Art & Culture

“In Short Supply” to Be Shown at United Nations Association Film Festival

Bread for the World’s recent film, “In Short Supply: Small Farmers and the Struggle to Deliver Healthy Food to Your Plate,” will be shown during the 2012 United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF), Oct. 18-28, 2012 in the San Francisco Bay area.

London 2012: Over 5 million spectators so far

As the Olympic Games pass the half way mark, the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) today confirmed that over 5 million spectators had passed through its venues so far. The Olympic Park alone has seen more than one million visitors since the Games began.

As Team GB celebrated its haul of six gold medals yesterday, LOCOG’s website has also become the world’s most visited sports website with 25 million visits alone yesterday – 25% of which came from the UK. London 2012’s combined social media following also climbed over 4 million people across Facebook, Twitter and Google +. Across the Games, 428 medals have been won by athletes from 58 countries and 85 Olympic records, including 32 world records have been set.

US Museum Showcases National Medical Collection

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US Museum Showcases National Medical collection.

Olympic fans have travelled to London from all over the world to see the 2012 Games but probably no-one's journey has been quite as epic as the one made by Chen Guanming. The Chinese farmer covered 60,000 kilometers by pedicab in order to get to the Games


Windsor Castle lights up to celebrate the London 2012 Games

Windsor Castle will be spectacularly illuminated with images of past and present rowers to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic Rowing competition at Eton Dorney. The stunning image projection will run over four nights from Wednesday 1 to Saturday 4 August.

The Olympic Rowing competition is taking place at Eton Dorney Rowing Centre at Dorney Lake and is on course to feature extraordinary displays of power and passion on the world-class waters whilst welcoming 25,000 spectators for each event day.

London 2012 Olympic Cauldron moved into position ready for athletics competition

The London 2012 Olympic Cauldron was moved overnight on the 29th July into its resting place in the same position as the Opening Ceremony Bell in the London 2012 Olympic Stadium ready for the athletics competition to begin on 3 August.

Beijing's Real Olympic Hero

Four years ago, amid the pyrotechnics and superlatives in the lead-up to the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Ji Sizun's aspirations were relatively modest. A 61-year-old self-described legal activist from Fujian province, Ji had little interest in the athletic events, let alone the Chinese government's relentless "One World, One Dream" Olympics propaganda campaignthat pitched the games as proof of the ruling Chinese Communist Party's wisdom in guiding the country to world-power status.

Olympic-Class Athletes Abound in Animal Kingdom

Cheetahs, antelopes, elephants outperform best human competitors, researcher says.


Day 1 of London Olympics Earns Praise, Criticism


California's 'Silicon Beach' Draws Tech Start-Ups