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The survival of planetary systems

In 1992, Aleksander Wolszczan and Dale Frail rocked the astronomy community discovering the first two planets around a star other than our Sun. Until...

Civil Disobedience in Democracies: Why Citizens May Break the Law

Is it morally justified to break democratically enacted laws to promote justice? A philosophical discussion of civil disobedience

An Unsolved Mystery: the Disappearance of Urban House Sparrows

Walking through the centre of some European cities such as London, Amsterdam, Madrid or Prague, you may sense something is missing. If you have...

Searching for Life Underneath the Lost City

The majestic white spires of the Lost City protrude out of a mountain located 800 meters below the Atlantic Ocean. In December of 2000,...

Understanding Africa through Travel Writing

Travel writing is the literary narration of a journey by the traveller. But the genre is far bigger than its conventional definition. Travelogues express...

Putting a Price on Life: Why and How

Public and private spending on health care has risen steadily worldwide over the past decades1. Take, for instance, the country where I live. In...

Artificial Intelligence to the Rescue: Smart Robots are Coming to your Garden

If you love gardening, you know how demanding the work can be. To craft a garden takes time, sweat, and skills. As the body...

Digging for Dark Matter

Ancient rocks could hold the key to discovering the elusive nature of Dark Matter.

The Politics of Fisheries Science – Here to Stay?

Science advocates endorse its distance from politics, to distinguish scientific practices from ‘post-truth’ methods. A historical study of fisheries science asks, “can science ever be far from politics, and should it?”

Tell Me Who Your Friends Are And I’ll Tell You Who You Are

Our social connections help us to thrive in a community. But if we only bond with people like us, what happens to the groups who already start off with a social disadvantage?