THE WEEK IN STORIES AROUND THE GLOBE

 

Nicaraguans are using crowdsourcing technology to prove that a good map can change your life

 

Nicaraguans

“Taking a bus in Latin America can be a disorienting experience. While the light rail systems in places like Mexico City, Buenos Aires, and Rio de Janeiro have system maps that are fairly easy to understand, most cities lack a comprehensive bus map.”

#LatinAmerica #Nicaragua #Technology

 A historic night for Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party

Slick Willy

Hillary Clinton on Tuesday became the first woman to be nominated for president by a major political party on a historic night during which her campaign also sought to reintroduce her to skeptical voters and calm continuing tensions here.”

#Election2016 #HillaryClinton #Politics

‘Black lives should matter in South Sudan too’

Model South Sudan

“I live in New York. I’m full time model with Wilhelmina Models, which is one of the top agencies in the world – they represent Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato. My life involves castings, photoshoots and travel. My career has gone well; I used to be the face of Louis Vuitton and I’ve walked on global fashion shows for labels like Vivienne Westwood. My life now is a whole world away from where I was born and where I came from.”

#SouthSudan #SuperModel #GlobalConflict #War

Scientists find Luca, a single-cell, bacterium-like organism that is the common ancestor of all life on Earth

Luca-Life

“Scientists might have found the common ancestor that unites all life on Earth – and it’s called Luca.”

#Science #ifuckinglovescience

 

 

 

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