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For Working-Class Chinese, 'Picture Day' Is A Rare Treat

A holiday gift of sorts came early in more than 20 countries over the weekend, as volunteer photographers shot free, studio-quality portraits of more than 16,000 people who otherwise couldn't have afforded them.<p>A working-class neighborhood of Shanghai was among the more than 130 sites where the …

Will A Handshake Lead To Better U.S.-Cuba Relations?

In everyday life, a handshake is rather ordinary. But when President Obama shook hands Tuesday with Cuban leader Raul Castro at a memorial service for the late South African President Nelson Mandela, this was how it was described:<p>-- "a simple gesture that signaled possible thawing between the …

Scholastic News

Scholastic News

Scholastic News

Rumored Nazi Tunnels In Norway To Be Explored Using 3D Radar

A former history teacher hopes to use ground-penetrating radar to uncover a network of Nazi tunnels believed to be beneath Oslo's city streets.<p>Øyvind Skarlund was once the head of history at Oslo's Handelsgymnasium, a public high school in the Norwegian capital, according to The Local. The school, …

Peru's air force reinstates UFO department

Peru's air force has said it is reviving a department to research anomalous aerial phenomena - in other words, UFO sightings<p>For people "who observe seemingly unconventional phenomena, which cause surprise or concern, know that there is an institution that will study and research your information," …

When Playing Video Games Means Sitting On Life's Sidelines

A facility outside Seattle, surrounded by pine trees, is a refuge for addicts — of technology.<p>There are chickens, a garden and a big treehouse with a zip line. A few guys kick a soccer ball around between therapy appointments in the cottage's grassy backyard.<p>The reSTART center was set up in 2009. …

Super-large-scale solar installations are surging in the US

Don’t write Big Solar off yet. With the plunge in photovoltaic panel prices, US utilities that once enthusiastically signed deals for massive solar power plants to be built in the desert began to favor small installations deployed near cities that don’t require the construction of …

Solar Power

Poachers kill 300 Zimbabwe elephants with cyanide

Cyanide has been used to kill 300 elephants in Zimbabwe's biggest nature reserve - three times the original estimate - as new photos show the scale of the slaughter<p>Poachers in <b>Zimbabwe</b> have killed more than 300 elephants and countless other safari animals by cyanide poisoning, <i>The Telegraph</i> has …