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January 29, 2013
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USGS-NOAA: Climate Change Impacts to U.S. Coasts Threaten Public Health, Safety and Economy

According to a new technical report, the effects of climate change will continue to threaten the health and vitality of U.S. coastal communities’ social, economic and natural systems. The report, Coastal Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerabilities: a technical input to the … Continue reading

October 31, 2012
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Meet the ‘Plumbers’ Powering ‘Halo 4’ Infinity Multiplayer

Members of 343 Industries talk to the Microsoft News Center about the infrastructure behind the “Halo 4” Infinity Multiplayer suite and the video game industry’s shift to a world of 24/7 live services. REDMOND, Wash. — Oct. 31, 2012 — … Continue reading

October 23, 2012
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‘Earth Perfect?’

Professor’s new book examines nature, utopia and the garden “the result of humanity’s attempt to carve out an ideal place in nature, thereby fashioning a ‘perfect’ earth” — is the subject of a new book, co-authored and edited by the … Continue reading

October 8, 2012
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Questions for Geoff Pullum: The ‘Grammar Gotcha’ and Political Speech

A long campaign season with genuine gaffes and alleged misstatements began its culmination with the first presidential debate. Like many citizens, linguist Geoff Pullum, a visiting professor at Brown, was watching. Grammarian Geoff Pullum is the Gerard Visiting Professor of … Continue reading

October 6, 2012
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Right to Science?

Workshop helps to define the human right to benefit from science Conscience. Expression. Property. Fair trial. Peaceful assembly. And science? Yes, says the University of Delaware’s Tom Powers, the international community has declared that there is an inalienable human right … Continue reading

January 28, 2012
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New Media Driving Occupy Movement, Prof Says

Lacking structured leadership, a single spokesperson and even a clear message, the Occupy movement has grown through the use of personal media and new technologies, sustained by participants’ own network of contacts and willingness to dive into the political fray, … Continue reading

May 17, 2011
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Bing Makes Search Social with Help from 500 Million Friends

*New social features in Bing let users make decisions with help from their Facebook friends.* REDMOND, Wash. — Bing is adding 500 million new friends, and they’re all going to help the search experience become a lot more social.