Three UMBC-affiliated artists were granted fellowship awards in Film and Media at Johns Hopkins University. The fellowships are granted to help nurture the socio-political impact of their projects in advancing the art and craft of audiovisual media.

In today’s Industry News, we take a look at the emotional and intellectual impact of art. We also look at the science of dehydration and the realities of outer space.

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Scientific reason creating art is important to everyone

Art is at the core of who we are as human beings. It is deeply rooted within us and offers emotional and intellectual benefits. When analyzed through the lens of science, art is undeniably good for us on multiple levels.

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Solving the dehydration factor

Most Americans are chronically dehydrated. This is surprising in a place where all one needs to do is crank open the faucet to quench thirst. The benefits of proper hydration are numerous, especially the long-term one of helping to prevent chronic illness. Check out this timetable of benefits that occurs the longer we adequately hydrate.

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The reality of outer space

The closest most people will ever get to outer space is through the stories of astronauts who return from the magnificent stretches of perceived infinity. In this article, 6 astronauts detail their experiences and that moment when everything changed for them.

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Far out news of water on Pluto

New evidence has emerged to support the claim that Pluto and other large Kuiper belt objects began their early days with liquid on their surfaces. These liquid oceans have slowly frozen over time.

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