Gezi Park Stays, Turkish Court Rules

Gezi Park Stays, Turkish Court Rules

Istanbul’s Gezi Park is currently safe from being demolished to make way for a re-development scheme pushed by Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan. In early June, a court ruled in favor of the project’s opponents, when anti-government protests were at their peak, but the ruling was only recently released.

Baked Eggplant Slices in Tomato Sauce, Vegewarian RECIPE

Baked Eggplant Slices in Tomato Sauce, Vegewarian RECIPE

  Umm…remind me, what’s vegewarian again? It’s enjoying plenty of  sustainable, local, and delicious vegetarian foods, with meat dishes only once in a while. As summer climbs towards its peak hot weather, hefty eggplants and tomatoes make a natural partnership in savory dishes like this one. Using the blender, the sauce takes little effort, and […]

Embracing Analog: Postcards From the Middle East

Embracing Analog: Postcards From the Middle East

Here in Amman, Jordan, personal mail gets delivered painfully slow to post office boxes rarely filled.  My banking and bill-paying happens online and does anyone receive letters anymore? Recall those handwritten messages slipped into envelopes and slapped with a pretty stamp? There’s a paradox afoot that might bring them back from extinction.

If Gaza Goes Dry, Where Will All the People Go?

If Gaza Goes Dry, Where Will All the People Go?

The United Nations has warned that the Gaza Strip, the small slice of land bordering Egypt and Israel that has been the scene of so much political tension, could be “uninhabitable” as soon as 2016 if serious action isn’t taken to address a chronic water shortage, The Independent reports. If that happens, where will its […]

Jordan’s US Embassy Sees Power in SOCCKET Balls

Jordan’s US Embassy Sees Power in SOCCKET Balls

A couple of Harvard students have enlisted the world’s most popular sport as a generator of portable power.  SOCCKET ball, the brainchild of Jessica Matthews and Julia Silverman, is a toy that can produce renewable energy anywhere.  The inventors stopped in at the US Embassy in Jordan to conduct educational programs for children and workshops […]

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