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Is soil the new oil in Africa's quest for sustainable development?

Africa is enormously rich in minerals and oil. The continent has 10 percent of known global oil reserves, and more is likely to be discovered. 953 more words

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Speckled beetle key to saving crops in Ethiopia

Scientists have released these tiny beetles in Ethiopia to fight a toxic, invasive weed.

Written by Kelly Izlar

BLACKSBURG, Va., Aug. 22, 2014 – An invasive weed poses a serious and frightening threat to farming families in Ethiopia, but scientists from a Virginia Tech-led program have unleashed a new weapon in the fight against hunger: a tiny, speckled beetle. 624 more words

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Blauw aan de Wal

“…er zijn al een paar witbiertjes gesneuveld als we besluiten het Red Light District van Amsterdam in te gaan. Jeroen frommelt een papiertje uit zijn broekzak, met daarop geschreven: ‘Anthony Bourdain’ en ‘Blauw aan de Wal, Oudezijds Achterburgwal 99 tegenover Casa Rosso’…” 656 more words


"Portlandia" Season 3 Finale: The Show Can Do 30 Minute Stories Too!

Let’s get this out of the way, the plot’s specifics don’t make that much sense because the central government not paying their power would not trigger a city-wide blackout but as is the case with most sketch comedy, … 577 more words


Control Freak

Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. (Psalm 20:7)

I hate wooden roller coasters. 654 more words