Day: February 2, 2013

Some Plants Are Altruistic, Too

ScieneDaily: Feb. 1, 2013 — We’ve all heard examples of animal altruism: Dogs caring for orphaned kittens, chimps sharing food or dolphins nudging injured mates to the surface. Now, a study led by the University of Colorado Boulder suggests some plants are altruistic too. The researchers looked at corn, in which […]

Bollywood North in British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Globe and Mail, Feb 2, 2013 Bhangra dancers and Bollywood celebrities, a blur of sequins and eye-popping golden costumes, crowded the stage at a Vancouver media conference this week, facing a convention-centre ballroom packed with South Asian community leaders along with politicians and their handlers, eager […]

To the barricades, again

Source: The Economist.   WITH angry crowds across the nation baying against him, Egypt’s president wagged his finger at the people in a late-night televised speech. He declared a curfew for some cities, he called for support for the police, he deployed the army to the streets. Seemingly as an […]