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· January, 2017

Stories about Ideas from January, 2017

The First Non-US Animated Short to Win an Oscar Was Made by a Director From Croatia

With Academy Award nominations around the corner, learn about the director from Croatia who won the Oscar in 1961 for Best Animated Short Film.

India's Education Minister Says Cow Is the Only Animal to Inhale and Exhale Oxygen

"When will this nonsense end? Or will it end at all? Each claim appears more ludicrous than the previous one."

Discarded Plastic Bottles Become Blooming Plant Barricades at an Indian Railway Station

"The most critical impact of this simple intervention blew me away..."

All-Woman Brewery Brings Craft Beer to Kyrgyzstan

“They come to us and say, 'We want to see your beer in our restaurant.' We tell them: join the queue.”

Princess Leia's Hairdo Didn't Come From a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Weeks after the tragic death of beloved actress Carrie Fisher, the Internet is digging up the Mexican origins of Princess Leia's iconic hairdo.

New Russian App Works Like Uber, But for Funerals

It has all the convenience and technical pizzazz of the transportation network Uber, but this Russian app helps your arrange funerals, not rides.

A Year of Living Strategically

2017 promises to be a vital year for Global Voices. Some further thoughts on our strategy planning process.

On Aleppo: A Letter to a Historian in the Future

"Aleppo was the moment the world decided it had tired of even going through the motions."

Remembering David Bowie's Birthday and His ‘Mythical Walk’ Through Warsaw

Culture.pl, an online magazine devoted to promoting Polish culture, marked David Bowie's birthday by recalling his visit to Warsaw.

Lenče Zdravkin, a Macedonian Woman Whom Refugees Call Their ‘Second Mother’

"A million refugees who left and their million stories all exist in me, and every one of them left a scar."

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