“This could be a day, I thought, when all the inhabitants of Earth, in unison, could issue a full-throated, cosmic shout-out and smile a big one for the cameras from far, far away.”
-On July 19, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will snap a picture of Earth from a billion miles away. Carolyn Porco, the leader of Cassini’s imaging team, gives an inside look at the project.
Singapore’s skyline is composed mostly of skyscrapers. So it’s no wonder residents look up when they consider places to grow fruits and vegetables in this high-density Asian island.
The company SkyGreens has created a vertical farming system that uses modular aluminum and steel structures to grow vegetables.
Salt water drips through cardboard honeycombs. See more photos of efforts to green the deserts of Qatar:http://to.pbs.org/18t1VUk
Eleven-year-old Ali arrived in Lebanon just two weeks after being shot in the face.
Fearing reprisals on their families back in Syria, most refugees don’t want to reveal their last names to reporters, and many cover their faces to protect their identities.
Ali is blind in one eye and still has fragments of shrapnel in his chest and face. “I can feel the shrapnel in my chest and my nose when I breathe. It hurts,” he said.
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Eight numbers that factor into United States’ relationship with China.
Julia Lish, a correctional officer, comforts an inmate during one of his psychotic episodes. “Its going to be okay,” she repeats as he cries and yells to the voices in his head.
Photographer Jenn Ackerman captures the lives of the mentally ill living in the Correctional Psychiatric Treatment Unit of the Kentucky State Reformatory. See more photos from her project, “Trapped,” here.
“We look at this, as a culture and as a society, and we treat it as if it’s a criminal problem, as if it’s a problem about morals. But, in fact, this is a health problem. It’s a health crisis.”
-David Sheff on addiction
A folk artist breathes fire Sunday at Margalla Festival 2013, a celebration of national heritage and culture, in Islamabad, Pakistan. Photo by Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images.
From THIRTEEN WNET: “The fact that you thought these were real shows says a lot about the state of TV.”
Getting our Friday funny from this hilarious ad campaign.