Stories about Science from August, 2008
Ghanaian internet entrepreneur Eric Osiakwan and the Berkman Center’s Ethan Zuckerman will discuss the climate for innovation around information technology in Sub-Saharan Africa on September 2nd 2008 at the Berkman Luncheon Series, writes Afromusing.
“I just stumbled upon this on Amazon! Believe it or not, you can actually buy some good old radioactive Uranium Ore from Amazon.com. yes, its true,” writes an excited Bakkooz from Jordan.
A freelance writer pens an Emancipation Day article for The Jamaica Observer that suggests “slavery was good for the black man”, prompting The Modest Goddess to point out “the staggering amount of evidence that contradicts (his) writing.”
The 8th Circle continues the discussion on the democratic peace and liberalism from the perspective of the Russo-Georgian conflict.
As the XVII International AIDS Conference wraps up in Mexico City, one of the many issues participants have been discussing is the international failure to adequately address HIV/AIDS among men who have sex with other men, often referred to as MSM. SciDev.Net’s blog points out that: “In the 1980s, when...
Faced with increased electricity costs in Kenya, the blogger Intelligentsia considers the benefits and considerations to keep in mind when switching to CFLs (Compact Flourescent Lamp or Light bulb)
LJ user fesstagere claims (RUS) that Moscow State University (MGU) – the biggest in the country – is becoming increasingly politicized to serve the interests of the ruling United Russia party.
New rain forest species have been discovered in Guyana – Living Guyana links to the story, while Barbados Free Press makes tongue-in-cheek parallels between the world's smallest snake (which has been discovered in Barbados) and the country's politicians. Living in Barbados adds: “I'm very happy to play my part in...