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Tree Roots as Art Installation

Friday 02.22.2013 , Posted by

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Yes, those are tree roots hanging from the top of the ceiling. They are there as part of an ongoing exhibit called “Secret Gardens” at the TENT Gallery in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The artist, Giuseppe Licari, brought the trees to show an underworld many don’t get to contemplate much. [Read more…]

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Inspiring: Rats Trained to Sniff Out Land Mines and Tuberculosis

Wednesday 12.08.2010 , Posted by


All over the world, people deal with a daily problem that is both life threatening and forms a structural barrier to any possibility of development: land mines. In this inspiring TEDx talk from Rotterdam, Bart Weetjens talks about his life changing project: training rats to sniff out land mines and tuberculosis to save human lives. He shows clips of his “hero rats” in training and in the field doing their much needed work.
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