Entrepreneur Aditi Gupta created a comic book to help girls in India better understand their periods. Published on BBC on March 8, 2019.
Philosopher and comic Emily Levine talks on Ted: about making friends with reality, waves and particles, and death.
Andrew Whitehead (her biographer) writes about this British woman’s remarkable story. Published by BBC on March 7, 2019.
A portrait of Dorothy Maclean, co-founder of the Findhorn Foundation and Community, by Thomas Miller on Uplift.
Along the lines of ‘you ain’t seen nothin’ yet’, the Android Kannon Mindar was observed preaching to monks of the Kodaiji Temple in Kyoto on February 23, 2019.
A new book translates 43 different Japanese words into English, introducing ideas that can help people in the West live differently. BBC picked out seven of the most poignant. Written by Fiona Macdonald, published in BBC on January 25, 2019.
A video for lovers of words, language and expressions: Snollygoster, fudgel, twattling, hum durgeon, dysania…?
Reports show that many insect populations are declining. How will that affect us? Published on BBC on February 22, 2019.
Prof Martin Rees, astronomer royal, speaks on space exploration and its implications. Published in The Guardian on February 21, 2019. (video)
A new map of the night sky charts hundreds of thousands of previously unknown galaxies discovered by using a telescope that can detect light sources optical instruments cannot see. Published on SOTT/AFP on February 20, 2019.
The Dalai Lama talks to a group of seekers led by Deepak Chopra at his residence in Dharamsala/McLeodGanj, HP, India on February 11, 2019.
Edward Burtynsky’s images show ‘the indelible marks left by humankind on the geological face of our planet’. They are surreal and glorious at first sight, writes Cameron Laux. Published on BBC, October 17, 2018.
Prince Harry is said to meditate every day – along with 40 million people using the app Headspace – and 91 million people searching for the term on Google. Here’s how meditation can help with everything from stress, to your job. Article by Shireen Jilla published in QC on January 15, 2019.
Meet Bombay Lokal, one of Mumbai’s home-grown hip-hop groups, whose music is about identity, discrimination and free speech. Published on BBC on February 15, 2019.
An ultraviolet telescope installed on the Russian satellite Lomonosov registered light ‘explosions’ in our planet’s atmosphere. Published by SOTT and Sputnik on February 11, 2019.
NASA has just gotten another view of Ultima Thule, the most distant object ever visited. Published on SOTT and RT on February 11, 2019.
Arwa Haider writes about the Lebanese film Capernaum, which has been nominated for an Oscar. It tells the story of a child who sues the world, through his parents, for giving him this life. Published on BBC on February 12, 2019.
Mindfulness at school: Thousands of pupils will be given meditation lessons to help them ‘cope with pressure’, writes Eleanor Harding. Published in Mail Online on February 3, 2019.
Xenophon (ca. 430 BCE – 350 BCE) was a brilliant leader, kind horseman and friend of Socrates. Eve Browning writes about his intriguing portrait of Socrates, so contrary to what we know about him that was written by Plato. Published in Aeon and SOTT on 14 January 2019.
Parents who maintain their socially-given identity cannot be the true guardians of the child, asserts Harry Krueger. Published in Wake-up World on June 7, 2016.
It is the most ubiquitous pose in yoga. Interestingly, the ancient Chinese art and science of acupuncture can help explain why, writes Sara Calabro. Published on SOTT and GreenMedinfo on December 29, 2018.
Sunday, January 20 – The first of three supermoons this year, the “supermoon bloodmoon lunar eclipse” is coming to North and South America, as well as to the UK and parts of Eastern Europe this month, writes Anthony Watts.
The northern Indian city of Allahabad witnessed a historic procession on Sunday led by a Hindu congregation of transgender people. Photojournalist Ankit Srinivas reports. Published on BBC on January 7, 2019.
What is usually reported about the Gaza Strip, the self-governing Palestinian territory on the east coast of the Mediterranean, is war and death, general mayhem and destruction. Published on BBC on December 30, 2018.
Stretching more than 1,200 km between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, it is one of the world’s wildest roads – and for the intrepid traveller, one of the most epic road trips, writes Dave Stamboulis. Published on BBC on January 3, 2019.
As we bid farewell to another year, it looks like we’ll also be saying goodbye to some iconic pieces of cultural history along with it. Published on SOTT and RT on December 26, 2018.
Electrified by the eerie colour of the sky Thursday night, onlookers in New York borough of Queens speculated about an alien invasion or this being a sign from God. Published by BBC on December 28, 2018.
A unique yet natural phenomenon has been documented in Virginia and Florida, USA. Published on BBC on November 27, 2018.
A star 8,000 light years from Earth is on the verge of a huge supernova explosion, which could produce the Milky Way’s first gamma-ray explosion, a dangerous and extremely energetic event. Published on SOTT and RT on November 21, 2018.
A committee of village elders in southern India has banned women from wearing nighties during the day. Geeta Pandey has the story, illustrated by Priya Kuriyan. Published on BBC on November 22, 2018.
They keep the story of the Kurdish people alive, strengthening Kurdish unity by recognising its struggle through its history and legends, writes Rhiannon J Davies. Published on BBC on November 20, 2018,
When a 96-year-old former soldier learned that his village was going to be demolished 10 years ago, he picked up a brush and started painting – and he hasn’t stopped since, writes Eliot Stein. Published on BBC on November 29, 2018
Apparently there’s a rather unknown world government group that was established in 1889 and in operation since then; its background and implications are explained by Aaron Dykes in this video by Truthstream Media, published on June 2, 2018.
Many people have noticed a decline in the insect population over recent years. What does it mean for the rest of life on Earth? Brooke Jarvis explores the dire findings about the decline in The New York Times. Published on November 27, 2018.
Video of stunning wildlife photos from around the world, shown at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC, USA. Published on BBC on November 26, 2018.
Artwork discovered on the walls of a limestone cave in Borneo’s East Kalimantan province might just be the oldest figurative painting ever discovered, writes Andrew Masterson. Published in Cosmos on November 7, 2018.
Pope Francis’ general audience featured a surprise guest appearance when a small boy ran onto the podium. All those who judged this spontaneous child, had to eat their words later. Published on BBC on November 28, 2018.
Rahibai Soma Popere lives in the tribal village Kombhalne, Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra. Realizing that less and less of indigenous crops were growing and not longer available for consumption, she single-handedly began to collect and protect seeds throughout her environment and eventually became known as Seed Mother. Published on BBC on November 25, 2018.
A bespoke tunnel of light created from more than 57,000 LEDs is providing festive cheer and selfie heaven to city visitors in Norwich, UK. Published on BBC on November 17, 2018.
Sound and silence have a direct, powerful influence on emotions. Here some hints how to establish life in healthy surroundings. Published in SOTT and drweil.com on November 16, 2018.
Citing concerns of cancer and other health risks, the city has moved to block the installation of 5G cell phone technology, writes Matt Agorist. Published in New Thought Project on November 12, 2018.
Britain’s biggest employer organisation and main trade union body have sounded the alarm over the prospect of British companies implanting staff with microchips to improve security, writes Julia Kollewe in The Guardian. Published on November 11, 2018.
Freedom once meant something significant for mankind, writes Sir Julian Rose. Published on SOTT on November 5, 2018.
Being transported from our globe to space – way out there – and back into the human body with Google Earth video.
Punekars, as residents of Pune are called, are considered high-handed across the region – often to the point of rudeness, writes Rathina Sankari. Published by BBC on October 29, 2018.
Born and raised in Birmingham, Lola is both British and Nigerian. As the oldest daughter, she started the first generation of British-Nigerian in her family. But to what extent can she lay claim to being Nigerian when she cannot speak her mother tongue? Published on BBC on October 20, 2018.