Stories about Science from July, 2008
Russia: Projecting Demographic Development
Da Russophile presents and evaluates various models for projecting the demographic development of Russia.
Ukraine: Iraqi Scientists Trained in Pripyat
Chernobyl and Eastern Europe writes that “three Texas Tech professors and their graduate students trained 27 Iraqi scientists about processes needed to clean up radioactive debris” this past June in Pripyat: “Well, that’s an interesting use of Pripyat – train Iraqis on radiation clean up techniques in a city that...
Singapore: Should government legalize organ trade?
An important debate is raging in Singapore: Should government legalize organ trade? Health officials, medical specialists and bloggers are exchanging views about the issue.
Poland: A Land of Earthquakes?
Polandian accounts for Polish earhquake zones and points to the fact that Poland in the last two weeks has had 17 earthquakes, whereas California none.
China: Looking back at a campus shooting
“...the first few days with the cast were really strange, everyone kept whispering to each other wondering if I was a big kung fu master back in China.” Why does it always have to be so awkward when Chinese and Americans get together?
Malawi: new treatment protocol to prevent mother-child HIV transmission
Le Pangolin writes about a new HIV treatment being tested in Malawi [Fr] that might be even more effective than the current standard at preventing mother-child transmission.
Southeast Asia: Largest oceanariums
Bisean lists the largest oceanariums in Southeast Asia.
Southeast Asia: Alternative sources of energy
Due to skyrocketing oil prices, many Southeast Asian countries are intensifying efforts to tap alternative sources of energy. Lifestyles are changing since people are now more aware about the oil price crisis.