With it’s proximity to the North Pole, Oymyakon maintains a small population due to its status as one of the coldest inhabited places in the world. The ground is permanently frozen, which is particularly unusual considering it can get as warm as 81 degrees in the summer.

With it’s proximity to the North Pole, Oymyakon maintains a small population due to its status as one of the coldest inhabited places in the world. The ground is permanently frozen, which is particularly unusual considering it can get as warm as 81 degrees in the summer.

National Geographic Young Explorer Emily Ainsworth is a fearless anthropologist/photographer who joins a Mexican circus and gains privileged insight into the brighter and darker sides of a world of magic, masquerade, and skill.

Stem cell treatment saves climber’s leg

A British man who faced amputation after a climbing accident will keep his leg, thanks to a new stem cell procedure.

A revolutionary treatment

Kent was later transferred to Spire Alexandra Hospital in Chatham. There, Dr. Shetty successfully fixed the wound, performing a procedure co-developed with South Korean surgeon Seok Jung Kim.

Surgeons filled cracks in the bone using a paste made from collagen gel and stem cells extracted from Kent’s own bone marrow. They then placed the leg in a metal cage designed to hold the bone fragments in place while they knitted.

B. K. S. Iyengar, Who Helped Bring Yoga to the West, Dies at 95 - NYTimes.com

NEW DELHI — B. K. S. Iyengar, who helped introduce the practice of yoga to a Western world awakening to the notion of an inner life, died on Wednesday in the southern Indian city of Pune. He was 95.

The cause was heart failure, said Abhijata Sridhar-Iyengar, his granddaughter.

After surviving tuberculosis, typhoid and malaria as a child, Mr. Iyengar credited yoga with saving his life. He spent his midteens demonstrating “the most impressive and bewildering” positions in the court of the Maharaja of Mysore, he later recalled.

In Memory of Robin Williams, A Poem by Jim Meskimen

"WE CELEBRATE WHAT’S LEFT 
BY THE DEPARTED, IT’S OUR CHOICE”

Jen Hutchinson has brought a touch of horror to a graveyard in Bristol with her zombie snowmen creations (Picture: Adrian Hutchinson/Jonathan Pow)

Jen Hutchinson has brought a touch of horror to a graveyard in Bristol with her zombie snowmen creations (Picture: Adrian Hutchinson/Jonathan Pow)