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The ancient guardians of the earth

The hidden people of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains have emerged from centuries of isolation to help save the world from climate change, writes Christopher P Baker. [...]

ADHD: ‘It’s my superpower’

An ADHD parents' support group asks the BBC why ADHD is often seen as negative. Published on BBC Stories on March 20, 2019.

ADHD – a difference in cognition, not a disorder

Stephen Tonti's primary focus is writing and directing for film and various other multimedia projects; he also tours as a public speaker advocating for men and women diagnosed with [...]

The joy of having ADHD

In this video, business developer, youth mentor and blogger Penny Jarrett says having ADHD definitely has a positive side - if you know how to manage it. Published on BBC Ideas on [...]

Pilgrimage to the ancient penis monastery

Francky Knapp reports about Chimi Lhakhang, a Buddhist temple in Bhutan dedicated to fertility and the 'sacred phallus'. Published on Messy Nessy Chic on March 14, 2018.

The practical path to happiness: make two lists!

Kul Bhushan writes on the pursuit of happiness. Published in Happy Ho! on April 4, 2019.

Being 17 in Kiev, Ukraine

What little the general population hears about Ukraine are the constant violent political and ethnic armed conflicts with Russia. What is not known much about are how people live [...]

The street food that makes you dance!

Video about Sri Lanka's most popular meal on the go. Published on BBC on April 3, 2019.

7 ways EMF technology seriously threatens entire populations

The new 5G, if allowed to roll out, is a health crisis waiting to happen and the harmful ubiquitous EM frequencies produced will be everywhere, writes Paul A. Philips.

Fast rising awareness about 5G abolishment

People worldwide are engaged and committed to stop implementation of 5G. Bhagawati has an update based on latest news from Brussels, Belgium.

Accepting uniqueness

Drag artist and theatre maker The Nightbus connecting kids with LGBTQ+ role models of colour. Published on BBC on March 28, 2019.

Back to the middle ages with fire and brimstone

Catholic Priests burned books they deem sacrilegious in a wacky event in Poland on March 31, 2019, writes Bhagawati.

Poem ‘Swipe Right’ danced by Aliens Crew

Dance troupe Aliens Crew performs a dance based on singer-songwriter Forest Blakk's poem, and is awarded 1st place at World of Dance Paris (video).

Bald eagle experiences frozen undercarriage

A bald eagle was unable to fly, after a huge ice ball grew on his tail while it was hunting in the blistering cold winds of Michigan, USA. Published on BBC, February 15, 2019.

Humongous horizontal skyscraper in China

A megastructure featuring the world's tallest sky bridge has been erected in the southwestern Chinese city of Chongqing, writes Tyler Durden on ZeroHedge. Published on March 1, [...]

Hand in hand

A story of faith and friendship at the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj (formerly called Allahabad). To Manorama and Girija the festival is like the "happiest old-age home in the world." [...]

There’s a danger of losing our tenure on this planet

... states James Lovelock, one of the most influential environmental thinkers of our time. Published on BBC on January 24, 2019.

Period. End of sentence.

A film based on young women in an Indian village who make sanitary pads has won an Oscar for best short documentary on the stigma around menstruation in rural India.

I want to be who I am, not what society wants

Three Chinese women breaking stereotypes. Published on BBC on March 8, 2019.

Breaking India’s menstruation taboos

Entrepreneur Aditi Gupta created a comic book to help girls in India better understand their periods. Published on BBC on March 8, 2019.

How I made friends with reality

Philosopher and comic Emily Levine talks on Ted: about making friends with reality, waves and particles, and death.

Freda Bedi’s unusual and charismatic life

Andrew Whitehead (her biographer) writes about this British woman's remarkable story. Published by BBC on March 7, 2019.

Angelic guidance from a 99-year-old mystic

A portrait of Dorothy Maclean, co-founder of the Findhorn Foundation and Community, by Thomas Miller on Uplift.

Android bodhisattva to deliver Heart Sutra

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.

Seven words that can help us to be a little calmer

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. [...]

20 historical words that we should bring back

A video for lovers of words, language and expressions: Snollygoster, fudgel, twattling, hum durgeon, dysania...?

‘If the insects go, then we go’

Reports show that many insect populations are declining. How will that affect us? Published on BBC on February 22, 2019.

Can we all move to Mars?

Prof Martin Rees, astronomer royal, speaks on space exploration and its implications. Published in The Guardian on February 21, 2019. (video)

The known Universe just got a lot bigger

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. [...]

For the next ten years I will be more active

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.

Human scars on earth

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 [...]

This is why meditation is so good for you (and why Prince Harry does it every day)

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 [...]

Gully boys: The defiant street rappers telling India’s story

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.

Russian satellite records unknown atmospheric physical phenomena

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. [...]

Ultima Thule, the most distant world ever visited

NASA has just gotten another view of Ultima Thule, the most distant object ever visited. Published on SOTT and RT on February 11, 2019.

Capernaum – a child’s-eye view of a conflicted world

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 [...]

Trial run of mindfulness practice in UK schools scheduled until 2021

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.

Socrates dancing

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 [...]

A stolen life: the ‘civilization’ of a child

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.

Downward-facing dog

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 [...]

Double feature: the Moon this month

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 [...]

Indian transgender gurus in landmark Hindu procession

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 [...]

A thousand faces for life

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. [...]

Pamir Highway – a wild ride across Central Asia

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 [...]

PC gone wild: Traditions that will never be the same after 2018

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, [...]

Spectacular New York blues

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 [...]

Swamp rainbow

A unique yet natural phenomenon has been documented in Virginia and Florida, USA. Published on BBC on November 27, 2018.

Fault vs Responsibility

In this video Will Smith talks about taking responsibility for our happiness and our lives.

God of chaos

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 [...]

Storm in a teacup over the humble nightie

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 [...]