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· October, 2007

Stories about Science from October, 2007

Russia: Bloggers On George W. Bush and “Russian DNA”

The U.S. president's recent comments about "Russian DNA" did not cause as much of an uproar as did race comments by James Watson, a co-discoverer of the structure of DNA...

Russia: Bloggers Discuss James Watson

James Watson, an American Nobel Prize-winning geneticist, provoked international outrage when The Sunday Times quoted him on race issues on Oct. 14. The news of the controversy produced a certain...

Belize: Fish In Trees

Caribbean Beat Blog reports that “scientists have found one of the oddest fish known to mankind in abundance in Belize.”

Malaysia: AstroNot

KurtLow is wondering why Malaysian media is calling the first Malaysian in space an astronaut when the space mission web site just refers to him as an participant.

Nigeria: Home-made helicopter in Kano

Afrigadget on the Nigeria's home-made helicopter: “Yahoo! News carries a story from October 21st about Mubarak Muhammad Abdullahi of the Kano Plains of Nigeria who has built a working helicopter...

Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean scientists

Barbadian Titilayo discovers a Trinidadian website on Caribbean Icons in Science, Technology and Innovation.

Jamaica: Uncertain paternity

Jamaica and the World reacts to surprising news about paternity tests in Jamaica: a third of the men who take them discover they are not really the fathers of their...

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