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Global Temperature, Global Warming, Global Cooling, Climate Change

2010 – Statistical Tie for Warmest Year

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The year 2010 finished in a photo finish with 1998 for the warmest year in the 32-year satellite temperature record. 2010 was only 0.013 C cooler than 1998, an amount that is not statistically significant.

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Egypt, Election, Mubarak

As Nov. 28 Election Approaches, Egyptian Opposition Builds Larger Presence Online than Government

In run-up to Egyptian elections Nov. 28, opposition parties build larger presence online than that of Mubarak government.

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Arab, Muslim, Al Jazeera, Al Arabiya, Political Identity

Al Jazeera Helps Shape Political Identity of Arabs

Residents of the Middle East who are heavy viewers of Arab television news networks like Al Jazeera are more likely to view their primary identity as that of Muslims, rather than as citizens of their own country, a new study suggests.

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Reading, right brain, Brain Activity, Arabic, Education, Language, orthography

Reading Arabic Ain't Easy

A series of studies published in the prestigious journal Neuropsychology has shown that because of the visual complexity of Arabic orthography, the brain's right hemisphere is not involved in decoding the text in the first stages of learning to read.

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Iraq, Iraq Sovereignty, Afghanistan, draw-down, Kurds, Middle East, Middle East Politics, Turkey, Al Qaeda, IRAN

Iraq Situation Precarious on Eve of US Troop Draw-Down, Expert Says

One of the world’s leading scholars about the Kurds, Michael Gunter, a Tennessee Tech University political science professor, has strong opinions about drawing down of U.S. troops in Iraq. Reporters interested in the topic are invited to interview Gunter on how this affects Iraq, the Kurds, U.S. policy in Afghanistan and domestic issues, including upcoming elections and the economy.

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Religion And Health, Politics, Gaza, Terrorism, University Of Southern California, Keck School Of Medicine, Psychiatry

Past Trauma is Closely Linked To Support For Political Violence in Gaza

A new study by an international team of researchers led by neuropsychiatrist Jeff Victoroff, an expert on human aggression at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC), suggests that support for religo-political aggression (RPA) in the Autonomous Palestinian Territory of Gaza is more closely linked to past trauma and perceived political injustice, rather than to aggression.

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Sitting on a Tinder Box: Former Pakistani Ambassador to Great Britain Discusses Homegrown Terrorism

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The Pakistan bomber in Time Square, the five American born Virginians who went to fight with the Taliban, and Major Hasan at Fort Hood all support the undeniable fact that incidents of homegrown terrorism are on the rise. But what is homegrown terrorism? What contributes to it and why won’t it go away? Akbar Ahmed, former Pakistani Ambassador to Great Britain and current Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University's School of International Service, sheds light on one of today’s most complex problems, giving practical advice to ALL Americans when it comes to understanding today’s conflicting views about the American Muslim communities.

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Sitting on a Tinder Box: Former Pakistani Ambassador to Great Britain Discusses Homegrown Terrorism

drahmedandcraig.jpg

The Pakistan bomber in Time Square, the five American born Virginians who went to fight with the Taliban, and Major Hasan at Fort Hood all support the undeniable fact that incidents of homegrown terrorism are on the rise. But what is homegrown terrorism? What contributes to it and why won’t it go away? Akbar Ahmed, former Pakistani Ambassador to Great Britain and current Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University's School of International Service, sheds light on one of today’s most complex problems, giving practical advice to ALL Americans when it comes to understanding today’s conflicting views about the American Muslim communities.

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Saudi Expert Available on Extreme Reaction Over MTV Reality Show

Middle East expert and political science professor available to discuss Saudi religious police probe of youths participating in MTV reality show.

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Science, Iraq, Engineering, Event

Iraqi Reconstruction in Action: Panel to Highlight Science Fellowship

Iraqi engineer and panel to discuss Iraqi reconstruction of science and engineering infrastructure; success of Iraq Engineer Enhancement Program (IEEP).







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