Science Bulletins: Invasive Species
It's war in many ecosystems around the world as invasive and native species battle for primacy. Facing the increased exchange of ship ballast water among worldwide ports, biologists are grappling with a rate and scale of alien takeovers unprecedented in history. In this Bio Bulletin, see the mussels and crayfish that are stressing the vast freshwater network of the Great Lakes region, and learn what researchers are doing to give native populations a leg up.
Breakingviews: Merkel's quest to get Beijing on board
Aug. 30 - Reuters Breakingviews talks about the real purpose behind German Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit to China.
Reuters Today: China backs euro zone, Italy debt sale looms
Aug. 30 - China says it will keep buying euro zone debt, but Premier Wen Jiabao says Spain and Italy must push harder on reform. An Italian bond sale later will test sentiment on the region.
The secrets of Germany's labour market resilience
Aug. 30 - Stefan Schneider, Chief International Economist at Deutsche Bank, discusses why the German labour market has managed to stay robust in the face of weakening global trade and economic data.
In the Boardroom: Director Contagion
Aug. 30 - When a company's name gets tarnished, should executives give up their positions on other boards to prevent reputation loss spreading? Lucy Marcus talks with Axel Threlfall.
U.S. Morning Call: Barclays boasts new boss
Aug 30 - Britain's Barclays has picked softly spoken retail boss Anthony Jenkins as its new chief executive after Bob Diamond's shameful exit following a rate-rigging scandal.
Saft Says: Yuan now China's problem too
Aug 29 - Reuters columnist James Saft says the weakening yuan has become a problem for for China as it braces for a bumpy economic landing.
3XSQ: Retailers crush sales estimates by nearly double
Aug 30 - Chain stores from the low end to the high end exceeded their same-store sales forecasts for August, with Nordstrom beating sales estimates by 10 percent.
Europe Day Ahead: Investors eye action on growth
Aug. 30 - Hopes are fading for another round of quantitative easing from the U.S. Federal Reserve, but ECB President Mario Draghi is set to flesh out his plans for buying bonds.
Jean-Michel Othoniel: My Way
This exhibition presents a survey of the twenty-five-year career of Jean-Michel Othoniel (French, born 1964), from his first intimate, enigmatic works made of sulfur and wax to his recent large-scale, colorful glass sculptures. Working with these mutable materials, he has fashioned a poetic visual language to explore themes surrounding the body, beauty, desire, and metamorphosis. The title My Way references Othoniel's idiosyncratic path among various movements in contemporary art, including Art
Vail Collection: an Introduction A rare book collection is rediscovered
A rare book collection is rediscovered
Ekaterina Paramonova: A nuclear networker
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This Day in History January 14: Albert Schweitzer Born
The theologian, musician, philosopher and Nobel Prize winning physician Albert Schweitzer is born on this day in 1875 in Upper-Alsace, Germany (now Haut-Rhin, France). Also on this day, the Revolutionary War in America finally ended. (1:00)
Patients With Celiac Disease Are Not Followed Up Adequately
By: gastro@scivee Dr. Margot Herman discusses her manuscript, "Patients With Celiac Disease Are Not Followed Up Adequately."
Foundations Flag Ceremony
Thunderbird School of Global Management students carry the flags of their countries on Aug. 23, 2012. http://www.thunderbird.edu
The Magic School Bus Makes A Stink - Smell
Flora Whiff, the famous expert on smell - whose "nose knows" - comes to school to judge the First Annual Smell Search. Ms. Frizzle's class creates a unique smell which is bound to take first prize, but Arnold's cousin, Janet (from Gets Lost in Space, Butterfly And The Bog Beast, Gets A Bright Idea, Works Out, and Gets Swamped), determined to win by herself, changes their smell to an odor only a skunk could love. The kids discover the secret to what makes things smell... now they have to make sur
The Magic School Bus Hops Home - Habitat
When Wanda's pet frog, Bella, jumps out of an open window, Ms. Frizzle shrinks the bus into a mechanical frog and takes her now tiny class on a hop-along adventure in search of Bella and her true home. (22:00)
The Magic School Bus Butterfly and the Bog Beast - Butterflies
In the TV show "BUTTERFLY AND THE BOG BEAST," the class needs a new mascot for their soccer team. Everyone laughs at Phoebe when she suggests using a butterfly, and Arnold's know-it-all cousin, Janet, suggests the mysterious Bog Beast instead. Ms. Frizzle takes them on a field trip to Butterfly Bog where they discover camouflage and other butterfly tricks of deception - learning just how clear and unwhimpy butterflies can be - while unmasking the mysterious Bog Beast! (25:54)