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Food Computer: How Caleb Harper Inspires Us to Be Future Farmers
Caleb Harper's path to becoming a farmer has taken some detours along the way. Though his family was involved in agriculture and the grocery business, Harper didn’t want to follow in their footsteps. Instead, he left Texas and became an architect and engineer. “I became this weird specialist in
Inside the Wrecked Fukushima Nuclear Reactor Facility 5 Years After Disaster
On March 11, 2011, a devastating earthquake and tsunami struck northeastern Japan , leaving nearly 19,000 people dead or missing. Coastal communities were turned into wastelands. Equipment at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant sustained damage from a 40-foot-high wave that crashed over the
Boat Washed Ashore In Washington Might Be From 2011 Tsunami in Japan
An old boat that washed ashore in Washington State may be a blast from the past -- a ship that was swept away from Japan during the devastating 2011 tsunami , officials said. “There’s a very large amount of vegetation growth so it’s been in the water quite a long time, and that’s what we’ve seen in
5 International Stories You'll Care About This Week
This weekend all roads really do lead to Rome. A weekend of firsts – a weekend of four popes! Two will be present – Francis and Benedict. Two will be canonized – John Paul II and John XXIII. More than a million people will flock...
Obama's Unfinished Business In Asia
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES THE ART OF THE PRESIDENTIAL PIVOT: For President Obama, it’s the “pivot” that never quite made the full turn. His “deliberate and strategic decision” in 2011 to reorient U.S. foreign policy toward Asia has been repeatedly distracted by crises ...
7 Days, 4 Countries, 5 Things to Watch As Obama Returns to Asia
For President Obama, it’s the “pivot” that never quite made the full turn. His “deliberate and strategic decision” in 2011 to reorient U.S. foreign policy toward Asia has been repeatedly distracted by crises elsewhere. This week, Obama tried again to return to message with a seven-day, four-country
Amid Uproar Over Stray Cull, Putin Brought His Own Dog to Sochi
Amid international uproar over Sochi’s plans to cull an untold numbers of stray dogs ahead of the Winter Olympics, it turns out Russian President Vladimir Putin brought one of his own dogs down to Sochi. There is no indication that the dog’s presence was in...
Inside the 'No-Go Zone': Searching for Answers at Japan's Fukushima Nuclear Plant
The Fukushima Daiichi Power plant is the site of one of the worst nuclear catastrophes in history, and it’s still grappling with possible radioactive water leaks almost three years after a devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami triggered a meltdown. On March 11, 2011, a 9.0-magnitude...
Masahiro Tanaka: The Big If
You may be wondering what all the fuss is about. Why are major league teams salivating over Masahiro Tanaka? Why is one Japanese team frothing at the mouth? Why so much speculation, so many headlines, all the trans-Pacific negotiations over the posting system? If he goes, and it's still a big