A Different Kind of 'Revolution' | GenomeWeb

The so-called "Arab Spring," which has already ousted two leaders and fomented revolution in several other countries, might soon put the Middle East in a position to become "a scientific powerhouse," says US Science Envoy to the Middle East Ahmed Zewail in New Scientist.

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