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Startup Invents a 'Homemade' Solar Lamp for Developing Countries
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, DIY, startup, solar energy, Solar Lighting, Africa )

Alex
- 17 hours ago - dailyfusion.net
The solar lamp developed by LEDsafari, a young startup from Lausanne, is a more effective, safer, and less expensive form of illumination than the traditional oil lamp currently used by more than one billion people in the world.
One Million Buried in Mass Graves on Forbidden New York Island
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, babies, children, death, homeless, poverty, society )

Kit
- 21 hours ago - afp.com
Most New Yorkers don't even know it exists. But a million forgotten souls are buried in mass graves dug by convicts on a tiny, forbidden island east of the Bronx.
Small Sustainable Choices to Create Big Green Cities
Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, eco-friendly, greenliving, protection )

Cher
- 1 day ago - livinggreenmag.com
As urban centers grow exponentially, many cities are looking at ways to enrich the quality of life of their citizens by adopting a greener lifestyle. Ensuring our cities are made cleaner, less wasteful, and sustainable can seem like a daunting task.
Ecuador Faces Vote on Yasuni Park Oil Drilling in Amazon
Environment  (tags: world, environment, ecosystems, AMazon, development, indigenous rights, oil drilling, habitatdestruction, habitat, wildlife, politics )

Cal
- 15 hours ago - amazonwatch.org
Environmentalists in Ecuador say they have collected enough signatures to have a referendum on whether the Yasuni National Park in the Amazon should be opened to further oil exploration.
Cannibal Mystery: New Evidence in Michael Rockefeller Disappearance
Offbeat  (tags: Michael Rockefeller, mystery, New evidence )

Ray
- 6 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
The author of a new book on the disappearance of Michael Rockefeller in 1961 claims to have solved one of America's most enduring mysteries.
Who Are the 55 Bodies Buried at the Dozier School?
Offbeat  (tags: Florida, school, bodies, children, USA )

Ray
- 10 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
Forensic anthropologists are disinterring the remains of children at a Florida reform school. Former students hope the dig will provide answers about alleged child abuse within the school's walls.
Judge Overturns Tough North Dakota Abortion Law
Offbeat  (tags: federal judge, Court, abortion law, North Dakota, USA )

Ray
- 8 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
A US federal judge has overthrown a North Dakota law banning abortion after the foetus' heartbeat can be detected, as early as six weeks in some cases.
New York Police Disband Muslim 'Eavesdropping' Unit
Offbeat  (tags: NYPD, eavesdrop, Muslims, terrorism, Demographics Unit, USA )

Ray
- 4 hours ago - bbc.co.uk
The New York Police Department has disbanded a secret programme designed to eavesdrop on Muslims to identify potential terrorism threats.
The Die That Struck Britain's First Coins?
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 3 days ago - blog.britishmuseum.org
One of the most recent acquisitions made by the Department of Coins and Medals is a highly unusual object - an ancient punch or 'die' used to manufacture coins in the second century BC. The die was found in Bredgar, Kent by a metal detector user in 2013 a
Stick Insects Have Mimicked Plants Since Age of Dinosaurs
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 2 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
Walking stick insects disguised themselves as leaves starting some 126 million years ago, report paleontologists, even before the advent of flowering plants
 
 
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