News tagged with race

Sail around the world on your sofa

Hundreds of thousands of internet gamers are currently up at all hours as they take part in a virtual version of the ultimate endurance sailing experience, the round-the-world single-handed yacht race the ...

dateNov 16, 2012 in Software
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The Obamas and the new politics of race

With the 2012 US presidential election campaign in full swing, the meaning and significance of Barack Obama and his presidency are once again in the spotlight. Has the election of Barack Obama served as the watershed moment ...

dateJun 05, 2012 in Social Sciences
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New racism in 'reasonable accommodation'

It seems history has once again repeated itself. The recent introduction of a 'statement of values' by one of Quebec's biggest cities, Gatineau, harkens back to the 2007 outbreak of race anxiety when the village of Hérouxville ...

dateDec 15, 2011 in Social Sciences
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Political fundraising tool taps social networks

(AP) -- Candidates in some top political races are raising big sums of money using software that taps donors' social networks, an endeavor that lets the donors track their friends' donations with the zeal a fantasy baseball ...

dateJun 14, 2010 in Internet
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A woman in space

In the early years of the "space race" (1957-1975) two men sought to test a scientifically simple yet culturally complicated theory: that women might be innately better suited for space travel than men. In ...

dateOct 06, 2009 in Space Exploration
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