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United States’ billions fail to sustain foreign forces

With alarming frequency in recent years, thousands of U.S.-trained security forces in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia have collapsed, stalled or defected, calling into question the effectiveness of the tens of billions of dollars spent by the United States on foreign military training programs.

Neighbors started clearing an uprooted oak tree that fell across Blackwood Mountain Road north of Chapel Hill, blocking cars, at about 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. A state DOT worker arrived soon after and finished clearing the road.
Mark Schultz


L’eau de bacteria: A whiff of the future?

Biotech firms explore using microorganisms to produce flavors, fragrances

Number of natural ingredients is vast – but can be expensive and hard to get

Cracking the genetic code is the key to synthesizing high-end scents