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2009-09-29 09:29:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twelve senior U.S. editors and producers traveled to Kenya last spring for an in-depth look at Kenya, an important U.S. ally in the volatile Horn of Africa. The International Reporting Project (IRP) Gatekeeper Editors interviewed Kenyan Prime Minister Raile Odinga about conflict and corruption, explored environmental destruction in the country's rural villages, and followed disease detectives in the slums of Kibera. At the Wilson Center...

2009-09-21 09:34:00

Donors Discuss the Future of Global Reproductive Health WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reproductive rights will be "key to the foreign policy of this administration," Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said. Research shows that smaller families can boost the economy of developing countries. And policymakers are increasingly recognizing the connections between population and other global issues such as education and the environment. But despite these endorsements,...

2009-07-08 13:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With their decades-long shopping spree officially ended, Americans will have to learn how to spend less as the United States rebuilds its economy. In the Summer 2009 Wilson Quarterly, essayist Daniel Akst traces the declining popularity of thrift in America from Benjamin Franklin to Jack Benny and happily reflects on his own parsimonious experience. Economist Robert Z. Aliber explains why too much saving can be a threat to the global economy....

2009-05-27 08:00:00

New online map identifies synthetic biology development hot-spots across the United States and Europe WASHINGTON, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over 170 businesses, research groups and other organizations are involved in the emerging field of synthetic biology throughout the United States, according to a new interactive map launched today by the Synthetic Biology Project at the Woodrow Wilson Center. This resource, powered by Google Maps(R) and available online at...

2009-05-21 10:58:00

WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- See health and economic data like you've never seen it before. Using his innovative Trendalyzer animation program, statistics guru Hans Rosling will show how reproductive health affects poverty, maternal mortality, and other development data. He will also illustrate how the convergence of conditions around the world has made the division of countries into "Western" and "developing" categories an outdated concept. On Tuesday, May 26, at 3:00 p.m....

2009-02-24 10:20:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twelve senior U.S. editors and producers traveled to Uganda last year for an in-depth look at one of Africa's most fascinating countries. A highlight of the International Reporting Project (IRP) Gatekeeper Editors trip was discussing development, food security, and HIV/AIDS with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni. At the Wilson Center on February 26th at noon, three of the Gatekeepers will discuss the U.S. media's coverage of health, environment,...

2009-02-17 14:26:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Climate change is now widely framed as a potential security threat, and scientists and policymakers are examining its links to water scarcity, agricultural productivity, and human migration. Will climate change prove to be a "threat multiplier" and push fragile states to become failed states, increase the frequency of humanitarian missions for security actors, and create new sparring over competing sovereignty claims in the melting Arctic? On...

2009-02-09 12:16:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Even as interest in environmental issues skyrockets, the reporters who cover these topics are being laid off left and right. At the Wilson Center on February 12, four journalists and media experts will discuss this and other issues: What does the future hold for science and environmental journalism, in print, broadcast, and online? Will the new administration change the strained relationship between environmental agencies and reporters? Will...

2009-02-05 16:20:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The new book Sex and War: How Biology Explains Warfare and Terrorism and Offers a Path to a Safer World traces the evolution of warfare from its origins to the present day, finding common biological roots for terrorism, slavery, and the subjugation of women. On February 11 at the Wilson Center, co-author Malcolm Potts will argue that evolution is not destiny, however, and that simple strategies can help the biology of peace win out over the...

2009-02-03 10:32:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars recently launched Wilson Center OnDemand (wilsoncenter.org/ondemand), the online home to all of the Center's audio and video programming. For the first time, webcasts of Wilson Center events are presented on one user-friendly site alongside Director Lee Hamilton's biweekly Commentaries on foreign policy and on Congress; the Director's Forum series, featuring high-level...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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