This story comes to us from Harvest Public Media, a public radio reporting project that focuses on agriculture and food production issues.You can see more photos and hear more audio from the series here. Wednesday, we'll have a story from a meatpacking plant in Garden City, Kan., which takes a proactive stance toward its newest immigrants.
-- University of California neuroscientist James Fallon looked at brain scans from his own family history to learn more about the psychopathic brain...and found that he fit the objective criteria. He's written a book called "The Psychopath Inside: A Neuroscientist's Personal Journey into the Dark Side of the Brain," to understand how someone can have aspects of psychopathic behaviour, but without the darkest manifestations.
"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world." — J.R.R. Tolkien
Each year, I swear I will never do this again.
And yet, for the third year in a row, I am preparing to host a day-long Lord of the Rings movie marathon – and cooking up a seven-course hobbit-themed feast, plus dessert, to serve my guests. Maybe it's because, like Tolkien, I too would like the world to be a merrier place.
Amazing scenes are unfolding at Nelson Mandela's memorial in Johannesburg. The World's newsroom focuses today on decoding the historic gathering of world leaders -- from the meaning of a handshake to the tenor of a speech. To get at the real buzz inside South Africa we turn to talk radio host Redi Thlabi. And we'll hear from the Guardian's Chris McGreal about the voices who laud Mandela now but supported apartheid back then.
The recent, very public ouster of North Korea's Jang Song Thaek, the uncle of Kim Jong Un and formerly the country's No. 2 leader, has been noted with some concern in China, which is more or less Pyongyang's only friend in the region.
A batch of internal documents recently leaked to The Guardian has revealed new insights into the goals and finances of the secretive group called ALEC. The American Legislative Exchange Council is a group that brings together state legislators and representatives of corporations. Together, they develop model bills that lawmakers introduce and try to pass in their state legislatures.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- The State Attorney General says Tennessee municipalities do not have the authority to make the sale of certain cold medications by prescription only.
Earlier this year, the small town of Huntland in Franklin County passed an ordinance making the sale of pseudoephedrine-based cold medications by prescription. Several other communities quickly followed suit.
The measures are an attempt to crack down on the mushrooming illegal manufacture of methamphetamine.
This time, it's John Cornyn of Texas, the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, who's receiving a challenge from the right in 2014. Rep. Steve Stockman, a conservative firebrand, made the surprise move to enter the March 4 race Monday evening just before the state's filing deadline.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel visited the Combined Air and Space Operations Center in the tiny Persian Gulf nation of Qatar on Tuesday morning, the last leg of a tour that has also taken him to Bahrain, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.