The youngest, most defenseless, suffer the most. DR Congo’s Withcraft Epidemic: 50,000 Children Accused of Sorcery – IBTimes UK. There are around 50,000 children being held in churches in the Democratic Republic of Congo accused of witchcraft, a BBC film team has discovered. Branded a Witch shows Kevani Kanda exploring the secretive world of faith-based child abuse, where children are physically assaulted because a church leader believes they possess “kindoki” or magic […]
This is a draft of an article I submitted to Nautilus Magazine, a “new magazine on science, culture, and philosophy,” for their issue entitled In Transit. Nautilus already had plans to cover the topic of my story, narrative transportation, so they politely declined my submission, which I share here with you. Their magazine is off to a great start, I encourage you to check it out.
Credit Wikipedia # 7302 In Saudi Arabia, religious tourism – most notably Umrah, which runs from December to the end of Ramadan (August 7th) - and the Hajj, which falls in mid October this year – are big business, accounting for roughly 3% of their Gross National Product. According to a recent Arab News report, more than 7 million pilgrims visit Saudi Arabia each year, adding more than $16 billion dollars to the local economy. Egypt,
A Science publications is one of the best ways to launch your career, especially if it is based on your undergraduate work, part of which you carried out with makeshift equipment in your dorm! That is the story of Thomas M.S. Chang, who in 1956 started experiments (partially carried out in his residence room in […]
The Biodiversity Heritage Library and the Hymenoptera Anatomy OntologyKatja C. SeltmannThe realm of ontology concerns the nature of reality, determining what exists, how it fits within a hierarchy, and how various elements are organized according to similarities and differences. Traditionally a philosophical question within metaphysics, today ontology has a firm application within systems biology as well.Anatomy ontologies describe the structural and developmental relationships between the […]