A district court judge who lectures on international art crime has found his work in the most unexpected place – the pages of Dan Brown’s latest blockbuster. Hamilton-based Judge Arthur Tompkins, who each New Zealand winter teaches a course on art crime during war in a small town north of Rome, was stunned to find The Da Vinci Code author had lifted a passage of his writing for use in his latest New York Times bestseller, Inferno.
Zombies seem to be everywhere these days.
“Sushi tastes amazing. A great steak is just amazing.” Those are not the words you expect to hear from a leader of the vegetarian movement.
In the province of Szechwan in China lived until last week Li Ching-yun.
It’s starting to look like this mission is too tough for anyone.
Early in the evening of June 7, children swarmed in front of the Virgin Mary Church in Cairo’s Imbaba slum, carrying pink carnations.
Six atoms may seem minuscule–especially if they exist for only fractions of a second–but they can have huge implications. The recent announcement that Russian and American scientists finally managed to produce a tiny bit of element 117 by firing calcium atoms at berkelium fills in a missing spot on the periodic table
Most people regard watching television as a passive activity. You sit, you watch.
O.K., let’s cut out all this nonsense about romantic love. Let’s bring some scientific precision to the party
When President Obama stepped into the State Department on May 19 to deliver his long-awaited speech on the Middle East, he did so amid fears that the Arab Spring was devolving into a Summer of Discontent.