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Burma tallies 1,114 bird species, 20 previously unrecorded

By Thu, Jan 29, 2015 7:39PM UTC

YANGON, Burma (AP) -€” Burmese bird enthusiasts have counted 1,114 bird species including 20 undocumented species between 2010 and 2014, seven of which are endemic to the country. One of the surveyors, Thet Zaw Naing, said the Great Frigate and the Pied Falconet are among 20 previously undocumented birds spotted

Ivy League universities push for more diverse students from China

By Thu, Jan 29, 2015 7:01PM UTC Pic: AP.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Top U.S. universities that worked to overcome reputations for serving only children of the American elite in recent generations are now pushing to do the same internationally.

Social sciences and STEM: a partnership we can’t ignore

By Wed, Jan 28, 2015 12:28AM UTC Pic: Mount Royal University.

Governments across the world point, year after year, to the value of sciences, technology and mathematics- popularly known as STEM subjects- to societal development and economic success. Innovation and progress are the aim; STEM subjects are the key players in the game. Undoubtedly, science and technology have long been fundamental

High demand drives massive growth of international education in Asia

By Tue, Jan 27, 2015 2:21PM UTC Japanese students from an international school in Singapore on a cultural exchange in Thailand. Pic: AP.

The rapid expansion of international schooling is a 21st century phenomenon which has had huge implications for education in Asia. During the 20th century international schools were the preserve of children of expat families, diplomats, politicians and society’s elite.

Australian university urged to sever ties with Sarawak’s elite

By Tue, Jan 27, 2015 10:52AM UTC More than 90 percent ancient rainforests has been destroyed in Sarawak.  (Photo: Matthias Klum National Geographic Creative)

A top conservation group based in Tasmania is urging the University of Adelaide to dissociate itself from the ruling elite of Sarawak after a book exposed the corruption behind the destruction of tropical rainforests of Sarawak in the province of Borneo, Malaysia.

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