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There's a powerful plant that could change the world, and this professor knows where it is.

What if we viewed dolphins as people? If we want to survive, we probably should start right now. According to Dee Eggers, they think like us, play like us, and empathize like us, which is sad because we are the masters of jerkery to their world. (And that's probably a foreshadowing of what's about to happen to us.) The takeaway from this video is to not only shift how we view marine life but also to see that how quickly we are using resources on this planet eventually will affect us too. The good news is that Eggers has a solution at the end. It's a brilliant talk. I laughed, I cried, it was better than "Cats."

For the first time in its 56-year history, Sports Illustrated will feature a transgender model on its glossy cover. 23-year-old Brazilian model Valentina Sampaio will appear in the July issue, which hits stands early next week. Sampaio wrote on Instagram that she was "excited and honored" to be part of such an iconic issue, adding: "The team at SI has created yet another groundbreaking issue by bringing together a diverse set of multitalented, beautiful women in a creative and dignified way."

A native of Fortaleza, a city in northeastern Brazil, Sampaio has been making history in the fashion world in recent years. She was already the first trans model to make the 2017 cover of Vogue Paris. Scouted while she was a young teen, she quickly made her way onto key runways in her home country. She managed to make an impression in a short time— launching her career at 18 years old—as L'Oréal Paris's first trans model. She hit another milestone last year, when she was the face of Victoria's Secret campaign, breaking barriers as the first trans woman working with the brand.

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