EXPLAINER: WHAT IS ANTIMATTER?

Picked up by fiction writers such as Dan Brown, many people think of antimatter as a theoretical idea – unaware that it is actually produced every day.

UBUNTU SPYWARE CONTROVERSY

UBUNTU SPYWARE CONTROVERSY Ubuntu is one of the most popular GNU/Linux distributions. It is used in over 50 million desktop computers worldwide, and runs millions of servers, including those of Reddit, Instagram, Snapchat and Netflix. It

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The Mastery of You

Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans. Life is what happens inside you while you are busy making other interactions. The Mastery of You is an elegant book that takes you

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Ponderwall is a new magazine of science and Culture. It promotes a wide spectrum of knowledge without genre limitation. Our articles cover technology, physics, literature, history, politics, philosophy, arts and astronomy. We firmly believe in the universality of

U.S. CONGRESS: MEUCCI IS THE INVENTOR OF THE TELEPHONE

Antonio Meucci

Antonio Meucci is the true inventor of the telephone, not Alexander Graham Bell. This century-long controversy had finally been settled by the US Congress in 2002. The acknowledgement was the result of the House of Representatives’ vote of the resolution H.RES.269.

One in every 200 men is a descendant of Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan (1162 – 1227) is known for having unified the Mongolian tribes and establishing a large empire in Central Asia. He used ingenious military tactics and ferocious brutality to defeat the Chinese dynasties in the south

Archerfish is able to recognize human faces

The archerfish can recognize human faces. This conclusion is the result of the work of a team of researchers from Oxford University and from the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. It has been published in the

France is building a meteor-spotting network

France has launched a meteor-spotting network of 100 cameras all over the country. The project’s official name is Fireball Recovery and InterPlanetary Observation Network (FRIPON). It aims to determine the source of the meteorites and collect

One Hundred Years of Solitude, Again and Again

One Hundred Years of Solitude is seen by many readers as a fantastic piece of fiction narrating wonderful stories in remote exotic settings. Some others have never seen it in that way. They rather see it

SIR OSWALD MOSLEY AND THE BRITISH UNION OF FASCISTS

MosleyThis photo was not taken in the Nazi Germany. It shows the MP Sir. Oswald Mosley, during a parade of the British Union of Fascists in the 1930s. Throughout his career, Mosley explored the whole political spectrum, from the extreme left to the extreme right. This photo illustrates his Fascist episode with the Black Shirts. The uniformed and military-style organisations were later banned by the British government. After the war, Mosley formed the Union Movement, calling for the unification of Europe under one super state.






THE SCIENCE OF FOREST THERAPY

The relaxing effect of the forest air is a common experience for humanity all over the world. But in Japan the matter is deeply rooted in the national traditions. It is also taken very seriously by the scientific community.

New study: unanimity is often wrong

Under ancient Jewish law, unanimous conviction in a capital crime was considered as too good to be correct. The absence of dissenting opinions among the judges was seen a proof that the suspect is very

Obama grants ownership of outer space

In December 2015, President Obama signed a new space bill into law: Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act. It states that “Any asteroid resources obtained in outer space are the property of the entity that obtained them,

There will be no cars in Oslo by 2019

“We want to have a car-free center. We want to make it better for pedestrians, cyclists. It will be better for shops and everyone.” Lan Marie Berg, lead negotiator for the Green Party in Oslo told reporters in

THE GLOBAL WARMING OF ACADEMIA

The famous case of Reinhart and Rogoff in 2013 marked the start of a wave of replication assessments to research papers in various disciplines. Recently, the Federal Reserve took part of this trend and published a paper called: Is Economics Research Replicable? Sixty Published Papers from Thirteen Journals Say ”Usually Not”.