Serbian women want to save magic carpets

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Countries worldwide respond to Nepal earthquake In the days after a crushing earthquake hit the country of Nepal on April 25, there is still time to save lives. Many governments and aid agencies are sending doctors, volunteers and equipment. They aren't waiting for the dust to settle. The estimates are that thousands of people ... - Posted on May 1, 2015
Countries worldwide respond to Nepal earthquake They aren't waiting for the dust to settle. The estimates are that thousands of people have been killed. U.N. spokeswoman Orla Fagan said preventing the spread of disease is one of the most important tasks facing aid workers. Nepal is between India and Tibet. It is home to M... - Posted on May 1, 2015
High-speed train almost as fast as plane A Japanese maglev that is the fastest passenger train in the world has broken its own speed record. Operator JR Central said the train reached 375 miles per hour in a test run. That surpassed its record of 361 mph, set in 2003. The train traveled for just over a mile at a sp... - Posted on April 28, 2015
In Puerto Rico, a push to save culture from long ago In Puerto Rico's misty, bamboo-studded mountains, elementary school students are studying a nearly extinct language. They beat on drums and grow native crops like cassava and sweet potato. They do this as they learn about the indigenous people who lived on the island before Christo... - Posted on April 24, 2015
Godzilla is honored in Tokyo Godzilla has stomped so many buildings in Japan that the movie monster was appointed special resident and tourism ambassador for Tokyo's Shinjuku ward. A Godzilla-size head towering 171 feet above ground level has been unveiled at an office of Toho. It is the Japanese studio... - Posted on April 16, 2015
Now Google lets 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