News from the Field

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"Three Cups of Tea" Author's Charity Owed $1.2 Million

The Central Asia Institute—a charity co-founded by Greg Mortenson, author of Three Cups of Tea (Penguin Books, 2006)—will receive $1.2 million from the Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance... Read More

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Super Typhoon Hits Philippines

The typhoon currently devastating the central Philippines is perhaps the strongest storm ever. Super Typhoon Haiyan made landfall early Friday morning and continues to move into four other... Read More

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Brazil Asks Google Street View for Answers

Brazil is demanding answers over Google's reported data collection from its Street View vehicles, which have recently been mapping the World Cup country. Brazilian authorities will begin to fine... Read More

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Pop Music Benefits Green Energy

Researchers at Queen Mary University and Imperial College London are reporting that exposing solar cells to pop music makes them convert sunlight into electricity up to 50 percent more... Read More