Category Archives: Literature

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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Zoological Nomenclature of Ice and Fire

Evangelos Vlachos CONICET & Museo Paleontológico Egidio Feruglio, Trelew, Chubut, Argentina. Email: evlacho (at) mef (dot) org (dot) ar Download PDF Valar gūrēñis — All men must learn The diversity of the World of Ice and Fire (Westeros, Essos and … Continue reading

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One squid to rule them all

Rodrigo B. Salvador Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Wellington, New Zealand. Email: salvador.rodrigo.b (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF When it was released in 2014, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment) proved to be the game … 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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The birds of James Bond

Rodrigo B. Salvador1 & Barbara M. Tomotani2 1 Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart; Stuttgart, Germany. Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen; Tübingen, Germany. Email: salvador.rodrigo.b (at) gmail (dot) com 2 Netherlands Institute of Ecology; Wageningen, The Netherlands. Rijksuniversiteit Groningen; Groningen, The Netherlands. Email: … Continue reading

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