Is Ukraine Hiding A Huge Radiation Leak At The Largest Nuclear Power Plant In Europe?

Two days ago we reported of the odd coincidence of a 2nd emergency shutdown at Ukraine’s Zaporozhye Nuclear reactor – Europe’s largest nuclear power plant – following our earlier fears of disinformation. Today, we get information of a leaked report sourced from three different place – unconfirmed for now (but RT is trying to verify) – that Ukrainian nuclear scioentists misled the public and a radioactive leak has been detected – citing the country’s emergency services claiming that levels […] Read More

No Earthquake: Investors Not Daunted by Rise of Anti-EU Vote

Investors took the electoral success of nationalist and anti-EU parties in the EU Parliament in stride. The early results project these parties will secure around 130 of the 751 seats.  Some partisans are claiming it is a “political earthquake”, but this is not immediately clear. It may be an exercise in hyperbole.  The duopoly of the center-right and center-left will persist and still dominate the EU parliament.  This will likely become clearer when the new EC President and Commission […] Read More

Mercator's 1569 Map of the Arctic

Mercator’s map of the arctic first appeared as a vignette in his 1569 world map. The Flemish geographer and cartographer Gerardus Mercator’s methods of map-making were so accurate and reliable that they are still commonly used today (recall the Mercator projection) and have remained virtually unchanged for nearly 450 years! His maps of Europe and the known world were exceptionally accurate and were commonly used with a great degree of reliability for navigation and commerce. Bear in mind that […] Read More


360 BC CRITIAS by Plato translated by Benjamin Jowett CRITIAS PERSONS OF THE DIALOGUE: CRITIAS; HERMOCRATES; TIMAEUS; SOCRATES Timaeus. How thankful I am, Socrates, that I have arrived at last, and, like a weary traveller after a long journey, may be at rest! And I pray the being who always was of old, and has now been by me revealed, to grant that my words may endure in so far as they have been spoken truly and acceptably to […] Read More

Britannia Rules The Waves?: Images of Empire in Elizabethan England

Lesley B. Cormack University of Alberta Cormack, Lesley B. “Britannia Rules The Waves?: Images of Empire in Elizabethan England.” Early Modern Literary Studies 4.2 / Special Issue 3 (September, 1998): 10.1-20>. 1. In a proposal written for Elizabeth’s Privy Council in 1577,[1] John Dee stressed the potential power and supremacy of England, as well as her ability to achieve a great and lasting empire. No King, nor Kingdome, hath, by Nature and Humayn Industry (to be used) […] Read More