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· August, 2008

Stories about Science from August, 2008

Africa: Innovation in Sub-Saharan Africa

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...

Jordan: Uranium Anybody?

“I just stumbled upon this on Amazon! Believe it or not, you can actually buy some good old radioactive Uranium Ore from yes, its true,” writes an excited Bakkooz...

Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: Stating the Facts

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...

Georgia War: Assessing the Democratic Peace

The 8th Circle continues the discussion on the democratic peace and liberalism from the perspective of the Russo-Georgian conflict.

AIDS 2008: Battling AIDS By Battling Homophobia

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...

Environment: Pros and Cons of Energy Saving Light Bulbs

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)

Russia: Academic Politization?

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...

Guyana, Barbados: New Species Found

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...

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