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The Oldest Pictograph for Copper

Last year, during our visit to Cretan site of Knossos and their wonderful museum in Heraklion dedicated in large part to the one of the greatest peaceful periods in human history, I didn't hide admiration for old Minoans and their way of life. I even said I would move to Crete without second thoughts if I had a time machine, mainly to avoid hostility of the world order we are currently living in today. At the time, considering only European continent, I was under impression that cultures like Minoan were rare and the Bronze Age society we glimpsed on Crete was maybe walking on the edge of being the only one in the history of mankind. To say the least, I couldn't be more wrong.

What Jupiter and Mercury Have in Common?

Before we jump into premature conclusion with easy answers as 'nothing at all' or 'at least they are both orbiting the Sun' ...

The First Detectives in Fiction

In the history of humanity, complexity of solving riddles of big crimes, ordinary felonies and even simple misdemeanors in growing western s...

Adventurous Travels for 6th Graders

Geographically lying in the heart of Balkan peninsula, a small town of Svrljig is acting as a capital of a relatively small Serbian land su...

Fairies of Naissus

In pre-Christian mythologies of the western and northern tribes and their pagan beliefs, female deities were not uncommon. Take for instance...

The Genetics of Human Behavior

Genetics is, relatively speaking, a very young science. After discovery of DNA only couple of decades ago it stopped being solely statistica...

Iron Man

In old Serbian folklore there was one very interesting fairy tale with one very unusual character for the time it was first told. In short i...

Choosing Planets

Let's turn our imagination to the edge and do something different today. We can call it thought experiment, childish game, day dream, sc...

The Prologue of Never-Written Book

Something was bothering her for days. She didn't actually know what it was. It was not the food. She knew that well and her belly was ...

Unthinkable Solutions of Fermi's Paradox

"At some point, the gluons will no longer be able to hold the quarks together, and the hadrons will decay. Which will mean the end of m...

The World of Extraordinary Apps

Smartphones in this touchscreen form are not among us for a very long time. Even though before the year of 2007 the origin of app based mobi...

Sports

It's Sunday afternoon, outside is freaking cold, deep bellow zero, Viktor is playing 'Angry Birds' trying to find out how to col...

Technothrillers

You know that feeling with reading novels when your bookmark location is in the second half of the book and you find yourself turning pages ...