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Alien rats introduced by ships are decimating populations of birds and other wildlife on islands from Antarctica to California.
Over the years, Inside Higher Ed has published several essays by faculty members who describe the difficulties of being a professor and receiving appropriate support while facing mental illness.
Scientific advances in DNA identification over the past 15 years have helped war-crimes investigators document to an unprecedented extent the massacre of 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys around this town in 1995.
Australia’s elite universities have reacted angrily to a government-commissioned report that appears to suggest that their graduates earn less on average that those from less renowned institutions.
It began with one university's courtship of another's faculty star — the kind of talent poaching that has become commonplace in American academia.
Competence is far more important in the long term.
Search engines can index the web but they lack an understanding of what the user is looking for.
Japanese people often fail to understand why neighbouring countries harbour a grudge over events that happened in the 1930s and 40s.
Facebook is testing a way to become a virtual shopping mall.