Beginner’s Guide to Nation-Statehood; explaining Venus; last century’s disease doing just fine this century, thanks …
“… you might be thinking itâ€™s about time to set up your own country. Youâ€™ve picked out a flag, written a national anthem, even printed up money with your face on it. But whatâ€™s the next step? Creating a new country isnâ€™t as easy as you think.”
“Now one scientist thinks the planet’s formation may explain all: Two huge, protoplanetary bodies collided head-on and merged to form our planetary neighbor, but obliterated nearly all water in the process.”
“The figures may well be higher: many African states do not have the diagnostic tools to identify the disease, so the exact level of this often fatal form of TB remains unknown.” A bit more real a threat than bird flu, then?