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March 14, 2014
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Warmer temperatures push malaria to higher elevations

ANN ARBOR — Researchers have debated for more than two decades the likely impacts, if any, of global warming on the worldwide incidence of malaria, a mosquito-borne disease that infects more than 300 million people each year. Now, University of … Continue reading

July 28, 2013
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Global study stresses importance of public Internet access

Millions of people in low-income countries still depend on public computer and Internet access venues despite the global proliferation of mobile phones and home computers. However, interest in providing such public access has waned in recent years, especially among development … Continue reading

July 20, 2013
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Saving Lives Worldwide by Training International Volcano Scientists

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Scientists and technicians who work at volcano observatories in nine countries are visiting Mount St. Helens and the U.S. Geological Survey Volcano Science Center’s Cascades Volcano Observatory this week to learn techniques for monitoring active volcanoes. Organized … Continue reading

May 18, 2012
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Ancient Giant Turtle Fossil Revealed

Picture a turtle the size of a Smart car, with a shell large enough to double as a kiddie pool. Paleontologists from North Carolina State University have found just such a specimen – the fossilized remains of a 60-million-year-old South … 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

March 21, 2012
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Social Networking Eclipses Portals as the Most Engaging Web Activity in Latin America

Google Sites Reigns as Most-Visited Destination in Region, Facebook Leads in Engagement Accounting for 1 in Every 4 Minutes Spent Online comScore Presents Complimentary Webinar on the 2012 Latin America Digital Future in Focus Santiago, Chile, March 21, 2012 – … Continue reading

February 19, 2012
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Building A Better Trap

Fieldwork in Peru’s Andes Mountains is demanding, especially when it involves hauling heavy equipment to remote sites that are accessible only by traversing the region’s rugged terrain. But the task of collecting insects for the study of vector-borne diseases and … Continue reading

October 14, 2011
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Oil Exploration Would Endanger The Most Biodiverse Region in The Western Hemisphere, Say Scientists

AUSTIN, Texas — An international team of scientists that includes two University of Texas at Austin researchers has found that Ecuador’s Yasuní National Park, which sits on top of massive reserves of oil, is in the single most biodiverse region … Continue reading