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The Internet, an arbiter of peace?

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World peace is a complicated construct. It's shaped by what we think we have learned from history. It's a noble aim for anyone who tries to achieve it. We know that human nature will always...

Disk technology takes Nobel Prize

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French scientist Albert Fert and Peter Grunberg of Germany have won the 2007 Nobel Prize in physics after discovering the phenomenon of "giant magnetoresistance" (GMR), in which weak magnetic changes give rise to big differences...

Ig Nobel Award Winners Announced

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Every year, we salute a select and elite group of scientists, artists, writers, and peace activists who, through extraordinary accomplishment, have bettered humanity. These...are not those people. Instead, the Ig Nobel Prize, a parody of...

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