Stacia Rice

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Tunisia democracy faces crucial moment | Egypt

<b>Tunis, Tunisia</b> - From uprising to democratic transition to deep political divides, Tunisia and Egypt have followed similar yet distinctive paths over the past two and a half years.<p>With political tensions between secularists and Islamists coming to a bloody head this week in Egypt, Tunisians are …

Pakistanis fleeing conflict resort to desperate measures to survive

Many displaced people borrow food and skip meals to cope with financial strain, raising fears for their long-term welfare<p>Fleeing home is a negative experience in itself, but for Pakistan's 1 million internally displaced persons (IDPs), most of them subsistence farmers, the sense of dislocation is …

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Scientists look into Earth’s past to predict future effects of climate change

Looking back, there were big changes at the end of major climate change periods, such as the end of the last Ice Age when large herbivores went …

If an astronaut fell into a black hole, would he stretch or burn?

Crack open a middle-school science textbook, and you might see a picture of an astronaut in a black hole: stretched out like a spaghetti noodle as the rapidly increasing gravity pulled different parts of their body at different speeds, then crushed by the same force. A growing scientific …

A century-long debate: are 'intelligent' people less likely to hold religious beliefs?

Over most of the past century, researchers have been trying to determine whether there's any link between religion and intelligence. The studies haven't all come to the same conclusion, but a group of researchers led from the University of Rochester decided to look at a large number of them …

Cory Booker Is On His Way To The U.S. Senate

The Newark mayor wins the Democratic nomination in New Jersey's special election. In his victory speech, Booker promises to work outside party lines: "I won't care about red or blue," he says. [Updated]<p>NEWARK — Cory Booker is well on his way to becoming New Jersey's next senator.<p>Less than an hour …

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New Jersey primaries: Cory Booker and Steve Lonegan win Senate nomination

Democrat and Republican confirmed as candidates to contest 16 October election triggered by death of Frank Lautenberg<p>Cory Booker of the Democrats and Steve Lonegan of the Republicans have won their parties' primary nominations for a US Senate seat in New Jersey.<p>The nominees will go to a special …