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Baba Vanga: The Red Nostradamus of the Balkans

On November 20, 1923, 12-year-old Vangeliya Surcheva lost her sight after being thrown into the air by a powerful whirlwind. Soon after, visions began to appear to the blind girl: the events of the coming years. Even so, she wouldn’t have become Baba Vanga, the blind seer of the Balkans, if it weren’t for the Bulgarian KGB.

Nature Charles Darwin at a desk, writing notes for his book The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex.

Biocentrism Breakdown: Debunking the Dogma

Rooted in ancient beliefs, spurred into a social movement by Darwin and the Romantics, and later philosophically formalized by luminaries such as Aldo Leopold, Arne Næss and Paul W. Taylor, biocentrism champions the notion that every living organism holds an equal inherent worth. Its ethical foundations, however, are debatable—to say the least.

People A portrait of Viktor Bryukhanov, Chernobyl's director during the 1986 disaster.

Viktor Bryukhanov: A Life Shadowed by Chernobyl

Viktor Bryukhanov’s life, marked by his role as Chernobyl’s director during the 1986 disaster, unfolds a compelling narrative. His journey, from overseeing plant construction, confronting the calamitous aftermath, facing trial, and living a post-prison life, offers a profound exploration of a significant historical figure.