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Life in Green C#

Perhaps we listen in green for that vibrant clarity before falling into ourselves.<p>Perhaps the sand in our dissatisfaction of progress is glass from …

William Blake

Judgement of one's humanitarian beliefs

Should I bend to the subtleties of class, or take morse coded routings of valour around the snake.<p>Should I bend to the subtleties of class, or take …

That Moment

You feel it, or you have felt it. That moment when you are not yourself. Free of the shallows you ignore to function. Free of the gay abandonment of …

The Big Bang of Prose Poetry

Introduction by Carol Dorf<p>Traveling in Instantaneous Time<p><b>Poetry and fiction address the passage of time</b> in distinctly different modes.<p>Fiction offers …

Erasing Franco's memory one street at a time

<b>Spain seems set to go further than ever before in erasing the memory of Gen Francisco Franco, the dictator who ran the country from the 1930s to 1975 following two elections last year that reshaped the political map. And the capital, Madrid, is leading the way, writes Fergal MacErlean.</b><p>Just a few …

Europe

Who Deprecates English?

We write, talk, text, and think in the language we use every day. For most people reading this post, that will be English. A communication tool that …

Linguistics

Is your smartphone making you dumb?

We are all processing vast amounts of data from the moment we get up to the moment we go to sleep. Even in sleep, we are still processing data. Most …

Inventions

Should you give money to beggars?

When giving money to beggars, you are entering into an interpersonal transaction with a stranger. As in all transactions, both parties receive …

Homelessness

Why War: Einstein and Freud’s Little-Known Correspondence on Violence, Peace, and Human Nature

Despite his enormous contributions to science, Albert Einstein was no reclusive genius, his ever-eager conversations and correspondence engaging such diverse partners as the Indian philosopher Tagore and a young South African girl who wanted to be a scientist. In 1931, the Institute for …

illuminating Tuesday

In former times adding new words to the language was an everyday affair; just look at the archetypal English wordsmith Wiliam Shakespeare.<p>So here’s …

What You Need to Know About The Great Wall of China

By Jasper JonesWhat You Need to Know About The Great Wall of China, a world famous structure that winds like a dragon approximately 5,500 miles …

China

London Bridge the Thames Crossing and Arizona Curiosity

By Matthew RichmondThe story of London Bridge through history to become the current Thames crossing and Arizona curiosity.This is a post from …

England

How to survive a zombie invasion

By James CopernicusLearn the basics of SWOT analysis in the face of marauding neighbours and why Tony Blair can not help you survive a Zombie …

Everything you need to know about the Vasari Corridor

By Matthew RichmondIf you haven’t heard of the mysterious Vasari Corridor; it’s one of the most interesting and exciting places in all of Florence. …

Everything you ever wanted to know about the River Danube

By Matthew RichmondThe River Danube is undoubtedly one of the most famous stretches of water in the entire world. Here's what you might not know …

John F Kennedy – Charismatic US President

By Jasper JonesJohn F Kennedy showed he was a charismatic US president and global visionary from the moment he took to the podium to deliver his …

Ischemic Heart Disease

By James CopernicusIschemic Heart Disease can be silent and deadly. Often with no symptoms a person can suffer a heart attack as a result of silent …

Summer Evening Wheatfield with setting sun Vincent van Gogh

By Matthew RichmondVincent van Gogh's stunning paining Summer Evening Wheatfield with setting sun was inspired by mans labours working with natures …

The Tree Frog: An amphibian climber of colour, poison and intrigue

By James CopernicusFound all over the world, some tree frogs provide poison for darts, while in one species you can see the heart beating as it's …

Glencoe Scotland the Highlands highlight

By Matthew RichmondThere are some places on earth that you just have to see, Glencoe is one of them.This is a post from Interesting Everything Read …

Hadrian's Wall a legacy of Roman Britain

As one of the most sought out tourist attractions in the UK, Hadrian’s Wall dates back to the reign of the Roman Emperor it was built and named for, …

The Royal Mail Underground Railway

The Royal Mail found that traffic in London was a problem even before automobiles were widely used and available. In one of the busiest cities in the …

Top ten crops that feed the world

Agriculture has been feeding the world for 20,000 years, but in all that time their have only been a handful of crops that have feed the majority of …

Snakes are mother natures colour pallet

Snakes are some of nature’s most colourful creatures. Feared by many, including myself, they are also beautiful adaptations of the world’s natural …

Great Britain's 43 London 2012 Olympic Gold Medalists

Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Team GB) won 29 Gold medals at this summer’s London 2012 Olympics. It took the dedication, sacrifice and hard …

Pedestrians should be an endangered species - Soap Box

I really used to like driving, but these days it reminds me of Darwin’s theory of evolution. In this case it’s complete failure to root out the …

Mission to Mars - Rover is a billon dollar gamble

As the latest man made addition to Mars prepares to set down, we take a look at the Mars rovers that have traveled to the red planet on their …

Photographers Rights vs Security

When does a photographer’s liberty to take images of the world he sees around him need to be compromised in the name of security? With the Olympic …

Caldera and volcano lakes of the world

Caldera, or caldaria to give them their Latin name, are cooking pot shaped depressions in the earth formed after the cooling magma chamber of a …

Enclaves, Exclaves and Trans-Continental Exclaves of the world

The world is full of odd little bits of land that are, in political terms, separated geographically from the rest of the country they are a part of. …