This article is a comment on a Concept Note for a proposed World Bank project "Christmas". It addresses primaily the Concept Note's "Santa Claus" component. The article is part of the Devblog series "Development cooperation sarcasm"
Here are Stephen Hawking's final predictions on the future of our own planet and species, specifically on Artificial Intelligence (AS), superhumans and aliens.
Photos posted on Facebook from events back in October 2016 spawned some introspection about living in two countries while at the same traveling the world. What many take to be an enviable life has some drawbacks that the house cat does not have.
International traveling means leaving one culture and engage with another one. But in reality there are few differences. We are all variations on the endless scheme of cultural and environmental adaptations that homo sapiens have evolved into.
A bamboo grove in Kathmandu, Napal, and bamboo's ecology and use in culture, inspired me to formulate some thoughts about how to understand cultures, the relations between cultures, and the various ways of traveling within cultures and explore them, as well as between them.
Sykkel blir i økende grad i bynære rom. Vi som sykler skaper behov og vil at ting skjer. Hører kommuner og fylkeskommuner på oss? Det årlige arrangementet European Mobility Week presenteres som et eksempel.
A summer has passed. And with it the momentous events in a cave in Thailand, where a group of boys were trapped. This article presents a critical view on this story.
Flash fiction is writing of extreme brevity but that still offers character and plot development. The communicative aspect focuses on how texts are understood across language and culture.