In May 1998 I spent a few days in Chicago. Except probably the residential areas close to the lake, the rest of the city didn’t look great, and, in most black neighbourhoods, tourists were recommended to stay inside their cars and avoid walking…
On February 14th, 1989, the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the Supreme Leader of Iran, issued a fatwā calling for Salman Rushdie‘s death, after conservative Muslims accused him of blasphemy and mocking their faith. Continue reading Book: Salman Rushdie – The Satanic Verses
For those curious about the astronomical event that is just happening these days, when, as seen from Earth, Jupiter, Venus and Mercury seem to come close together in a nice triangle, here are some details.
These very complicated medical terms, translated in common language, describe a modern procedure for fixing a damaged ankle by transfering a healthy tissue harvested from the knee (an interesting lecture of this procedure is provided in this Artex document).