Watch the birdy! – John Cole

With all the recent news about Iran and its election, I thought this comic was both interesting and relevant. John Cole, “Fundamentalist Islam has long been at odds with the present. And save for oil extraction technology and nuclear enrichment, the Iranian brand of it has little love for modernity. It’s therefore been amusing to watch the country’s regime attempt to squelch coverage of the post-stolen-election mass demonstrations and brutal crackdown. It’s easy enough to sequster or deport foreign journalists. What’s tough is controlling the online commentary and reportage from thousands of Iranian citizens using social-network applications like Twitter or Facebook.” Related article: Yahoo News





December 4, 2016

Adventure Photographer Swims With Millions of Jellyfish

Ever wonder what it would be like to swim with jellyfish? Travel and adventure photographer Kien Lam fulfilled this fantasy by flying across the globe to Jellyfish Lake in Micronesia. Anyone who has been stung by a jellyfish can attest—it’s not a pleasant experience. But Jellyfish Lake in Palau is filled with millions of jellyfish that have evolved in a way that makes it safe for humans to swim in the same waters.

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December 3, 2016

Adventurous Photographer Treks to Remote Buddhist Village Before It Disappears

If you’re unfamiliar with Larung Gar, it may be because the small, remote town located in a far-flung corner of China has largely stayed out of the tourism spotlight. It is, however, a cultural and historical Tibetan treasure that has been undergoing tremendous changes in the past few decades, particularly in the midst of global controversy between Tibet and China.

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