The London Zoo has two of the last three males left of the Mangarahara cichlid tropical fish species. Now they’re looking for a female in order to avoid the species going into extinction. The species takes its name from the Mangarahara River. For our Geo Quiz: Name the African country where the river is located.
During the Victorian era, one flower captured the British imagination like no other – the Amazon Water Lily. Author Tatiana Holway explores the water lily’s rich history and how it became a symbol of the British Empire during Queen Victoria’s reign in the book “The Flower of Empire.”
Brian Sadler plays trombone for the US Navy’s Seventh Fleet Band, based out of Yokosuka, Japan. Sadler’s also a prolific composer, and now he’s written music for an animated fim that’s going viral online, “Maker vs Marker.”
In the days since the Boston bombings, a makeshift memorial to those who were killed and injured has sprung up near the finish line in downtown Boston. City officials are now starting to dismantle it, but some will be kept by city archivists. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with The World’s Andrea Crossan, who was at the memorial Wednesday.
Musician Anthony Joseph grew up on the Caribbean island of Trinidad, where he began writing poetry at the age of 10. But it was only after moving to London at the age of 22 that he started setting his words to music.
Cameras are everywhere: in our pockets and on our streets. But what happens when we turn those cameras on members of law enforcement? Anchor Marco Werman speaks with a filmmaking team from London whose experience has led to a short animated film.
Tuesday’s DJ pick was chosen for us by Mannasseh Phiri of JOY-FM in Lusaka, Zambia. The CD is called “Brothers in Bamako” and is by blues singer Eric Bibb and Malian guitarist Habib Koité.
Mark Schneider has been obsessed with Napoleon since he was a kid. Now, he’s in the running to play the famous French general at the 200th anniversary re-enactment of the Battle of Waterloo in Belgium.
The members of The Yellow Dogs fled Tehran’s underground rock scene after being featured in a movie about that scene. They’re now based in Brooklyn, touring the US, and living the dream.
In many cultures, homeless or indigent people are buried in a potter’s field or a common grave. In Denmark advocates for the homeless have come up with a new idea. They’re calling it a cemetery for the homeless, a final resting place for some of the estimated 5,000 homeless people in Denmark.
William Plotnikov was a Russian Canadian who converted to Islam and joined an insurgency in the Russian republic of Dagestan. Plotnikov was killed last year in a raid by Russian security forces.There have been reports in the media that Plotnikov may have been in contact with deceased Boston Marathon bombings suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
People around the globe have seen the heart-breaking images from the scene of the garment factory collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh. But Syed Rashad Imam Tanmoy, a cartoonist for The Dhaka Tribune, says it’s gut-wrenching to see it up close. His cartoons celebrate the outpouring of help from Bangladeshis rich and poor, but they also call out episodes of political opportunism.
In Greece, youth unemployment is running at nearly 60 percent. Many young Greeks have left to find work. A web documentary project called New Diaspora aims to collect stories of the Greek immigrant experience.
A major Bollywood star died in Mumbai last week. During the golden age of Indian cinema, in the 1940s and 50s, Shamshad Begum was the voice of many actresses, yet was not seen on movie screens.
The residents of Australia’s Northern Territory share their land with one of the deadliest predators on the planet – the saltwater crocodile. Getting humans and these fearsome reptiles to coexist isn’t easy. But a government program called “Be Crocwise” is doing its best to keep the peace.