Maheerah Gamieldien-Mohamed

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The DigiTruck is a solar-powered cargo container classroom for rural areas

The DigiTruck is a solar-powered repurposed cargo container that serves as mobile health clinic and digital classrooms for communities that currently …

On the Red Couch with AFAR Editor-in-Chief Julia Cosgrove

<i>The life of a travel editor has its perks—exploring distant destinations, immersing yourself in new cultures, always having something beautiful to post on Instagram—but it’s also a job that requires a particular skill set: the ability to cultivate new voices capable of “getting beneath the</i> …

Travel

The Freelancer’s Guide to Flipboard

As the CEO, CFO and sole employee of a one-person startup, the freelancer must be motivated and multifaceted, managing the work, identifying new opportunities for income, and mastering the delicate art of self-promotion. Here are three ways Flipboard can help.<p><b>1. Make a digital portfolio</b><br>Sure, a …

Gig Economy

Great Photorealistic Paintings of NYC

L’art de manier le pinceau et de faire en sorte que le réel et le résultat se ressemblent comme deux gouttes d’eau est visiblement le point fort de …

Astronomers in South Africa discover mysterious alignment of black holes

Deep radio imaging by researchers in the University of Cape Town and University of the Western Cape, in South Africa, has revealed that supermassive …

Why Virtual Reality Will Change Design Forever

VR won’t just change the way we experience life. It will change the way we create.<p>My dining room may never be the same. The Ikea table and vintage fiberglass chairs have been pushed aside. The perimeter is traced with dangling cords, precariously connecting a constellation of hastily tape-mounted …

Makers of controversial anti-vaccination film fire back after Robert De Niro Tribeca snub

Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe is disgraced British former doctor Andrew Wakefield’s latest attempt to link the MMR vaccine to autism<p>The makers of a controversial documentary about the supposed link between the MMR vaccine and autism have hit back at criticism from the scientific community …

Australian slang makes you more likable but only in an ocker accent, study claims

Australian National University research shows using Australian slang in a foreign accent has a neutral impact on likability<p>Using Aussie slang makes you more likable to your fellow Aussie cobbers – but only if you use a fair dinkum Aussie accent.<p>New research from the Australian National University …

How teenage pregnancy collapsed after birth of social media

Have Facebook and Snapchat helped stop teenagers having sex? New figures show teenage pregnancies plunging to record low since social media explosion<p>Teenage pregnancy rates have almost halved since the birth of social media as a global phenomenon, official figures show.<p>The rate of pregnancies among …

Are we greening our cities, or just greenwashing them?

Architecture and urban design are in the throes of a green fever dream: Everywhere you look there are plans for "sustainable" buildings, futuristic eco-cities, even vertical aquaponic farms in the sky, each promising to redeem the ecologically sinful modern city and bring its inhabitants back into …

Los Angeles

Anger in Italy after authorities cover up nude Roman statues of goddesses so as not to offend Iranian president

Hassan Rouhani is on a tour of Italy and France to drum up trade and diplomatic links after his country signed historic deal to limit its nuclear ambitions<p>Italy covered up marble statues of nude Roman goddesses in order to spare the blushes of the visiting president of Iran, who is on a visit to …

Turkish academics detained for signing declaration

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Police in Turkey detained academics Friday labelled "dark people" by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for signing a declaration …

Extremism

Iran moves from pariah state to regional power

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran’s release from sanctions testifies to its new relationship with the United States as it moves from pariah state to regional power, a status that could come at the cost of Saudi Arabia, Washington’s chief Arab ally.<p>Enemies and allies alike must adjust to Iran becoming an …

David Cameron pledges to confront BBC executives about use of 'Islamic State' name during on-air clash

Prime Minister reprimands BBC live on air for using term and says Muslims across the country will be holding their heads in 'despair'<p><b>David Cameron</b> has promised to confront BBC executives over the Corporation’s use of “<b>Islamic State</b>” as the name for the terrorist group rather than Daesh after a …

Muslim women to be taught English in £20m plan to beat 'backward attitudes'

The scheme will help to counter extremism and confront a minority of men who have ‘damaging control’ over families, says David Cameron<p>Tens of thousands of Muslim women unable to speak English are to be given the chance to learn the language in a new government drive to build community integration …

Hotel Occupation in Burkina Faso Hotel Ends With 27 Dead

The overnight seizure of a luxury hotel in Burkina Faso’s capital by al-Qaida-linked extremists ended Saturday when Burkina Faso and French security …

How Pakistan Abandoned Its Minorities

<b>Photo Source:</b> Amazon.com<p>Since its creation in 1947, Pakistan's political leaders and scholars have constantly debated the degree to which their country should refer to Islam as the source of national identity. There have been various justifications why Pakistan had to be carved out of the United …

Religion

Pope Francis' hand of friendship to Jews

<b>Pope Francis, following in the historic footsteps of his predecessors, will cross the river Tiber to Rome's Synagogue, the Grand Temple, on the opposite bank of the river Tiber to the Vatican on Sunday.</b><p>The building dates back to 1870, when Italy became a united country for the first time since the …

Christianity

Dozens killed by Islamic State in 'massacre' in Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor

An attack by Islamic State on the eastern Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor has left at least 85 civilians and 50 government troops dead, a monitoring group has said, with state media denouncing a “massacre”.<p>Syria’s state news agency Sana, quoting residents, said up to 300 civilians were killed in the …

Middle East

Blipcast sends TV audio to your smartphone’s headphones

No need for Bluetooth<p>Phones are the most connected devices in our lives, but we consistently underutilize that connectivity. For example, why not use a phone's Wi-Fi radio to receive audio signals from your TV or PC and output those to a connected pair of headphones, untethering it from the source …

Headphones

The 30-day gut makeover

<i>Nutritional therapist Jeannette Hyde has come up with the perfect plan to balance your gut bacteria, lose up to 13 pounds and improve mood, skin and immunity.</i><p>If counting calories or going hungry hasn’t worked for you it may be time for a new approach in 2016. Recent discoveries from leading …

The 11 best tech products of 2015, according to Product Hunt users

Here's how it works.<p>A new tech product gets added, and then people vote on whether they like it or not. In this way, the site functions a bit like Reddit, though there is a heavy element of curation by Product Hunt's team, which decides what gets featured on various pages.<p>This year, Product Hunt …

Product Hunt

Australia's carbon emissions are increasing, government report shows

Australian politics,Australia news,Emissions trading,Business,Greenhouse gas emissions,Climate change,Environment,COP 21: UN climate change conference | Paris,Global climate talks,Energy,Renewable energy<p>A report quietly released on Christmas Eve shows Australia’s emissions rose by about 1% in …

Carbon Emissions

China 'expels' French journalist over Uighur article

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1216000/1216377_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534455235_f7344c9e88fcba0b785de5778c662be2<p><b>China has effectively expelled a French journalist over an article she wrote that was critical of Beijing's policy towards Muslim Uighers in …

China

Scientists Strike Giant Paleontological 'Gold'

Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have found a field of dinosaur footprints on the Isle of Skye. The footprints were made by giant dinosaurs 50 feet long that weighed nearly 20 tons. (This piece initially aired on Dec. 3, 2015, on <i>All Things Considered</i>.)<p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>Before …

Chinese president in South Africa to discuss trade

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Welcomed by a military band and a guard of honor, Chinese President Xi Jinping began a state visit to South Africa on …

South Africa

Wikipedia editor says site receives so little media coverage it may as well be ‘a foreign country’

To the English-language news media, Wikipedia is a foreign country. They don’t speak the language, they don’t know how anything works, and they can’t even ask <i>¿Dónde está la biblioteca?</i><p>That sums up how one Wikipedia editor feels about the amount of English-language media coverage the website …

Media Industry

Want to watch a film on a plane? Bring your tablet, say airlines

A transatlantic service from Gatwick is launching without seatback screens, with content to be streamed directly to passengers’ devices<p>Grab your iPads, travellers. The in-flight TV screen is set to become a thing of the past on long-haul flights from the UK, with airlines claiming that passengers …

Long Haul

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