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The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in China just might be one of the cutest places on earth, and it’s indispensably important for the survival of the endangered giant pandas that melts even the coldest hearts.
Reading the news, it sometimes feels like the world is falling apart: horrible accidents and injustices happen on a daily basis. However, in fact, we're actually living through what is, by objective metrics, the best time in human history. Between 1990 and 2015, about 1.1 billion people have been lifted out of extreme poverty.
The Philippines is one of the biggest sources of migrant labour serving the global economy. Today, roughly 10-11% of the Filipino population is either working or living outside the country. Unfortunately, Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) are also one of the most mistreated and abused labour forces in the world.
Cecil the Lion, one of Africa's most bellowed animals and a national symbol in Zimbabwe, was killed by an American hunter in early July. The gruesome act have sparked an outrage across the internet, forcing the killer to close his dental office.
We are now a few months past Earth Hour 2015. Heartify has made a round up of what happened and what the impact was.
When the probe, called New Horizons. left Earth back in 2006, Pluto was still considered a planet. After nine years and 3+ billion miles of travel, the farthest humankind has reached in the universe, spellbinding images of the now dwarf planet has finally been ‘phoned home’.
In a landmark opinion, a divided Supreme Court on Friday ruled that same-sex marriage is now legal across the US. The ruling means that states cannot ban same-sex marriage and that same-sex couples will enjoy the same legal rights and benefits as heterosexual couples. A historic triumph to the American gay rights movement!
Australia gets reprieve for the so far unsuccessful conservation of the Great Barrier Reef. If Australia can’t meet the new demands, the Great Barrier Reef will be put on the list of endangered world heritages, something that could hit the Australian economy hard.