The government has announced moves aimed at attracting the world's leading scientists, promising salaries of more than £100,000.
Thomas Homer-Dixon, director of the peace and conflict studies programme at the University of Toronto, says that unless humanity acts to slow its technological momentum, catastrophes will do it for us anyway.
An Egyptian student has been banned from classes at the American University in Cairo, the Middle East's most prestigious Western-style university, for wearing a full black veil.
Bob Elliott, professor of child health at Auckland Medical School, who has investigated the diets of the Masai and Tibetan highlanders, believes that diseases linked to dairy products, such as diabetes and heart disease, are caused by a constituent that is not found in the milk of Asian and African cattle breeds.
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