I’m sure the study was conducted by heavy coffee drinkers, on non-coffee drinkers study subjects: What do you think? Just a marketing tool?
Atoms for Peace! But…not for peace of mind!
Molecule (poetic thought, by George-B)
Love so deep…
love is what you are –
chalice golden of nectar, sweet,
that every life adores.
A kiss – an image of a scintillation,
wave of enchanting harmony
love that lasted long enough as to become encrusted,
as name, as bone and blood and dust, a universe evolved,
a name, a bone, blood and dust, new universe…enchanting.
A meteor streaked across the sky and exploded over central Russia on Friday morning, sending fireballs crashing to Earth and causing ashock wave that shattered windows. More than 1,000 people were injured, mostly by flying glass. According to the Russian Academy of Sciences, the approximately 10-tonne meteor entered Earth’s atmosphere traveling at a speed of at least 33,000 mph (54,000 km/h) and broke up about 18 to 32 mi (30 to 50 km) above the ground. The energy released when it did so was equal to that of a small nuclear explosion. Experts are divided on whether the event has anything to do with an asteroid that was due to pass close to Earth later in the day. More… Discuss
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While passing through neutral Norwegian waters during WWII, the German supply vessel Altmark was boarded by Norwegian inspectors. They were told the craft was merely a commercial ship, but it was in fact being used to transport 299 British prisoners of war. The captives tried to make their presence known by banging on the hull, but winches were run to drown them out. The Royal Navy, however, pursued the ship and mounted a rescue. What now-famous phrase alerted the men to their liberation? More… Discuss
A Russian-born British international chess master, Menchik won seven consecutive Women’s World Chess Championships, beginning with the first one ever held and ending in 1939, when World War II halted the tournament. She and her family were killed in an air raid on London in 1944. When Menchik entered a men’s tournament in 1929, Viennese master Albert Becker ridiculed her by saying that anyone who lost to her should become a part of the “Vera Menchik Club.” Who was the first of its many members? More… Discuss
Happy Birthday, Galileo: The Father of Modern Science on Religion, Truth, and Human Nature
by Maria Popova (click Here to access “BRAIN PICKINGS”)
“Che in effetti stabilirà limiti alla creatività umana? che affermano che tutto nell’universo può essere percepito è già scoperto e conosciuto? ” (Galileo Galilei)
“Who indeed will set bounds to human ingenuity? Who will assert that everything in the universe capable of being perceived is already discovered and known?”
Human nature (poetic thought by George-B)
promises we make ,
promises we keep,
promises we strangle
source of reasons
when reason is not an option.
Inevitable Moments (poetic thought by George-B)
Lately he dreamed not
But while awake.
Sands, shallow waters,
Mixing with each other at the ever moving line between them,
Yet never an angry charge, tide high, low, very low-
Half a mile into the water up to the knees, pinched now and then by little water creatures- until the white whale came
asking for a place to rest,
Permanently, silently, just with slow taps of the tail, like a long tap on the tatami, by the one pinned to the floor – just that – then some people trying to keep the whale from giving up – the whale didn’t care – It was too late to resume the position of the largest creature of the sea.
At that moment he stopped dreaming…