Archive for May, 2017

Shockproof: Rethinking Earthquake Resiliency

Shockproof: Rethinking Earthquake Resiliency

By Kris Hartley — The Mark News — Western know-how can help developing nations withstand and recover from earthquakes. But to be most effective, there has to be an understanding about the facts on the ground: Modern building standards can help, but indigenous knowledge of local geography, traditional building methods and […]

A PLACE CALLED HOME

A PLACE CALLED HOME

By Laura Olson — The Mark News — In Dhaka, Bangladesh, the Bhola Slum is a consequence of the many factors that have prompted people to migrate from traditional rural livelihoods to urban centers in the precarious hope that they will find safe haven and a brighter future. Millions of […]

Mandatory guides for visitors to Machu Picchu starting July 1

Mandatory guides for visitors to Machu Picchu starting July 1

Visitors to Machu Picchu will have to hire an official guide to enter the Inca Citadel starting July 1, a top official at the Ministry of Culture told Peruvian Times on Friday.

The Chinchero Cargo Cult Boondoggle

The Chinchero Cargo Cult Boondoggle

By Nicholas Asheshov — In the 1940s and 1950s, the aborigines of New Guinea, isolated  for 45,000 years,  began clearing strips of jungle near the tops of their mountains.  These clearings would feature great life-sized straw and wooden model airplanes.  The clearings and the model planes would attract, according to […]