Monthly Archives: April 2013

A cost-effective way to stimulate scientific research in the Arab world?

I could hardly think of anything more likely to stimulate scientific research in the Arab world, with less global effort, than for one of the most widely known and most highly regarded science publications, Nature, to release an Arab edition … Continue reading

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True, false or other

It’s all bullshit. It’s all real. It’s all inside and outside the box. It’s all something I can’t (quite) get my head around. An attempt at an explanation: To some extent, I question intelligence, and especially the measurement of intelligence. … Continue reading

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Is this peace effort real?

Apparently Kerry aims to kickstart a new round of peace negotiations, with some unspecified (but specific) economic projects and talks of improved mobility presumably being the carrots to bring the Palestinians to the table. If you take a quick look … Continue reading

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33% internet penetration in Tibet

I was surprised to come across the result, through The Economist and originating from the CNNIC, that the internet penetration rate in Tibet is 33%. This led me to wonder, what does this result even mean? I went to the … Continue reading

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Bumblin’ along

BDED ABAA ABDB GAEE Bumblin’ along just a Doin’ my thing Just a trying to make my Way along When along came a spider a wasp Dragon fly away Now I need you all just to Get through my day … Continue reading

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Open letter: How to kick a man when he’s down

Dear: Too many people You are a nazi and you don’t know it. You support a government which punishes handicapped, disabled, and suffering people who use natural products to kill the most extreme forms of pain. Talk about adding insult … Continue reading

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Unoptimistc prognosis for Facebook growth

They showed their true colours yet again. As though folks didn’t already know Facebook would move to increasingly lock people in and extract money out of the messaging ($1.06 was the price. Even if they changed it pretty quick, it’s … Continue reading

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