Archive for August, 2017

Demise of the Bees

Demise of the Bees

By Dave Goulson — The Mark News — Bees are important; together with other less known insect pollinators, they pollinate three quarters of the crops we grow in the world. Tomatoes, blueberries, zucchini, strawberries, melons, coffee and cacao –  to name just a few – all rely on pollination by insects. […]

The Last Days of José de San Martin

The Last Days of José de San Martin

By Tony Darrington — Written for the History Series of the Peruvian Times on the occasion of the anniversary of San Martín’s death, August 17, 1850. It follows a visit to the Casa San Martín in Boulogne, France on July 27, 2017, the house-museum busily preparing for the bicentennial anniversary […]

Designing Innovation: Wuhan on the Rise

Designing Innovation: Wuhan on the Rise

By Michael Grove & Tao Zhang — The Mark News — By one measure, it’s the eighth most dynamic city in the world. It has achieved that success not by the isolated-tech-campus approach of Silicon Valley. Rather, Wuhan has become a fast-growing hotbed for tech, education, and innovation by fostering […]

Venezuela: Region Agrees It’s a Dictatorship

Venezuela: Region Agrees It’s a Dictatorship

“What we have in Venezuela is a dictatorship,” was the statement given by Peru’s Foreign Relations minister, Ricardo Luna, at the end of several hours of talks in Lima between government ministers from Latin America and the Caribbean. President Kuczynski had called for regional unity following the fraudulent results in […]