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March 21, 2022

Toddler With “Uncombable Hair Syndrome” Looks Like a Little Rock Star

Locklan Samples is a toddler with a head of hair that cannot be tamed. His blonde locks stick straight up—think rockstar-level hair—and his coif doesn’t respond to a comb. In fact, it can't; Locklan has a rare genetic condition aptly called uncombable hair syndrome (UHS). If you’ve never heard of UHS, you’re not alone. Locklan's own pediatrician hadn’t heard of it!

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March 21, 2022

Scientists Discover New Rainbow-Colored Fish Species in the Maldives

Do you remember the rainbow fish with glittery scales who taught generations of children about sharing? Marcus Pfister's classic children's book The Rainbow Fish tells the story of how sharing the gifts we are given is a beautiful act. While they might be literary famous, rainbow fish do in fact exist. Scientists in the Maldives have formally described a new species of rainbow-colored fish—the rose-veiled fairy wrasse or Cirrhilabrus finifenmaa—and published their findings in ZooKeys.

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March 20, 2022

From Underwater Restaurants to the Library of Alexandria: 5 Awe-Inspiring Projects by Snøhetta

Snøhetta is an international design collective whose transdisciplinary approach and emphasis on sustainability have led to a deep portfolio of visually stunning and environmentally thoughtful work. Though it's responsible for incredible buildings around the world, it's not an architecture firm. Snøhetta is made up of experts in architecture, landscape, interior design, graphic design, and other related fields. The name doesn’t come from a founder of the firm, but from a mountain range in Norway.

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March 19, 2022

Robert De Niro Helped Develop the World’s First “Vertical Film Studio” To Be Built in Queens

Say hello to the “first vertical film studio in the world.” Bjarke Ingels Group, or BIG, will soon begin construction on the 760,000 square-foot film studio in Queens. New York developer Wildflower Ltd. worked with actor Robert De Niro, his son Raphael De Niro (who works as a real estate broker), and Jane Rosenthal, a film producer, to develop the $600 million project.

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