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Mobile Banking Could Take Over The Developing World

quoting John Villasenorvia Buzzfeed
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A new Brookings Institution report says financial tech is helping to close the economic gender gap and connect marginalized communities that lack access to banks.

Featured

In The Race For Arctic Energy, The U.S. And Russia Are Polar Opposites

by Admiral Gary Rougheadvia The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Obama administration dithers while Moscow—with China close behind—revs up offshore oil production.

Agriculture
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GM: 'The Most Critical Technology' For Feeding The World

quoting Condoleezza Ricevia AG Professional
Monday, August 24, 2015

A former adviser to the U.S. Secretary of State says that genetic modification (GM) is the most critical technology in agriculture for meeting the challenges of feeding a growing global population, writing in the open access journal Agriculture & Food Security.

Analysis and Commentary

Jesse Ausubel On Agriculture, Technology, And The Return Of Nature

by Russ Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, August 24, 2015

Thousands of bears in New Jersey. Humpback whales near New York City. Acres devoted to farming stable or declining even as food production soars.

Analysis and Commentary

Hacking A Sniper Rifle

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Friday, August 21, 2015

This is completely alarming. From Wired a few weeks ago: PUT A COMPUTER on a sniper rifle, and it can turn the most amateur shooter into a world-class marksman.

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How Safe Substances Become Dangerous

by Henry I. Millervia Project Syndicate
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Since the development of the science of toxicology in the sixteenth century, its guiding principle has been that “the dose makes the poison.” It is a rule that applies to the medicines used by patients worldwide many billions of times a day. The right dose of aspirin can be a therapeutic godsend, but consuming too much can be lethal.

Interviews

Henry Miller On The John Batchelor Show (19:20)

interview with Henry I. Millervia John Batchelor Show
Monday, August 17, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Henry Miller discusses his Forbes piece, “We Need A Scientific Approach To Regulating GMOs,” on the nationally syndicated John Batchelor Show.

In the News

The Shultz Solution

featuring George P. Shultzvia Tampa Tribune
Thursday, August 13, 2015

Those looking for a marketplace approach to the divisive climate change issue might consider the insights of George P. Shultz, a Republican who served in the Eisenhower and Nixon administrations and was Ronald’s Reagan’s secretary of state for almost seven years.

Analysis and Commentary

We Need A Scientific Approach To Regulating GMOs

by Henry I. Miller, Kavin Senapathyvia Forbes
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Government regulation should be based on science, precedent and maybe even a bit of common sense, but when it comes to the oversight of food, the landscape has become an ideological quagmire.

Interviews

Henry Miller On The John Batchelor Show (30:50)

interview with Henry I. Millervia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Henry Miller discusses Vitamin A deficiency and blindness in children.

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The Task Force on Energy Policy addresses energy policy in the United States and its effects on our domestic and international political priorities, particularly our national security.