Posts Tagged 'news'

How Hydroponic School Gardens Can Cultivate Food Justice, Year-Round

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These greens are among the hydroponic crops grown by students at Brownsville Collaborative Middle School, in Brooklyn, N.Y. In June, the students started to sell discounted boxes of the fresh produce to community members.

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As NASA Aims For The Moon, An Aging Space Station Faces An Uncertain Future

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The International Space Station is reflected in the visor of Expedition 59 Flight Engineer David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency.

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With Rural Health Care Stretched Thin, More Patients Turn To Telehealth

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After a difficult time in her life, Jill Hill knew she needed therapy. But it was hard to get the help she needed in the rural town she lives in, Grass Valley, Calif., until she found a local telehealth program.

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Women In National Security Push To Move Beyond ‘The First’ And ‘The Only’

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In her 30 years as a U.S. diplomat, Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley served as ambassador to Malta, monitored elections in Gaza, led a diplomatic mission in Saudi Arabia, expanded counterterrorism partnerships and oversaw a mass evacuation of Americans from a war zone.

But no matter how many postings she racked up, Abercrombie-Winstanley said, she often saw shock spread across the faces of men when she walked into rooms for high-level meetings.

“Sometimes it’s as obvious as a head jerk,” she said. “There would ...

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A Day’s Work On Delhi’s Mountain Of Trash

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A trash picker carries a sack of recyclable materials she collected at the Ghazipur landfill in the east of New Delhi.

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Iran Could Surpass Uranium Enrichment Limits On Sunday, According To Top Aide

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Ali Akbar Velayati, a top adviser to Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, is pictured here in 2013. In a video message, he said Iran is prepared to begin enriching uranium beyond limits set out by a 2015 nuclear deal.

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Iranian American Small Businesses Struggle Under Rising Tensions

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Travel agent Farhad Besharati moved his business into his home in April after some 20 years of it being in Persian Square, a strip in the Tehrangeles neighborhood of Los Angeles that has many Iranian American-owned businesses.

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Sudanese Rejoice As Opposition, Military Agree To Power-Sharing Deal

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Sudanese celebrate in the streets of Khartoum on Friday after ruling generals and opposition leaders announced an agreement on a new governing body.

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Kindness Vs. Cruelty: Helping Kids Hear The Better Angels Of Their Nature

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The science of kindness.

The science of kindness.

This story was adapted from an episode from a Life Kit podcast, Parenting: Raising Awesome Kids.

Are humans born kind?

We both assumed, as parents of young children, that kindness is just something our kids would pick up by osmosis, because we love them. It’s a common assumption.

“We often just expect ...

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‘He’s A Flawed Character And They Do Not Care’: The Rise Of U.K.’s Boris Johnson

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Conservative Party leadership candidate Boris Johnson speaks at a hustings event at Carlisle Racecourse on June 29, in Carlisle, England. The winner of the party’s leadership vote, to be announced on July 23, will also take up the post of prime minister.

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Good News About Democracy: It’s Good For Your Health

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Pakistani women jostle to receive their ballot papers prior to casting their ballot at a polling station on May 11, 2013 in Lahore. A study in The Lancet provides evidence that free and fair elections are associated with a lower burden of chronic diseases.

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Australian Student Alek Sigley ‘Released From Detention’ In North Korea

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Australian student Alek Sigley gestures as he arrives at the airport in Beijing on Thursday. The 29-year-old vanished in Pyongyang more than a week ago.

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