Gabon teachers say government ‘must try harder’

Libreville (AFP) – Classrooms stuffed with 100 students, teachers striking over woeful pay and pupils taking to the streets in protest: Gabon’s education system is far from top of the class.   By Celia Lebur12 hours ago AP photo from 13 years ago (2000) The government has temporarily shut public schools in the hope of containing protests that erupted when students … Continue reading

Calm solar cycle prompts questions about impact on Earth

By Jean-Louis SantiniNovember 24, 2013 4:39 PM Washington (AFP) – The surface of the sun has been surprisingly calm of late — with fewer sunspots than anytime in in the last century — prompting curious scientists to wonder just what it might mean here on Earth. Sunspots have been observed for millennia — first by Chinese astronomers and then, for the … Continue reading

How Monsanto Controls the Government: Chris Parker

How Monsanto Controls the Government: Chris Parker By Morgan Korn | Daily Ticker – Wed, Jul 31, 2013 9:52 AM EDT Agriculture and biotech giant Monsanto (MON) has become the poster child for genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The St. Louis-based company has led efforts since the 1990s to make GMOs part of the nation’s diet. It also dominates the market for genetically modified crops, supplying … Continue reading

The Monsanto Menace

By Chris Parker Wednesday, Jul 24 2013 When you’re good at something, you want to leverage that. Monsanto‘s specialty is killing stuff. In the early years, the St. Louis biotech giant helped pioneer such leading chemicals as DDT, PCBs, and Agent Orange. Unfortunately, these breakthroughs had a tendency to kill stuff. And the torrent of lawsuits that comes from random killing put … Continue reading

The Most Lifeless Place in the Ocean Found

Back to story The Most Lifeless Place in the Ocean Found Clara MoskowitzLiveScience.com clara Moskowitzlivescience.comMon Jun 22, 5:06 pm ET Scientists have discovered what may be the least inhabited place in the Ocean. The seafloor sediments in the middle of the South Pacific have fewer living cells than anywhere else measured, a new study found. Oceanographer Steven D’Hondt of the University of Rhode Island … Continue reading

Decline of entrepreneurship blamed for Japan woes

By YURI KAGEYAMA | Associated Press – Fri, Aug 3, 2012 TOKYO (AP) — Worn out and resigned to its dwindling status, Japan Inc. is said to be quietly shuffling off the world stage. But don’t tell that to Kenji Hasegawa, who is ready to conquer the global auto market with his nifty innovation, a bolt that doesn’t need a … Continue reading