Only elite runners have a shot of winning, but all 36,000 entrants can dream, can't they? By this Walter Mitty standard, each entrant is more than five times more likely to win the Boston Marathon than to die running it.
If you ask him where home is: He most likely will say: "Anywhere from Brooklyn to Ethiopia and everywhere in-between. I'm a citizen of the planet."
The Rwanda genocide may seem like a black hole in history, forever beyond human understanding from which no light can ever escape. But historical events can be meaningfully explained and Rwanda is no exception.
Professor Edward O. Wilson, a man heralded by the National Geographic Society as 'the greatest naturalist of our time', has lent his name and vision to a premier biodiversity research facility in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique.
Jane's understanding of nature -- the gift of the forest -- and her resulting reverence for life has led her to campaign for compassion. Her central message is the unity of life.
It's easy for 'voluntourism' to seem like a dirty word, and there is a very fine line between a genuinely helpful and mutually beneficial experience and one that, at best, has little to no impact.
International negotiations continued under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The two most important countries in terms of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions -- China and the U.S. -- engaged in a war of words.
Increased STEM education for girls will help produce the capable, flexible workforce needed to compete in today's marketplace. It will strengthen democracy by preparing all citizens to make informed choices in an increasingly technological world.
For too many families all over the world, these basic necessities cannot be met. And when parents can't provide the basics--including medical care, water, shelter and food-- their children are at increased risk of abandonment.
Dust being the grind work and magic, well, magic being the power of unhindered creativity. We need both if only to remind us the importance of the other.
Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Mar 27 2014 4 How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate chang...
Obama has not acted decisively with Western allies in an effort to end the horrific civil war in Syria. The tragic loss of nearly 150,000 Syrians, 9 million internally displaced persons and refugees, and the massive destruction would still pale in comparison to the near-complete devastation of the nation if nothing is done soon.
As much as I was grateful for the opportunity to share the results of my work within these spaces, I couldn't help but think that the traditional gallery space format was too constraining.
Every year the international community (meaning the developed Western nations, the UN and the European Union) spends millions of dollars bankrolling ballots in profoundly undemocratic places. Why do we bother?
I hear it all the time, from doctors, teachers, lawyers, hairdressers, accountants, you name it: "I don't follow the news. It's too depressing." While I understand the sentiment, I find its consequences far more depressing than even the gloomiest of newscasts.
Group mentality isn't about putting on a pretty spectacle though, it's about staying safe in the midst of cunning predators. But if you're inclined to think zebras are just a bunch of 'nervous Nancys,' well, you're half right.