Diana Quansah

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An Inordinate Fondness for Wasps

There are probably more species of them than any other animal group.<p>When talking about whether theology has anything to learn from science, the British biologist J. B. S. Haldane used to quip that God must have “an inordinate fondness for beetles.”<p>He had a point. Around 380,000 species of beetle …


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24 incredible new UNESCO World Heritage Sites

The new additions include well-known tourist attractions like France's Champagne wine region, as well as lesser-known historic gems like Jordan's baptist site.<p>From the 18th-century missions of San Antonio, Texas, to Turkey's ancient city of Ephesus, here are the newest UNESCO World Heritage Sites.


The Curse of Reading and Forgetting

Recently, a colleague mentioned that she had been rereading Richard Hughes’s “A High Wind in Jamaica,” which was first published in 1929 and is about a group of creepy little kids who become the unwanted wards of sad, listless pirates. She praised it, and her recommendation sent me to Amazon. The …

Charged: The Smartest Home

In recent years, the ways in which we as culture interact with technology has shifted. Much in the same way the iPhone completely changed how cell phones, cameras and music players are considered, devices like thermostats that learn how warm you like it when you get home from work and autonomous …