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Has Uzbekistan's Ailing Dictator Danced His Last Dance?

Karimov in Moscow last year. Russian government image, licensed for redistribution.

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How Beijing’s Breach of ‘One Country Two Systems’ Gave Birth to the Hong Kong Independence Movement

Thousands of protesters showed up in Hong Kong's first pro-independence assembly on August 5. Photo from independent media outlet Standnews. Non-commercial use.

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Daraya, Symbol of Non-Violent Revolution and Self-Determination, Falls to the Syrian Regime

Daraya's “The peaceful protests were subjected to violent repression. Flowers were met with bullets, protesters were rounded up en masse and detained.” PHOTO: Non-violent protests with protesters holding roses in Baniyas, May 6, 2011. PHOTO: Syrian Freedom (CC BY 2.0)

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SciTech

Meet the Newly Born Tulu Wikipedia, the 23rd in a South Asian Language!

Tigalari script. Image from Wikimedia Commons by ಶ್ರೀ. CC BY-SA 3.0

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Lawsuit Over Facebook Post Raises Fears of Online Censorship in Bhutan

Dzongs are both administrative and monastic centers. So, they have courts in them. Image from Flickr by Hriday. Paro, Bhutan 2015. CC BY-NC 2.0

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An MIT Lesson in Failure Helps Deliver Fresh Milk to Millions in India

Sorin Grama, left, pours milk into his refrigeration system in India. Credit: Promethean Power Systems

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New COF material could mean electric cars charge faster

An electric car currently relies on a complex interplay of both batteries and supercapacitors to provide the energy it needs to go places. But chemists are developing a new material that could change that.

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