News tagged with civilization

NASA image: Farmland fires in Angola

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite detected hundreds of fires burning in Angola on May 24, 2013. The fires are outlined in red. Most of the fires burn in grass ...

May 30, 2013
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Retrofitting earthquake protection could save lives

Whether or not a building collapses and claims many lives during an earthquake is a matter of structure and statistics, according to researchers in Turkey. Writing in the International Journal of Emergency Management, civil ...

Jun 05, 2013
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US intelligence chief backs Internet spy program

The top U.S. intelligence official stressed Saturday that a previously undisclosed program for tapping into Internet usage is authorized by Congress, falls under strict supervision of a secret court and cannot ...

Jun 09, 2013
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NSA: The finder and keeper of countless US secrets

An email, a telephone call or even the murmur of a conversation captured by the vibration of a window—they're all part of the data that can be swept up by the sophisticated machinery of the National Security ...

Jun 09, 2013
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3Qs: 50 years after 'I Have a Dream'

Wednesday marked the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech and the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, iconic moments of the civil rights movement. We asked Robert Hall, ...

Aug 29, 2013
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In-flight phones: Others likely to follow FAA lead

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration says it is relaxing restrictions on the use of smartphones and other electronics inside flights by American carriers. Passengers are still barred from making calls ...

Nov 01, 2013
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Report: US spies on prominent Muslim-Americans

An online magazine reported Wednesday that the National Security Agency and the FBI covertly scanned the emails of five prominent Muslim-Americans under the government's secret surveillance program aimed at foreign terrorists ...

Jul 09, 2014
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First grade reading suffers in segregated schools

A groundbreaking study from the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) has found that African-American students in first grade experience smaller gains in reading when they attend segregated schools—but the ...

Jul 29, 2014
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