Saving the world; one photo at a time

Diving under the Antarctic ice to get close to the much-feared leopard seal, photographer Paul Nicklen found an extraordinary new friend. Share his funny, passionate stories of the polar wonderlands, illustrated by glorious images of the animals who live on and under the ice. <object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" width="446" height="326" codebase="http://download look at this web-site.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0″>

1 Smile is worth 2,000 bars of chocolate

From TED.com Ron Gutman reviews a raft of studies about smiling, and reveals some surprising results. Did you know your smile can be a predictor of how long you’ll live — and that a simple smile has a measurable effect on your overall well-being? Prepare to flex a few facial muscles as you learn more … Continued

The power of local eco projects

Another riveting TED talk on the value of local projects – to the bottom line, to the environment, to build skills. http://tinyurl.com/2f5qlf3

Are we educating kids in redundant skills?

Daniel Pink  talks about how our education system lags about 20 years behind what industry requires Рnow we need skills in conceptual thinking and creativity and not routines/standardisation and how to pass tests (particularly multiple choice tests). Listen here.

Safe drinking water for all

I had heard about this invention, but seeing it in action is great. Will governments and NGOs have the political will to look at this invention. There are lots of vested interests to stop this happening. This was shown at the TED conference in Oxford earlier this year.¬† They have some inspiring speakers. [ted id=”613″]