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International News Archive - August 27, 2012

Sex Education And Teen Pregnancy Rates

Sex education has had little to no effect on teen pregnancy rates, which have remained essentially unchanged over the past four decades, claims the author of a controversial new study.

Biomass Increase Found In West African Forests

Even in the midst of a four decade long drought, protected forests in West Africa have somehow experienced an increase in their carbon storage capacity in recent years, a team of researchers from Ghana and the UK have discovered.

Powerful Earthquake Shakes Pacific 110 Miles From El Salvador

A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of El Salvador Sunday night, followed by a 5.4 magnitude aftershock an hour later, according to a report by the US Geological Survey.

Office Of Astronomy For Development Aims For The Stars

International Astronomical Union’s Office of Astronomy for Development makes landmark agreements

Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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