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Yearly Archives: 2017

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  • 20
    Nov

    2017

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    Why Democracy Protests Are Not Common Today

    In 2011, twenty-six democracy protests occurred in the world. Most arose in the Middle East and North Africa, but a few protests also took place this year in Asia, Europe, and Latin America. The 2011 protests...

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  • 16
    Nov

    2017

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    The Vietnam War Reexamined

    The most widely accepted view about the Vietnam War is grounded on the assumptions that it was a tragic mistake for the United States to get involved in a struggle in which it had no vital interests and...

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  • 10
    Nov

    2017

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    Commemorating catastrophe

    One hundred years after the United States’ entry into the 1914–18 world war, what aspects of this vast global conflict, and of America’s role in it, are worthy of commemoration? First and foremost,...

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  • 8
    Nov

    2017

    Ada Lovelace -Tony Hey Curie 150

    Ada Lovelace Programming Pioneer

    For the 150th anniversary of Marie Curie's birth Tony Hey author of The Computing Universe, 2015 looks at the life and legacy of the first computer ...

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  • 6
    Nov

    2017

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    The Struggle for Equality, Recognition and Reward

    Marie Curie at 150 – Celebrating Women in STEM Pierre insisted that her name be added About a century ago, Marie Sklodowska-Curie, in spite of her outstanding work and discoveries which led to two...

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  • 5
    Nov

    2017

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    Forest Preservation in a Changing Climate

    Since 2007, global efforts to fight climate change have included measures intended to reducing carbon emissions from deforestation, forest degradation, and support the sustainable conservation of forest...

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  • 4
    Nov

    2017

    Evans- Darwin and Women

    Thereza Story-Maskelyne 1834–1926

    Marie Curie at 150 – Celebrating Women in STEM The enigmatic female figure on the cover of Darwin and Women, pointing a telescope at a murky sea, is Thereza Dillwyn Llewelyn, the daughter of the...

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  • 3
    Nov

    2017

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    Pictures of her

    Marie Curie at 150 – Celebrating Women in STEM “Am I a logician? A writer? A mother? A woman?” While finding my way to the Centre for the History of Science at the Autonomous University of Barcelona,...

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