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Douglas Adams and the world’s largest, fattest and least-able-to-fly parrot

Rodrigo B. Salvador Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Wellington, New Zealand. Email: salvador.rodrigo.b (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF “The system of life on this planet is so astoundingly complex that it was a long time before man … Continue reading

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What is the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything?

Deep Thought Pan-Dimension. Download PDF Forty-two. FUTURE WORK This is quite definitely the answer to the ultimate question. The problem, though, is that no one ever actually knew what the ultimate question was. As such, the next step for this … Continue reading

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The plants of J.R.R. Tolkien’s legendarium

Walter S. Judd1,2 & Graham A. Judd3 1Department of Biology, University of Florida. Gainesville, FL, U.S.A. 2Florida Museum of Natural History. Gainesville, FL, U.S.A. 3Independent researcher. South Saint Paul, MN, U.S.A. Emails: lyonia (at) ufl (dot) edu; gjudd (at) me … Continue reading

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Making a vampire

Veronika N. Laine Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW). Wageningen, The Netherlands. Email: veronika.laine (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF The modern vampire is often portrayed as a human transformed into a vampire due to a bloodthirsty spirit[1], demons[2], viruses and … Continue reading

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Frankenstein, or the beauty and terror of science

Henk van den Belt Philosophy Group, Wageningen University, The Netherlands. Email: henk.vandenbelt (at) wur (dot) nl Download PDF In January 2018, it will be two hundred years ago that Mary Shelley’s gothic novel Frankenstein; or the Modern Prometheus was first … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Draconian Laws

Pedro F. Abud University of São Paulo Law School; São Paulo, Brazil. Disinfo Squad, Ministry of Magic. Email: pedro.m1 (at) bol (dot) com (dot) br Download PDF Anyone would say that a world where brooms and carpets cross the skies, unicorns roam … Continue reading

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