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20/08/2019 - 12:20
It’s not a wholly false perception, but the notion of China as a fortress state, impervious to foreign influence, is something of a...
13/08/2019 - 20:06
In each case, civil resistance by ordinary members of the public trumped the political elite to achieve radical change. There are, of...
07/08/2019 - 12:17
Did you authorize the changes that were made to the Russian translation of “21 Lessons for the 21st Century”? I authorized some changes...
02/08/2019 - 13:14
There are few corners of scientific progress that are not tainted at some point in their history by immoral or unethical behaviour. Physics...
27/07/2019 - 12:01
This became clear to Franz when his teachers in Berlin cast stealthily malicious glances at him when Jewish characters — such as Shylock in...
20/07/2019 - 13:06
Gould reckoned that if time was rewound, then evolution would drive life down a completely different path and humans would never re-evolve...
14/07/2019 - 12:49
Trump immediately ordered an attack on military targets in Iran, but called it off at the last moment, saying it would cause a...
09/07/2019 - 11:56
In the Guardian, Zimler writes of the conversation with a friend in which he learned of the trouble: “‘They asked me if you were...
02/07/2019 - 11:11
Two decades ago psychologists came up with the now infamous “dark triad” of personality traits to understand why some people...
25/06/2019 - 17:51
The boarding school where I was a pupil in the 1990s provided the perfect microcosm for anyone interested in how “survival of the fittest”...
15/06/2019 - 12:42
Before Hawking’s talk, all cosmological origin stories, scientific or theological, had invited the rejoinder, “What happened before that?”...
08/06/2019 - 11:55
By the middle of the 20th century, most of that industry was gone, and human-driven reforestation efforts had remade the Pripyat region...

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