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Valley of Death

Visiting the Driest Place on Earth

Charlotte Temple | Posted 05.06.2014 | Travel
Charlotte Temple

When I learned there was a place on this earth where there has been almost no measurable curiosity was piqued, and I booked a trip to this extraordinary place -- the Atacama desert in northern Chile.

Deserts on 3 Continents, Part 2 -- the Atacama: Into the Sandbox on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 04.22.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

With about 0.59 inches of rain a year the Atacama, high in the Andes Mountains of northern Chile, is the driest place on Earth, and very likely its oldest desert, going back 3 million years.

Of Starfish, Stem Cells and $70 Million: How California Therapies May Reach Patients Quicker

Don C. Reed | Posted 08.21.2013 | Science
Don C. Reed

The California stem cell program has developed 77 new stem cell methods. Among those efforts might be a way to ease diabetes, reverse Alzheimer's, or loosen the clutch of paralysis, but how can we afford the increasingly expensive safety tests? There may be a way.

California Versus the Valley of Death

Don C. Reed | Posted 08.03.2011 | Politics
Don C. Reed

There is a place you will not find on any map. It has no physical location. But it is real nonetheless, and a danger to all mankind. It is the Valley of Death, where new medicines die.

Leaving Korengal -- COIN Retreats from the Valley of Death

Jeff Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeff Schneider

Previously published at Demagogues and Dictators This week, US Forces withdrew from Afghanistan's Korengal Valley -- known more commonly to those who...

Afghanistan: We Can't Win on the Cheap, but We Can't Afford to Lose

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Reese Schonfeld

Looking at the cost in lives and dollars in Afghanistan, I'd like to ask how many lives, how much money, and how long will it take us to reach our goal.

ABC's Diane Sawyer And Bill Weir Report From Afghanistan's "Valley Of Death" (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ABC's Diane Sawyer is on the ground with reporter Bill Weir at Forward Operating Base Michigan in Afghanistan where Weir just finished a 9-day embed w...