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Liter of Light: Bringing Sustainable Light to Developing Communities

Thursday 09.25.2014 , Posted by
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Back in 2011, we covered the organization Liter of Light and their mission to bring sustainable light to the Philippines by using plastic bottles. Now, three years later, it is amazing to see what has been accomplished and where the organization is going next.

While originally launched with a grant from the MyShelter foundation, the main proponent behind the movement has been social entrepreneur Illac Diaz. His approach is simple: instead of importing solar products to bring light, he develops the lights locally so that repairs and replacements become simple. [Read more...]

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Images From Yida Refugee Camp in South Sudan

Tuesday 10.15.2013 , Posted by

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As powerful economies fluctuate and governments shut down, it is sometimes difficult to factor in some of the other people inhabiting the planet. In a vast wetland near the border of Sudan and South Sudan lies the Yida Refugee Camp. What two years ago was just a village of 400 people today plays host to more than 70,000 Sudanese who have come back to their land after a heavily fought civil war. [Read more...]

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Embryonic Scans Show Human Face Forms Like a Puzzle

Thursday 07.05.2012 , Posted by

Have you ever wondered why humans have a groove above the upper lip that seems to have no purpose whatsoever? This groove, known as the philtrum, tends to go un-noticed unless it is not completely formed, resulting in a cleft palette. With the help of a CGI created from high quality human embryonic scans during the early stages of development, Dr. Michael Mosley shows that the forming of the philtrum is actually a clue to our evolutionary fish ancestry. [Read more...]

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