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It took me six months to get from Syria to the UK. Now I want to live with dignity

Since leaving Damascus as a refugee, I’ve survived the people smugglers’ overcrowded lorries and boats, forced deportation from Greece and the Calais ‘jungle’<p>I never imagined that I would go through a journey like this. I am from Damascus and before the war my family was happy.<p>At first I thought …

Britain braced for long, snowy winter as strongest El Nino since 1950 expected

The strongest El Nino for 65 years could bring a winter like the 2009/2010 Big Freeze<p>Winter is coming, and it could be colder and snowier than normal after forecasters predicted that this year’s El Nino weather phenomenon could be the strongest since 1950.<p>Met Office meteorologists said conditions …

Weather

Meet The Woman Who Helped Discover A New Species Of Human

Hannah Morris in South Africa's Rising Star Cave, where the bones and fossils of Homo naledi were discovered.<p>Imagine descending more than 39 feet …

Read Rachel's story

Thanks for taking the time to visit our JustGiving Page.<p>Each and every day we strive to make a difference to children's lives here in the UK. We have …

Marijuana Growers and Greenhouse Companies Help Each Other Find a Place in the Sun

Greenhouse manufacturers have bounced back from the recession by taking on a new class of clients: pot businesses looking for a way to lower their energy costs.<p>The legal marijuana business is growing rapidly, offering potential riches to savvy entrepreneurs who get in at this early stage. But for …

Cannabis

DALE: Brilliant Solar-Powered Micro Home is Set on Rails for Mobility

1/7<p>DALE by Caltech<p>SCI-Arc/Caltech's DALE Solar Decathlon house is a brilliant sun-powered micro home comprised of two prefabricated modules that are …

This Is What Will Happen To You When You Do Meditation

By cultivating this one small habit of meditation, you’ll experience tremendous benefits. See what will happen to you when you do meditation every …

Meditation

5 Trillion Tons of Ice Lost Since 2002

I’ve been writing about what global warming means to our planet and to us for a long time now. A critical concern for this is the loss of land ice in …

Global Warming

A 30-year-old entrepreneur explains what it was like to give up a 6-figure job to become his own boss

"I was gone from the house, with the commute, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m Monday through Friday," says the now 30-year-old. "Sometimes 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. It was a pretty high stress job, because it was a combination of financial consulting in addition to sales."<p>He didn't hate his job, he recalls. He just …

Employment

60,000 Antelope Died in Four Days and No One Knows Why

It started in late May. When geoecologist Steffen Zuther and his colleagues arrived in central Kazakhstan to monitor the calving of one herd of saigas, a critically endangered, steppe-dwelling antelope, veterinarians in the area had already reported dead animals on the ground.<p>"But since there …

Wildlife

Alex Gibney explains why his Steve Jobs documentary may cause you to put down your iPhone for good

"The motivation to make the film was why so many people who didn't know Steve Jobs were weeping when he left," Gibney told an audience last week who had recently seen his film "Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine."<p>Gibney opens the film with footage of people all over the world crying at makeshift …

Steve Jobs

Film based on real-life horror breaks records in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Arquimides Puccio seemed to neighbors like a pious, conservative and obsessively tidy man. Several times a day, he'd sweep the sidewalk in front of his home in an upper-class Buenos Aires neighborhood.<p>Cleanliness was not his only aim. Puccio was making sure that the …

Latin America

Something historic is happening with hurricanes in the Pacific Ocean — and it could mean trouble

There are some storms a-brewin' ...<p>And although none of them have made landfall, they're making part of the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii resemble a Van Gogh painting.<p>Here's a photo showing Hurricanes Kilo, Ignacio, and Jimena from left to right. This is the first time three Category 4 storms have been …

Weather

Rethinking 'The Martian': Why Dust Storms Wouldn't Sabotage A Real Mars Mission

Martian dust storms rank among the most impressive in our Solar System. But no matter how menacing they appear from Mars orbit, they’re not likely to cause astronauts to abort future surface missions, says a planetary scientist who studies the phenomena.<p>Although such storms routinely engulf large …

Dalai Lama

Russia wants a piece of the possible treasure on the Nazi ghost train

According to The Telegraph, the Russian website Sputnik interviewed a "human rights lawyer" regarding the rumored treasure stashed on a train of "military nature" between the Polish towns of Wroclaw and Walbrzych.<p>"Representatives of Russia should undoubtedly be involved in determining the value of …

World History