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Internet Censorship: Pakistan Blocks WordPress and France Bans Sites Without Court Order

Benjamin Franklin once said, “[Those] that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety,...
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Whale Kills Tourist After Landing on Boat

Mexican authorities confirmed on March 12 that a gray whale slammed into a small, sightseeing boat, killing a 35-year-old Canadian tourist and serious...
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Research Team Finds Evidence of a Genetic Component in Cerebral Palsy Cases

Biobanks are often an integral part of medical research, helping scientists store and access needed biological samples for study. As a result, researc...
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China’s Once Booming Expatriate Population Continues to Fall, Moving Company Says

Long regarded as a promised land of sorts for international business and manufacturers, China has always attracted hordes of eager expatriates ready t...
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New Prosthetic Eye for One-Eyed Copper Rockfish in Vancouver Aquarium Puts an End to the Fish-on-Fish Bullying

It may sound like the plot of a children’s educational cartoon, but one little copper rockfish in the Vancouver Aquarium was dealing with some prett...
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Report Declares African Land Degradation a Top Priority

A new report by the Montpellier Panel warns that if more is not done to aid Africa’s ailing soils, the continent’s current food insecuriti...
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Are ‘Illusion Coatings’ the Future of Camouflage?

While it may not seem like it, the fashion world and technology have a lot in common. Just when we get used to the idea of a trend being latest and gr...
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At Dutch Retirement Homes, People of All Ages Moving In

In the United States, we assume that retirement homes and communities are inhabited exclusively by senior citizens. That’s not the case in the N...
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Japan’s New Secrecy Law Called “an Unprecedented Threat to Freedom of Information”

Japan has passed a strict new state-secret law, which Reporters Without Borders is calling “an unprecedented threat to freedom of information.&#...
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Students in Asia Have Been Cheating on the SAT For Months

The Educational Testing Service (ETS) has confirmed it: students in Asia have been cheating on the SAT for months. In October, “a small number o...