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2009-11-05 09:20:05

In remarks at the Forum for the Future in Marrakech yesterday, Secretary Clinton announced new initiatives to bolster science and technology collaboration with Muslim communities around the world.

2009-04-10 10:55:04

Science education needs to be transformed from dull to exciting to lure more students into the field, say U.S.

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2005-06-29 00:30:00

A scientific article that says terrorists could poison thousands of people through the milk supply - withheld at first at the government's request - is being published despite continuing objections after the National Academy of Sciences concluded it wouldn't help attackers.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.