Art

Flowers Glow Under UV-Induced Visible Fluorescence

Flowers Glow Under UV-Induced Visible Fluorescence

Take a look at some of the flowers photographed by Craig Burrows and you might feel as if you’ve suddenly been transported into the alien world of Pandora from James Cameron’s Avatar . Brightly pigmented petals starkly contrast a black background as specks of light, like glitter or fireflies, scatter across the blossoms. It’s hard to believe, but Burrow’s work isn’t fiction—it’s science. To capture these otherworldly images he uses a technique ... Full story

Education

It’s Time to Overhaul America’s Broken Probation and Parole Systems

It’s Time to Overhaul America’s Broken Probation and Parole Systems

I was released from prison two years and two months ago. Since then, I have been working to improve the lives of formerly incarcerated women and men. I’ve received fellowships from Beyond the Bars and the Open Society Foundations, and was named a Justice in Education Scholar at Columbia University. I founded the Ladies of Hope Ministries , which helps women and girls transition from prison back into society through education, entrepreneurship, ... Full story

Economics

These countries are leading the charge to clean energy

These countries are leading the charge to clean energy

The Earth is edging ever closer to a point of no return, with a joint statement issued during the COP24 climate conference calling for “decisive action” on climate change within the next two years. Most nations have taken on the challenge to switch from a reliance on fossil fuels to a sustainable energy system – some faster than others. A recent Carbon Brief report written by E4tech and Imperial College London and published by Drax has ranked ... Full story

Entertainment

BTS Producer Pdogg Named Composer And Lyricist With Highest Royalties Earnings In 2018

BTS Producer Pdogg Named Composer And Lyricist With Highest Royalties Earnings In 2018

Big Hit Entertainment producer Pdogg, who works closely with BTS, was awarded by the Korea Music Copyright Association for highest earnings from royalties in 2018. The Korea Music Copyright Association announced the recipients of their Royalties Awards, in which they honor the songwriters who have earned the most in royalties in 2018. Pdogg won as both the composer and lyricist with the highest earnings from royalties in the popular music ... Full story

Health

Giles Duley Humanitarian Award

Giles Duley Humanitarian Award

This is "Giles Duley Humanitarian Award" by Eric Mulker on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them. Full story

Law

Texas detention centre stops force-feeding migrants  News

Texas detention centre stops force-feeding migrants News

Image caption US Border Patrol agents from El Paso conduct training exercises near the Mexico border. A US immigration detention centre in the state of Texas has stopped force-feeding migrants, officials say. Six men on hunger strike at a centre in El Paso were being fed forcibly through plastic nasal tubes. Relatives said it was causing severe nosebleeds and vomiting, while the UN warned it could amount to torture. Earlier this week a US ... Full story

Living

The Cities With the Most Singles

The Cities With the Most Singles

A newly married couple kiss on the Empire State Building after their Valentine's Day wedding in New York City, where there are 200,000 more single women than men. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters. WHERE YOU LIVE CAN HAVE A BIG IMPACT ON YOUR VALENTINE’S DAY BY CHANGING THE ODDS OF MEETING POTENTIAL MATES. Cities are not just labor markets: They’re mating markets. Single people don’t just move to cities for jobs or amenities, but for access to ... Full story

Politics

Presidential candidates hit the campaign trail - CNNPolitics

Presidential candidates hit the campaign trail - CNNPolitics

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was joined by her husband Jonathan and their 10-year-old son Henry as she campaigns through New Hampshire today, hoping to glide her way to the Democratic nomination. After leaving a coffee shop where his mom spoke to potential voters, Henry discovered an icy patch he could slide around on. Gillibrand then joined her son on the ice. After sliding along the ice twice -- both times without falling -- Gillibrand said: "We ... Full story

Sport

GOT7’s Yugyeom Suffers Minor Injury On “Law Of The Jungle”

GOT7’s Yugyeom Suffers Minor Injury On “Law Of The Jungle”

GOT7’s Yugyeom impressed the cast and crew with his positive attitude after suffering a minor injury on SBS’s “ Law of the Jungle .”. During the February 16 episode of the reality show, Yugyeom and the other cast members used bamboo stalks to build houses for shelter. The GOT7 member worked hard throughout the day, successfully managing to start a fire before moving on to gathering bamboo and helping with construction. After pouring all of his ... Full story

Technology

Fed up with fly ash, India villagers fight back against power plants | Environment conservation | DW

Fed up with fly ash, India villagers fight back against power plants | Environment conservation | DW

A mix of pulverized coal and toxic gases – known as fly ash – are polluting the air and water near power plants in southeast India. Villagers have decided to fight back. Karthikeyan Hemalatha reports from Chennai. Five long, rusty pipes run parallel to the mud road to Seppakkam, a village of 60 families some 30 kilometers (18 miles) north of Chennai on India's southeast coast. The pipes carry a sludge of fly ash and water. And they're leaking. ... Full story