April 17, 2014 | NPR · Scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses. They call it the Open Source Seed Initiative.
April 17, 2014 | NPR · Brazil is the spiritual home of soccer and a world powerhouse in the sport. It's woven into the Brazilian psyche in way that wins and losses have had repercussions in other realms — including political. The nation is gearing up to host the World Cup. But what happens if Brazil — the most successful national football team in the history of the games — loses?
April 17, 2014 | NPR · Last week marked another low-point in the Syrian civil war. A unidentified gunman assassinated a beloved Dutch priest in the besieged city of Homs. Seventy-five-year-old Father Frans van der Lugt had lived in Syria for nearly five decades.