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November 21, 2013
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‘Memories of Buenos Aires,’ Edited by Max Page, Maps the Terror of Argentina’s ‘Dirty War’

AMHERST, Mass. – Throughout Central and South America, there remains the palpable awareness of the decades-long “Dirty War,” in which the military and oligarchy joined forces in brutal and relentless repression of democratic institutions, and many tens of thousands people … Continue reading

March 2, 2013
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Songbirds’ Brains Coordinate Singing with Intricate Timing, Study Shows

Research may help explain how human brain governs speech As a bird sings, some neurons in its brain prepare to make the next sounds while others are synchronized with the current notes—a coordination of physical actions and brain activity that … Continue reading

December 17, 2012
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Environmental Cost of Agriculture: Soil Determines Fate of Phosphorous

Brazil’s soybean yields have become competitive with those of the United States and Argentina, but the soil demands a lot of phosphorous, which is not renewable. In the United States, meanwhile, historical applications of the fertilizer have polluted waterways. What … Continue reading

April 27, 2012
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2012 Plastino Scholars

Life-changing opportunities made possible by donor’s generosity From working on solar-powered energy in India and conducting historic research on the Jewish community of Buenos Aires, to studying the world parrot crisis and examining music and dance in Bali, the four … Continue reading

January 11, 2012
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Microsoft at CES 2012: Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox Take Center Stage

*“Metro will drive the magic,” says Steve Ballmer as Microsoft shows off Windows 8, announces Kinect for Windows and more.* LAS VEGAS – From ultra-thin Windows PCs to the latest Windows Phones from Nokia, there’s a sense of anticipation for … Continue reading