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Former Rebels Go Back to Rwanda

pulitzercenter:

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Jean Pierre’s expression is hard, severe. His eyes are those of a man who has been fighting most of his life. He has spent the last few years across the border, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), hiding in the forest as a fugitive, raiding villages and attacking army outposts….

guardian:

Bionic ears: let’s hear it for cochlear implants
Oliver Campbell is a picture of childhood contentment. At just under two years old he is experimenting with words and is happily peppering his creative endeavours with them. But inside Oliver’s head something extraordinary is happening. Currents from tiny electrodes, curled inside the snail-shaped cochlea of his inner ear, are stimulating his auditory nerve, allowing him to hear. Take them away and Oliver’s world would be thrown into confusion. Read more
Photograph: Suki Dhanda for the Observer

guardian:

Bionic ears: let’s hear it for cochlear implants

Oliver Campbell is a picture of childhood contentment. At just under two years old he is experimenting with words and is happily peppering his creative endeavours with them. But inside Oliver’s head something extraordinary is happening. Currents from tiny electrodes, curled inside the snail-shaped cochlea of his inner ear, are stimulating his auditory nerve, allowing him to hear. Take them away and Oliver’s world would be thrown into confusion. Read more

Photograph: Suki Dhanda for the Observer

(Source: theguardian.com)

nprradiopictures:

This is Hungerford, a large female snowy owl. Last summer she was just a hatchling — a gray ball of fuzz in the middle of the Arctic tundra. In the fall, newly equipped with adult plumage, she flew thousands of miles south until she reached the coast of Maryland. And this winter, she became an important part of an unprecedented research project.

Snowy owls are among the largest birds in North America, but scientists know very little about their behavior. The owls spend most of their days far from humans, hunting rodents and birds in the flat expanses of the Arctic Circle. In the winter, the owls move south, but they don’t usually reach the United States. Most years, only a few are spotted in the northernmost states — a rare treat for birders. But this winter was different.

Trapping And Tracking The Mysterious Snowy Owl

Photo Credits: Meredith Rizzo/NPR and Courtesy of Jean-François Therrien

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tballardbrown:

cartermagazine:

Today In History
‘Lorraine Hansberry’s drama, A Raisin in the Sun, opened at the Barrymore Theater in New York on this date March 11, 1959. This was the first play written by a Black woman to be performed on Broadway.’
(photo: Lorraine Hansberry)
- CARTER Magazine

Denzel Washington and Diahann Carroll are currently starring in the latest Broadway production of this play.

tballardbrown:

cartermagazine:

Today In History

‘Lorraine Hansberry’s drama, A Raisin in the Sun, opened at the Barrymore Theater in New York on this date March 11, 1959. This was the first play written by a Black woman to be performed on Broadway.’

(photo: Lorraine Hansberry)

- CARTER Magazine

Denzel Washington and Diahann Carroll are currently starring in the latest Broadway production of this play.

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smithsonian:

"What in the world was an American woman doing flying a plane alone to Saudi Arabia where no woman was allowed to drive a car? Well, actually Geraldine “Jerrie” Mock was flying her Cessna around the world and she was already two weeks into a flight that no woman had yet completed, not even the indomitable Amelia Earhart.”
 (via Celebrating Jerrie Mock, the First Woman to Fly Around the World | AirSpace)

smithsonian:

"What in the world was an American woman doing flying a plane alone to Saudi Arabia where no woman was allowed to drive a car? Well, actually Geraldine “Jerrie” Mock was flying her Cessna around the world and she was already two weeks into a flight that no woman had yet completed, not even the indomitable Amelia Earhart.”

 (via Celebrating Jerrie Mock, the First Woman to Fly Around the World | AirSpace)

ourpresidents:


"Now, therefore, I, William J. Clinton, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim the week of February 21-27, 1993, as "American Wine Appreciation Week."  I call upon the people of the United States to observe this week with appropriate ceremonies and activities."

That’s right, it’s American Wine Appreciation Week!  Be sure to start off your weekend with “appropriate ceremonies and activities” y’all.
-from the Clinton Library

ourpresidents:

"Now, therefore, I, William J. Clinton, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim the week of February 21-27, 1993, as "American Wine Appreciation Week."  I call upon the people of the United States to observe this week with appropriate ceremonies and activities."

That’s right, it’s American Wine Appreciation Week!  Be sure to start off your weekend with “appropriate ceremonies and activities” y’all.

-from the Clinton Library

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