fantastical friday

fantastical Friday: May 9, 2014

Blue sky, yellow sun, green grass: spring has sprung. Time to do more, be more, and help others.

outbreaks of polio in Syria, Cameroon, and Pakistan have caused an international public health emergency, according to the World Health Organization. The lack, due to civil war and campaigns against vaccination, of the most basic of vaccination medicine “could result in failure to eradicate globally one of the world’s most serious vaccine preventable diseases.”

Progress has been made, with Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau admitting his group’s involvement in the abduction of hundreds of schoolgirls from their school in Chibok, Nigeria. Unfortunately, the group then kidnapped eight more girls, and is threatening to sell them into slavery or marriages as well.#bringbackourgirls.

Fascinated by the technology helping prosecutors in new Nazi concentration camp cases in Germany. “Using digital technology, he created a three-dimensional model of Auschwitz-Birkenau, with the help of officials in Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria, that allows for a 360-degree view of the camp. It can be programmed to show what an individual guard could have seen from a specific vantage point.”

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