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
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.
With hymns and eulogies, South Africans of all colors and creeds remembered Nelson Mandela in a day of prayers on Sunday, holding him up as a symbol of freedom, forgiveness and hope for the nation and the world.
Ed Cropley and Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo
, December 08, 2013
World War Two pilot Henry Heim, now 92, says he can still hear the sounds of the attack on Pearl Harbor vividly. Looking back on the fateful morning of December 7, 1941, when Japanese bombers pounded the U.S. Pacific fleet, Americans like Heim are marking the anniversary on Saturday with solemn public ceremonies and private moments of reflection.
President Barack Obama and his two immediate predecessors, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, will all travel to South Africa to attend memorial events for Nelson Mandela, the former South African leader who died on Thursday.
Host nation Brazil will kick off next year's soccer World Cup against Croatia in Sao Paulo on June 12, while 2010's winner Spain and runners-up Netherlands will meet again in the group stages following the draw here on Friday.
A senior aide to Afghan President Hamid Karzai accused the United States on Friday of trying to pressure elements of his government to accept a security deal that would shape the post-2014 U.S. military presence in the country.
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