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Franz Kafka: His Influence on Western Literature

06th July 2008
Born to middle class, Jewish parents in Prague, Czech Republic on July 3rd, 1883, Kafka was the eldest of six children. Kafka attended the German Charles-Ferdinand University of Prague in 1901 to study chemistry. However, after just two weeks, he switch... Read >

Keeping Cool: A Brief History of Air Conditioners

27th March 2008
Though you might think of air conditioning as a modern invention, the concept of cooling the interior of a building actually goes back to early civilisations. In 2nd century China, the inventor Ding Huan of the Han Dynasty came up with the idea of a man... Read >