The Myth About the Flat Earth Myth

So apparently there are educated people who still believe the earth is flat. I wouldn’t normally waste time on such mindless drivel—except that it’s been getting a lot of press lately. This week Elon Musk made history and launched the world’s most powerful rocket—on private funds no less. Yet most of what I saw online… Read More The Myth About the Flat Earth Myth

Secrets of the Spice Islands

Part 2: Nutmeg What if I told you that New York City owed its fame and fortune to a tiny, forgotten island in the backwaters of Indonesia? Today the Big Apple tops bucket lists. It’s the centre of global trade. With an iconic skyline and nicknames like Capital of the World and Centre of the Universe, no wonder Manhattan is home to some of… Read More Secrets of the Spice Islands

Secrets of the Spice Islands

Part 1: Cloves One small island fascinates me more than any other. This volcano rises like a perfect cone from the emerald sea. Nestled on its eastern shores is a busy township, ever watchful of the belching sulphurous cloud above. Even before I step off the boat, a sweet, pungent aroma fills my nostrils, carried on the tropical air.… Read More Secrets of the Spice Islands