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Ali's Bees

Learning from Bees

Book review: Ali’s Bees Rosalie Grosch Arden Hills, Minn. After Ali loses his parents in war he goes to live in America with his grandfather, Mohammad Salam. As an awkward middle-school student who has...

Johannes Høsflot Klæbo

Klæbo named Norway’s “New Northug”

With three victories, 21-year-old Johannes Høsflot Klæbo wins season opening mini-tour Jo Christian Weldingh Oslo, Norway Johannes Høsflot Klæbo was in a class of his own in the first two races during the cross-country...

Drøbak Santa

Santa will not retire

Age won’t keep Julenissen from his work Tove Andersson Oslo, Norway “My goal is to answer 25 percent of the incoming letters,” Santa says. Behind the Santa beard is Tom Kristiansen, 72, tourism manager...

Svalbard Global Seed Vault

Seed Vault renovations begin

After a water-intrusion scare earlier this year, the international seed repository is beefing up its entryway M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Renovation work has begun on the Svalbard Global Seed Vault access tunnel to...

Seeds on Ice

More than a coffee table book: Seeds on Ice

Book review Christine Foster Meloni Washington, D.C. At first glance one would take Seeds on Ice to be a coffee-table book, given its format and gorgeous, glossy color photos. But while skimming through the...

Christmas tree

Spiders, missing branches, and joy

A holiday tale of one family’s adventure in cutting their own Christmas tree Eric Stavney Seattle About four years ago my family decided to get a real Christmas tree the old way—cutting it down...