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- Giant Blue Jets in the Sky Filmed (Nature.com - Clarke)
"Video images captured in Puerto Rico suggest that blue flashes of light, much like lightning, feed energy from thunderstorms up into the Earth's ionosphere - a blanket of electrically charged air some 70 kilometres above the ground." 3-02
- Motion of Matter at the Center of a Galaxy Filmed (Nature - Clarke)
Provides the first animation of the movement of matter at the center of a galaxy. 3-02
- Giant Squid Filmed in Deep Ocean for the First Time (CBS News)
"The mysterious and mythical giant squid has never been spotted alive in the deep sea -- until now. A team from Japan's National Science Museum has captured footage of a giant squid in its natural habitat: nearly a third of a mile below the surface of the ocean. It is the first such video of its kind."
"Giant squids, which can grow up to 60 feet in length, have been found dead on beaches and photographed in the ocean and -- more often -- on the surface." 01-13
- Happy People Dancing Across the Earth (NASA.gov)
"Many humans on Earth exhibit periods of happiness, and one method of displaying happiness is dancing. Happiness and dancing transcend political boundaries and occur in practically every human society. Above, Matt Harding traveled through many nations on Earth, started dancing, and filmed the result. The video is perhaps a dramatic example that humans from all over planet Earth feel a common bond as part of a single species. Happiness is frequently contagious -- few people are able to watch the above video without smiling." 07-08
- Kamara, Mariatu: Courage Without Hands (WorldPress.com)
"The Bite of the Mango tells her story so far: of having her hands amputated when she was 12; of being raped by a village man just before that, and of having the son resulting from that assault; of spending years wracked with guilt after the infant died at 10 months, convinced she'd killed him by not loving him enough."
"Hers is not an easy story to read. But The Bite of the Mango brings a new perspective among recent accounts of kids caught in Africa's civil wars – that of a girl child."
"Kamara says she is committed to school, so requests for appearances – already coming in from across the country – will be met when possible. Recent international book fairs have created a buzz and it is expected the international book rights will soon be bought."
"As well, she's a UNICEF Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict. She's also featured in an upcoming documentary about child war victims and was filmed on a visit to Sierra Leone last February, where she toured health and educational facilities."
"Kamara recognizes the opportunity, and responsibility, to give back." 09-08
- Hayek Breast-Feeds Another Woman's Baby (Time.com)
"If anyone on the planet could convince men that breast-feeding moms can have a sex life, it would be Salma Hayek. The beautifully busty actress, on a trip to Sierra Leone to support a tetanus-vaccination project, nursed a starving baby she encountered while being filmed by ABC News. She did this, she told the camera crew, in part out of compassion for a suffering child, but also to help lift the stigma against breast-feeding in Africa, where men often think women can't have sex if they're still nursing." 02-09