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· August, 2012

Stories about Science from August, 2012

Taiwan: Corporate Lawsuit Threatens Academic Freedom

Dr. Ben-Jei Tsuang, an environmental engineer and professor, is the latest victim of a defamation lawsuit brought on by a big corporation, the Formosa Plastic Group, for his research. Dr....

Madagascar: Neglecting Endemic Medicinal Plants at Its Own Peril

The Nazi Past of the Father of Colombian Anthropology

Arab World: Curiosity Rover and Arab Scientific Decay

Following rover Curiosity's successful landing on Mars, Arabs on Twitter lamented the miserable state of science in the Arab world: little scientific output and very few patents.

Africa: Innovation, Education and Nature

Puerto Rico: “Ateorizar” Takes Atheism Online

Finding an absence of online projects in Spanish about atheism, Puerto Rican blogger Manolo Matos started "Ateorizar." The podcast will be going to its third season next October, and the...

Egypt: Celebrating Curiosity and the Man of Mars – Dr Essam Heggy

Egyptians watching Curiosity are celebrating the work and life of NASA researcher Dr Essam Mohamed Heggy, a planetary scientist who is a member of the science team involved in the...

Pakistan: Engineer Claims to Invent Water-Fuelled Engine

A Pakistani engineer claims that he can run a car on a water-fuelled engine. Pakistan is currently going through a severe power crisis, so the proud inventor Agha Waqar Ahmad...

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