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June 3, 2014
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NASA Releases Earth Day ‘Global Selfie’ Mosaic

For Earth Day this year, NASA invited people around the world to step outside to take a “selfie” and share it with the world on social media. NASA released Thursday a new view of our home planet created entirely from … Continue reading

September 11, 2012
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September 11 and The Cost of War

The Costs of War project is assessing the total cost of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan in the wake of the 9-11 attacks. Findings thus far put the cost at more than 300,000 lives and $4 trillion. The project’s … Continue reading

May 5, 2012
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Spy Hackers

Intelligence historian cites changing focus of American espionage In the spy trade, predicting the future is a risky business at best, but experts believe that America’s intelligence efforts will focus on Iran, North Korea and China. Matthew M. Aid, intelligence … Continue reading

October 8, 2011
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There Are No Clear Lines When It Comes To Homeland Security, Says Napolitano

Protecting the nation from terrorism, breaches in cyber security and other threats inside its borders is such a massive undertaking it is “not easy to draw red lines” that can chart individual or departmental responsibilities, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet … Continue reading

October 5, 2011
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Blue of Every Hue

The compelling story of indigo, the world’s oldest, most magical and best-loved dye has been brought to life by an Honorary Research Fellow from the University of Exeter’s Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies. Jenny Balfour-Paul’s accumulation of over twenty … Continue reading

February 1, 2011
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NC State Expert Offers Insight Into Events In Egypt, Tunisia

Political unrest in Egypt, Yemen and Tunisia is not unlike a modern version of the American Revolution, according to North Carolina State University’s  Dr. Akram Khater. Khater’s expertise in Middle Eastern history can provide perspective to help us better understand … Continue reading