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Monday, 29 October, 2012 - 13:37
The disappearing Arctic sublime
In the book, "American Technological Sublime", author David Nye explores how the US has established its national character through the use of the...
Monday, 22 October, 2012 - 16:47
A gathering typhoon
The long-simmering rivalry between Japan and China, triggered by Japan’s purchase of several Senkaku Islands, is a gathering typhoon that threatens...
Tuesday, 16 October, 2012 - 21:59
The second Green Revolution
Just over a month ago, Ambassador Kenneth Quinn, the Chairman of the World Food Prize called me to say that I had won the Inaugural Norman Borlaug...
Tuesday, 9 October, 2012 - 12:13
Ending unwanted pregnancies in Latin America
Latin America leads the globe in maternal mortality rates due to “back-alley” abortions, which account for 12 per cent of all maternal deaths in the...
Monday, 1 October, 2012 - 19:11
A season of transitions
This is the time of year when birds change their plumage: they lose their old feathers, which are tattered from defending their nests and young...