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How Stalin paved way for Sochi Games

For the next three weeks Sochi will be the world’s playground UBC Prof. Anne Gorsuch details the troubled history of the seaside town of Sochi,...

Last Russian Warhead Fuel Arrives in U.S. to Power the Grid

The U.S. and Russia have marked completion of the U.S.-Russia HEU Purchase Agreement of 1992. The agreement, which is commonly known as the Megatons to...

Gas flaring and household stoves speed Arctic thaw

Gas flaring by the oil industry and smoke from residential burning contributes more black carbon pollution to Arctic than previously thought—potentially speeding the melting...

Existence of new element, 115, confirmed

An international team of researchers, led by physicists from Lund University, have confirmed the existence of what is considered a new element with atomic...

Varying quality of science, tech education in Brazil, Russia, India and...

America may have legitimate competitive reasons to worry about the number of computer science and engineering graduates from elite Chinese and Indian universities –...

Ancient viruses that function in early human development may play role...

A study published in the July edition of Genome Biology says genetic matter, previously ignored by the scientific community, may play an important role...

Migration for more money does not bring more happiness

Do migrants from Eastern European countries become happier once they have settled in Western Europe? A University of Leicester sociologist has investigated this question --...

Close-up of Amur tiger thrills researchers

A blurry photo was the cause of celebration in China in early November. It was the first Amur tiger—a critically endangered sub-species of the big...

Brain tumors for early adopters

Something to think about tonight, in bed, alone. A Swedish study has found that users of early mobile phones face an 80 percent greater chance of developing brain tumors than those who did not use them. Granted, the phones in question ran on something called the Analog Nordic Mobile Telephone standard, popular in northern Europe, Russia and the Baltics. But the system is still in place in 40 countries. So let's hope on that trip to Norway last summer you didn't borrow your pal's handset for a quick call to mom. By the way, is that your head pounding, or mine?

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