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February 24, 2016
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Can “Potato Sister,” a singing peasant, convince the Chinese to eat more of the lowly spud?

One of China’s newest academic offerings is a very specific affair—the Potato College at Yunnan Normal University in Kunming will offer majors in potato genome studies, or potato genetic breeding. The university, in China’s southwest, already has a living germplasm … Continue reading

February 15, 2016
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JNU is doing exactly what president Pranab Mukherjee asked Indians to do: rebel and complain

To the uninitiated, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) often appears to be “anti-national.” But that is because “nationalism” is not something social sciences and humanities are centrally concerned about. Most scholars of such disciplines as history, sociology, political science, and languages … Continue reading

February 9, 2016
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Africa’s soccer chiefs can’t decide which Arab prince to vote as FIFA president

On Friday (Feb. 5), the executive committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) decided to nominate Sheikh Salman of Bahrain as its choice for FIFA president in the Feb. 26 elections. Typically, such a nomination by CAF suggests that … Continue reading