Photo: Institute for Figuring.

How two Australian sisters channeled their love of STEM and coral reefs into the most glorious participatory art project.

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Rachel Sussman is obsessed with very old things that are still alive. She has spent years researching and tracking down the world’s oldest organisms. Here, take a look at just some of her photographs, and watch her 2010 TED Talk on the topic.

The smoking remnants of a.  Photo by trezy humanoiz/Flickr.

Funeral practices are deeply ingrained in culture and reflect beliefs and values. Here, take a look at just a few interesting funeral traditions from around the world.