Shawn Tan

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Solar-powered plane takes off for flight around the world

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Swiss solar-powered plane took off from Abu Dhabi early Monday, marking the start of the first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fuel.<p>Solar Impulse founder André Borschberg was at the controls of the single-seater when it took off from the Al …

Clean Energy

Florida Reportedly Bans Environment Officials From Mentioning Climate Change

Underscoring the divisiveness of climate change in American politics, government officials at Florida’s main environment agency have reportedly been …

Climate

Can A New Ban On Witchcraft Protect The Albinos Of Tanzania?

This week, albinos and so-called witch doctors have made headlines. A number of news outlets reported that Tanzania had announced a ban on these "witch doctors" to curb attacks on people with albinism.<p>That made us wonder: What, exactly, is a witch doctor? And why are people with albinism under …

5 ways pets benefit your health

<b>(CNN) —</b> February 20 is Love Your Pet Day! The benefits of having a pet extend well beyond companionship, and sometimes our furry friends don't receive the credit that's due.<p>Pets are a shoulder to cry on, an alarm clock, an exercise partner, and a true member of the family. There is over 25 years' …

Malaysia Airlines: experts surprised at disappearance of 'very safe' Boeing 777

Aviation experts have expressed surprise at the sudden loss of contact with the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777, which has an almost flawless safety record.<p>Mohan Ranganathan, an aviation safety consultant who serves on India’s Civil Aviation Safety Advisory Committee, said it was “very, very …

12 New Year's resolutions that should be abandoned

<b>1 I must meet up with my online friends</b><p>This is always a popular resolution. It is also, without question, the stupidest. An online contact is the perfect friend. Their profile photo is charming and flattering, they talk exclusively in witty little soundbites and, if they ever start to annoy you, …

21 Films to Look Forward to in 2014

World War II dramas, dystopian teen trilogies, time travel, Bible stories, and more<p>The coming year in cinema is shaping up to be strikingly symmetrical: As one major dystopian YA franchise arrives, another winds down. As one World War II drama kicks off the year, another caps it off. The first …

One Family's Aging Process Documented Across Two Decades

In 1991, photographer Zed Nelson asked his friend and his friend's pregnant wife if he could document the family in a portrait. The couple agreed and, since then, Nelson has continued to photograph the trio on the same day each year, in front of the same backdrop and with the same lighting in this …

77 Of The Worlds Most Popular Quotes

We have carefully handpicked a selection of 77 Of the worlds most <i>Popular Quotes</i> for your enjoyment! We hope these <i>Popular Quotes</i> inspire your soul and …

Motivation

22 Ways To Become Spectacularly Inspirational

<b>Want to inspire others? Here are 22 tips to become an inspiration to everyone around you!</b><p>1. Do important work vs. merely offering opinions.<p>2. Lift …

Five Self Assignments That Teach You To See

In my 20 years in photography, I’ve seen a lot of different assignments teachers have given their students. Most I have heard, or been given myself …

Digital Photography

Humor: What if Disney Princesses Shared Photos on Instagram?

I admit that I am an Instagram Junkie. To paraphrase that classic SNL line: “I got a fever and the only prescription is MORE INSTAGRAM.” It’s not …

The Cronut burger: croissant, doughnut + burger AND cheese - a step too far? Guardian food looks at unhealthiest fast food pairings around the world, including what's touted as the 'next hybrid food craze' - the ramen burger. http://t.gu.com/nVk06 Photograph: Courtesy of Le Dolci