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  • EUROPEAN JOURNAL looks beyond the headlines and sound bites to deliver relevant, unbiased and imaginative reporting on the events shaping the political, economic and cultural landscape of Europe. Each week, teams of journalists, photographers and producers scour the continent in search of stories with impact and meaning for American viewers, while alternating presenters Jim Gibbons and Cathy...

  • ... as transcripts from NHK Japan reports. For more LinkAsia blogs and articles, please visit the  LinkAsia Storify page . ...
  • ... to the trends and conversations rising through Asia's blogs and social media. LinkAsia's host, award-winning journalist Thuy ...
  • What doesn't kill you can make you stronger. Science has unlocked the human body, enabling us to survive diseases and infections. We've gone from finding antidotes to using the poisons themselves as a cure; the most poisonous toxin known to man - Botulinum - is now used as an Anti-wrinkle drug called Botox. Scorpion venom is even being tested for the treatment of life threatening diseases....
  • ... Vietnam war, veteran Walt Fricke nearly loses a leg in a missile mishap. Walt is now founder/CEO of Veterans Airlift Command providing ...
  • ... been displaced. They are fleeing IS terror. But mostly missile and bomb attacks by Assad's government forces. Russian President ...
  • (Earth Focus: Episode 69) Neonicotinoids are the most widely used insecticides in the world. But they've been linked to the decline of honeybees, which pollinate many food crops. And scientists now say neonicotinoids also harm many terrestrial, aquatic, and marine invertebrates. These pervasive insecticides damage sea urchin DNA, suppress the immune systems of crabs, and affect the tunneling...

  • Artbound explores arts along the U.S.-Mexico border. Featuring Mexicali Rose, an artist organization in Mexicali, where locals are encouraged to create art to galvanize community involvement; Drones as art, where multiple projects re-appropriating military drones play with the idea of surveillance and mobility; Paul Turounet’s photographs of undocumented border-crossers printed on galvanized...

  • Standardized testing thinking doesn't help solve problems such as global warming, war, poverty, violence against women, or disease, says history teacher and author Jesse Hagopian. So why, he asks, do we continue sinking hundreds of millions of dollars into just that type of testing?

    Hagopian is part of a movement challenging the regime of high stakes testing in U.S. schools. He is the...

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