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 1787, the Constitutional Convention opened in Philadelphia, where 55 state delegates, initially charged with amending the Articles of Confederation, later drafted the Constitution of the United States.More Events on this day:1946: 'Abdullh I, ruler of Transjordan, proclaimed himself king.1935: American track-and-field standout Jesse Owens […]
Students are typically advised to crawl under their desks when an earthquake strikes, but then they often become trapped when the table collapses. Israeli designers Arthur Brutter and Ido Bruno designed a solution to this problem called “the Earthquake Proof Table,” and it was recently added to the Museum of Modern Art’s (MoMA) permanent design [...]
As the world's top performer on gender equality, Iceland needs to sustain its achievements and bridge remaining gaps on employment and gender based violence, a group of independent United Nations experts today urged as the country's newly formed Government took office.
Washington Freedom House condemns the banning of LGBTI rights events in Kyiv and Moscow planned for May 25 and calls on the governments in Ukraine and Russia to respect their citizens’ rights to free assembly. Kyiv Pride 2013 was banned following a lawsuit by the Kyiv City Council seeking to bar all public demonstrations in the city center. Moscow authoritie […]
Speaking at a conference in Milan, Italy, on May 8, 2013, that city's archbishop, Cardinal Angelo Scola, called for the abolition of blasphemy laws worldwide. Such a step would significantly help protect globally the freedom of speech and religion
By Gemma Houldey, Amnesty International’s Kenya Researcher At around 4am on Friday 10 May 2013, while members of the newly elected Kenyan government were tucked warmly in their beds, about 400 families were violently evicted from their homes. They were … Continue reading →