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04 August 2017 - 09:08 AM

La Perle Noire in District VI

Just enjoy it

The Andrássy Boulevard is most definitely on the list of Budapest’s must-sees. Just minutes from its end at Heroes Square you will find La Perle Noire. If you are skeptical about this being a tourist…

18 July 2017 - 12:07 PM

Randonly selected citizens assemblies could simulate how wider community would act

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Originally a theoretical physicist, Brett Hennig changed direction completely when he began actively campaigning for electoral reform. We sat down at the TEDxDanubia conference in Budapest in May to…

29 June 2017 - 02:06 PM

Refusing to be a pawn in a man’s game: An interview with chess champion Judit Polgár

Winning in the black and white world of male-dominated chess

Judit Polgár’s early life was dominated by preparations for world chess domination, a gamble that eventually paid off when she became the strongest female player in history. She is to date the only…

29 June 2017 - 02:06 PM

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