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Global citizenship a growing sentiment among citizens of emerging economies - Poll BBC
2 May 2016 - For the first time in 15 years of tracking by GlobeScan, findings indicate that nearly one in two people (49 per cent) surveyed across 14 tracking countries see themselves more as global citizens than citizens of their country. This sentiment is being driven by citizens of large emerging economies, according to a new poll for the BBC World Service. (more)

'Global citizenship' rising, poll suggests
1 May 2016 - People are increasingly identifying themselves as global rather than national citizens, according to a BBC World Service poll. The trend is particularly marked in emerging economies, where people see themselves as outward looking and internationally minded. Pollsters GlobeScan questioned more than 20,000 people in 18 countries. To read more about the poll and 'What is 'global citizenship' anyway?' see (more)

Ancient Buddhist sculpture returned to Pakistani government
1 May 2016 - An ancient stone sculpture of Buddha's footprints that was smuggled into the United States and had been expected to sell for more than $1 million was returned to the government of Pakistan on Wednesday. The piece, called a Buddhapada, was taken from a Pakistani region rich in Buddhist history decades ago. The repatriated piece is a large stone slab with columns and two large footprints. Within the footprints are symbols, including a swastika, a 5,000-year-old Sanskrit symbol that denotes auspiciousness and was co-opted by Nazi Germany. (more)

Indigenous dancers compete at North America's largest powwow
30 April 2016 - Nearly 3,000 indigenous dancers representing hundreds of tribes from across the United States, Canada, and other parts of the world kicked off one of North America's most prominent powwows on Friday. Spectators caught glimpses of feathered bustles, buckskin dresses, elaborate outfits with hand-stitched designs, and hair pieces covered with intricate beadwork. It's no doubt a showcase of indigenous cultures and a means to preserving tradition, but it's also about competition. (more)

Park workers in Spain discover huge Roman coin trove
30 April 2016 - Workers laying pipes in a southern Spanish park have unearthed a 600-kilogram (1,300-pound) trove of Roman coins in what culture officials say is a unique historic discovery. The Seville Archaeological Museum said the construction workers came across 19 amphoras containing thousands of bronze and silver-coated coins dating from the end of the fourth century. Museum director Ana Navarro said the discovery Wednesday in the southern town of Tomares outside Seville is unique for Spain and of incalculable value. (more)

12 entrepreneurs who are changing the world
29 April 2016 - The World Economic Forum has announced their newest class of Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneurs of the Year. Twelve entrepreneurs whose social good enterprises are changing the global landscape. Their initiatives range in size and scope, but they all share the common goal of aiding and advancing underserved groups around the world. (more)

North America's largest coal power plant to become 44-MW solar
29 April 2016 - Here's a turn of events that should make renewable-energy advocates smile. Located on the shores of Lake Erie, the Ontario Power Generation Nanticoke Generating Station was once North America's largest coal-fired power plant. Now the site is to be re-purposed for a 44-MW solar farm, as part of a larger effort to replace coal with renewable sources, according to Cleantech Canada. (more)

Rosemary really is herb of remembrance, as scent boosts memory by 15 per cent, say scientists
27 April 2016 - Scientists at Northumbria University in the UK have shown that rosemary really is linked to better memory. A study of pensioners found that simply being in a room diffused with the smell of rosemary boosted memory test scores by 15 per cent. Previous studies on brain tissue in the lab have shown that the compounds in rosemary can stimulate activity. A separate experiment by the same team, also found the peppermint tea could boost memory. The research was presented at the British Psychological Society's annual conference in Nottingham, England. (more)

US: Tens of thousands set to gather for nation's largest powwow
27 April 2016 - More than 100,000 spectators, artists, and Native American dancers are converging on Albuquerque as part of North America's largest powwow. The 33rd annual Gathering of Nations begins Thursday, 28 April. Some 700 Native American tribes in the United States and First Nations in Canada are represented at the gathering. Here are some things to know about the gathering's major highlights. (more)

Australia: Sunshine Coast builds Queensland's first-ever council solar farm
27 April 2016 - Queensland's first large-scale solar farm run by a local government -- saving that council $22 million in electricity costs over 30 years -- is now being built on the Sunshine Coast. It is the first local government in Australia to finance a solar plant itself. More than 57,800 solar panels will be built on stands three to four metres high above an abandoned canefield owned by the council. They will generate power by early 2017. (more)

How to improve memory: sniff rosemary and drink peppermint tea, study suggests
27 April 2016 - If your memory is a little lax, you might want to start growing rosemary in your home. Or at least invest in some diffuser oil. Researchers at Northumbria University found that simply being in a rosemary-scented room could improve memory by 15 per cent among older people. The same group of researchers also looked at the effects of peppermint tea and chamomile tea on memory. In a study of 180 people, researchers found peppermint tea helped to improve long term memory, working memory, and alertness. (more)

Motherly love helps children's brains grow bigger, scientists find
26 April 2016 - Motherly love can help children's brains grow at twice the rate as neglected youngsters, a study has shown. Although it is known that a nurturing, stable home life improves overall childhood development, it is the first research to prove that it has a significant impact on brain size. Children who received the most support from their mother's before school were found to have more growth in the hippocampus, which is associated with learning, memories, and regulating emotions. (more)

Thailand expects new solar farms to generate $512 mln investment
26 April 2016 - Thailand's latest solar energy project is expected to spur investment of around 18 billion baht ($512 million) this year, which should help support the slowing economy, the country's energy regulator said on Tuesday. The government aims to increase renewable capacity to 19,635 MW by 2036, up 20 percent from a previous target, with solar energy making up 31 percent, according to the energy ministry's latest power development plan. (more)

China, U.S. pledge to ratify Paris climate deal this year
22 April 2016 - China and the United States, the world's top producers of greenhouse gas emissions, pledged on Friday to formally adopt by the end of the year a Paris deal to slow global warming, raising the prospects of it being enforced much faster than anticipated. (more)

Face time with Queen, Princes completes Obama's royal visit
22 April 2016 - President Barack Obama plunged into a whirlwind of royal socializing Friday that began over a birthday lunch with Queen Elizabeth II and ended at a dinner hosted by the trio of young royals who represent the future of the British monarchy. President Obama, accompanied by his wife, Michelle, arrived by helicopter on the verdant grounds of Windsor Castle, where the Queen celebrated her 90th birthday a day earlier. 'The Queen has been a source of inspiration for me,' President Obama said later at a news conference alongside British Prime Minister David Cameron. 'She is truly one of my favorite people ... an astonishing person.' The Obamas brought as a gift a photo diary of the Queen's many visits with U.S. Presidents and First Ladies. The album opens with her 1951 visit when, as Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh, she toured George Washington's estate at Mount Vernon in Virginia and met President Harry Truman at the White House. (more)

U.S. President Obama pays tribute to 'jewel' Queen Elizabeth after 90th birthday
22 April 2016 - U.S. President Barack Obama flew to Queen Elizabeth's castle on Friday to wish happy birthday to the world's oldest monarch a day after she turned 90, calling her one of his favorite people. The Obamas later had dinner with a younger generation of royals, the Queen's grandson Prince William, his wife Kate, and his brother Prince Harry, at Kensington Palace in London. Queen Elizabeth, the oldest monarch in British history, has met 11 U.S. Presidents. 'Should we be fortunate enough to reach 90, may we be as vibrant as she is,' Obama said. 'She is an astonishing person and a real jewel to the world and not just the United Kingdom.' (more)

Crowds celebrate Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday walkabout
21 April 2016 - Queen Elizabeth greeted thousands of well-wishers from across Britain and beyond as she celebrated her 90th birthday on Thursday, demonstrating the world's oldest monarch's intent to keep doing the job she has performed for more than six decades. To mark Thursday's milestone, a beaming Elizabeth mingled with crowds during a lengthy walkabout near her Windsor Castle home, west of London. (more)

Flood of tributes for Queen Elizabeth on her 90th birthday
21 April 2016 - Fate unexpectedly made her Queen. Duty and endurance have made her an institution and an icon. Queen Elizabeth II turned 90 on Thursday as Britain's oldest and longest-reigning monarch, drawing crowds of well-wishers and floods of tributes to the stamina and service of a woman who can claim to have given her name to the age. Elizabeth's father became King George VI and, at 10, she became heir to the throne. When she was 21 -- almost five years before she became Queen -- she promised the people of Britain and the Commonwealth that 'my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service.' She kept the promise, and it has struck a chord with people in Britain and around the world. (more)

Is being sober finally trendy? Why millennials are ditching bar crawls for juice crawls
21 April 2016 - Many booze-free activities have popped up in major US cities to serve a growing number of young people who are ditching [alcohol]. For those 35 and under, cutting back on booze no longer means social suicide. In addition to juice crawls, there are now sober day raves, alcohol-free bars, boozeless dinner and dance parties, and a sober social network that organizes group outings and launched a dating app so popular it has temporarily shut down. (more)

Scottish exhibit marks Queen's birthday
21 April 2016 - An exhibition of spectacular gowns and jewels worn by Britain's Queen Elizabeth, who turns 90 on Thursday, opened in Scotland, charting the monarch's public appearances since childhood to date. Scotland is known to hold a special place in Elizabeth's heart, and she spends her summers at Balmoral Castle, in the Cairngorms National Park. The feeling is mutual: Scots nationalists wanted her to continue as Queen of Scotland as part of their proposal for independence from the United Kingdom that was defeated in a 2014 referendum. (more)

DNA sat nav uncovers ancient Ashkenaz and predicts where Yiddish originated
20 April 2016 - The origin of Yiddish, the millennium old language of Ashkenazic Jews, is something that linguists have questioned for decades. Now, a pioneering tool -- the Geographic Population Structure (GPS) -- which converts DNA data into its ancestral coordinates, has helped scientists pinpoint that the DNA of Yiddish speakers could have originated from four ancient villages in north-eastern Turkey. The research, led by Dr Eran Elhaik from the University of Sheffield, suggests the Yiddish language was invented by Iranian and Ashkenazic Jews as they traded on the Silk Road. (more)

Founder of China's Tencent to give $2 billion in shares to charity
19 April 2016 - The founder of China's Tencent Holdings Ltd, Pony Ma, said he plans to donate 100 million company shares, worth more than $2 billion, to a new charity fund in one of China's biggest philanthropic pledges ever. Ma, whose fortune is estimated to be about $18.8 billion, said the donation would go towards supporting medical, educational, and environmental causes in China. (more)

Solar panels power business surge -- not just lights -- in Tanzania
19 April 2016 - Samwel Nyakalege's life has recently become more of a grind -- and that's a good thing. The 33-year-old miller from Bwisya village, on Lake Victoria's Ukara Island, is one of the first to benefit from a project to bring solar power to residents and business-owners. Around the world, as the costs of solar energy plunge, it is increasingly being used to power industry and businesses, a huge step forward from simply supplying lighting and basic electrical power in places like Tanzania, experts say. (more)

12-year-old Israeli girl discovers ancient Egyptian amulet
19 April 2016 - A 12-year-old Israeli girl has discovered an ancient Egyptian amulet dating back more than 3,200 years to the days of the Pharaohs, an official said Tuesday. Neshama Spielman and her family took part in the Temple Mount Sifting Project, an initiative to sort through earth discarded from the area of the biblical temples in Jerusalem. (more)

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