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· December, 2009

Stories about Science from December, 2009

Russia: A Third of Russians Use Internet

There are 42 million Internet users (29,6% of total population) in Russia according to the latest Public Opinion Foundation research [Google Translation ENG]. This is 2 million more compared to...

Russian Programmer Community Hacks Super-Earth Name Vote

After The Wired magazine opened a vote [ENG] to name a newly discovered “most Earth-like” planet, Russian Habrahabr-user khekkly started a flashmob[Google Translation – ENG] urging Russian programmers to name it “Siberia.” This...

Puerto Rico Online Map Collection

Mapas de Puerto Rico links to dozens of online, interactive maps of Puerto Rico with different topological, political, historic, and touristic themes.

Russia: Two Stories of Space Blogging

Blogging from and about space gains popularity and recognition among professional space travelers and regular bloggers. Russia is no exception. While the latest fashion for NASA astronauts is space twittering...

Trinidad & Tobago: Baby Face

Of a Danish study which suggests that “baby-faced people live longer”, B.C. Pires says: “Any Trini could have told the world that…it have a reason ogly people does look ogly:...

Russia: Climate Change in the North

AskYakutia.com and Window on Eurasia write about climate change issues in the Russian North.

Climate Change Skeptics Incited by Leaked Emails

Hundreds of emails and documents from the Climate Research Unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia (UEA) have been hacked and posted online, adding fuel to the beliefs of...

CEE: “Social Media and Social Memory”

Evgeny Morozov writes about “social media and social memory” – and a Facebook project involving a 22-year-old Lublin resident posing as a 7-year-old Jewish boy who was killed by the...

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