The Lost Island of Ferdinandea

ferdinandea-island-1An oil painting depicting the HMS Melville, of the Royal Navy, off the volcanic Ferdinandea Island or Graham Island, 1831. Photo credit: National Maritime Museum

Once upon a time, in the waters not far off the coast of Sicily, there was an island called Ferdinandea. Continue reading

Children of The Moon

Khyari (10), looks down the hall to check that the front door of the house is closed, so as not to be exposed to sunlight.

Xeroderma Pigmentosum, or XP, is a genetic disorder that affects the ability of skin cells to repair the damage done by ultraviolet (UV) light. This means that UV light can easily cause burns, cancers, and other skin malignancies. Continue reading