Category Archives: humor

Stars, Leaves, and speculations about Dark Matter

“Topmost branches stretched in all directions, arched over the road, merging into a lush green canopy, dappled with yellow, saffron and vermillion. Bright-blue patches of sky peeked through the dome. A kingdom to itself, Danielle thought. Each tree was a … Continue reading

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Can a nymph, an Amazon, a playwright, and a poet bring peace to Athens?

“Before the comedies were presented at the festival, it was customary for one of Athens’s great lyric poets to entertain the crowd with a few well-chosen pieces, to get them in the mood. As with everything connected with the festival, … Continue reading

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Easy, breezy, accessible science

Guest post by mèþru: I found this video about the misreporting of science in order to make it interesting for wide audiences. Comedian John Oliver discusses how reporters do not fact check the studies they report, make sweeping conclusions that … Continue reading

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Tourism and fiction

“Japan’s smallest prefecture is aiming to attract more Thai tourists by sponsoring a series of romance novels set in the region. The southern Kagawa Prefecture has teamed up with four Thai writers for the initiative, who have each penned love … Continue reading

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Money-laundering – confessions in view of the Panama Papers

Note: This blog-post was written by a guest-blogger who prefers to remain anonymous (read below and you will see why). It seems that the Panama papers have taken the world by a storm:

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