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Human figure with computer binary code
Benjamin Wang
Posted Feb 12

Last December, the Government Business Council and Dell Software released a one-page illustrated brief on federal cybersecurity.

Woman looking in cupboard for cans
Lynn Adams
Posted Feb 05

I have a phobia of plastic. I don't eat canned food, shun plastic wrap and use glass food storage containers. Sure, I still have to use some plastics throughout the day because in our modern world it just can’t be 100% avoided.

Statue of Che Guevara and child
Edward McSweegan
Posted Jan 26

When martial law ended in Poland in 1986 and the US government decided to renew diplomatic relations with Warsaw, the first thing they did was sign a new science and technology agreement.  When Washington decided to enga

Trouble in Paradise
Matthew Konfirst
Posted Jan 17

I’m currently a Peace Corps Volunteer serving with my wife in a small village along the Atlantic coast of Guyana in South America.

Map of HTLV-1 hot spots
Edward McSweegan
Posted Jan 06

Before there was HIV there was HTLV, the Human T-cell Lymphotropic Virus. In 1983, Robert Gallo and Luc Montagneir independently discovered the viral agent responsible for AIDS and called the newly discovered virus HTLV-3 and LAV, respectively.

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