Each May, Boyne City, MI fills with hundreds of mushroom lovers from around the country who come seeking that elusive delicacy-the marvelous morel. Found in nearby woods and clearings, morels are f...See it on Scoop.it, via Traveller
On this day in 1980, following an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 on the Richter scale, Mount St. Helens in Washington erupted in one of the greatest volcanic explosions ever recorded in North America.More Events on this day:1974: India detonated a nuclear weapon in the Rajasthan desert.1956: Swiss climbers Fritz Luchsinger and Ernest Reiss made the first […]
Kuwaiti graphic designer Mohammad Sharaf serves up powerful pictures based on current events, salted with modern Middle Eastern humor and instantly provocative. Take a look at his image of a veiled woman on a bike with a man riding behind her, a reference to the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Vice’s recent decision [...]
The United Nations human rights chief today welcomed the decision of dozens of international companies to sign on to an fire-and-safety agreement in the aftermath of the deadly factory collapse in Bangladesh, while calling for additional actions to overhaul the entire garment sector.
CHINA MEDIA BULLETIN Freedom House’s biweekly update of press freedom and censorship news related to the People’s Republic of China Issue No. 87: May 16, 2013HIGHLIGHTS * New party directives call for more rigid ideological controls * Official investigated for misdeeds after reporter’s online exposé * Magazine production halted after labor camp revelations * […]
The lost history of Christians forced to convert to Islam—or die—is reemerging, figuratively and literally. According to the BBC: "Pope Francis has proclaimed the first saints of his pontificate in a ceremony [last Sunday] at the Vatican—a list which
By Amnesty International’s delegation in Egypt Arriving at court in Cairo’s Fifth Settlement district court on 13 May, we saw supporters of political detainees and members of the riot police. Opposition activists, human rights lawyers, and friends and supporters had … Continue reading →