The World Intern
I was an intern for The World in 2014.
I work as a reporter for EdTech Times where I write about all things concerning education and technology -- and I love it. In 2011, I received a Bachelor's Degree in English Literature from Temple University where I continued indulging in my love for dusty books. In my two years off from school I wrote about the restaurant industry in Philadelphia, and wrote grants for a preservation society.
I am an avid podcast listener, live to learn, and enjoy a good story above all else.
Scientists are warning West African villagers to stop hunting bush meat and to stay away from fruit bats as they circle in a possible animal source for the latest Ebola outbreak. The Ebola virus lives in fruit bats, scientists believe, and is threatening communities who are already facing the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history.
The 11 candidates at CNN's Republican debate on Wednesday clashed over immigration and the issue of building a wall on the US-Mexico border. But a year ago, we spoke to some people living closest to the border who say it's time to consider options outside of longer fences and increased patrols.
Here’s some positive environmental news. In fact, it's a positive environmental trend: nations across the world are protecting huge swaths of ocean waters. And the trend may just be getting started.
Arts, Culture & Media
George Clooney may have hurt the reputation of the Daily Mail more than the paper hurt his. After the Mail claimed the mother of his fiancée was unhappy with the engagement for religious reasons, he blasted back in his own article published by USA Today.
It was Brazil's worst game in World Cup history, and it was hard to watch — except for Germans. But even the victorious fans were left speechless after the 7-1 drubbing.
Business, Economics and Jobs
Commuters faced traffic chaos in London, Berlin, Paris and Madrid Wednesday as taxi drivers staged protests against controversial US ride-sharing app Uber.
Pablo Escobar was many things, a Colombian drug lord, a politician and, more surprisingly, a zoo keeper. Most of his menagerie has been "rehomed" — but the hippos remain. And that's a problem.