Category Archives: Education

Countdown nears for final 1,000 days of MDGs

Friday marks the start of the last 1,000 days for creating and implementing the Millennium Development Goals. Social media campaigns will highlight the MDG achievements as well as spur where it is needed. “Organizations will rally their supporters to share … Continue reading

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Rose George: Let’s talk crap. Seriously.

It’s 2013, yet 2.5 billion people in the world have no access to a basic sanitary toilet. And when there’s no loo, where do you poo? In the street, probably near your water and food sources — causing untold death … Continue reading

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Virtual Choir Live

Eric Whitacre began his music career singing in his college choir; by 21, he had written his first concert work, Go, Lovely Rose, and advanced to Juilliard, where he studied under John Corigliano. Today, he has published more than four … Continue reading

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Community garden changes diets and lives

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One Woman: A Song for UN Women

Please share it with the others!

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Boy scares off lions with flashy invention

Richard Turere, 13, has found an innovative way to protect his family’s cattle from lions. He created “Lion Lights,” which keeps the predators away from the family’s enclosure. The Kenyan boy will speak about his invention at the TED 2013 … Continue reading

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African rappers giving voice to women’s issues

Female rappers in Africa are using the medium to address the challenges facing women across the continent. Soultana, whose hit single is titled “The Voice of Women,” raps about issues such as illiteracy, domestic violence and sexual harassment in Morocco, … Continue reading

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Interactive map brings home warming trends

An interactive map published by New Scientist shows changes in temperature over the past 20 years for every spot in the world. Drop-down menus reveal temperature patterns dating back to 1893. INTERACTIVE MAP

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Digital divide is emerging for women, girls

A report released Thursday urges technology companies, policymakers and nongovernmental organizations to do more over the next three years to boost Internet access among women and girls in developing countries. “Women’s lack of access is giving rise to a second … Continue reading

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Nearly half of world’s food wasted, report says

As much as 2 billion metric tons of food are wasted each year, tantamount to nearly half the food produced worldwide, according to a report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Waste in developed economies is attributed to marketing practices … Continue reading

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