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Friday, March 13, 2015
Google launched a virtual tour of Nepal's Everest region on Thursday, allowing armchair tourists a rare glimpse of life in one of the toughest and most inaccessible places on earth.
College 'rediscovers' collection of ancient, rare Greek, Roman coins
A priceless cache of ancient Greek and Roman coins that had become a kind of buried treasure has been “rediscovered” at the University at Buffalo, which had paid little attention to them since they were donated in 1935.
The United States and Cuba have re-established a direct telephone link, the Cuban state telecommunications company said Wednesday, in the latest step toward normalizing ties between the one-time Cold War foes.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Chameleon's color changing magic revealed
Humans have long been fascinated by chameleons changing color to dazzle mates, scare rivals and confuse predators.
Indian teacher gets on bike to help slum children
Every day, Aditya Kumar cycles around 40 miles with a heavy load of books and his few possessions on the back of his battered old bike to bring education to India's slum children.
Sole Afghan woman taxi driver steers change
Sara Bahai's decision to become Afghanistan's only known female taxi driver was motivated less by ideals of equality than by the need to support an extended family — and a love of driving that has confined her conservative detractors to the rear-view mirror.
Scientists eavesdrop Antarctic whale song
A team of Australian and New Zealand researchers has tracked scores of blue whales off Antarctica, eavesdropping as the world's largest animals began their rumbling song, which can be detected 750 kilometers (465 miles) away.
MacBook shows Apple not giving up on laptop
The MacBook Air was revolutionary when Apple started selling it in 2008. Though still thin and light, the Air now feels like a cheap cousin next to more powerful MacBook Pro laptops and Windows laptops known as ultrabooks.
Unlikely allies fight for solar energy in Florida in referendum campaign
Florida is widely known as the Sunshine State but when it comes to harnessing solar power, lots of customers find it just doesn't pay because electricity is already cheap and there is little incentive to make the change from fossil fuels.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Cairo's Mother Theresa serves children of Egypt's slums
In a slum inhabited by Cairo's legions of informal garbage collectors, children in tattered sandals walk down muddy, trash-strewn alleys to get to Mama Maggie's community center, where their feet are washed, their wounds are dressed and they are encouraged to learn and play.
  
  
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