On the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, his legacy is more important than ever. King’s impact on civil rights and the national discourse on race and civil disobedience in America was profound, but it’s easy to find evidence of his importance globally, too–just look at a map. advertisement More than 1,000 streets around the world bear King’s name, from Kolkata, India, and Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Photographers around the world documented some of these avenues and boulevards in striking images for the April issue of National Geographic magazine, which also created an online interactive mapping the world’s MLK streets through Google Street View and the open source mapping database OpenStreetMap. From a hedge-lined street in Roncadelle, Italy, to a residential area in the town of Huntington, U.K., to an unpaved road in Merlo, Argentina, it’s remarkable to see the diversity of cities … [Read more...] about Mapping The 1,000+ Streets Named After Martin Luther King, Jr.
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I was about to pick up my cell phone when I realized I still had rhino horn lotion all over my hands. It wouldn’t come off. The lotion was surprisingly thick and creamy, and when I brought it to my nose it smelled faintly of a musty old couch. Once I finally gathered enough tissues to wipe the lotion off, I realized that my hands were noticeably softer. No rhinos were harmed in the process of softening my hands, however. advertisement advertisement I was checking out IndieBio, a new biotech accelerator in San Francisco where early-stage biotech ventures get mentorship, access to lab space, and seed funding. When I visited out the space, IndieBio had been open for just two weeks, but was already buzzing with scientists working on projects that sound like they’re straight out of Silicon Valley’s collective vision of an ideal future. Everything a science-based startup might want is available in the space, from basic biotech lab equipment (centrifuges and lots … [Read more...] about Egg Whites, Rhino Horns, And Stem Cells: IndieBio’s Plan To Bioengineer A Better World
Yesterday, the World Heritage Committee inscribed four new sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, including a “transnational serial property” that includes 17 of Le Corbusier’s architectural works. The buildings, which span seven different countries, were chosen for their influence on architecture’s modernist movement at the turn of the 20th century. advertisement UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee is tasked with choosing properties around the world that make up the best of what the built and natural environment have to offer. While ancient sites and famous landmarks often spring to mind as receiving UNESCO protection, in 2001 the UNESCO center launched a program for documenting and promoting Modernist buildings. Last year, when the U.S. nominated 10 of Frank Lloyd Wright’s works, it marked the first time America had nominated any modern architecture for the list. The chosen sites were built over the course of 50 years of Le … [Read more...] about 17 Le Corbusier Buildings Just Received UNESCO Protection
The issue surrounding the H-1B visa, coveted by Indian IT professionals, is rearing its ugly head again. This time, it is about the declining approval rate for the visas based on the data released by the US Citizenship Immigration Services (USCIS).Experts say this will impact half a million Indians residing in the US, and renewal of visas, that was automatic until now, may take up to a year.This is hardly surprising given the kind of crackdown the IT industry has seen in recent times. This will not just have a huge impact on the new applications, but also renewals of H-1B visas, say immigration experts.Close Also Read: Reporter's Take | H1B visa renewals hits slow lane related news Hinduja Global arm hikes stake in Element Solutions Amazon says 'bias' in Pentagon awarding $10 billion contract to Microsoft Corporate Corridor | IT firms turn pyramid from barrel Pankaj Joshi, Managing Director, Nysa Capital, said, there are at least over half a million Indians … [Read more...] about Not just new applications, H-1B visa renewals also feel the heat now