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August 17, 2017
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From slum to Harvard: How one Microsoft director came up and sees digital revolution in Asia

Growing up in the slums of the Philippines, Dr. Astrid S. Tuminez did not have the luxury of eating regular breakfast as a child. She was one of seven kids and life was hard for her family. She had only … Continue reading

July 17, 2015
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Which is most valuable: Gold, cocaine or rhino horn?

According to study co-authored by UCLA ecologist, the answer is devastating news for Earth’s largest animals Many of the world’s largest herbivores — including several species of elephants, rhinoceroses, hippopotamuses and gorillas — are in danger of becoming extinct. And … Continue reading

May 18, 2014
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Berkeley Lab Scientists See Urgent Need for Reducing Emissions

Lab experts are leading contributors to the IPCC Working Group III’s Fifth Assessment Report on climate change mitigation. The bad news: a major transformation of our current energy supply system is needed in order to avoid a dangerous increase in … Continue reading

March 7, 2014
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Stemming the tide of invasive species

As a roomful of environmental scientists discussed the 100-pound “bigheaded” carp from Asia invading upper Midwestern rivers, Peter Sorensen thought about the common carp. A century earlier, that fish had also been introduced and become invasive, causing major aquatic damage … Continue reading

January 17, 2014
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IBM Commits $1.2 Billion to Expand Global Cloud Footprint

Builds a Massive Network of Local Cloud Hubs for Businesses Worldwide with 40 Data Centers Across Five Continents ARMONK, N.Y. – 17 Jan 2014: IBM today announced plans to commit  over $1.2 billion to significantly expand its global cloud footprint. … Continue reading

January 15, 2014
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Multiplay and KUULUU Launch Games with SoftLayer, an IBM Company

Gaming companies flock to IBM SoftLayer’s cloud, adding to 130 million players worldwide ARMONK, N.Y. and AMSTERDAM – 15 Jan 2014: SoftLayer, an IBM Company, today announced that game development studio KUULUU and world’s largest online game servers provider Multiplay … Continue reading

January 13, 2014
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Artificially cooling planet would cause climate chaos, new research shows

Plans to reverse the effects of global warming by mimicking big volcanic eruptions would have a catastrophic impact on some of the most fragile ecosystems on earth, new research has shown. Geo-engineering – the intentional manipulation of the climate to … Continue reading

January 9, 2014
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Social Media Helps Users Embrace Differences and Provide Support to One Another, MU Study Finds

Lady Gaga enables followers to embrace their awkwardness while deepening the perceived relationship they feel they have with the celebrity COLUMBIA, Mo. – According to recent statistics, more than 175 million tweets are sent daily, and 11 accounts are created … Continue reading