In 2014 Italian photojournalist Luca Catalano Gonzaga went to Indonesia and spent ten days inside what he calls “the womb” of the Kawah Ijen volcano in East Java. Here, men toil in arduous conditions to mine sulfur from the depths of the crater—effectively breaking their own bodies in the process.
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According to international treaties, no country is allowed to own things like moons or asteroids. But what about a company?
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Imagine looking through a fogged-up car window. You can see shapes and movement on the other side, but everything is blurry, the colors muted. Now imagine if that’s what the world looked like every time you opened your eyes. That’s what life is like for the millions of people living with cataracts, the leading cause of blindness globally.
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When Gmail launched in 2004, I remember thinking how silly it was that Google, a search engine, was trying to compete with the giants of email like AOL and Hotmail. When I finally got an invitation to the closed beta though, I saw immediately that Gmail was a game-changer.
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If coffee is already a part of your morning routine, chances are it’s not going anywhere. And according to a pot’s worth of research, that’s great news.
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Condoms are your friend. If maps like this one haven’t inspired you tokeep a box or two around the house, then this little bit of news should certainly provide enough of a push: a sexually transmitted infectionyou’ve most certainly never even heard of is now believed to be impacting “hundreds of thousands” of people.
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Finding our natural talents can be quite difficult to do. For me, it took me decades to find out that I was good at writing.
It was never a skill that I knew I had, especially since all I ever received in High School English were C’s. But here I am today, with millions of views on my content.
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