From a 20-foot balsam fir with handmade garlands in 1931 to toppers with 3 million Swarovski crystals and this year’s sad looking fir: The Rockefeller Christmas tree has been a symbol of hope for 89 years

While the search for the ideal tree is ongoing, individuals can also submit their own evergreens for consideration. in 2015, Albert Asendorf of Gardiner, New York offered his 78-foot tall centerpiece. Erik Pauzé visited it once a week to fertilize and water it with 1,800 gallons each visit. He told CBS: ‘It had a great shape, nice […]

World’s largest solar telescope in Hawaii releases its first image of 10,000-mile wide sunspot that could fit the entire Earth inside

The Sun reached solar minimum, the time of fewest sunspots during its 11-year solar cycle, in December 2019 and the image snapped by Inoyue is one of the first sunspots of the new solar cycle, which is set to hit solar maximum in mid-2025. Pictured is an image of the sun’s surface taken by Inouye […]

Wildlife photographer of the year — people’s choice

At the Saint Petersburg State Circus, bear trainer Grant Ibragimov performs his daily act with three Siberian brown bears. The animals rehearse and then perform under the lights each evening. In order to train a bear to walk on two feet, Kirsten was told that they are chained by the neck to the wall when […]

Brits reveal their ideal road trip – which includes 56 songs and is less than three hours

“The new Honda Jazz Crosstar is ideal for exploring more of the UK, with versatile Magic Seats to optimise storage space, as well as waterproof upholstery – one of the many features which make the car perfect for an active lifestyle”.

Amsterdam to Cape Town — travel around the world & walk in John Lennon’s footsteps

Today, visitors can tour the Masterworks Art Gallery where there is a sculpture dedicated to Lennon created by local artist Graham Foster.

Man on the move: Deepak Kamath on his round-the-world trip

Now, with a motor powering his wheels, he reached out to Ideal Jawa in Mysore to work on this 1979 Yezdi and did a trip with the intention of reaching the famed Khardung La pass, but was prevented from proceeding beyond Srinagar by landslides. Soon after, Jawa lent him their own bike and he set […]

Happy birthday, Gen Z: celebrating with 16-year-olds around the world

My city isn’t the best place for me; many people here don’t want to improve their lives. It’s been difficult growing up here, plus I’m a bit of an outsider. My country faces a lot of problems: homophobia and ethnic tensions are big challenges, and we have corruption, propaganda and war. Fortunately, all my relatives […]

Keeler: CU Buffs coach Karl Dorrell is the Pac-12’s football Coach of the Year, because nobody’s done more with less

Because his quarterback, Sam Noyer, was playing safety a year ago at this time and had opened 2020 by walking away from CU entirely. Saturday, Noyer ran for a score and threw for another. The Oregon native’s only the seventh Buffs quarterback since 1959 to win his first three tilts as a starter.

Bill Clinton visited Jeffrey Epstein island, former aide claims

A Clinton spokesman said it “wasn’t until 2015 that Chelsea became aware of the horrific allegations against Ghislaine Maxwell and she hopes that all the victims find justice”. A spokesman for the Clintons suggested Band’s allegations stem from personal grievances.

Maha teacher wins $1mn for promoting girls’ education

“I now encourage you to use this platform to give all teachers a voice. There is not a moment to lose as it will fall on young people to find solutions to problems that their parents and grandparents have lacked the will to solve, including climate change, conflict and global pandemics,” he said.