October 12, 2013   BY  

    Nicky Nodjoumi’s artwork walks a fine line between art and politics. After the ousting of the Shah in 1979, the new Khomeini regime began strictly regulating artistic expression. Nodjoumi was exiled after a Tehrab exhibition in 1980."They saw the show and they labeled me as anti-revolution, anti-Khomeini, and anti-regime." Continue reading

  • October 8, 2013   BY  

    This collection of photos from the World Food Programme (WFP) shows life inside Zaatari, the largest Syrian refugee camp. The camp, which houses over 100,000 Syrians in Jordan, has challenged organizations like WFP to provide enough resources. Continue reading

    October 5, 2013   BY  

    In these images from the October 125th anniversary issue of National Geographic magazine, photographer Marcus Bleasdale documents child labor in camps that extract not blood diamonds, but tin, tungsten and tantalum — minerals used in electronic products. © Marcus Bleasdale/National Geographic. Continue reading

  • September 20, 2013   BY  

    While more and more people are living alone, the costs of rent and real estate are soaring. So cities like New York and Vancouver are trying to get the most out of some of the apartment space they do have, by creating "micro" apartments. Many of these apartments are smaller than what was previously allowed under the law. Continue reading

  • September 17, 2013   BY  

    At 330 miles above the Arctic Circle, life has never been easy for those brave enough to call Barrow home. The population currently hovers around 5,000 and about half of the residents are native Inupiat Eskimo, indigenous people who have survived for centuries by relying upon subsistence hunting and whaling. Continue reading

    September 15, 2013   BY  

    In 1935 construction started on a massive New Deal project proposed by FDR in Passamaquoddy Bay. The Quoddy Dam Project would have stored the rising tide behind multiple dams and then slowly released the water through turbines, producing electricity. But just a year later, Congress pulled funding and the project was abandoned. Continue reading

  • September 6, 2013   BY  

    Israel’s recent discovery of huge offshore natural gas reserves could mean a profound transformation for the nation’s economy and for the region’s political stability. A small Texas company named Noble Energy took on the challenge of getting the gas to market. Long-time NBC Tel Aviv bureau chief Martin Fletcher reports. Continue reading

  • August 22, 2013   BY  

    In 2013 Superman marks his 75th anniversary. Over the decades the hero has leaped from comic books to movies, TV shows, radio, video games and merchandise. But Superman’s main goal of protecting truth, justice and the American way remains the same as it did in 1938. Continue reading

  • August 7, 2013   BY  

    Hellbender salamanders are as old as the dinosaurs, but scientists know very little about these ancient amphibians. Scientists need to know how many live in the Midwest and Appalachian regions of the United States and how healthy the population is, but finding and studying these animals is no easy feat. Continue reading

  • August 5, 2013   BY  

    In his book "The Art of Controversy: Political Cartoons and Their Enduring Power," journalist Victor Navasky writes about caricature’s ability to disturb dictators, humble presidents and inflame readers. We present 13 of the most impactful cartoons featured in the book. Continue reading

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