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Twitter and Assertionism

For a long time, I worked on a particular strain of semantics and pragmatics – not a popular one by any stretch. I was interested in the ways language is used to represent points of view. 1,549 more words

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Phillip Berlandi, a German who died at Gettysburg

Here’s the story of someone that history forgot – a man born in the Palatinate and died at Gettysburg. He left no children, no wife, and his last months on earth were filled with the experience of being useful cannon fodder for a foreign government. 2,342 more words


A helpful distinction for the internet: Atheist vs. Agnostic

Whenever I try to remember where a favorite passage from Camus’ writings is, and I can’t find it on my own, I ask Google, and Google tells me stupid things, like it always does. 303 more words


Susceptibility to supplies from China is one of the major concerns

In the past and present there have been times that the reliance on the imports of China have cost the end-use industries dear and for several intermediates and… 354 more words


Optimal usage of agrochemical key to raise food yield of India

Over the next two decades India is set to observe its largest ever phase of urbanisation and would like to keep food security without a scratch by promoting optimal usage of agrochemicals as a key to raise food yield of India. 386 more words


Asia the key driver of growth for petrochemical sector of Qatar

Qatar which is known as one of the largest liquefied natural gas producer of the world has branch out its exports away from the oil and gas sector and amid demand from the region fuelling investment and expansion projects, Asia remains an important driver of growth for… 386 more words


Toxin Benzene in Hookah boost risk for leukemia

Hookah which is an ancient form of smoking is quickly gaining popularity amidst adolescents, as per recent studies as they consider hookahs to be safe, however the recent study has found toxic… 335 more words