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harvestheart:

Bizarre sea slug is half plant, half animal

Scientists discover chlorophyll-producing sea slug that can carry out photosynthesis using genes swiped from plants.

 
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KOREA NEWSLINE: K-pop group, songwriter caught behaving badly

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A K-pop singing group and songwriter are making news for all the wrong reasons. First up: Block B, which apologized Saturday for an embarrassing interview with Thailand’s RYT9. The group’s worst faux pas: appearing to make light of the devastating floods that ravaged Thailand last year,

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North Korea: Witness to Transformation | Food Update: Doubts on China, the WFP, and Ireson on Prices

Glad to see Haggard and Noland giving some more attention to forward looking agriculture policy. 

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peace—now:

Sept. 29, 2011:

A North Korea boy in a corn field damaged by flooding and typhoons in the Soksa-Ri collective farm.

(Photo: Damir Sagolj, Reuters)

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ajlovesaj:

Man allowed to marry North Korean sweetheart after 30 years

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KOREA NEWSLINE: U.S., N. Korea to hold talks in Beijing on Feb. 23

koreanewsline:

The U.S. State Department said Monday that Special Representative for North Korea Policy Glyn Davies will hold talks in Beijing Feb. 23 with North Korean First Vice Minister Kim Kye Gwan regarding the North’s nuclear program. It will be Washington’s first direct talks with Pyongyang since the…

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minimongol:

Pedestrian Traffic Light in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

minimongol:

Pedestrian Traffic Light in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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namasteprivetholahello:

In 1978, a group of Agriculture Students from the US embarked on a summer exchange program with 4-H to the Soviet Union. They went around various farms, studying the differences, and similarities of Soviet and US farms.

Towards the end of the trip, Anna Feshuk(Soviet, on the left) and Carol Schmidt(American, on the right) “were picking cucumbers at the Saki State Farm. Shy and nervous, Anna wondered aloud if ‘bad things’ would be written about the farm. Cucumber for cucumber, Carol matched her work. Finally Anna produced a scarf and smock for Carol. With a hug she says, ‘Now you look like one of us.’ “

A Soviet veteran of World War II, had told them, “Two mountains will never meet, but people who live on those mountains can meet.” :) 

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This simulation shows the future behaviour of a gas cloud that has been observed approaching the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way. This is the first time ever that the approach of such a doomed cloud to a supermassive black hole has been observed and it is expected to break up completely during 2013.

Totally unrelated, but nonetheless AWESOME. 

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