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Op-Ed: How an innocent smile disturbed Brazil

An innocent smile at a funeral, courtesy former Brazilian Environment Minister, Marina Silva, that was wrongly reported online and that spread over the Internet in Brazil, only makes one wonder how many people judge too quickly a book by its cover.
In the Media by J.N. Paquet - 4 comments

Silva could win Brazil vote after running mate's death: poll

Bras - Environmentalist Marina Silva could unseat incumbent Dilma Rousseff in Brazil's October presidential vote, a poll found Monday, a stunning political twist after Silva's running mate was killed in a plane crash.
In the Media by Yana Marull (AFP)

Tens of thousands mourn Brazil presidential candidate Campos

Recife - More than 160,000 mourners turned out to pay their respects to Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos here Sunday after the popular socialist politician's death in a plane crash last week.
In the Media by AFP

Thousands mourn Brazil presidential candidate Campos

Recife - More than 130,000 mourners turned out to pay their respects to Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos here Sunday after the popular socialist politician's death in a plane crash last week.A line of mourners stretching some three kilometers (1....
In the Media by AFP

Brazil vote veers into unknown with candidate's death

Bras - The death in a plane crash of Socialist Party candidate Eduardo Campos has put an unpredictable spin on Brazil's presidential elections, opening the way for a popular environmentalist to challenge incumbent Dilma Rousseff.
In the Media by Yana Marull (AFP)

Amazon's largest fish is facing extinction

Fans of master-fisherman Jeremy Wade will remember the Animal Planet's "River Monsters" episode when he was rammed in the chest by a large Arapaima. While Wade practices catch-and-release, this majestic fish is being decimated in the wild.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 7 comments

Brazilian presidential candidate dies in airplane crash

Santos - The Socialist candidate to the Presidency in Brazil, Eduardo Campos, died this morning in a private jet crash in Santos, Brazil.
In the Media by J.N. Paquet - 3 comments

Brazil presidential candidate dies in plane crash

Santos - Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos died Wednesday when his campaign jet slammed into houses in Santos city in bad weather, killing all seven people on board and setting buildings alight.
In the Media by AFP

Clean hydrogen energy can allegedly be produced from methane

Rio De Janeiro - Researcher Fabio B. Noronha claims that he and his team with the National Institute of Technology may have found a way to convert methane into hydrogen energy.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Sao Paulo teachers need a Pap smear? You're kidding, right?

Believe it or not, and this is a shocker, but in Sao Paulo, Brazil, a woman must hand in the results of a pap smear test, or a letter from her doctor proving her virginity before being hired as a teacher.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 1 comment

12% of gamers have hallucinations after long play sessions

Nottingham - According to recent studies around 12 percent of players hear sounds from their games after playing. Hallucinations include hearing bullets, explosions and whispering voices.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Studies find that empowering locals helps save the environment

Multiple studies have covered what happens when locals support their own environment instead of the government. According to these reports efficient, stable communities can protect the environment better than the big agencies.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Brazilian farmers: biotech companies using deceptive advertising

Brazilian farmers in the Mato Grosso region of the country noticed in March of this year their genetically-modified corn crops were less resistant to destructive caterpillars, resulting in farms having to use additional pesticides to control the pests.
In the Media by Karen Graham

Bolivia declares Israel a terrorist state

Cochabamba - Bolivia has canceled a visa exemption agreement and declared Israel a "terrorist state" in protest of its deadly war in Gaza.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 40 comments

Isolated Amazonian tribe makes contact with outside

Rio De Janeiro - Members of an isolated tribe have emerged from the Amazon rainforest and made contact with the outside world in a video released by Brazil's indigenous authority.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Bar Russia from hosting 2018 soccer World Cup — UK Deputy PM

London - The UK’s Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, has called for Russia to be stripped of its scheduled hosting of the 2018 World Cup soccer finals.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 2 comments

Boy has 232 teeth removed in one day

A 17 year old boy from India endured a seven hour surgery to remove 232 teeth. The rare condition was caused by a complex composite odontoma.
In the Media by Micki Hogan - 1 comment

See the video North Korea wants removed from the Internet

Kim Jong-un is shown in this parody of world leaders dancing and goofing off during a digital altered video. While North America and Russia say nothing of their leaders being mocked, North Korea wants the video removed.
In the Media by Micki Hogan - 1 comment

Entire town lives underground to avoid extreme heat

Like out of a science fiction story the small Australian town named Coober Pedy lives underground to avoid desert dust storms and extreme heat.
In the Media by Micki Hogan - 3 comments

GOP candidate wants to drill in already shaky Yellowstone park

Dr. Taylor Haynes is a Republican candidate for the Governor of Wyoming. He is also selling the idea of opening Yellowstone Park for drilling. Recent seismic activity and melting roads raises concerns of a Super Volcano Eruption.
In the Media by Micki Hogan - 2 comments
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