Obamas encourage world to “Let girls learn”

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Now Google let's you zip through the Amazon jungle For its next technological trick, Google will show you what it's like to zip through trees in the Amazon jungle. The images were recently released. They are the latest addition to the diverse collection of photos supplementing Google's widely used digital maps. The maps' "St... - Posted on April 1, 2015
For archaeologists, ancient bones are like Christmas They came from every parish of London, and from all walks of life. They ended up in a burial ground called Bedlam. Now scientists hope their centuries-old skeletons can reveal information about how long-ago Londoners lived. And about the bubonic plague that often killed them. ... - Posted on March 31, 2015
Wild horses may save threatened butterflies Twenty-five years ago, it was a military zone where occupying Soviet troops held exercises. Today it's a sanctuary inhabited by wild animals that scientists hope will improve biodiversity among local plants as well as save endangered species. A herd of 14 wild mares from Bri... - Posted on March 27, 2015
King Richard III gets funeral, 530 years after death Richard III finally received the ceremony and honor a king deserves, 530 years after his death in battle. Hundreds of people, including some in period costume and armor, turned out in England's Leicestershire on Sunday to watch a procession carrying the remains of the mediev... - Posted on March 25, 2015
Serbian women want to save magic carpets A Pirot carpet has magical powers, they say. Its colorful patterns and symbols are designed to bring luck and protect from evil. Nearly every home in this eastern Serbian town has one. The carpets are big or small, rolled out on the floor, wrapped around the furniture or hung on th... - Posted on March 25, 2015
Is it time for a woman to lead the United Nations? How does the United Nations choose a secretary-general? The Security Council nominates a candidate and the General Assembly votes on the candidate. The Security Council's selection process for U.N. chief has remained secretive and almost completely male. Secretary-General Ba... - Posted on March 19, 2015
She’s the only female taxi driver in Afghanistan Sara Bahai's decision to become Afghanistan's only known female taxi driver was motivated less by ideals of equality than by the need to support an extended family. That, and a love of driving that has confined her detractors to the rear-view mirror. She still remembers her ... - Posted on March 18, 2015
Japanese robot to get Artificial Intelligence Robots continue to get smarter. They can be programmed to think. Well, not exactly think like humans, but respond that way. Japanese mobile carrier Softbank says it will incorporate artificial intelligence technology from IBM into its empathetic robot Pepper. The robot will ... - Posted on March 12, 2015
Can it fly around the world without a drop of fuel? A Swiss solar-powered plane took off from Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates on Monday. It marked the start of the first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fuel. Solar Impulse founder André Borschberg was at the controls of the single-seater. It took off f... - Posted on March 11, 2015
Obamas encourage world to “Let girls learn” Saying every girl "has value," President Barack Obama has announced a more focused government effort to help tens of millions of girls around the world. The effort would focus on girls attending and staying in school. Michelle Obama said she will go to Japan and Cambodia to promote... - Posted on March 9, 2015