I-crop, a web-based program now undergoing tests, helps farmers reduce water waste by combining weather data and underground probes.
Eleven protesters in the British embassy attack were released last night. Britain is rallying Europe to clamp down hard on Iran.
The results from international public funding for AIDS treatment have been impressive, but the Global Fund has suspended new funding, and US papers give World AIDS Day a pass.
Today is the 176th birthday of Mark Twain, or as his parents knew him, Samuel L. Clemens. Twain is best known for his American fiction, including “Tom Sawyer,” but he was also an intrepid traveler and travel-writer who paved the way for the Bill Brysons of our day. In “Innocents Abroad" he wrote, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.” Here are five delightful travel quotes from Twain's writings:
Farmers and scientists are going beyond the massive use of chemical fertilizers to find innovative methods to improve soils and yields.
At this year's Southeast Asian Games, Indonesia brought home an astounding 182 gold medals.
It turns out superior organization and manpower count for as much in Egyptian elections as they do everywhere else.
Guest blogger Mike Allison argues that when we talk about 'femicide' or the killing of women – a major concern in Guatemala – one should look beyond murder rates to victims' conditions.
The Armed Revolutionary Insurgent Forces of Ecuador, a previously unknown rebel group, claimed responsibility for a double bombing last week.