Susan Wheatley

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What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

National Geographic Photojournalist Captures Images of Critical Pollution Problems Worldwide

When U.S. photojournalist Peter Essick visited India and China for the first time, he was struck by how different life there was compared with …

Radioactive Fukushima Waters Arrive At West Coast Of America

Presenters at the annual Ocean Sciences Meeting of the American Geophysical Union in Honolulu in late February said ocean water containing dissolved radionuclides from Fukushima’s crippled nuclear reactors has reached the northern west coast of North America (msn.com).<p>The scientific community found …

Rain Forest Plants Race to Outrun Global Warming

Tropical plants are migrating due to climate change, but can they move fast enough?<p><b>From a 13,000-foot peak of the Andes Mountains in southern Peru, gazing east over the dense rain forests of the Amazon basin, all you see is undulating green—one of the most verdant places on the planet.</b><p>It's what you …

How Renewable Energy Can Power Japan Post-Fukushima

Naoto Kan tells PBS's Miles O'Brien he looks forward to a Japan where "all electricity produced by nuclear power will be supplied by solar …

After 54 years of thirst, the U.S. and Mexico partner to save the Colorado River Delta

Since 1960, the Colorado River has not flowed regularly to the sea. While pockets of green remain, the Colorado in its delta is a parched river …

Don't Drink the Water: West Virginia After the Chemical Spill

After a toxic disaster contaminated their water, the people of Charleston, West Virginia, are wondering if what's coming out of the taps is harmful. …

12 Startling Photos From The Huge Turkey Protests Over The Death Of A 15-Year-Old Boy

Protestors took to the streets again on Wednesday after 15-year-old Berkin Elvan died after 269 days in a coma.<p>Elvan had been struck in the head by a tear gas canister in June 2013 during Turkey's Gezi Park protests as he went to a bakery to buy bread.<p>Hundreds of thousands of protestors have been …

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Student activists emerge as leaders in Venezuela's ongoing protests

Chaos in the streets. Nearly two dozen dead. Tens of thousands locked in conflict.<p>That's the scene in Venezuela, where violence has rocked the nation for nearly a month. Anti-government protesters, mostly students and members of the middle class, first took to the streets back in February, rallying …

Indian children toil in Jaipur gem industry | US & Canada

Rescued from one of the many jewellery units that the western Indian city of Jaipur is famous for, 10-year-old Mohamed Akbar bore the tell-tale signs of hardship that he had just been lucky to escape.<p>His neck still covered with colours from the chemicals that he used in the workshop, Mohamed …

Front companies, embassies mask North Korean weapons trade - U.N | Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has developed sophisticated ways to circumvent U.N. sanctions, including the suspected use of its embassies to facilitate an illegal trade in weapons, a United Nations report issued on Tuesday said.<p>North Korean leader Kim Jong-un waves to the people during a parade to …

The Soul Of The World's Most Expensive Violin

The Vieuxtemps Guarneri is a violin that is older than the United States of America — 273 years old, to be exact. It recently became the most expensive violin in the world, selling for an estimated $16 million. Its new owner anonymously donated the historic instrument to violinist Anne Akiko …

A tour of Cape Town, World Design Capital 2014

Forget fancy galleries – in Cape Town, 2014 World Design Capital, the most exciting work is in the townships and once-grungy inner-city areas<p>Standing on a dusty road in Gugulethu township on the outskirts of Cape Town, our tour guide, James Fernie, leaves none of our group of tourists in any doubt …

A Teenager Redesigns The Web For The Color Blind

This high school student in India is developing algorithms that make the image-laden web more accessible for color blind users–a great 25th birthday present for the internet.<p>Color-blindness affects 7% of the world’s population. When it comes to surfing the web, the condition can make it impossible …

Computer Science

Almost a third of new U.S. electricity came from solar last year

Advertisement<p>16 Comments<p>Credit: SunPower<p>Solar power crashed its way onto the U.S. power grid last year and is now fundamentally changing the makeup …

Gaddafi's son Saadi extradited to Libya

Niger has extradited Muammar Gaddafi's son Saadi to the Libyan capital Tripoli, the Libyan government has said.<p>The third son of the former Libyan leader is being held in Hadaba Prison in the capital.<p>“The Libyan Government received today (6/3/2014) Al Saadi Gaddafi. He arrived in Libya and is …

Venezuela cuts ties with Panama, calling country a 'lackey' for the United States

Venezuela's President severed diplomatic relations with Panama Wednesday, accusing the Central American nation of being a "lackey" for the United States in a conspiracy plot against his government.<p>"There are maneuvers by the U.S. government plotting with a lackey government that has a right-wing …

No agreement after Ukraine crisis talks in Paris but a promise to continue dialogue

There was intense diplomatic activity on Wednesday in Paris over the crisis in Ukraine.<p>The Russian and Ukrainian foreign ministers met separately with US Secretary of State John Kerry and their French, British, German and EU counterparts on the sidelines of an international meeting on Lebanon.<p>No …

2014 Carnival in Rio de Janeiro

Brazil is known for its exotic fauna, but the creatures on display Sunday night for the opening round of Rio de Janeiro’s exuberant Carnival parade were a motley crew, even by local standards.<p>The Carnival competition sees the city’s top samba groups, or schools, parade in the Sambadrome, each …

Striking Photographs of the Ancient Tradition of Honey Hunting in Nepal

Documentary travel photographer Andrew Newey recently went on an expedition to central Nepal, where he spent two weeks living with the Gurung tribespeople in order to document the ancient art of honey hunting. In these photos, Newey captures the risks and skills involved with this tradition, which …

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Vibrant Architectural Watercolors by Maja Wronska | Colossal

<p>Architect and freelance illustrator Maja Wrońska (previously) continues to amaze with her beautifully executed watercolor paintings of iconic …