Monthly Archives: January 2012

Passage to Pluto

If Pluto’s discoverer had lived to see the planet downgraded to a ‘dwarf’, he could have taken consolation from the fact that he will be the first person not only to have seen it but to travel through its orbit. Continue reading

Archived under Science & Nature

An Unexpected Pidgin Pair

If you could imagine the most unlikely pairing of languages to combine and create a pidgin dialect, what would it be? How about, say, Icelandic and Basque? Continue reading

Archived under History