Sekar Sosronegoro

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What Can Snails Tell Us About Water Quality?

Q: First off, why study snails?<p><b>A:</b><p>The snails of Lake Tanganyika are very diverse by freshwater snail standards. They’re interesting biologically, but …

Pollution

WASH in Schools: The Happiness Factor

Having worked in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector for nearly 15 years, I've often quoted statistics (see here for recent data) revealing how children are affected by the lack of improved WASH at school. This makes sense: children are regularly tasked with the onerous chore of …

Santa Cruz

In sub-Saharan Africa, a shorter walk to water saves lives

In the fight against child mortality in the developing world, simple things make a big difference. A new study by Stanford researchers published by …

Sub-Saharan Africa

Why your church, art, and water towers are Pokemon Go gyms and Pokestops

Whether it's your local church, an art installation, a public library, or just a big ol' water tower, Pokemon Go has chosen some … <i>interesting</i> …

Ramadan Comes to a Close: Pictures

Pakistan

Colorful furniture and art pieces set the tone for a contemporary apartment in Budapest, Hungary

GASPARBONTA designed a contemporary two-bedroom apartment in Budapest, Hungary<p>Completed in 2016 by architecture and design studio GASPARBONTA, this …

Why Is Water Critical for Ending Poverty?

Shove Some Culture Into Your Trash Brain With This Interactive Virtual Tour Of The Louvre!

Louvre

Paul Gauguin Painting Is Rediscovered

A lost work by the French master has emerged in Connecticut; hits the auction block next week<p>For the past 30 years, the owner of “Les Fleurs d’Été Dans un Gobelet” thought of it as a pretty little picture.<p>He had no idea it was a pretty little picture by a major 19th-century painter.<p>But after some …

Paul Gauguin

'You're kidding': Would Frida Kahlo stand a chance in the Archibald Prize?

Kahlo's famous artwork depicts the artist dressed in traditional Mexican costume with husband Diego Rivera painted on her forehead.<p>It is one of 33 …

The Best Anti-Trump Graffiti We've Seen in a While

Way to go, anonymous hero.<p>An anonymous American hero stealthily managed to spray-paint a mute sign onto Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.<p>A video posted to YouTube shows the artist walking up to the star with a pizza box. He lays it onto the star, opens the box (which contains a can …

24 Microwave Recipes For When You're Hungry But Lazy

Lazy chefs, represent.

Breakfast

Why no one downloads apps anymore

That’s the number of apps the average smartphone user in the U.S. downloads per month. It’s a sign that the app boom, which started in 2008 when …

In Tough Brussels District, School Urges Students To Fight Intolerance

The Brussels district of Laeken is among those in the Belgian capital with high unemployment, low social mobility and poor integration, creating a lot of frustrated residents — just like the other neighborhoods that produced the attackers in Brussels and Paris. The brothers who carried out suicide …

Terrorism

Christians Are Still Persecuted Around the World. Here's Where.

A tragic Easter evening at a crowded park in Lahore, Pakistan, is the latest reminder that outside of the Western world, Christianity is increasingly …

Human Rights

The Property Brothers' Design Cheat Sheet That You Need

In their new book Dream Home, the HGTV hosts reveal a few essential measurements—from area rug size to chandelier height—that'll help you decorate …

Food & Dining

U.N. Official: We Are Acting Like Toddlers on Water Use

Among the many happy challenges of raising children is the surprising effort it takes to keep a toddler hydrated. Any parent knows the …

Asian Countries Could Experience Widespread Water Shortages by 2050

The combined effects of climate change, population growth and changing socio-economic conditions could drive widespread water shortages across Asia …

9 Outdated Nutritionist Tips You Can Skip

When it comes to eating healthy, we’re flooded with info from websites, magazines and social media about what the latest trends and scientific studies are. But real talk: Nutritionists know best. Which also means they know what common “wisdom” you should toss to the curb like last summer’s Tinder …

Carbohydrates

Water Failures Are Putting the World’s Health at Risk

The world reacted in horror and indignation this week when a reporter posted a photo of a Syrian woman forced to bath her 20-day-old newborn in a …

World Water Day 2016: 40 photos to make you think twice about wasting this precious resource

Access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation services is vital to human health. However, about 650 million people, or 10% of the world's …

World Water Day brings a gush of initiatives, investments

On the United Nations' World Water Day on Tuesday, no less than 150 companies and NGOs announced new initiatives towards enhancing water quality, …

Twitter Analysis Reveals ‘America’s Most P.C. and Prejudiced Places’

If you’re familiar with the site Abodo, it’s probably because you’ve used the service to help you find an apartment. That’s what they do. But to …

Hebrew graffiti at Jerusalem monastery threatens Christians

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel ordered a high-priority police investigation on Sunday into anti-Christian messages scrawled in Hebrew on the walls and doors of a Jerusalem monastery, saying they marked an assault on religious harmony.<p>An Orthodox monk cleans graffiti from a door of the Greek Orthodox …

10 movies we might be talking about at next year's Oscars

This time last year, few people would have looked at "Spotlight," the movie that just won this year's Oscar for best picture and predicted, "<i>That</i> is a film the academy is just going to love!"<p>Meanwhile, "The Big Short," the Producers Guild picture winner, wasn't even on the 2015 schedule at this …

Los Angeles

Gay Rights Luminaries Speak Out Against LGBTQ Anti-Semitism

Last Friday, nearly 200 demonstrators staged a rowdy protest at Creating Change, an annual LGBTQ conference. The protesters stormed a reception …

LGBTQI

Catskills Town Accused of Preventing 160 Hasidic Jews From Voting

Last January, the board of elections in the tiny Catskills village of Bloomingburg, New York, attempted to cancel the voting registrations of 160 …

Honoring Holocaust heroes, Obama warns against rise of intolerance

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama warned on Wednesday against the rise of religious intolerance in veiled criticism of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during an event to honor men and women who helped save Jews from peril in the Holocaust.<p>Obama made the remarks at the …

Measuring Donald Trump’s Supporters for Intolerance

Exit poll data from the South Carolina primary revealed that nearly half the Republicans who turned out on Saturday wanted undocumented immigrants to be deported immediately. Donald Trump won 47 percent of those voters.<p>Voters were asked if they favored temporarily barring Muslims who are not …

Eva Longoria, Queen Latifah and Julia Roberts Break Down What It's Like to Be an Actor – If You're Not a White Guy

Some of Hollywood’s biggest stars are explaining what it’s like to be an actor who isn’t a heterosexual white guy.<p>Eva Longoria, Queen Latifah and …