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The Grimm brothers – Not so much a fairy tale

“I am Death, who makes everyone equal” Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, ‘Godfather Death’ The brothers Grimm did not write for children. Their goal was to offer an exhilarative reading to adults at the end of a tiring day. They would wander in 19th century Germany recording folk tales and myths, …

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The discovery of ‘zero’ and why it matters

Today it seems obvious and self-evident, but the existence of ‘zero’ escaped from the mathematicians’ and the philosophers’ imagination for centuries. It is not clear when it was first discovered (some might say invented), nor by whom, in part because its use has been subjected to many changes throughout centuries …

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The first Zionists were socialists

Zion refers to Jerusalem and is the goal of the general desire of Jews to return to their homeland, their historical space. The word Zionism was created by Nathan Birnbaum in the newspaper Self-Emancipation! (Selbstemanzipation!), in 1890. It was Theodor Herzl who gave it its modern meaning of creating an …

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