Nobel Peace Prize winners. From left to right: President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia (AP Photo); Liberian activist Leymah Gbowee (AP); Yemeni Tawakul Karman who head the organisation Women Journalists Without Chains (AP).
They were awarded the prize for “for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work.” Johnson-Sirleaf is Liberia’s first elected female president and has acted as a reformer in her time in office. Gbowee organized a group of Christian and Muslim women to stand up to Liberian warlords. Karman is a Yemeni journalist who is both a women’s rights activist and a leading protest organiser in Yemen’s Arab Spring uprisings.
Exclusive designer apples, tricky to breed but crispy to munch, are the latest in haute cuisine.
“Like fine wines, there are apples that taste like anise, cherry, clove, banana. There are a lot of different flavors out there, but we’re trying to combine that with textures,” [Jim] Luby said. “There’s no perfect apple, yet.”
But he concedes that the Honeycrisp, the first big success of modern apple breeding, is pretty darn close. “For an eating experience, it’s great,” he said, “but it’s hard to grow.”
‘Jumbo’ Humboldt squid are swarming off the U.S. West Coast, echoing past invasions in 2007 and 2010. Experts say it may be a sign of things to come.
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NASA and LEGO Partnership Inspires Kids to Pursue Science and Engineering
NASA announced Tuesday the signing of a Space Act Agreement with The LEGO Group to conduct education and public outreach activities aimed at increasing participation in science, technology, engineering and math fields.
To commemorate the beginning of this partnership, the crew of space shuttle Discovery’s STS-133 mission will carry a small LEGO® shuttle when it launches Wednesday, Nov. 3, from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
The partnership marks the beginning of a three-year agreement that will use the inspiration of NASA’s space exploration missions and the appeal of the popular LEGO bricks to spur children’s interest in STEM. The theme of the partnership is “Building and Exploring Our Future.”
The LEGO Group will release four NASA inspired products in their LEGO CITY line next year. The space-themed products will vary in terms of complexity, engaging audiences from young children to adult LEGO fans. Each product release will contain NASA-inspired education materials.
The Lives Within a Drop of Water
The slogan for the Nikon Small World competition is “Recognizing Excellence in Photography through the Microscope.” Feast your eyes on these images that record a different world so small that it fits into a drop of water
Follow the source link for a description on each of these microscopic beauties.