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Sony MDR-1000X review: No noise is good noise

Good headphones should be like a big wall between you and the rest of the world. Great headphones should let you get through that wall easily and comfortably. Enter the Sony MDR-1000X Acoustic Noise Canceling headphones, which have a feature I truly appreciate: the ability to hear outside your headphones with a quick tap. I’m Michael Fisher, but you probably know me best as MrMobile. I’ve reviewed more than a few ANC headphones in the past year, and this is unquestionably the best. Watch this video, and keep your ears…

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[Book Review] Deep exposures

Crystalline, a new exhibition showcasing the work of Irish artist Siobhán McDonald at the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris, France, brings together works created from relics of past scientific ventures to the frozen north and materials developed for an upcoming exploration of the Sun. The items are recomposed into artistic pieces that convey a melancholic contemplation of human striving and its consequences and the haunting histories that science both creates and records. Author: Deborah Dixon

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[Book Review] Troubled waters

The Death and Life of the Great Lakes is unusual for a new book, having already netted a "work-in-progress" award from the Columbia Journalism School and Harvard’s Nieman Foundation for Journalism in 2015. Living up to this early acclaim, the book, which documents the ecological demise of the Great Lakes, is easy to read, offering well-paced, intellectually stimulating arguments, bolstered by well-researched and captivating narratives. Author: Lekelia Danielle Jenkins

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