Ancient Anglo-Saxon Remedy kills MRSA bacteria

1000 yr old Anglo-Saxon remedy for eye infections has been found to kill 90% of the MRSA bacteria. Anglo-Saxon expert, Dr. Christina Lee,  told microbiologists about Bald’s Leechbook, which contains ancient recipes that she translated. She recreated one recipe to be used as an antibacterial. Many other recipes exist that should be explored. READ ARTICLE […]

Why Enabling Arctic Drilling Is Such a Huge Mistake

Eric Larsen, polar explorer, says Seattle shouldn’t be enabling arctic drilling. (And neither should the Obama administration.) As a polar explorer and expedition guide, I’ve completed more polar expeditions than any other American in history. In 2006, I completed the first ever summer expedition to the North Pole. In 2010, I completed a world record […]

Restoration Hardware in Seattle

Community members use sponges, brushes and grit to scrub graffiti from revered murals. Dalya Perez’s 4-year-old son has learned the names of each Native American figure depicted in the murals on the sides of Wilson-Pacific School. There’s Chief Sitting Bull, Chief Seattle, Chief Joseph and Geronimo. Since Perez and her family moved to Seattle a […]

Sandra Cinto In Seattle Olympic Sculpture Park

The Seattle Art Museum unveils Brazilian born, São Paulo–based artist Sandra Cinto’s site-specific installation for the Olympic Sculpture Park’s PACCAR Pavilion. Influenced by artists as diverse as Sol LeWitt and Regina Silveira, and the woodblock prints of Japanese artists including Katsushika Hokusai, Cinto’s Encontro das Águas (Encounter of Waters) includes an intricate wall drawing, whose […]

Planeta Océano

Kerstin S. Forsberg named one of 30 under 30: Social Entrepreneurs by Forbes Magazine. She is the co-founder of  Planeta Océano (Planet Ocean) a non for profit organization that strongly works to conserve and restore coastal and marine environments, with special focus on Peru. They promote and develop research, environmental education & awareness and sustainable development initiatives; […]


Re:Char’s work in Western Kenya was recently featured on an episode of BBC World’s Horizons Business. This episode covered innovative business approaches to solving food insecurity in Africa. The Horizons Business team visited us in Bungoma, interviewed some of our farmers, and produced a great 5 minute segment on our work. This segment was then […]

Neil Hammerschlag: Shark researcher, scientist

Dr. Neil Hammerschlag is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Miami, a joint position between the Rosenstiel School of Atmospheric Science & Leonard & Jayne Abess Center for Ecosystem Science & Policy. Neil is renowned for his research on sharks. His research is primarily focused on (1) understanding the role of sharks in […]