World http://wuwm.com en Rust Devastates Guatemala's Prime Coffee Crop And Its Farmers http://wuwm.com/post/rust-devastates-guatemalas-prime-coffee-crop-and-its-farmers Outside the northern Guatemalan town of Olopa, near the Honduran border, farmer Edwin Fernando Diaz Viera stands in the middle of his tiny coffee field. He says it was his lifelong dream to own a farm here. The area is renowned for producing some of the world's richest Arabica, the smooth-tasting beans beloved by specialty coffee brewers.<p>"My farm was beautiful, it was big," he says.<p>But then, a plant fungus called coffee rust, or <em>roya</em> in Spanish, hit his crop.<p>"Coffee rust appeared and wiped out everything," he says.<p>That was in 2012, and it was Diaz Viera's first crop. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Carrie Kahn 36994 at http://wuwm.com Rust Devastates Guatemala's Prime Coffee Crop And Its Farmers Why We Think Ignorance Is Bliss, Even When It Hurts Our Health http://wuwm.com/post/why-we-think-ignorance-bliss-even-when-it-hurts-our-health Medical tests are rarely a pleasant experience, especially if you're worried that something could be seriously wrong. That's true even though we know that regular screenings and tests often help doctors catch issues early.<p>But of course, humans don't always behave rationally. Sometimes people will go to great lengths to avoid hearing bad news. Social scientists call this sort of behavior information aversion, or the ostrich effect (based on the old myth that ostriches bury their heads in the sand when they're scared). Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Shankar Vedantam 36995 at http://wuwm.com Why We Think Ignorance Is Bliss, Even When It Hurts Our Health What It's Like To Own Your Very Own Harrier Jump Jet http://wuwm.com/post/what-its-own-your-very-own-harrier-jump-jet The Harrier Jump Jet combines the speed of a jet with the maneuverability of a helicopter.<p>These single-seater planes are known for vertical take-offs and landings, making them ideal for close-air support near the front-lines where runways may be damaged or non-existent.<p>Designed by the British and now flown by the U.S. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:44:00 +0000 editor 36978 at http://wuwm.com What It's Like To Own Your Very Own Harrier Jump Jet What Makes This Fight In Gaza Different From The Others? http://wuwm.com/post/what-makes-fight-gaza-different-others <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=What+Makes+This+Fight+In+Gaza+Different+From+The+Others%3F&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NzMxMTkxMDEzMDkyOTU3ODRmYjc2Mg001)"/></div><p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:14:00 +0000 editor 36979 at http://wuwm.com On The Eve Of Ramadan's End, Fighting Resumes In Gaza http://wuwm.com/post/eve-ramadans-end-fighting-resumes-gaza <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=On+The+Eve+Of+Ramadan%27s+End%2C+Fighting+Resumes+In+Gaza&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyNDY5MjM1MDEyODE2MzMyMTZmZDQwMg001)"/></div><p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:14:00 +0000 Emily Harris 36980 at http://wuwm.com Violence Spikes Anew In Iraq, As Islamic State Looks To Expand http://wuwm.com/post/violence-spikes-anew-iraq-islamic-state-looks-expand <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. 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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:45:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 36970 at http://wuwm.com Birth Of 100-Millionth Person In Philippines Greeted With Joy, Concern Libyan Conflict Rages After U.S. Shuts Embassy http://wuwm.com/post/libyan-conflict-rages-after-us-shuts-embassy <em><strong>Updated at 12:05 p.m. ET.</strong></em><p>Clashes between renegade Libyan army troops and Islamist-led militias have killed at least 38 people, including civilians, in and around the eastern city of Benghazi. The fighting comes a day after the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/26/335542894/u-s-embassy-compound-in-libya-shut-down-amid-fighting">U.S. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 13:04:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 36967 at http://wuwm.com Libyan Conflict Rages After U.S. Shuts Embassy