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June 13 2013

Science Podcast - Ancient leprosy, GRACE, Earthscope, and more (14 June 2013)

Stewart Cole compares the genomes of modern and thousand-year-old leprosy; James Famiglietti reveals what GRACE tells us about Earth’s water; Richard Kerr discusses what EarthScope will tell us about the geophysics of North America; and more.

July 06 2010

Four short links: 6 July 2010

  1. Critical Thinking -- a world-class resource for teaching critical thinking and Internet literacies. The ability to separate bullshit from truth (to find the gold nuggets in the butt nuggets, as it were), is how people can get the good effects of the Internet while avoiding most of the bad. (via Clay Johnson)
  2. Economist Direct is a Fabulous Idea -- on the Economist's offer to let you buy a single-issue subscription: it's not a subscription; it's more casual than that. It's an impulscription. (via BERG London)
  3. OpenBTS on Droid -- run a GSM network from a CDMA handset, with the help of Asterisk. Cute hack!
  4. How to Make an American Job, Before It's Too Late (Andy Grove) -- former head of Intel talks about the nature of jobs and industries. A new industry needs an effective ecosystem in which technology knowhow accumulates, experience builds on experience, and close relationships develop between supplier and customer. (via timoreilly on Twitter)

March 23 2010

March 07 2010

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Zelaya an der Spitze von Petrocaribe

Der gestürzter Präsident von Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, soll künftig an der Spitze eines neuen »Politischen Rates zur Verteidigung von Demokratie und Souveränität« von Petrocaribe stehen. Das wurde nach einem Treffen Zelayas mit dem venezolanischen Präsidenten Hugo Chávez in Caracas bekannt. Petrocaribe wurde 2005 durch ein Abkommen zwischen Venezuela und Staaten der Karibik und Mittelamerikas gegründet und bedeutet für die Mitglieder die Lieferung von Erdöl aus Venezuela zu Vorzugsbedingungen, was für diese besonders in Zeiten hoher Erdölpreise konkrete finanzielle Vorteile bedeutet. Im Unterschied zu dem eindeutig antiimperialistisch geprägten Staatenbündnis ALBA beschränkte sich Petrocaribe bislang weitgehend auf eine ökonomische und soziale Zusammenarbeit, wodurch auch Ländern wie Guatemala und der Dominikanischen Republik, die keine linken Regierungen haben, eine Mitgliedschaft ermöglicht wird.
Reposted fromuebel uebel

April 24 2009

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Past is present in Latin America Pt2

April 22 2009

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Unions need to organize unemployed workers

April 19 2009

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'Past is present in Latin America' by Ramón Rivas

on the realnews network - permalink



At Summit Obama interested in looking forward, while many live the past every day - El Salvador report

Historic power shift in El Salvador
Journalist leads former guerrilla army to left's first presidential victory in country's history

In their first ever meeting, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez gave US President Barack Obama a copy of Eduardo Galeano's classic historical essay, Open Veins of Latin America. A best-seller in Latin America, the book is arguably the most complete history of imperialism in the region. And the move by Chavez represents the importance of understanding the context of the rise of the left in Latin America if you want to work with Latin America. But when Obama got to the podium, he announced "I didn't come here to debate the past, I came here to deal with the future." The most recent country to join Latin America's leftist block is El Salvador, with the election of the FMLN's Mauricio Funes to the presidency. Salvadoran anthropologist Ramón Rivas believes that the only way mutual understanding can be achieved is with a commitment to understanding the present, by learning the past.



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April 08 2009

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July 09 2008

TERRA 436: Global Warming from Burning the Future: Coal in America

This week's excerpt from Burning the Future: Coal in America examines the effects of coal on global warming. Coal-burned power plants are the largest CO2 emitters in the United States, and US emissions of carbon represent 25% of the world's contribution to global warming. Is clean coal the answer? Watch and find out!

March 07 2008

TERRA 419: Pablo's Hippos PREVIEW

What do politics, drugs, farming, South America, biodiversity and the African hippopotami all have in common? They are the ingredients that make up the amazing story of "Pablo's Hippos". Not long ago, after the assassination of famous drug baron, Pablo Escobar, two hippos were left alone in the ruins of his private zoo. Now they have multiplied and there is a whole herd of new, uniquely South American hippos running free! Be amazed as we join filmmakers Monica Pinzon and Jefferson Beck on their journey to Colombia to find out how these animals got to where they are and what will happen to them now that they are thriving there.
TERRA 419: Pablo's Hippos PART ONE

What do politics, drugs, farming, South America, biodiversity and the African hippopotami all have in common? They are the ingredients that make up the amazing story of "Pablo's Hippos". Not long ago, after the assassination of famous drug baron, Pablo Escobar, two hippos were left alone in the ruins of his private zoo. Now they have multiplied and there is a whole herd of new, uniquely South American hippos running free! Be amazed as we join filmmakers Monica Pinzon and Jefferson Beck on their journey to Colombia to find out how these animals got to where they are and what will happen to them now that they are thriving there.

October 19 2007

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