5 Times People Used Trees to Change the World

5 Times People Used Trees to Change the World

Seen in August 2011, Felix Finkbeiner has made it his life’s goal to plant trees. And he is getting a lot of help. Photograph by Benno Kraehahn In honor of Earth Day, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite National Geographic stories on people making a big impact around the world through trees—planting them, climbing […]

USC's Michael Norman Jr. has Olympic dreams and world record aspirations

USC's Michael Norman Jr. has Olympic dreams and world record aspirations

The runner who placed fourth in that race was another high schooler, Noah Lyles of Florida. Lyles turned professional soon after the trials. Asked whether he considered doing the same, Norman replied, “I thought about it about for a brief, tiny, tiny, tiny, tiny moment. But I knew I was going to college. I just […]

Renting property: how does it compare around the world?

Renting property: how does it compare around the world?

Germany In the former textile quarter of the southern German city of Augsburg, Matthew Robinson, a 35-year-old school teacher, his wife Karoline and their two toddler daughters live in a three-room flat with a balcony that runs almost the entire length. It looks out over former brick factories-turned-flats, a park and a stream, along which […]

Champion Astros showing no signs of World Series hangover

Champion Astros showing no signs of World Series hangover

When the Cubs and Indians got off to poor starts in the first half of 2017, the theory of a World Series hangover effect spread far and wide. But the Astros didn’t want to hear about it in spring training, and starter Dallas Kuechel told the Washington Post: “We’re not the Cubs. I firmly believe […]

Belgium Contributes To World Food Programme Blockchain Project

Belgium Contributes To World Food Programme Blockchain Project

The government of Belgium is making a contribution of €2 mln to promote a Blockchain project by the World Food Programme (WFP), the WFP announced April 19. The contribution will reportedly allow the United Nations (UN) to use Blockchain technology to fight against hunger in impoverished areas. The “Building Blocks” project is piloted with other […]

Five people die as anti-government protests spread across Nicaragua

Five people die as anti-government protests spread across Nicaragua

Violent protests have spread across Nicaragua in response to government reforms of the social security system. Between five and 10 people had been killed by Friday night during three days of rioting, reports said. The violence follows the decision of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) government to push through reforms to the national social […]

Bruce Arena: No regrets about United States not qualifying for World Cup

Bruce Arena: No regrets about United States not qualifying for World Cup

No regrets. Those are Bruce Arena’s thoughts when asked by a TMZ cameraman about the US men’s national team’s failed bid to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. “I don’t have any regrets. I’m disappointed, but I don’t have any regrets,” Arena said when tracked down at a Los Angeles-area airport. “I, my staff […]

Monster Hunter: World's Big New Dragon Battle Is The Best Yet

Monster Hunter: World's Big New Dragon Battle Is The Best Yet

Monster Hunter: World’s latest event adds a golden dragon for players that players really should make the necessary preparations to hunt. Dealing with the Kulve Taroth is a massive undertaking where up to 16 players can cooperate in order to get some of the most stylish and powerful loot around. The event ends in a […]

Sutton Foster Will Release New Album, Take Me to the World, in June

Sutton Foster Will Release New Album, Take Me to the World, in June

Two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster will release her third solo album, Take Me to the World, through Ghostlight Deluxe, June 1. Digital pre-orders begin April 20—the same day Foster’s “Stars in Concert” performance airs on PBS’ Live From Lincoln Center. Those who pre-order the album will receive the track “Stars and the Moon” (from […]