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  • March 10, 2011

    Closing the gender gap could increase agricultural yield and help address food security in starving countries, according to a U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization report released Monday, “The State of Food and Agriculture.” “We know that women deserve the same … Continue reading

  • February 22, 2011

    We all know the stinging sensation and welling up of tears that comes from chopping onions. But why does this happen? In fact, the reason onions make us cry can be traced back to the soil. Onions are part of … Continue reading

  • February 16, 2011

    As the dust settles on Egypt’s recent protests, one less-discussed outcome of the uprising is the damage done to some of the country’s ancient artifacts. After would-be looters broke into the famous Egyptian museum in Cairo in search of gold … Continue reading

  • January 31, 2011

    With social media helping organize the throngs of protesters taking to the streets of Egypt, we spoke with Mohammed el-Naway of North Carolina’s Queens University of Charlotte, author of “Islam Dot Com,” for some insight on social media and Internet … Continue reading