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Indian village schoolteacher wins $1 million prize -- and gives half to the runners-up

An Indian schoolteacher has been awarded the 2020 Global Teacher Prize -- and has vowed to give half of the $1 million prize money to the runners-up.

How George Floyd's death energized a very British Black Lives Matter movement


Indian Muslim student arrested for allegedly trying to convert Hindu woman

Police in northern India have arrested a Muslim man for allegedly trying to convert a Hindu woman to Islam, under a controversial new law that has sparked widespread outrage and protests.

Namibia is auctioning 170 wild elephants amid drought and rising population

Namibia has put 170 "high value" wild elephants up for sale due to drought and an increase in elephant numbers, the southern African country's environmental ministry announced on Wednesday.

See one of the most complete dinosaur skeletons ever found

An Australian museum organization says it has acquired one of the most complete and finely preserved Triceratops skeletons ever found.

Meet the woman tasked with turning around scandal-plagued Bon Appétit

When a friend reached out to Dawn Davis about the editor in chief opening at Bon Appétit, she was quick to recommend someone else - a writer she had just signed at her Simon & Schuster imprint, 37 Ink.

TikTok's biggest star, 16-year-old Charli D'Amelio, is investing in a banking app for teens

TikTok's biggest star, 16-year-old Charli D'Amelio is raking in money, and she's using some of it to invest in a banking app for teens.

These cryptocurrencies are surging even more than bitcoin

The dramatic rise in bitcoin may seem overly speculative. Yet bitcoin has actually lagged the surges for some other cryptocurrencies.

Facebook sued for allegedly favoring immigrants over US workers

The Trump administration sued Facebook on Thursday for allegedly passing over US job candidates for thousands of positions in favor of immigrant workers holding temporary visas.

OPEC and Russia agree to start pumping more oil next month

Saudi Arabia, Russia and other oil producing countries have agreed to start tentatively increasing output next month even as the coronavirus pandemic continues to cloud the outlook for demand.

US cities are losing 36 million trees a year. Here's why it matters

If you're looking for a reason to care about tree loss, the nation's latest heat wave might be it. Trees can lower summer daytime temperatures by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a recent study.

Miami's Little Haiti wasn't a target for developers. Until the seas started to rise


How rich people could help save the planet from the climate crisis

Rich people don't just have bigger bank balances and more lavish lifestyles than the rest of us -- they also have bigger carbon footprints.

Spectacular eight-mile frieze of Ice Age beasts found

Thousands of rock art pictures depicting huge Ice Age creatures such as mastodons have been revealed by researchers in the Amazon rainforest.

Lying down and vomiting between courses: This is how Ancient Romans would feast

Imagine, if you will, the most glorious festive feast, with an oversize turkey, stuffing two ways, holiday ham, the requisite fixings and at least half a dozen pies and cakes. That may all sound grand -- that is, until you consider the extravagant displays of the ancient Roman banquet.

Unseen photos of America's early 'working girls'

Women in sexual professions have always distinguished themselves from other women, from the mores of the time, by pushing the boundaries of style. The most celebrated concubines and courtesans in history set the trends in their respective courts. The great dames of burlesque -- Sally Rand, Gypsy Rose Lee -- boasted a signature style on- and offstage, reflecting broader-than-life personalities.

An inmate wrote to a famous photographer. Their letters, and friendship, became a collaborative project

This past January, photographer Alec Soth received a letter in the mail at his studio in St. Paul, sent from the Minnesota Correctional Facility just north of him in Rush City.

8 houses built in impossible places

Architecture can flirt with nature in expressive yet subtle ways. The idea in architecture is often to harmonize, not dominate, the landscapes. This can prove a challenge, however, when faced with steep slopes, cliff faces and mountainsides.

When beauty products were radioactive

A miracle cream was launched in Paris in 1933. Billed as a "scientific beauty product," it promised to improve circulation, firm muscle tissue, reduce fat and smooth wrinkles. It was part of a line of cosmetics called Tho-Radia -- after thorium and radium, the radioactive elements it contained.

'World's deepest' swimming pool opens

Scuba divers can plunge to brand new depths without setting foot in the ocean thanks to a multi-million dollar facility that's just opened in Poland.

Yet another Italian village is selling $1 houses

You wait a while for a house that's practically given away to you, and then three come along at once.

Runestones open gateway to ancient Viking civilization

Drive north of the Swedish capital for about half an hour and you'll reach the lakeside district of Vallentuna, a pleasant community with cobblestone churches, picnic areas and playgrounds.

Inside Singapore's legal red-light district

"Ok, now we're about to walk past a corner selling sex drugs, see if you can spot the different pills."

Why Christopher Walken's Irish accent went so wrong

"Welcome to Ireland," intones Christopher Walken over drone shots of lush green farmland, his unique halting speech patterns -- New York via the moon -- only occasionally troubled by the mangled specter of a County Mayo lilt.

How a Covid-19 vaccine could change travel for good

It was the good news that gave the world hope.

This 6-year-old girl is helping the homeless with care packages

Most kids want toys or candy for their birthdays, but 6-year-old Bethany Moultry's wish was to help more people.

How California prisoners raised $30K for a high school student in need

It's hard to imagine two more different places than an elite private school and California's Soledad State Prison, which houses the state's largest concentration of men sentenced to life behind bars. But for the past seven years, the two worlds have collided in an unusual way: through a book club.

Officer responds to call about a fire at his own home -- and his children still inside

Imagine being a police officer responding to a call for a family trapped in a burning house fire, then realizing that the house is yours.

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