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Haiku Poetry About Japan's Cherry Blossoms

Celebrate Poetry Month: 28 Breathtaking Poetry Books to Read Now

When Itzhak Rabin, Yasser Arafat, and Shimon Peres were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1994, as part of his acceptance lecture, Rabin read from Amichai’s poem, “God Takes Pity on Kindergarten Children.” In addition to the effects of war on children, Amichai’s poetry also explored …

Literature

What to Do in Paris: A Guide for Every Season

Paris is a great year-round destination, and while many travelers think spring is the best time to visit, the City of Light has plenty of excellent …

France

All Antigens Are Not Created Equal | GEN

Imagine that you’re groping around wildly in a pitch-black room. You grab hold of what feels like a foot, and you decide to investigate further. Your …

Immunotherapy

Fields of gold: the best of Britain’s wild meadows

Many of the UK’s pastures have been lost to industrial farming, but pockets of verdant, vibrant land still brim with life, colour and noise<p>Meadows sing of the unfurling of spring and the bounty of late summer, reawakening the childlike sense of wonderment in each of us. To take a walk in a wild …

This River Makes a Rare Kind of Ice That Looks Like Diamonds

It's called "jewelry ice" by locals.<p>Every year, after the mouth of the Tokachi River freezes over and breaks off into the sea, the frigid ocean returns polished chunks of ice to the shore that look like gigantic diamonds.<p>Known as Tokachi river ice, jewel ice and jewelry ice, this beautiful …

Japan

What to Eat in Tokyo (Besides Sushi and Ramen)

Here's the thing: Absolutely no one should skip sushi or ramen in Tokyo. But once you've tasted plentiful noodles and pristine fish straight from the …

Japan

Trump isn’t an evil genius

And that’s not what matters anyway.<p>Whenever a reactionary populist regime takes power and begins doing illiberal things, the same question arises among its critics: How much of this is part of a master plan and how much is just flailing? What is the exact mix of incompetence and ill intent?<p>That …

“European culture” is an invented tradition

Think of culture, of literature, music, philosophy, the fine arts, and it means thinking of Europe. “The idea of culture, of intelligence, of great works,” wrote the French poet and essayist Paul Valéry in 1919, “has for us a very ancient connection with the idea of Europe.” In an anthropological …

Europe

Scientists have created metallic hydrogen. Here's how it could change the world

Metallic hydrogen is a potential wonder substance first proposed by Eugene Wigner and Hillard Bell Huntington back in 1935, but since conditions here …

Hydrogen

Explaining the upside and downside of D-Wave’s new quantum computer | Ars Technica

2,000 qubits, more closely connected and ready to calculate.<p>D-Wave, a company based in British Columbia, has announced a new version of its quantum …

The Perfect 5 Day Travel Itinerary For The Dordogne Valley In France

The Dordogne Valley is arguably one of the most beautiful places to visit in France and one that’s very easily overlooked in favour of more popular …

France

These are Japan’s best kept secrets

These are Japan's best kept secrets<p>travel<p>These are Japan's best kept secrets<p>Story by <b>CAITLIN CHANDER</b> | news.com.au<p>OVER 20 million tourists have …

12 spots to frequent in Tokyo if you want to be a true local

Saying Tokyo is overwhelming to visit is a gross understatement. Searching for a decent happy place to unwind or simply enjoy a lazy afternoon can …

Japan