3D printed fire arms

Encouraged by the increased availability of relevant materials, software, and hardware—in particular cheaper, user-friendly printers—hobbyists, craft producers, and small businesses are also starting to print firearms, but from polymer. In early 2013, Defense Distributed produced the first functioning 3D-printed firearm, the ‘Liberator’ handgun. Except for a metal firing …

more ...

Dynamics in Moramanga

Many of these dynamics are seen on a smaller scale in the town of Moramanga, Madagascar. A small urban area on the road between the capital Antananarivo and the main port city of Toamasina, Moramanga was one of the main areas of nationalist insurrection in 1947, as well as the …

more ...

UK poaching laws

In 2014 the UK government hosted an international conference on the illegal wildlife trade, including in ivory and rhino horn. It concluded that, in addition to increased law enforcement and the reduction of global demand, engagement with local communities was key to combating trafficking.

In Africa, poaching dynamics can vary …

more ...

The early stages of RA

It is very common to have joint pain, stiffness, or swelling that doesn’t meet any of the diagnostic criteria for RA. When this happens, many rheumatologists will tell you that you have early RA, meaning that you will likely go on to develop the disease if you don’t …

more ...

Define, ‘a mess’

A mess has a visceral effect, doesn’t it? Monday morning, I ground my coffee, filled the coffeemaker with the ordinary amount of water, went into the kitchen to cook the oatmeal and returned to an unsettling sight: bulging sopping grounds overflowing the basket, spilling onto the counter and clogging …

more ...