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Like the medieval Vikings, these were curious explorers and capable conquerors, but mostly they were inventors. They were "imagineers" - designers of gadgets, experiments, solutions. They invented the Viking spaceship to sail and land in unknown realms.
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The idea of Orchard Circle, then, is to create a series of concerts in New York City and Philadelphia using a relaxed, contemporary format that will address precisely what Tommasini was talking about, this disappearance of the middle.
In a recently resurfaced 1985 interview, the famed astronomer finds common ground between science and spirituality.
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The miracles of the universe are manifested in everything around us. Illumination comes when we pause in gratitude, in stillness, our eyes opening in appreciation for these most wondrous creations, big and little, like babies and apple pie.
A more definitive answer could come from follow-up observations of the star by ground-based telescopes. Amateur stargazers
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"Listening to my mother Evelyn" was the key: "Differentiate yourself. Give people what they need." The words of a Bensonhurst
As horrifying as the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs were, the quantum leap forward in destructive power afforded by the hydrogen bomb made our situation far more perilous. We've been fortunate that virtually unthinkable destruction has not ensued since the nuclear arms race of the 1950s.
Many historians view Hypatia's murder as the symbolic death of classical antiquity, the advent of a thousand year period of intellectual darkness, whose eventual coda was the Renaissance.
America does not need more business graduates doing investment banking and stock trading. America does not need more lawyers and lobbyists. America needs more doctors, engineers, scientists and teachers.
Cosmologists propose that the universe was until recently a lifeless collection of particles. But they have ignored a critical component of the cosmos because they don't know what to do with it. This component, consciousness, is an utter mystery. How did inert, random bits of matter ever morph into Obama or Lady Gaga?
"I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts." It
Today's secular science of human insignificance inspires its own theology. This secular theology assigns us a contradictory groveling insignificant, significance.
One of these letters, written in 1990 and addressed to the president of the Drug Policy Foundation (which later morphed into
When you lose the Tom Paines of common sense in liberal New England, then you don't stand a chance of evolving American culture. Don't say something stupid and expect him to believe it.
Famed astrophysicist Carl Sagan inspired a generation with his 1980 television series "Cosmos." She warned of the dangers
What better way to start an album such as this then with the voice of President Dwight Eisenhower honoring the seven men who were selected for the very first NASA project Mercury?