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2013-07-11 14:43:04

A team of researchers from ETH Zurich, the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies in Geneva and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have developed an evidence-based model of violence in Jerusalem.

2011-05-05 13:08:58

"The rich-get-richer effect," is famous not only in sociology.

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2010-12-28 09:25:00

An international team of scientists are looking to create what BBC News is calling "one of the most ambitious computer projects ever conceived"--a simulation that will virtually reproduce all activity on Earth, from human activity to climate to the spread of diseases and beyond.


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'.