Science magazine: “Better networking through chemistry on Fakebook”
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Science magazine: “Better networking through chemistry on Fakebook”

If you asked hydrogen what its job is, what would it say? According to hydrogen’s “Fakebook” profile, its job is to be “rocket-ship fuel.” Furthermore, its relationship status is “bonded.” And carbon, nitrogen and oxygen are its friends. Fakebook (http://classtools.net/fb/home/page) is a Facebook-look-alike website created in January 2011 by Russel Tarr, a teacher at the … Continue reading

The Christian Science Monitor: “In Ukraine, why is Gogol’s former home boarded up?”
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The Christian Science Monitor: “In Ukraine, why is Gogol’s former home boarded up?”

ODESSA, UKRAINE — The 19th-century building where Nikolai Gogol wrote the second part of “Dead Souls” – widely considered one of the greatest works of 19th-century Russian literature – is abandoned. The house, located on Gogol Street, has been unoccupied for years. The windows are boarded up, paint peels from the walls, and grass grows … Continue reading

The Christian Science Monitor: “Please crash my wedding day, Cambodians say”
ARTICLES / Cambodia

The Christian Science Monitor: “Please crash my wedding day, Cambodians say”

Westerners who move to Cambodia are likely to find themselves invited to more weddings than they would be back home. While traveling by motorcycle on a rural road for a half-hour on a recent Saturday afternoon, I passed at least five wedding tents. They are easy to spot – decorated with pink curtains, ribbons tied … Continue reading

The Jerusalem Post: “A dubious anniversary”
ARTICLES / Russia

The Jerusalem Post: “A dubious anniversary”

This fall, the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow is organizing special exhibits and lectures to mark the 100- year anniversary of the Russian Revolution. On display will be leaflets from Jewish political parties and paintings by Russian-Jewish revolutionary artists, as well as letters and diary entries of Jewish revolutionaries such as Leon Trotsky. … Continue reading

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Julie Masis is a freelance journalist. Julie’s stories have been published in the Guardian, the Christian Science Monitor, the Boston Globe, the Globe and Mail, the Straits Times, the Bangkok Post, the Montreal Gazette, the Journal de Montreal, and on the Reuters wire. She has also written for all kinds of specialty magazines: Popular Archaeology, … Continue reading