STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Ag scientists, this one's for you
It's been overshadowed by events in the western Dakotas and Washington, D.C., but the World Food Prize was awarded this week. It went to three researchers who played a prominent role in developing gen... Posted on 10/18/13 at 8:12 AM
THE PERIPHERY Eight Great Maps Explaining Our World
More than geography, these maps offer a picto-statistical image of poignant facts about humanity. I ran into them on the website TwistedSifter.com under the title: 40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sens... Posted on 10/3/13 at 6:54 AM
JUNKFEST Crooked Goods at JunkFest 2013
New to JunkFest this year is Crooked Halo Designs from Moorhead, MN. KC and husband JRstarted Crooked Halo last June and business has been booming ever since!
I can certainly see why!!
The Clarks ... Posted on 8/30/13 at 10:47 AM
THE NEW FORTY More than a two day tour....
I have concluded from our brief Washington, DC trip that a byproduct of a two-day DC adventure is a recognition that you need to come back when you have more time. This is not a place that can be seen... Posted on 8/2/13 at 7:58 AM
The global outpouring of respect for Nelson Mandela suggests that we’re not just saying goodbye to the man at his death but that we’re losing a certain kind of leader, unique on the world stage today, and we are mourning that just as much.
U.S. senators will introduce legislation to impose new sanctions on Iran as soon as this week, Senate aides said on Wednesday, despite the Obama administration's insistence that such a measure would violate terms of an interim agreement to curb Tehran's nuclear program.
Ukrainian protesters stood their ground on Wednesday after an overnight sweep by riot police and their leaders dismissed an offer of talks from a president they say must quit for favoring ties with Russia over the European Union.
Alissa de Carbonnel and Pavel Polityuk
, December 11, 2013
A handshake between U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuba's Raul Castro stole the show at South Africa's memorial for Nelson Mandela on Tuesday, a resonant tribute to a man who brought old enemies together and straddled ideological divides and eras.
The French army said it has restored some stability in the capital of Central African Republic after battling gunmen on Monday in an operation to disarm rival Muslim and Christian fighters responsible for killing hundreds since last week.
In 13 countries around the world, all of them Muslim, people who openly espouse atheism or reject the official state religion of Islam face execution under the law, according to a detailed study issued on Tuesday.
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said the Iranian nuclear deal would be dead if the U.S. Congress imposes new sanctions, even if they do not take effect for six months, Time Magazine said on Monday.
The U.S. flag flew high outside a sheriff's office in South Carolina on Monday in defiance of an order from President Barack Obama to lower all flags in memory of the late South African leader Nelson Mandela.
President Barack Obama brought former President George W. Bush with him to Africa on Monday to attend a memorial for Nelson Mandela in a high-profile show of American respect for the man who vanquished white-minority rule in South Africa.
The U.S. military said on Monday that it will fly African forces into Central Africa Republic, responding to a request by France to bolster international efforts to halt the spread of violence between Christians and Muslims.
Phil Stewart and David Alexander
, December 09, 2013
North Korea announced on Monday the dismissal of Jang Song Thaek, the once powerful uncle of leader Kim Jong Un, for what it described as a string of criminal acts including corruption, womanising and drug-taking.
U.N. inspectors visited an Iranian plant on Sunday linked to a planned heavy-water reactor that could yield nuclear bomb fuel, taking up an initial offer by Tehran to open its disputed nuclear program to greater scrutiny.
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