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· April, 2011

Stories about Science from April, 2011

Bahamas: Shark Tales

Bahama Pundit‘s Larry Smith shares some good and bad news about sharks.

Ukraine: Memories and Photos of Chernobyl in August 1986

Aleksandr Strannik (LJ user av-strannik) arrived at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in mid-August of 1986, some four months after the April 26 blast at Reactor #4, to assist in...

Russia: Regions Reduce Digital Divide

More than 90 percent of new users are not from Moscow or Saint-Petersburg, Yandex regional Internet development report says [ru]. Authors note a significant increase in Internet use nation-wide, 30-60...

The Genetic Origin Of Indians

Ever wondered about the genetic origins of Indians? Razib Khan at Sepia Mutiny analyzes in details about the genetics of Indians and the South Asians in general.

Kazakhstan, Russia: Photos of Baikonur

At Russia Blog, Anton Verstakov's photos from Baikonur, a city in Kazakhstan, rented and administered by Russia, home to the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

Hungary: A Medical Doctor on Twitter

Debrecen-based Bertalan Meskó, a medical doctor who tweets under the name @Berci and has more than 6,000 followers, reported on his blog [en] that he was listed among the Top...

Russia: Yuri Gagarin's “Public Diplomacy Legacy”

Yelena Osipova of Global Chaos pays tribute to Yuri Gagarin and his “public diplomacy legacy” in this overview of web stories and events devoted to the 50th anniversary of the...

Czech Republic: “Honor to the Astronaut”

Luboš Motl of The Reference Frame offers a Czech perspective on the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin‘s first human spaceflight on April 12, 1961. (More in this 2007 post by...

Macedonia: Construction Over A Probable Archeological Site

After examining historical documents and Google maps, Volan concluded – here and here [MKD] – that the new administrative building for the Public Enterprise of Skopje Waterworks is probably being...

Russia: Majority of Russians Are Unaware of the Blogosphere

Levada-center has published [ru] a survey poll results on how Russians use the Internet. 39 percent of users use it for entertainment, 27 percent use it to search information, 18...

Japan: Plutonium, Our Reliable Friend

Professor Yuji Ankei posted on Youtube a rare version of the animated video called Mr. Pluto, our reliable friend – Story of plutonium (頼れる仲間プルト君——プルトニウム物語). The video, that was later withdrawn,...

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