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NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week they will be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. They will also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today.

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In 1961 NASA scientists worked hard to send an American astronaut to the moon. And we have this beautiful photo from those days.
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Mandelbrot Island

When Alexis Monnerot-Dumaine rendered Mandelbrot set as an island using the fractal-based landscape generator, Terragen, he got this Mandelbrot island.

Adaptive Roots

These two lovely photos of adaptive roots show how nature fits the environment, and the way they do that is so impressive!

A Geometric Haircut

Imagine that your barber’s name is Zeno and he is doing 1/2 off haircuts. Probably he would do a geometric haircut. This is hilarious.
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Limit Definition of Derivative

This limit definition of derivatives math meme depicts calculus students when they realize they can use a simple notation for derivatives.
Gabriel's Horn

Gabriel’s Horn

Imagine an object with finite volume but infinite surface area. Gabriel's Horn is an interesting object with infinite space but finite volume.