Texts about prehistory are liable to use three different timelines or naming systems interchangeably so it’s as well to be absolutely clear about …Prehistoric timelines
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‘I think it is a very promising little war.’ (Lord Copper in Scoop, page 13) When you read Evelyn Waugh as a student you don’t have time to read the …Scoop by Evelyn Waugh (1938)
Royal Society of NZ is split by disciplinary action taken against prominent professors who signed letter in defence of science
Originally posted on Point of Order: Let’s meet Professor Garth Cooper, described on the University of Auckland website as one of New Zealand’s …Royal Society of NZ is split by disciplinary action taken against prominent professors who signed letter in defence of science
Here are three simple maths problems that you should be able to do in your head:
- A smartphone and a case cost $110 in total. The phone costs $100 more than the case. How much does the case cost?
- It takes 8 printers 8 minutes to print 8 brochures. How long would it take 24 printers to print 24 brochures?
- On a field there is a patch of weeds. Every day the patch doubles in size. It takes 30 days for the patch to cover the whole field. How long does it take for the patch to cover half the field?
Solutions will be provided at a later date.
One reason van Reybrouck describes his history of the modern Congo as ‘epic’ is because so much happens that it becomes quite bewildering. Possibly …Congo: The Epic History of a People by David Van Reybrouck (2010) – 2