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Research scientists at The University of Edinburgh have used newly discovered information about parasite survival to better understand sleeping sickness. Sleeping sickness is a parasitic disease that is transmitted by the tsetse fly. It is a dangerous disease that affects both humans and animals. A parasite can develop into two physical forms and a study […]
While hosting the 2010 World Cup appeared to be a success for the South African nation, the ugly truth is starting to reveal itself. A slew of economic and social issues are looming over the country and more trouble is brewing. Rapidly worsening income inequality, economic calamities as debt payments come due, and a humiliating […]
In July of 2003, Microsoft released its first public beta of its Speech Server which allows computers to better handle human oral commands. This technology will be implemented not only into computers but also into phones, mp3 players, and cars. Oral commands are already used in many cellular devices, but with the updates Speech Server […]
In February of 2011 the Cambodian government recently granted access for the United Khmer Group to tear down part of a rainforest and turn it into a strip-mining site. The company has been given approval from Prime Minister, Hun Sen, for up to 20,400 hectares of land to be mined for titanium. This rainforest was […]