Book Review: The French Mathematician

Tom Petsinis’ The French Mathematician (Walker & Co, 1998) is a biographical novel showing the fateful journey of the gifted, 19th-century French mathematics genius Evariste Galois in his voice. The young mathematics student narrates the events, and his circumstances, leading to the duel that would cost him his life. We see Galois struggling with his…

Not in Media: Thailand Researchers Discovered New Anti-Cancer Substance

Last year, pharmaceutical researchers from a Thai university discovered a new extraction process for an anti-cancer substance—a discovery that won the research three international awards, but didn’t find any space in media. As the university’s website informs, a team of researchers at the PSU Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences have discovered a new technique for extracting…

An Epic Deluge

by James R. Campbell Written on August 29, 2017 Huricane Harvey made landfall on the Texas gulf coast early on the morning of August 26, 2017. The storm was a category four, with wind speeds near one hundred thirty miles an hour. Those wind speeds are capable of a great deal of damage to anything…

WorldnBrief: Pakistani Dictator Declared Fugitive, Sandra Bullock’s Donation to TX, and More

Ex-President/Dictator General Pervez Musharraf Declared a Fugitive 18 months later since he was allowed to leave Pakistan for medical treatment in Dubai, the country’s former military dictator Pervez Musharraf has been declared a fugitive by a Pakistani court. The accused was charged with the 2007 assassination of prominent politician and the country’s former Prime Minister…