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Registration for Dr. Michael E. Webber's Energy 101 course at The University of Texas at Austin opened on Thursday. Today, the course roster has more than 5,000 names on it.This massive open online course ("MOOC") is free and open to anyone with an internet connection...
Image of the Week #86, April 1st, 2013: From: Sea hares thwart spiny lobster attack with goo by Becky Crew at Running Ponies .
Now that Pakistan's former military ruler Gen. Pervez Musharraf has returned home in time for the country’s May elections, many human rights advocates are concerned that the longstanding surge in U.S...
A recent article at Double X Science expressed a fundamental fed-upness with the way the media profiles women in science. The problem is the inordinate focus on things typically considered a woman’s work – “however do they balance all that lady stuff and a career?!” Gosh...
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