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The anthropology of humanitarianism

Erica Caple James conducted her dissertation research in trying circumstances: in Haiti, following the 1994 removal of the country's military leaders. It was a time of social conflict and discord, yet the ...

dateMay 01, 2014 in Social Sciences
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The 'woman who understood Newton'

In this month's edition of Physics World, Paula Findlen from Stanford University profiles Laura Bassi—an emblematic and influential physicist from the 18th century who can be regarded as the first ever w ...

dateAug 29, 2013 in General Physics
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Revelations about Galileo, Bruno, and aliens

The Catholic Church and scientists have a history of clashing, but according to Vatican astronomers, some of the stories of Church persecution are distortions of the truth – more gossip than Gospel.

dateJan 17, 2011 in Other
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