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James Addis

From the Field

Digging deep with da Vinci

Centuries after his death, Leonardo da Vinci continues to be an inspiration — in unlikely ways. A new water pump based on a da Vinci drawing promises to provide clean water to more than a million people in the next few years.


‘Girl Rising’ film ditches convention to tell stories

The film “Girl Rising,” whose narrators include Meryl Streep, Kerry Washington, and Selena Gomez, tells the stories of 10 girls from 10 different countries. They include a girl who lives on the streets in India, one who survives on a city dump in Cambodia, and another who lives in a slum in Sierra Leone.