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Five years ago: Devastation in Haiti. Today: Long-term development.

When Haiti was hit by a catastrophic 7.0-magnitude earthquake on January 12, 2010, the country was already considered the poorest country in the Western...

Can the Internet replace face time?

In this era of the Internet, will face-to-face mentoring of entrepreneurs by successful investors or business experts go the way of the fax machine? Business...

U.S. ambassador to the U.K. goes on the (indie) record

The life of an ambassador is a busy one. Being the lead representative of a nation, negotiating policy, hosting visiting dignitaries, and staying on...
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Create your own education

http://youtu.be/E6unrWyZTO0 International students who come to study in the U.S. are surprised at how U.S. classes differ from those in many other countries. Students express...

One man’s plan to stop terrorist recruiting: Stop ‘waithood’

How can one quash the appeal of joining terror groups in Somalia and other conflict zones? Somali-American Mohamed Ali just might have found the...

Self-driving cars provide freedom for the blind

For technology enthusiasts, Google’s new self-driving prototype is an engineering marvel. But for sight-impaired people, and others with disabilities, a self-driving car may mean...
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Application questions about American universities? Join this webchat for answers

Have you ever wanted to speak with an admissions officer at an American university, but couldn’t because you live too far away? Thanks to an...

This recent grad brewed a startup by managing the details

It's tough to make a good batch of Arabic coffee. The multistep process takes up to 30 minutes, and despite a brewer’s best efforts,...

White House science adviser wants to hear from you about climate...

If you need answers on climate change, just ask the White House. In November, White House science adviser John Holdren asked the public to submit questions...