A Single Spark Matters

Content 14+ Imagine standing alone in the pitch black, with nothing but shadows for company. Now imagine striking a match. That tiny flame, though small, pushes back the darkness and reveals what was hidden in the shadows. This, dear reader, is the power of science in our world—a solitary spark in an otherwise dark night.

Our world is often shrouded in superstitions and irrational fears that dance like phantoms in … Read the rest

The Long, Long, LONG road to Varna

Content 18+

My wife Liuba is from Omsk, and many hard, frozen, poverty-stricken years there did nothing to damage her health.But all it took was four winters amid the belching smokestacks and poisoned atmosphere of Moscow for her to contract a chronic bronchial infection. During her last two years in the megapolis, often amid endless bleak rains that more and more prevail there because of climate change, our apartment was … Read the rest