In an attempt to put Trump and what he represents into some sort of context, Laura Hooker tries to see the bigger picture and put Donald Trump into perspective so he can shed light on some of what matters more than one particular day’s distracting brouhaha.
Lying around listening to podcasts, casually browsing the web and flicking through Twitter. It is vaguely engaging. It’s pleasantly numb. Is this what it feels to have a terminal illness of the mind?Read More
Tamsin is a consumer of Netflix content and travel shows, stumbling on “Dark Tourist” in 2018. Here she writes up some of her reactions and observations in a spontaneous stream-of-consciousness review.
The blue smurf benefited from a German education so finds American and British disconnect with maths baffling. In this piece, Hans tries to pinpoint why this disconnect happens and what we can do to stop it happening to 99.5% of the Anglosphere population.
Merton Futon does a little thinking aloud on the subject of human populations, leaders and followers and personality-types that seem consistent across all nations and ethnicities and cultures and geographic locations.
Since its first recorded sighting by European explorers in the 1600s, scientists and historians have believed that Europeans were the first people to ever set foot on the Falkland Islands. Findings from a new University of Maine-led study, however, suggests otherwise; that human activity on the islands predates European arrival by centuries.
A man's claim to be the great-grandson of legendary Native American leader Sitting Bull has been confirmed using DNA extracted from Sitting Bull's scalp lock. This is the first time ancient DNA has been used to confirm a familial relationship between living and historical individuals.
Life on the Earth is based on carbon. Through the course of evolution, living organisms have learned to form and process large numbers of different carbon compounds. Carbon is the cornerstone of most biologically produced organic compounds such as proteins, carbohydrates, fats and DNA. All of these compounds contain, in addition to carbon, many other elements, including hydrogen, nitrogen and oxygen.
Researchers are worried about coronavirus-related disruptions to one of the U.S. Census Bureau's most important surveys about how Americans live, saying a gap in the 2020 data will make it more difficult to understand the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and measure year-to-year changes.