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Special Report: What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture (from Lat. acus, "needle", and pungere, "prick") or in Standard Mandarin, zhe-n bia-n (a related word, zhe-n jiu, refers to acupuncture (...)

| June 2008 | 3500 views

Rachel Decoste, African-Canadian rising star

Rachel Décoste is a software engineer who grew up in Orléans. She was born and raised in Ottawa and moved with her family to Orléans in 1981. She is fluently trilingu

| April 2008 | 1300 views

Leader of the Israeli Peace Bloc Endorses Obama

By Uri Avnery Two Americas "WAR IS much too serious a thing to be left to military men," in Talleyrand’s memorable words. In the same spirit, one (...)

| March 2008 | 952 views

Step toward justice in Sudan long overdue

By Dr. W. Andy Knight,University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. On June 6, 2005, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced the beginning of a (...)

| March 2008 | 675 views

Freedom of speech (with limits)

By Julian Baggini The Kilroy-Silk debate has thrown the spotlight on an age-old dilemma - how can you uphold free speech while preserving social (...)

| March 2008 | 1029 views

Cereal prices hit poor countries

Wheat prices have risen 83% in the past year The rising price of cereals such as wheat and maize is a "major global concern", the United Nations’ Food and (...)

| March 2008 | 737 views