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4 ways a recycled bar of soap is creating change in Uganda

<i>By Erin Zaikis, founder of Sundara Fund</i><p>Chances are you’ve got a few of ‘em in your bathroom right now. But for many of the world’s poor, a bar of …

Meet this 18 year old girl who is changing the world one headband at a time

What started off as a project to help finance a Ugandan girl’s school fees, has turned into a movement to “reverse the course” for girls’ education …

Bear who inspired Winnie the Pooh had tooth decay because 'Christopher Robin' fed it honey

The skull of the bear who inspired Winnie the Pooh has been discovered by the Royal College of Surgeons and is to go on display<p>The real life bear who inspired Winnie the Pooh suffered tooth decay partly because ‘Christopher Robin’ fed him so much honey, it has emerged.<p>AA Milne’s beloved children’s …

Walt Disney Company

15 maps that will change the way you see the world

Telegraph Travel has mapped the world in many ways – here are some of the most eye-opening.<p>1. Life expectancy<p>This map shows the world according to life expectancy. The results are depressingly unsurprising. Africa is the only continent that contains nations where the average life expectancy is …

Sweden

Drones vs. Robots: The Battle For Our Delivery Future Is On

Amazon is banking on flying drones to be the delivery system of the future, but the founders of Skype have a more earthbound idea.<p>Since Amazon first talked about its plan to one day deliver packages by drone, the world has been captivated with that vision of the future. But a new company started by …

Flyease Is A Convenient Shoe For Athletes With Disabilities, Or Anyone Really

Introducing the slip-on sneaker<p>Problem<p>All Matthew Walzer wanted to do was tie his shoes. As a high school junior with cerebral palsy, he could dress himself but still had to ask his parents to lace up his Nikes: His hand tremors made it nearly impossible—and sort of embarrassing. So in 2012, Walzer …

One of the grandest structures of the ancient world could be reborn

Until an earthquake in 226 BCE knocked it down, the Colossus of Rhodes, a 98-foot-high iron and bronze statue of the Greek god Helios, sat near the harbor of Rhodes, Greece, for 54 years.<p>Now a plan put forth by a small team of scientists seeks to rebuild the ancient statue and boost tourism and …

France

Northern Lights, meteor shower will be visible in Midwest this week

The night sky above the Chicago area is going to be downright gorgeous this week. The Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis, will be …

Northern Lights

This Hypersonic Plane Concept Could Cross Atlantic In Under An Hour

Flight of fancy<p>How fast should a plane cross the Atlantic? When Charles Lindbergh did it in 1927, it took him, via the Spirit of St. Louis, 33 hours, 30 minutes, 29.8 seconds. Direct flights on large jets today last around six and a half hours. The (now defunct) supersonic Concorde could do it in …

So Much For The Death Of Sprawl: America's Exurbs Are Booming

It’s time to put an end to the urban legend of the impending death of America’s suburbs. With the aging of the millennial generation, and growing interest from minorities and immigrants, these communities are getting a fresh infusion of residents looking for child-friendly, affordable, …

Urban Design

Planned purification plant would eliminate need for imported water, officials say

As the worst drought in California history threatens to enter a fifth straight year, officials are advocating a variety of water reuse projects they say will reduce Southern California's unquenchable thirst for imported water.<p>On Tuesday, officials at the Water Replenishment District of Southern …

Snorkeling

The 26 happiest, richest, healthiest, and most crime-free countries in the world

Every year, the Legatum Institute, a London based think-tank releases its annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks what it calls the most prosperous countries in the world.<p>The amount of money a country has is one factor of prosperity, but the Legatum Institute considered more than …

European Travel

The most prosperous countries in the world, based on happiness and financial health

The UK took fifteenth place, having achieved the biggest turnaround in any major developed economy<p>Norway has been named the world’s most prosperous country for the seventh year running, while neighbouring countries Denmark and Sweden also make the top five in a ranking of 142 countries across the …

Li Keqiang

A Canadian couple took an extremely bizarre trip to North Korea — here's what happened

Of all the places they've been, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea has been the most memorable by far.<p>They were shocked to see how heavily tourists are supervised there, as well as how little some North Koreans knew about outside cultures.<p>"It's like traveling to a different world," Justin …

North Korea

We tried breakfast from McDonald's, Taco Bell, Burger King, and Wendy's — here's who does it best

With McDonald's starting all-day breakfast, Burger King responding in kind, Wendy's flailing in the breakfast arena, and Taco Bell revamping its morning menu, the competition is more intense than ever.<p>But in the midst of the battle, some weaknesses are rising.<p>We tested three main breakfast items …

Breakfast

Fossil Whale Found Surrounded by Prehistoric Puke

Spread along the southwestern coast of Peru, the 9.9 to 8.9 million year old rock of the Pisco Formation has yielded some stunning fossils. Paleontologists working there have found the bones of enormous predatory whales, delicately-preserved shark jaws, and sea turtles, just to name a few …

Paleontology

The 15 Biggest Plays in Baseball History

The Kansas City Royals may have lost last year’s World Series, but in the most indelible moment of the series — indeed, of the season — the Royals …

Extreme Sports

Ben Bernanke Identifies The Global Economy's Largest Problem: Bankers' Short Term Memories

I’m not sure that I actually agree with this identification of the global economy’s largest problem by Ben Bernanke. The pointing to it as “a” problem in the short to medium term, yes, that I’ll go along with. But I’m afraid that I have a rather different problem in mind for the largest one we …

Ben Bernanke

Honda just made a great case for hydrogen-powered cars

The Honda Clarity requires no gas, and it only emits water vapor from the tailpipe. Honda says the car can achieve a 400-mile range, and fill-ups will only take about three minutes (that time doesn't include how long you might spend actually trying to find a hydrogen station).<p>The good news is, …

Energy

What to Know About Meat and Cancer

Getty Images (4)<p>Getty Images (5); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME<p>Getty Images; Tara Johnson for TIME<p>Getty Images (1); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME<p>Getty Images …

Why are U.S. Students Bad at Geography?

10/22/2015 · by carylsue · in Current Event Connection, Geography In the News. ·<p><b>EDUCATION</b><p>Nearly three-quarters of eighth-graders tested below proficient in geography on the Nation’s Report Card. Now a new study suggests some reasons why. (U.S. News and World Report)<p>The new government report relied …

Geography

Hot dogs, bacon and other processed meats increase risk of cancer, scientists say

The World Health Organization has confirmed some dietary advice that's unlikely to go down easy with most Americans: Bacon, hot dogs and other processed meats can increase your risk of cancer. Not only that, fresh cuts of red meat probably cause cancer too.<p>Doctors have long warned that steak and …

Cancer

19 tricks stores use to make you spend more money

From supermarkets to department stores, retailers employ clever techniques designed to get you to spend more.<p>Stores are carefully engineered, and every aspect of the design has a highly specific purpose — from the background music to the interior wall color.<p>To become more of a savvy shopper — and …

eCommerce

Sugar Is Definitely Toxic, a New Study Says

Fat was the food villain these past few decades but sugar is quickly muscling in to take its place. As rates of sugar-related disorders such as …

Within Five Years, It’ll Be Hard to Find Workers, Wives, and Welfare in China

The long-feared population crunch and economic catastrophe that has had demographers talking for years is happening now, a Chinese statistician has …

Demographics

3 Brands That Are Winning With Teens

Tapping the youth market is key for future growth. Here are three companies that are doing it right.<p>Much ado has been made of the buying habits of …