Category Archives: Other

My patch has been a lot under water

At least if you go back far enough. Like, millions of years back. Here’s the Ancient Earth globe where you can enter your address and choose how many millions of years you want to go back. It’s not too bad … Continue reading

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Origin of the cyclopes

The Iliad and the Odyssey are very different beasts, and while I have fond memories of immersing myself in the Iliad, the Odyssey is by far the easiest to digest of the two. For one thing, the story is much … Continue reading

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Two thoughts about 2020

I’m beginning to think “hindsight is 2020” was some kind of message from a future time traveler that we all misunderstood. — Victoria Guida And of course, In retrospect, in 2015, not a single person get the answer right to … Continue reading

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Excuse me, UK did what?

According to this news story, the United Kingdom would allow up to 40% of the population in Hong Kong to, eventually, become citizens in the UK. That’s a bold move, but as China has clearly violated the agreement between them … Continue reading

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Summer

Let’s try this – let us imagine a year of 6 seasons, where today is the first day of Summer! Summer is July and August. Really hot, right? I know Summer is supposed to be June, July and August but … Continue reading

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Some good news

Or, at least news if you, like me, didn’t know it before: We produce enough food for 10 billion people. That’s a surplus of 25% and as we are expected to peak with a population around 9-11 billion people, it … Continue reading

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Zoonoses don’t leap to humans, they flow through channels we made

Zoonoses, diseases that originated in animals and started to infect humans, are again in focus due to COVID-19 and the SARS-CoV-2 virus. But smallpox, measles, influenza and many others also came this way so we should by now know this … Continue reading

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Friction is for losers

It’s the second half that makes it. (Youtube)                              

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Mini-review: The Witcher

A family member introduced me to Netflix’s adaptation of The Witcher (season 1) and I found it quite enjoyable. I’ve been aware of the novels, and the video game adaptations, so I knew a bit but not much about the … Continue reading

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I think this is beautiful

I saw this picture from circa 1899, taken by Félix Thiollier, and I had to share it: Considering the equipment available in the 19th century, the weather conditions and the movement of the subjects, this is not only a beautiful … Continue reading

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