Stories

A Beast Worth 100 Billion Dollars

The Chinese tech giant Huawei was officially blacklisted by the US on May 15 2019.  Was it because of the company's breach of rules, or to deter the Chinese advance in global economy? 

Family conflicts: Cavemen VS. Modern Men

For many people, family is the most valuable thing in the world, which means it requires all efforts to try and preserve it and make ties within it as strong as possible. We decided to use our imagination and compare modern day family conflicts to the ones taking place thousands of years ago.  

How Will We Know That Communism Has Arrived?

Almost nobody knows that communism did arrive in the Soviet Union in 1980.

The Long Road from Lobotomy to Enema

There are things modern science and medicine fail to explain. A woman for example, who did not want to get pregnant and gave contraceptive pills to her partner… Or a stingy man who drank bleach instead of paying a dentist for teeth whitening…Medicine is powerless in such cases. But what happens when the doctors themselves display such puzzling behaviour?

The Doctor from TV

In times of uncertainty, the population of the former Soviet Union, as well as the more progressive Western world, found comfort in the almighty healers on their TV screens. Who are these characters and why are we so fascinated by them?

20 Years in the Matrix

The now cult movie "The Matrix" first came out exactly 20 years ago. Its creators, the Wachowskis, were mostly unknown back then, but their work has created a real legacy and gave birth to countless theories, often applied to our real life. Let's take a look at how it all came to be.

The Pressure on Women in Mixed Race Relationships

Everywhere we turn we see people of different skin color interact freely. Friendships, or intimate relationships are described on the daily basis. This should be normal, shouldn’t it? The age of segregation is long gone. Well, it is de-jure but facts tell us a different story:

How to Survive a Terrorist Attack

The most important rule: Don’t panic, it will definitely not help you.

AI: Who Makes the Human Decision?

Yuval Noah Harari writes that there are 3 main challenges that humanity is facing at this moment: climate change, nuclear war and - last but not least - the human brain becoming prone to hacking with the advancement of Artificial Intelligence. But what exactly are we talking about when we talk about AI?