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Andrea Germanos, staff writer
This week marks the eighth annual Open Access Week, which champions scholarly work being made part of the " knowledge commons " for the benefit of all. Many scholarly articles, though they may be publicly funded, remain restricted as a result of paywalls or copyright restrictions. These barriers, critics charge, thwart the advancement and sharing...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Tens of thousands marched in Mexico City and Iguala, Mexico on Wednesday to...
Thalif Deen, IPS News
UNITED NATIONS - The widespread outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, which has...

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Because many Americans don't seem to know that Africa is a very large continent but do know it's black and scary, the rabid fearmongering on Ebola has spawned a host of lunatic incidents across the country wherein schools have kept kids home and otherwise freaked out about possible connections to uninfected places thousands of miles from the hot zone. And because nothing's too scary that someone won't try to make a buck off it, the crisis has also spawned Ebola-themed survival kits.