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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Staying alive: the women who are immune to Aids

Incredible story...certainly journalism at its finest...

In the past 30 years Agnes has had unprotected sex with up to 2,000 infected men. Yet she and a small number of her fellow sex workers are still free from Aids. Stephanie Nolen travels to Majengo, a slum in Nairobi, to meet the extraordinary women and researchers who are changing the history of HIV.

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Baby Born With HIV Apparently Cured...

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Babies: Born to be good?

Psychologists have made breakthroughs in our understanding of what babies might be thinking, and what they could possibly know about justice, helping, honesty, fairness. Even before they learn to talk!

See full documentary here...

Sunday, January 20, 2013

The Best of Kultura 2012

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The Photography

The title is a link to the original blogpost and the second link will take you straight to the article...Enjoy.

Hunters of the Himalayas by Eric Valli

Dance by Seiji Shibuya

Cuba, Carribean, etc.  by Max Cardelli (blog post includes music)

American Landscapes By Robert Adams

David Alan Harvey

The Articles

The CIA Burglar who went Rogue

Sugar Should be Controlled like Alcohol: Report 

The Mixtape of Revolution

Mexican Police Charged in Attack on CIA

How One Man Escaped from a North Korean Prison Camp

The Demise of Guys

CIA-Sinaloa Cartel Connection Deepens

Marriage, McDonald's and Mexico

Deadly Medicine

The Videos

Aokigahara Forest

The Free Climber

Facebook's Craziest Stories

Three Videos to Warm the Soul Series

The Story of Amanda Todd

Friday, January 18, 2013

Man outsources his own job to China, watches cat videos

By all accounts, Bob was a model employee, a software developer who consistently wrote clean code for his company and never missed deadlines. Then investigators found out it wasn't Bob who was doing his job.

Turns out Bob had outsourced his work to China, paying a lowly overseas surrogate a fraction of his six-figure salary to do his 9-to-5 job. All the while, Bob sat at his desk, pretending to be busy while actually surfing the Internet, updating his Facebook page and watching cat videos.


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

A Traveling Photographer

Even more proof that it doesn't matter what camera you have...it's the eye that matters...Kevin Russ photographs the American West armed with a simple IPhone camera...beautiful work...

Watch slideshow and video here...


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Friday, January 4, 2013

The War Tourist

Bored with his job, a Japanese truck driver decides to travel to Syria, Afghanistan and other hot spots as a war tourist...


"I'm not a target for snipers because I'm a tourist, not like you journalists," he told a reporter. "Besides, I'm not afraid if they shoot at me or that they might kill me. I'm a combination of samurai and kamikaze."

Fujimoto won't even wear a helmet or a flack jacket.

"They are very heavy when it comes to running and it's more fun to go to the front without anything. Besides, when they shoot it's fun and exciting."

Fujimoto said his employers don't know he's in Syria.  "I just told them I was going to Turkey on holiday; if I'd told them the truth, they'd tell me I'm completely crazy."

But though some might doubt his sanity, no one can question his financial foresight, which is rooted in the sadness of his personal life.

Fujimoto is divorced, and says "I have no family, no friends, no girl friend. I am alone in life."