Gabriel Dorfman

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Lebanon assassination probe targets reporters | Lebanon

<b>The Hague, Netherlands -</b> A prominent Lebanese broadcast journalist has pleaded not guilty in a court case that has created a rift between Lebanon and the tribunal in The Hague investigating former prime minister Rafik Hariri's killing in 2005.<p>The Special Tribunal for Lebanon, based in The Hague, …

Has The End Of The Banana Arrived?

Researchers fear that a relentless and virulent fungus could cripple the world's banana monoculture<p>Two weeks ago, at a conference in South Africa, scientists met to discuss how to contain a deadly banana disease outbreak in nearby Mozambique, Africa. At fault was a fungus that continues its march …

Forestry

Fossilized Feces Reveal Origins Of Puerto Rican Natives

The answer to a Caribbean mystery could lie in fossilized feces. An analysis of the microbial and plant DNA contained in a set of these fossils, or coprolites, sheds light on the origins of two ancient indigenous peoples who inhabited the islands of Puerto Rico before Christopher Columbus arrived …