Jannet Habibovic

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Meet the 15-year-old Muslim girl fighting to box while wearing a hijab

Amaiya Zafar is a young girl in Minnesota who, like many her age, found a sport she loves and desperately wants to practice it, to learn more about herself and to test just how good she can become.<p>But there are significant barriers standing in Zafar’s way. For one, the sport she fell in love with …

Boxing

‘Rabid’ dogs and closing mosques: Anti-Islam rhetoric grows in GOP

https://videos.posttv.com/washpost-production/Reuters/20151120/564f6ae9e4b00e23987cc0c8/564f7b74e4b010f59f669567_1439399835595-cf9g26_t_1448049535857_1280_720_2000.mp4<p>One of the front-runners in the Republican presidential race said Thursday he would “absolutely” want a database of Muslims in the …

George W. Bush

For the Ahmeds I Know

<b>انا احمد</b><p>I am Ahmed.<p>Other than the alphabets and counting from zero to ten, that is all I can remember from five years of learning Arabic during my elementary school years in Dubai. <i>Ana Ahmed</i>. I am Ahmed. It's the first sentence we were taught when learning conversational Arabic. Much like when I …

'The Martian' Celebrates Discovery of Liquid Water on Mars

Following NASA's announcement that there is liquid water on the surface of Mars, Mark Watney, the fictional lead character in the upcoming movie "The Martian," has a very special message for the world.<p>Watney's reaction to the news may seem a little familiar to those who have seen the trailer for …

26 Breathtaking U.S. Sights You Need To See Before You Die

Lonely Planet's top travel experts share their favorite spots around the world in Ultimate Travel: Our List of the 500 Best Places to See... Ranked. Here are the ones you can visit without leaving the U.S.

Homer Sykes: 'Photographers are lemmings'

It’s 1971, and two bashful-looking women are doing a striptease on stage at a village fair. A giant sliver of Humphrey Bogart’s eye is visible too. Bogie’s expression from Casablanca, so key to his legacy, seems prescient here: “Here’s looking at you, kid.”In just one photograph, Homer Sykes has …

Migrant quota plan rebuffed by 4 European nations

VIENNA (AP) — At least four countries Friday firmly rejected a European Union plan to impose refugee quotas to ease a worsening migrant crisis that …

Sick Of Light Pollution? Head To A National Park, Study Says.

It turns out we can actually do a lot toward fixing light pollution.<p>Some 99 percent of the world's skies are polluted with light, scientists say -- meaning some man-made form of brightness has overshadowed the night sky's brilliance across most of the planet. That means health impacts on plants, …

The Most Glorious Glamping Getaways for Your Labor Day Weekend

It’s officially the last hurrah of summer; so rather than hole up in a hotel room for the long Labor Day weekend, take your cue from these glamping destinations and sleep over en plein air. These glorious tented oases are about as close as you’ll get to the comforts of a top-notch hotel while …

Man Freezes Alongside Icy Painting in Surreal Self-Portrait Sculpture

If an artwork could ever give you a chill, it’s a sculpture by Laurent Pernot. His piece titled <i>Self Portrait Face to a Winter Canvas</i> features a life-sized replica of the Paris-based artist as he stands in front of a framed snowy scene. While that might sound innocuous, the artwork has a strange and …

Interview: Electric Blue Molten Sulphur Flows from Indonesia's Blue Fire Crater

While on a trip to East Java in Indonesia this past July, Chicago-based photographer, music producer, and filmmaker Reuben Wu (of Ladytron fame) captured the otherworldly sight of electric blue molten sulphur gushing from fumaroles (hot gas vents in the earth's crust) in the base of the Blue Fire …

Indonesia

Secret Everyday Lives of Stormtroopers Reveal That They're Just like Us

Have you ever wondered what an Imperial Stormtrooper does on their day off? Photographer Jorge Pérez Higuera has, and his series <i>The Other Side</i> takes an amusingly revealing look at what that entails. Turns out, it’s not all that different from us: they’re reading food labels at the grocery store; …

Working-class

Interview: Gorgeously Surreal Paintings Explore Mankind's Impact on the Environment

Known for her darkly beautiful and surrealistic oil paintings of young women, Armenian-born, California-based artist Alexandra Manukyan explores a new direction in <i>Oracle of Extinction–</i>a collection of powerful works that highlight humanity's catastrophic impact on the environment, and how our …

Winners of the 2015 International Landscape Photographer of the Year Contest

After months of receiving breathtaking landscape shots from photographers around the world, the winners of the 2015 International Landscape Photographer of the Year competition have just been announced. From 2,604 entries submitted by 481 professionals and amateurs across the globe, judges selected …

Nature Photography

Is the world running out of space?

In an increasingly crowded world, will we still be able to find respite from one another?<p>Sometimes it’s difficult to fathom that the world could actually become even more crowded than it is today – especially when elbowing through a teeming Delhi market, hustling across a frenetic Tokyo street …

Geography

Pretty much anyone on Earth with a radio can call the International Space Station and chat with astronauts

The International Space Station orbits more than 200 miles above the Earth, traveling five miles per second. Getting in touch isn’t quite as simple as placing a long-distance call. But if you have a ham radio, used by radio amateurs to chat on public frequencies, it actually isn’t much tougher.<p>Last …

Space Station

Mind-blowing Pluto has ice mountains and water

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> It had been downgraded to a dwarf planet. It looked like a fuzzy blob in our best telescopes. And it was often referred to as just an icy orb. Even scientists working on the first mission to Pluto expected to find an old, pockmarked world.<p>But Pluto is turning out to be full …

Solar System

Dinosaurs on screen: fact or fantasy?

Photograph: Alamy<p>Crystal Palace Park dinosaurs.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/6/11/1434033340321/6041da13-c524-4549-a152-ae392ed0a761-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>Crystal Palace Park …

Why We Speak

An evolutionary biologist argues that humans started talking because they needed to negotiate.<p>Sometime around 120,000 years ago in the desert near Oued Djebbana, in what is modern-day northern Algeria, a human acquired some small seashells. The shells were from a species known as <i>Nassarius</i> …

Forget the tiny house, what you need is an ecocapsule

I USED TO DREAM OF OWNING A TINY HOUSE. My belongings can all be packed in two suitcases, I don’t like doing housework (the smaller the …

Tiny House Movement

The Best Summer Music Festivals in Europe

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>The summer season is kicking into high gear for much of the world, and that means sunshine, exposed toes, and the blissful sound of live music washing over open-air crowds.<p>If you’re hoping to follow your ears to your next vacation destination, but haven’t yet found a …

Festivals

8 Reasons You Need To Travel With Your Best Friend At Least Once In Your Life

(Getty Images)<p>Solo travel is great, but sometimes you just wish someone could be there to experience everything with you.<p>For reasons both silly and serious, conquering a journey with your best friend is one of the healthiest, powerful and most positive things you can do for your relationship. Here …

June 2015

A Park Ranger's Guide to Glacier

Montana’s <b>Glacier National Park</b> is where everything bright and strong and never tamed comes together on high: gray wolves and great silver-tipped bears, storms that hit the Great Divide like tsunamis with golden eagles surfing the wind waves, twisted trees 200 years old but scarcely tall enough to …

National Parks

Hilarious Photos Offer a Fun Look into Secret Lives of Superhero Toys

Photographer Edy Hardjo humanizes superhero toys in his hilarious, on-going series of images. Using high-quality action figures, the Indonesian creative poses characters from the Marvel and DC-comic universes into picture-perfect situations. The Hulk, Thor, Spiderman, and many more are seen playing …

Viscous-Looking Photos of Models Completely Encased in Honey

Los Angeles-based photographer Blake Little covers the human body in honey and captures the sweet, sticky results. The series is titled <i>Preservation</i>, and it features images of nude or barely-clothed models that are coated from head to toe in the amber-colored liquid. This simple act seems to …

Picturing an Imaginary Animal Kingdom

Picture Stories<p>I first saw Simen Johan’s work at the Yossi Milo Gallery in New York City a couple of years ago.<p>I was totally struck not only by the beauty of the imagery but also by how much it expresses, in a very personal way, ideas about habitat, climate change, critical species, and man’s …

Art