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September 2016

Sleep well, Rosetta, you made us proud!

Rosetta, ESA’s 12 year mission to study comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko has come to an end with an epic finale. The Rosetta probe has crash-landed on the comet and thus joined the lander Philae, it successfully deployed there on November 12th 2014. One of the most ambitious space missions in human history …

Review: Black Silk by Lila Lestrange

Black Silk by Lila Lestrange has managed something no other book managed before: It wanted me to rage-quit my Kindle out of the window because of the level of disgusting, selfish evil the main villain reached, but let’s start at the beginning: Black Silk is a dark fantasy novel of …

The Force is Strong with Origami – How to fold an X-Wing!

Oh this is great. Another example how different aspects of pop culture, especially international pop culture can influence each other to create something beautiful. In this case, someone sat down and created an Origami pattern for an X-Wing starfighter, thus bringing the wonderful tradition and now world-wide cultural phenomenon Origami …

Review: Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

Ever since I took a course focused on African literature at university, I have been in love with it, African literature, that is. The best books I ever read are (appologies to H.P. Lovecraft at this point) The River Between by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o and The Arrow of God by …

Remembering the Thylacene – An Extinction Event Victim

It is now 80 years and two days since Benjamin, the last extant thylacene, a.k.a. Tasmanian Tiger, passed on, and with him another species went into the long night of extinction caused by homo sapiens. In case you were not aware of it, we are currently right in the middle …

Non-Euclidean Æthercast #39 – STEM and STEAM

http://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/aethercast/aethercast/NonEuclidean39.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 12:37 — 11.6MB) | EmbedA few weeks back I already hinted at me delving into the matter of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) versus STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) as an educational paradigm. I have since done some research whcih has …

FREAKSHOW – Lies of the Machine’s First Album Is Here! LISTEN!

From beautiful Hungary, the country of my ancestors (some of them, anyway) comes not only one of my favourite Steampunk bands but also one of my favourite bands in general: Lies of the Machine. I have been following Lies of the Machine for some time now and was really excited …