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Colombia’s Milestone in World Peace


Steven Pinker and Juan Manuel Santos in the New York Times:

ScreenHunter_2172 Aug. 27 17.04The peace treaty announced this week between the government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, marks more than the end of one war. It is a milestone for peace in the Americas and the world.


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A new class of galaxy has been discovered, one made almost entirely of dark matter


Rachel Feltman in the Washington Post:

ScreenHunter_2171 Aug. 27 17.00Much of the universe is made of dark matter, the unknowable, as-yet-undetected stuff that barely interacts with the "normal" matter around it. In the Milky Way, dark matter outnumbers regular matter by about 5 to 1, and very tiny dwarf galaxies are known...

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Frans de Waal on Being European


Frans de Waal in Euromind:

Frans_de_WaalDespite having lived and worked continuously in the USA for the past 35 years, I still feel very European. I am of Dutch origin, married to a French woman, and visit Europe several times a year.
I look at all European citizens as having a shared background,...

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Personal and historical perspectives of Hans Bethe


Mann’s inhumanity to Mann

80110582-6468-11e6-a774-ff13af5d13cbAnna Katherina Schaffner at the Times Literary Supplement:

Klaus Mann was six times jinxed. A son of Thomas Mann. A homeless exile. A drug addict. A writer unable to publish in his native tongue. A not-so-gay gay. Someone haunted all his life by a fascination with death.” Thus opens...

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