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January 2012

Monkey long believed extinct found in Indonesia


A new monkey was found in Borneo. MSNBC has a good article about the discovery of the Miller's Grizzled Langur.  Follow the link to read more about it.

This photo is from the MSNBC article.

Where are the Acorns?


In the northeastern US, autumn 2011 has gone into the books as the year without acorns. There was a bumper crop in 2010, but 2011 there were almost none! The oak trees that produce them are still standing, but scientists are not sure what caused the steep decline in acorns. Let’s find out more.

Artist Creates Paintings Out Of Light And Shadows


Artist Rashad Alakbarov who hails from Azerbaijan has created light and shadow paintings on walls using suspended, translucent objects.








Scavenging for Charcoal Fuel in the Rubbish of Manila


Life in Ulingan and Project PEARLS featured at National Geographic.












Nutritious and Delicious? No way, Jose!


A few years ago my father (a man who normally stays out of the kitchen) made us

his favorite childhood dessert.  He called it the "No way, Jose".  He went into the kitchen, grabbed an assortment of fruit, and turned around a minute later with the silliest and most bizarre treats in his hands.  The dish, which is created with a banana, pineapple, mango,  two chocolate chips, one cherry, and some shredded coconut on top, was formed in the shape of a little man wearing a sombrero hat. I presume his name is Jose - and he was delicious!

Colombia working together against extreme poverty


I travel to Colombia last week for a series of meetings with local governments and large corporations that are interested in education and technology, and that believe education, among other things, will provide endless opportunities to those in need. Opportunities that will help them get out of extreme poverty. In fact, this is the mission of the new Colombian strategy called Red Unidos (United Network).

A new type of wind power turbine


Japanese Breakthrough Makes Wind Power Cheaper Than Nuclear

The International Clean Energy Analysis (ICEA) gateway estimates that the U.S. possesses 2.2 million km2 of high wind potential (Class 3-7 winds) — about 850,000 square miles of land that could yield high levels of wind energy. This makes the U.S. something of a Saudi Arabia for wind energy, ranked third in the world for total wind energy potential.