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News in Asia

This week, we are covering the aftermath of the horrific bombing of a Doctors Without Borders hospital and the 14th anniversary of the beginning of the war in Afghanistan, and we’re also taking a look at the LGBT community in Southeast Asia.

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Friday News Bites: Umpqua and Election Updates, Nobel Prizes + More

Greetings, everyone. This week, I have lots of links related to the Umpqua Community College shooting and other matters of gun violence, but we’ve got a few bright spots to cover too, so let’s get started.

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Science

Science News: 10/16/13

Welcome back to science news! This week, we’ve got a rundown of all the awful things the government shutdown has done to scientific research and more men who won Nobel Prizes (sorry, ladies!), but also a lot of cool findings from ancient history (the cave painters were ladies!) and some awesome videos about supervolcanoes on […]

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Friday News: Crap Towns and One Ugly Lady

Happy Friday! Let’s make it slightly more Eurocentric this week, why don’t we?

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News

Midweek News: Now with More Kittens

Read the news at your own risk. Then look at kittens follow for cuddly recovery.

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Perspectives

P-Mag Nostalgia Project: 1978 with MJ

I turned 13 in July, 1978. I was headed into eighth grade in a small middle school in a small town in Kentucky. The country’s economy was bad and our little town was hit hard: well-paying jobs in the coal mines and the few factories we had disappeared and there weren’t any new industries to […]

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Science

Science News: 10/16/12

Welcome to the science news, Nobel Prize/space jump/shrimp puke edition! (Yes, I am serious. Pics after the cut!)

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Science

Women in Science: Nobel Prizes, Part III

We’re down to the final stretch of women who have won Nobel Prizes in science. These five women are the most recent Laureates in Physiology or Medicine and have made astounding contributions to our knowledge of embryonic development, our sense of smell, HIV, and chromosome replication.

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Women in Science: Nobel Prizes, Part II

Two weeks ago we learned about the five extraordinary women who have won Nobel Prizes in Physics and Chemistry. There are no fewer than ten women who have been awarded for their contributions in Physiology or Medicine, so this week we’ll take a look at the first five. 

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Science

Women in Science: Nobel Prize edition

Over the past week, the Nobel Committee has announced its 2011 award winners. Leymah Gbowee, Tawakul Karman, and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, but they were the only women honored this year. In fact, since the awards were created in 1901, only 43 women have been awarded Nobel Prizes or the […]