ABT – New Dinosaurs, Floating Orchids, Naked Fruit and more…

ABT – New Dinosaurs, Floating Orchids, Naked Fruit and more…

Written By Paula Gonzalez, Manuela Camarero & Yosra Kok

Image by: Nicolas Besso

Two New Dinosaurs to Add to Your Figurine Collection!

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Exciting news for palaeontology enthusiasts! Scientists are roaring at the discovery of two new species of dinosaur belonging to the Spinosauridae family discovered through fossils found on England’s Isle of Wight. Ceratosuchops inferodios, or the “horned crocodile-faced hell heron,” is one of these two amazing new discoveries! 

From what the scientific crew has been able to tell, the gigantic reptile lived on the fringes of floodplains where it would hunt for aquatic life with its crocodile-like teeth and powerful Jaws. Details about the second species have yet to be released, but these skeletons provide unique insights into how the Spinosauridae family evolved from land-dwelling to semi-aquatic organisms, offering a unique perspective on evolution.

Art by: Anthony Hutchings

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Have you felt your boobs today? If not, now is the perfect time for it, as we are currently in Breast Cancer Awareness Month! In 2020 2.3 million women were diagnosed with breast cancer in the world, it is about time someone drew attention to this. 

Now there finally is a month designated to this! Last September, Joe Biden officially declared October to be Breast Cancer Awareness Month in an attempt to raise more attention to this issue. This has prompted many companies to create campaigns to raise both awareness and funds for research on breast cancer.

Naked Fruit

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¡No quiero una bolsa! Are you ready to say goodbye to buying your fruit and veggies in plastic starting in 2023? Well, if you live in Spain I am afraid you don’t have much of a choice. Starting in 2023, the Spanish government will issue a royal decree banning the use of plastic for small local shops and supermarkets. This law is still being perfected and will have some limitations, but it’s definitely a brilliant initiative to make consumers more mindful of the overuse of plastic containers.

The Spanish government is also looking at reducing the use of bottled water. The Spanish are not alone in this effort as we see that more and more governments around the world are looking at “undressing their fruit”, for example, the French government’s “anti-waste law” will come into force in 2022.

What about you, are you ready for some “naked fruit”?

Floating Orchids

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Nature, technology, and art cannot only coexist but thrive alongside each other! TeamLab has proven just that, their new artistic exposition in Tokyo allows technology and natural beauty to unite!

The work is called “Flowers and I are of the Same Root, the Garden and I are One“, it has been open to the public since July and will be running until the end of 2022. Visitors come from all over the world seeking immersion in the beauty of the garden. When visitors enter, they are pleasantly drowned in the scent of 13,000 living orchids suspended in the air by near-invisible wires.

One of the special characteristics of orchids is that they can grow without soil by absorbing water from the air. This makes the work of art not only possible but enables the beautiful flowers to flourish. As of growing and blooming each day, giving a new meaning to immersion in nature, check out the art exhibition here.

1.1 Billion to Fight Poverty

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International organization Global Citizen often organizes events to raise money for worthwhile causes, but their latest achievement is probably one of their most remarkable ones; a 24-hour concert to fight poverty. The concert will feature some of the best-known artists worldwide; ranging from Jennifer Lopez to Billie Eilish.

Global Citizen has managed to raise a remarkable 1.1 billion dollars to help fight poverty and encourage vaccination in middle and lower-income countries. The #GlobalCitizenlive concert received the attention of millions of people around the world, even large organizations such as the LEGO Foundation and Proctor & Gamble. If you want to help Global Citizens’ cause, you can donate by clicking here.

Sources

Global Citizen Live: Everything You Need to Know. Global Citizen. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/global-citizen-live-everything-to-know/.

Li, L. (2021, September 30). Scientists discover bones of two new dinosaur species – including a “horned crocodile-faced hell heron”. CBS News. Retrieved from https://www.cbsnews.com/news/dinosaur-horned-crocodile-faced-hell-heron-scientists-bones/.

The United States Government. (2021, September 30). A Proclamation on National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 2021. The White House. Retrieved from https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/09/30/a-proclamation-on-national-breast-cancer-awareness-month-2021/.

Williamson, L. (2021, September 22). Plastic packaging of fruit and vegetables banned from 2023. InSpain.news. Retrieved from https://inspain.news/fruit-and-vegetables-in-spain-no-longer-sold-in-plastic-packaging-from-2023/.

-, G. N. N., By, & -. (2021, October 25). A Floating Flower Garden in Tokyo Immerses Visitors With Orchids That Move as You Approach (WATCH). Good News Network. Retrieved from https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/teamlab-floating-flower-garden-of-orchids/.

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ABT team: Yosra Kok (Co-Founder and Creative Director), 2nd year Law and International Relations student at IE University | Tomas Lemus (Scriptwriter), 1st year Politics, Psychology, Law, and Economics (PPLE) student at IE University | Manuela Camarero (Writer), 2nd year Law and International Relations student at IE University | Mariola Lopez Perez (Writer), 2nd year Law and International Relations student at IE University | Jood Abu Hantash (Writer), 1st year communication and digital media student at IE University | Paula Gonzalez (Writer), 2nd year Law and International Relations student at IE University |

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