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The Great Race of Mercy

“How the boy said, ‘mama, I’m going to die,’ and how she knew enough to say, ‘no you aren’t honey, no you never will.’ How this boy could only stare back at his father and mother and why they lied.” [...]

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Tasting colours and seeing sound: Synaesthesia

“One hears a sound but recollects a hue, invisible the hands that touch your heartstrings,” wrote Vladimir Nabokov, 20th century novelist. He experienced a curious condition called synaesthesia, which comes from the Greek words syn (together) and aisthesis (perception) and [...]

First US space walk

The astronauts who put the USA on the moon

The Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1 into an elliptical low Earth orbit on October 4, 1957. This surprise precipitated the space age and triggered the space race. The success ushered in new technological, political, military, and scientific developments. On April [...]

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Panique au village: the revolution that caused an epidemic

It boasts, struts, and flaunts with that kind of assurance that only comes from the mentality of knowing that you are right, and that even if you may be wrong, others will admire you for it. This is Paris. Where [...]

The Sounds of Earth Cover

Alien encounters and the man from Grenada

The month of August indeed belonged to the tiny rover that could — Curiosity. We were all hooked right from the landing and until those first images of the red planet were beamed back. Not even Will.i.am could spoil it for us. [...]

The Afghan National Army at Kabul Military Training Centre (2009)

The Mathematics of War

Scientists often exercise a certain detachment when doing their work. I’ve often seem friends and colleagues get “lost in the numbers” and forget precisely what it is they’re looking at and what those numbers actually mean. However, in some cases [...]

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Neil Armstrong’s speech in Sydney 24 August 2011

UPDATE: Regrettably, the CPA engaged lawyers to threaten me with everything they could think of if I didn’t pull the recording (below). So pull it I have. Please feel free to pass on any feelings about this to them. At least for [...]

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The history of video games

Video games are a real revolution in the world of computers, programming and amusement. It all started from a small experiment of a programmer and has exploded into a great unstoppable industry producing even video games addicts. Basics: A video [...]

Financial factors in the Great Depression

The famous Great Depression had a huge negative consequences on the whole world. Starting in the United States it spread all over the world making the rich poor and the poor even poorer. It has been studied ever since in [...]

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Science and Faith

If I let go a hammer on a planet having a positive gravity, I need not see it fall to know that it has, in fact, fallen. – Spock, “Court Martial,” Star Trek, stardate 2948.9. I recently viewed the film [...]

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Gift giving history

A gift giving tradition is very popular nowadays and has evolved from a quite humble gift giving to a real event. In this consumers’ society of today gifts range from smaller and cheaper ones, to gift humpers, jewlerry and some [...]

Short history of Denmark

Behind a small country of Danmark lies a very rich and impressive history. People mostly do not know much about it but this country and nation have made a huge influence on the history of Europe and the world. Basics: [...]

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A history of American law

American Laws were crafted to protect American citizens and their constitutional rights. Each law was made to protect American citizens against the incursion of foreign laws and foreign legal doctrines as well as against endangering their freedom. Basics: The law [...]

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Child care history

Child care is very important and has a huge impact on a child’s development. Children need to be taken care of by either their family or by professionals. Every person who takes care of children needs to be responsible and [...]

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