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Did you know that ice is a mineral?

April 2, 2011

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We are used thinking that a typical mineral is a stone, something that is hard to break, like quartz or granite. Despite this common misconception, minerals however, are not just heavy stones. They are simply naturally occurring substances with a defined chemical formula and crystal structure. Thus even ice can be legitimately considered as a […]

Water Crisis in Greece

February 1, 2011

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The timing just couldn’t have been better. My friend Jenni Nylander and I left for Greece for research as part of a course we were taking on the day right before the blizzards hit northern Europe. There were no strandings, no delays and the flight to Athens was uneventful. Off went the thick winter jackets […]

Christian’s theory of relativity

January 1, 2011

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Just in case you are worrying, this isn’t about E = mc2 or anything vaguely  complicated.It’s a far simpler theory relating to inequality and its consequences, and in fairness, it isn’treally my own original theory, just my own way of arguing the point. On top of this, it isanother small example of one of the […]

Ghana: Hospitality and Happiness?

January 1, 2011

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Ghana is rich in natural resources, but is not a rich country as it does not processes these but rather exports them raw. One of Ghana’s great strengths is its people’s hospitality and friendliness however, and tourism is increasingly important. I stayed with a family in a rural village and was treated wonderfully. However, I […]