about koalas feared dead due to Australian wildfires. This is about a cognitive limitation of the human mind: “Collapse of compassion” or “compassion fatigue”. I did not imagine…

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ATP molecule as a coin in a slot machine

“Adenosine Tri Phosphate (ATP) works like a coin in a slot machine. It powers on to turn as a machine that promptly shuts down again afterward. In the case of ATP, the machine is typically a protein. ATP powers a change from one stable state to another, like flipping a…

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