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The starry sisters

Historically, women have always had a hard time breaking into science but two women, both sisters of astronomers but separated in time by 150 years, did manage it.

Railroad Rand (1)

The past few weeks have not been good ones for rail travel, and train crash and the reasons for it is also one of the main events in Atlas Shrugged.

France’s lost opportunity

When Rose de Freycinet visited Sydney, and despite having been robbed almost as soon as she set foot in the town, she saw advantages in the British method of founding a colony.