Washed Ashore Project Uses Ocean Plastic to Sculpt Animals | Learn English with the News

The plastic problem continues, but Washed Ashore is hoping to bring the problem to attention by turning ocean plastic into incredible sculptures of all the animals that are harmed by it. Sharks, polar bears and marlin, oh my!

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Life-sized sculptures of colorful marine life are traveling in exhibitions across America. The goal is to raise awareness of plastic pollution in the ocean. The sculptures are made entirely from ocean plastic, picked up by volunteers, and formed by artists.

The Washed Ashore Project is trying to communicate the message of ocean conservation using art: saving beauty by creating beauty. The Project started in 2010. Since then they have cleaned 300 miles of beaches, and processed 60,000 lbs. of trash. 86 charismatic works of art, like Gertrude the Penguin, Chompers the Shark, and the American Sea Star have been created.

More than 14,000 people have volunteered for Washed Ashore’s sponsored beach cleanups. Many of these volunteers are involved not only in the beach combing, but also cleaning, and sorting the plastic waste based on size and color.

The process of collecting the trash is often how the artists go through the creative process, envisioning how the haul could be turned into something. A giant penguin was made almost entirely from black flip flops. The flip flops are one of the most easily spotted pieces of waste in the sculptures. They are used for penguin and eagle feathers, salmon stripes, and the leathery skin of sea turtle flippers.

Research Suggests Mushrooms Talk to Each Other

New research suggests that mushrooms may be able to communicate with each other with a vocabulary of up to 50 “words.” We’re skeptical, but who are we to question those who are so wise in the ways of science! Super Mario, what are you doing!?!?

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For people wanting their minds blown, the kingdom of fungi is a never-ending box of tricks.
Mycologists studying the underground filaments of fungi are observing electrical signals similar to a nervous system. This is a normal phenomenon, except that they found the signals were remarkably similar to human language.
When filaments, called “hyphae,” of a wood-digesting fungal species discover a bit of wood to munch on underground, the hyphae begin to light up with “spikes” of electrical signals that reach out to the hyphae of other individuals, and even trees.
One fungi had a series of electrical spikes of almost identical length to English words, while another fungi had spikes even more closely identical to the average word length in the Greek language. Around fifty “words” could be identified based on repetition.
Some scientists are skeptical that the research was done looking for ‘language’, suggesting that this puts a shroud of exaggeration and overexcitement about the findings. To his credit, Professor Adamatzky explained that it could be simply that the electrically-charged tips of hyphae were just creating electromagnetic reactions as they explore the forest underground.
It is not the first piece of science that suggests life outside Animalia communicates with language. Tree scientist Peter Wohlleben believes trees produce scents instead of words, and that soon a computer will be able to detect and attach purposes to the scents, and translate them into words.

 

Netflix Set to Pause All Projects in Russia

Netflix is taking a small stand against Russian aggression in Ukraine by pausing all future projects within the country. Several other streaming services plan to do something similar. Will it have an effect? The situation is up in the air at this point.

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Netflix has indefinitely paused all future Russian projects and acquisitions as a result of the ongoing invasion of Ukraine. The streaming service is examining the impact of current events. The service launched in the country just over a year ago and is believed to have about 1 million subscribers.
Earlier this week, the company confirmed it would refuse to broadcast Russian propaganda, contradicting a law that just came into effect. It requires streaming services with more than 100,000 daily users to carry 20 major Russian federal television channels, many of which broadcast Kremlin propaganda.
The past few days have seen an increasing pushback from Hollywood against Russia, including Disney, Warner Bros, Paramount, Sony and Universal all delaying their upcoming film releases.
Disney is planning to make future business decisions based on the evolving situation. For now, they are working with their partners to provide urgent aid and other humanitarian assistance to refugees.
The Cannes film festival has stated that no Russian delegations or attendees with ties to the government will be welcomed in May. The European Film Academy also announced that Russian films will not be eligible for the next European Film Awards.