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Breakthrough on health care
At 1 a.m. on December 21, the United States Senate voted 60-40 on a closure motion to cut off a Republican filibuster over amendments to the health-care bill. The debate had been fierce and partisan, and the voting was strictly on party lines, ...
Pandemic vaccine is safe
The recent announcement by the World Health Organisation that no serious and unexpected adverse effects have been seen in the nearly 65 million people who have been vaccinated for the 2009 influenza A(H1N1) in 16 countries is encouraging. ...
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A case of missed opportunity
By Jorge Heine
Part of the attractiveness of Barack Obama’s candidacy was his commitment to multilateralism. But the commitment has failed with respect to the Americas.
Smart cards in higher education
The latest flashy proposal of Delhi University — biometric smart cards to ensure teacher attendance and reward those who work overtime — reminds us of Sanjay Gandhi’s Emergency, certainly not of Harvard Yard or Oxford’s dreami ng spires.
Prof. Samuelson: guru extraordinaire
A chosen student among the many Prof. Paul Samuelson nurtured recalls the teacher’s contributions.
Deepest volcano caught on video
Icons of the decade — Google
There is probably no more critical biographical data about Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin than their dates of birth — 1972 and 1973. Had they been born 15 years earlier, they’d have arrived in the Microsoft age of ...
Corrections and Clarifications
>>The fifth paragraph of a report “Press for deep cuts by developed countries: CPI (M)” (December 21, 2009) was “The party described the accord as ‘ deeply ambitious ’ with several loopholes ...
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