There are countless posts detailing some of the nasty sides of being a researcher, in particular being PhD student. The famous blog PHD Comics provides comical, and often disturbingly close to truth, exposition of such pains.
But one that recently struck me, and one that is often left-out in the [...]
Indeed, in those cities, taxis are a regulated monopoly. One needs [...]
In the UK, the decision has recently been taken to equip all armed policemen with body camera. The Met Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe was quoted saying: “I do acknowledge that we need to do more to build trust with the people of London and there are [...]
I honestly thought that there was some spiritual background to being the Roman Catholic Pope. You are officially the successor of Saint-Peter, and as such the protector of the Church on Earth. After all you are entitled to the keys to Heaven. I thought that the Pope was elected because the Holy Spirit would induce the [...]
This week’s Analysis episode (BBC Radio 4) gives listeners who, like me, are unfamiliar with the Middle-East a very good introduction to the Alawis, or Alawites. They are a sect of Islam, considered by Sunnis as heterodox.
They have been a minority, who felt persecuted for [...]
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