Thursday, August 23, 2012

23-Aug-2012 10:30

Week in pictures: 11-17 August 2012 :: News photos: 11-17 August 2012
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-19294178#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

'Himalayan Viagra' taking its toll :: Ram Bahadur Jafra and his brothers crouch on a field, picking through blades of grass. They have traveled five days by foot to a meadow deep inside Nepal's Dolpa district. They came, as tens of thousands do each year, to harvest a highly valuable commodity: the Himalayan caterpillar fungus.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/02/world/asia/himalaya-viagra-caterpillar-fungus/index.html?eref�ition

Has the electric car found its range? :: Despite their green credentials, electric cars still come up short against their petrol-powered cousins when it comes to range -- how far they go before the battery needs recharging.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/13/tech/fuel-cell-biomethanol-denmark/index.html?eref�ition

'Crate home' thinks outside the box :: Living in a house made from shipping containers isn't exactly everyone's idea of a dream home.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/04/tech/box-home-eco-shipping/index.html?eref�ition

In pictures: 2012 National Geographic Traveller Photo Contest winners :: National Geographic annual prize
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-19316451#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Day in pictures: 20 August 2012 :: 24 hours of news photos: 20 August 2012
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-19316453#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

In pictures: Eid al-Fitr celebrations :: Celebrations across the Muslim world
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-19316053#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

China's people power :: Beijing backs down on plans for a copper plant after fierce protests. Does this mean people power is working?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/06/world/asia/china-shifang-protest-florcruz/index.html?eref�ition

Crackdown on social media :: The Chinese government is trying to curb the power of social media throughout the country. CNN's Stan Grant reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2012/07/06/wr-grant-china-social-media.cnn?eref�ition

Watch violent copper protest :: A protest over a chemical plant turns violent, leading to the cancellation of the project. CNN's Eunice Yoon reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/07/04/yoon-china-pollution-protest.cnn?eref�ition

Passenger: Drill ignored :: A passenger in the Costa Concordia cruise disaster says a crew member told him to ignore emergency instructions.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2012/07/05/tsr-rivers-costa-concordia-details.cnn?eref�ition

Captain must stay in town :: Italian judges released the captain of the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner from house arrest Thursday, but ordered him not to leave his home town while the case against him continues, his lawyer said.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/05/world/europe/italy-cruise-ship-captain/index.html?eref�ition

President Zuma announces inquiry :: The headlines Friday in South Africa spoke of a bloodbath, of war.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/17/world/africa/south-africa-mine-violence/index.html?eref�ition

Hail of bullets (graphic) :: Video shows workers under a hail of bullets shot by police. The police say they were trying to protect their own lives.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2012/08/17/ac-south-africa-miner-strike-violence.cnn?eref�ition

Woman seeks missing husband :: CNN's Nkepile Mabuse reports on the aftermath of the mine violence in South Africa.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2012/08/17/pkg-mabuse-africa-mine-deaths.cnn?eref�ition

What led to massacre? :: What led to shooting?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/17/world/africa/marikana-south-africa-mine-shootings/index.html?eref�ition

Husband condemns sentences :: The husband of one of the members of Russian punk rock band Pussy Riot imprisoned for hooliganism in Moscow is leading a chorus of condemnation after a conviction decried as an attack on free speech.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/18/world/europe/russia-pussy-riot-outrage/index.html?eref�ition

What Pussy Riot case reveals about Russia :: Three women are jailed for singing anti-Putin songs. So what does this say about Russia?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/17/opinion/denber-pussy-riot-verdict/index.html?eref�ition

Tutu: End Sudan's suffering now :: As South Sudan prepares to mark a year since independence, Desmond Tutu says the humanitarian situation must be addressed.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/06/opinion/archbishop-tutu-south-sudan/index.html?eref�ition

'The Elders' seek action in Sudan :: Becky Anderson speaks to Archbishop Desmond Tutu and former Irish President Mary Robinson about the situation in Sudan.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/international/2012/07/07/anderson-tutu-robinson-sudan.cnn?eref�ition

The 'Bieber' explanation :: What do the Higgs Boson and Justin Bieber have in common? A physicist's analogy helps explain the discovery.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/07/04/god-particle-higgs-boson-bieber.cnn?eref�ition

What is Higgs boson?
:: Scientists say they are almost certain they have proven the existence of the Higgs boson -- a never-before-seen subatomic particle long thought to be a fundamental building block of the universe.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2011/12/13/world/europe/higgs-boson-q-and-a/index.html?eref�ition

Physicist explains particle :: Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku explains the larger implications of the God Particle's discovery.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2012/07/04/nr-intv-michio-kaku-higgs-boson.cnn?eref�ition

Focus turns to cruise industry :: It was one of the worst passenger ship disasters since the sinking of the Titanic a century ago. On January 13, the Costa Concordia was sailing a few hundred meters off the rocky Tuscan coastline of the island of Giglio.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/04/world/europe/costa-concordia/index.html?eref�ition

Why cruiser sank :: CNN's Dan Rivers investigates what went wrong on the Costa Concordia and what the disaster means for the industry.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/04/world/covering-costa-concordia/index.html?eref�ition

Photos: The 'God particle' :: Photos: Searching for the 'God particle'
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/07/04/tech/gallery/higgs-boson/index.html?eref�ition

Editor: 'I'm a devout feminist' :: In 1996, Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown declared herself a feminist and talked about the importance of sex.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2012/08/13/bts-helen-gurley-brown-feminist.cnn?eref�ition

Xbox hackers trigger unusual innovations :: Microsoft's Kinect for Xbox 360 has inspired countless ingenious modifications -- from real-time light sabers to nifty trash bins.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/16/tech/innovation/kinect-hack-tech/index.html?eref�ition

Digital art: When reality isn't enough :: In the age of Instagram and smartphones, anyone can be an artist. But how do you identify true art when options are limitless?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/10/living/fine-art-photography-manipulation/index.html?eref�ition

Rich Kids of Instagram
:: They have money, youth, free time and now a bit of fame. So what's next for the people featured on the hit site Rich Kids of Instagram?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/17/tech/web/rich-kids-of-instagram/index.html?eref�ition

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