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Drone project aims to put floating Lagos slum on map

John Eromosele records the coordinates of a bustling canal on his smartphone from aboard a dug-out canoe navigating the floating slum of Makoko in Nigerian megacity Lagos.


In New York, grocery deliveries go high-tech

In New York, a city famous for always being on the go, grocery shopping can be time consuming.


Antarctica tourism: the quest for Earth's vulnerable extremes

The swimsuit-clad tourists leap into the icy water, gasping at the shock, and startling a gaggle of penguins.


Invasive species set to exploit climate change in Antarctica

In the tiny part of Antarctica where the snow melts in springtime, mosses, lichens and grasses grow alongside flies, mites and colonies of micro-organisms that have fed and reproduced for millions of years.


Cruise industry takes first 'green' steps

The cruise industry, long criticised for polluting the environment, is slowly trying to go greener by exploring new technologies, from hybrid solutions to high-tech sails.


The hair salon changing how transgenders are seen in Pakistan

Bebo Haider's beauty parlour is bright, small, and decorated sparsely with three large photographs: transgender models who became her clients because the Karachi salon is one of the few in Pakistan which caters to them without judgement.


Israel's drone industry becomes global force

In a fierce battle for market share against world superpowers China and the United States, Israel's drone industry likes to say it has a secret weapon -- military experience.


Los Angeles: Hollywood, palm trees and urban oil fields

For most outsiders, Los Angeles is all about Hollywood, palm trees and sunny skies.


Losing Nemo: clownfish 'cannot adapt to climate change'

The star of Pixar's blockbuster "Finding Nemo" may be about to vanish again -- this time for good -- as its peculiar mating habits put it at risk from climate change, scientists said on Tuesday.


Autistic boy's beautiful world of painting

With exceptional patience, Eric Lai coached autistic boy Yee Jia Xian step by step to bring out his unique painting style. To the young boy, the painter has been his Ultraman and protector.


 

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