Minimalist posters: “lack of nuance disguised as insight”

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Dis you see “Return of the Jedi” in this image before you were told that’s what it was? John Brownlee lets the hate flow through him: “minimalist posters can help us gain new insight into complicated subjects…but they rarely do, because that sort of focus is difficult for any but the most talented designers to attain.” Read the rest

Mystery of the melting mummies

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The black chest of this Chinchorro mummy shows signs of degradation, even though it is housed at the University of Tarapacá’s archeological museum in Arica, Chile.  COURTESY OF VIVIEN STANDEN

The black chest of this Chinchorro mummy shows signs of degradation, even though it is housed at the University of Tarapacá’s archeological museum in Arica, Chile. Vivien Standen via CBS News.

Chile’s famous Chinchorro mummies, preserved perfectly for more than 7,000 years, are melting into black gelatinous goo because of increased levels of moisture that may be the result of climate change. Read the rest

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