Author: Jakub Marian

Percentage of forest area by region in Europe
The LUCAS survey by Eurostat provided a lot of insight into land cover in the EU. As someone who likes to stroll in a forest, one of the (...)
November 20, 2017 – Jakub MarianMaps
Population density in South and Central America
Almost half a billion people live in South and Central America, and more than 600 million people live in Latin America (which includes (...)
November 19, 2017 – Jakub MarianMaps
Kill two birds with one stone in European languages
‘Kill two birds with one stone’ in European languages
Did you know that the animal proverbially killed in the expression “kill two birds with one stone” differs from country to country? The (...)
November 12, 2017 – Jakub MarianMaps

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How to understand GDP indicators
Gross domestic product, or GDP for short, is perhaps the single most important measure in modern macroeconomics. That is not to say that (...)
November 5, 2017 – Jakub MarianEconomics
‘November’ in European languages
The Roman calendar started in March, not January, making November the ninth month of the yearhence the name, from Latin novem, “nine”. (...)
November 2, 2017 – Jakub MarianMaps
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Present subjunctive in English
The present subjunctive is a really easy mood to use: it is always identical to the infinitive in English, and speakers of other Germanic (...)
November 1, 2017 – Jakub MarianEnglish
GDP of Arab League Countries 2016
The Arab League is a regional organization of 22 countries where (a dialect of) the Arabic language is spoken. The following table shows (...)
October 26, 2017 – Jakub MarianEconomics
Prostitution laws in Europe
The oldest profession in the world is subject to completely different laws in different parts of the world, and the situation in Europe in (...)
October 22, 2017 – Jakub MarianMaps
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‘Criteria’ – singular or plural?
The media seem to have been plagued with expressions like “the criteria is” lately. Unfortunately, such expressions are incorrect, because (...)
October 16, 2017 – Jakub MarianEnglish
What is $0^0$ ($0$ to the power $0$)?
A short answer to this question is that $0^0$ is usually left undefined in introductory calculus classes, just like $0/0$, but it is often (...)
October 15, 2017 – Jakub MarianMathematics