The ghost of Stronzo Bestiale – and other fake scientific authors

What do you do if one of the authors on your paper is a total asshole? For most scientists, that’s probably just a fact of life to get on with. For some, it’s a joke. “Stronzo Bestiale” is co-author of two physics papers from 1987 and, as science writer Vito Tartamella found out recently, the … More The ghost of Stronzo Bestiale – and other fake scientific authors

Songs from the North

Goosestepping soldiers, synchronous mass dancing, hysteric crying in public: just some of the images we probably all have of North Korea. And also the pictures frequently shown by the media when dealing with the closed-up country. “Songs from the North” by Soon-Mi Yoo provides a fresh, but not uncritical look at North Korea. The documentary, … More Songs from the North