‘March Against Monsanto’ Stretches Across US, Globe In United Effort Against GMOs

In the United States, most corn, soybean and cotton crops grown have been genetically modified.

The world exploded in chants and rallies Saturday, which saw more than 2 million people taking to the streets in a global form of solidarity against Monsanto, the world’s leading biotechnology company responsible for the genetic modification of crops and patenting of seeds. The “March Against Monsanto” rallies sprouted up in 436 cities and 50

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Short-Sighted: NCLB Taking Students In Wrong Direction By Cutting Recess, PE

Studies are increasingly revealing the connection between physical exercise and performance in the classroom.

Fourth-grade student Kevin Killion listens attentively to his daily class lesson, all the while walking at a moderate pace on a classroom treadmill. “It gets oxygen in your brain,” the fourth grader told Mint Press News. “I feel like I get a lot of oxygen so I can go back to work and work better.” Killion is among a generation of learners who are

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Drone Schools Suggest Inevitability Of Drones In Everyday Life

A rush to start drone engineering and research programs at U.S. and international universities could portend the ubiquity of drones in the future. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) This week, the United States Navy launched its drone prototype, the X-47B, from the deck of the U.S.S. George H.W. Bush off the coast of Maryland. The X-47B is […]

This week, the United States Navy launched its drone prototype, the X-47B, from the deck of the U.S.S. George H.W. Bush off the coast of Maryland. The X-47B is the first drone that has proven successful in launching from and landing on an aircraft carrier, giving the military the capability of launching drone strikes without first setting up a

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Caribbean Talks Conservation On Branson’s Island

To safeguard the Caribbean’s future, Branson says politics and business-as-usual will have to change.

In a bid to safeguard biodiversity and the Caribbean's tourism-based economy, regional political leaders and corporate executives will gather Friday on billionaire Richard Branson's private island with the aim of protecting 20 percent of the region's coastal resources by 2020. Participants are expected to announce various commitments to advance

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Human Rights Defender Disappears In Bahrain: Crackdown On Whistleblowers Continues

Human rights activists Nabeel Rajab, center in this Dec. 30, 2011, photo, has reportedly gone missing, according to the Bahrain Center for Human Rights . (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali) Where in the world is Nabeel Rajab? It’s the question Bahrainis and human rights advocates are asking after the sudden disappearance of the key opposition leader this […]

Where in the world is Nabeel Rajab? It’s the question Bahrainis and human rights advocates are asking after the sudden disappearance of the key opposition leader this week. Rajab, the president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, has been in prison since August 2012 for his role in organizing the mass democracy protests in 2011 that drew more

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On Victory Drive, Soldiers Defeated by Debt

Many of the nation’s military bases are surrounded by storefront lenders who charge high annual percentage rates, sometimes exceeding 400 percent.

Seven years after Congress banned payday-loan companies from charging exorbitant interest rates to service members, many of the nation's military bases are surrounded by storefront lenders who charge high annual percentage rates, sometimes exceeding 400 percent. The Military Lending Act sought to protect service members and their families from

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