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From the exhibit “Keep The Oceans Clean” by art collective Skeleton Sea, at the Torre Madariaga Biodiversity Centre in Busturia, Spain.
Mangetsu Man is the superhero name of an anonymous Japanese guy that roams Tokyo, literally cleaning the streets of this fair city, especially Roppongi, because everyone knows Roppongi is always in need of a wash.
—Via Tokyo Desu
Last year, scientists at University of Engineering and Technology (UTEC) in Peru came up with a billboard that produced drinkable water. Now they’re creating billboards that purify surrounding air. Watch it.
Three big companies (Monsanto, Syngenta, and DuPont) own and control about half of the world’s commercial seed sales, the restrictive nature of keeping their seeds as intellectual property helps those seed companies maintain control over a large portion of the seeds responsible for the global food supply.
In an effort to “free the seeds” from patenting, licensing, and other intellectual property protections, the Open Source Seed Initiative aims to restore the formerly common practice of open sharing among growers, by keeping certain vegetable seeds in the public domain and protecting them (and any future varieties derived from them) from being patented in the future.