Daily Archives: April 30, 2013

“A batut la usa ta”: Unam Sanctam: Memento homo, quia pulvis es, et in pulverem reverteris.

Hristos A Inviat!

Gheorghe Zamfir ~ FULL ALBUM ~

Romania – Brancoveanu Monastery

Pt. 3 Greek Easter Pascha ’09 Saint Sophia Los Angeles: Midnight

Uploaded on Jun 23, 2009

3rd of 4 parts. The Midnight resurrection rite. This brief film shows the color and physicality of the Eastern Rite which is quite different from Western Church services. Over 1500 Greeks attended, so many that the service is both outside and inside the Cathedral. Directed and filmed by Nikolas Hronis. Visit http://www.StSophia.org for more info.


Quotation: Charles Dickens on days memorable

That was a memorable day to me, for it made great changes in me. But, it is the same with any life. Imagine one selected day struck out of it, and think how different its course would have been.

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: MARY II OF ENGLAND (1662)

Mary II of England (1662)

Despite the conversion of her father, King James II, to Roman Catholicism, Mary was raised Protestant, a fact that would become important in her later life. In 1688, English nobles opposed to James’s pro-Catholic policies overthrew him and selected Mary and her husband, William of Orange, to rule in his place. Mary enjoyed great popularity as co-ruler of England, but her personal life was full of hardship. What were some of the major sources of unhappiness in her life? More… Discuss


Brightest Supernova in Recorded History Appears in Night Sky (1006)

One thousand seven years ago, observers in China, Egypt, Iraq, Japan, and Switzerland recorded a new object in the sky. It was hard to miss. Scientists now believe SN 1006 was the brightest supernova in recorded human history. It was described by ancient astronomers as being low on the horizon but shining about half or a quarter as bright as the Moon. It could sometimes be seen during daylight hours and may have been bright enough to read by at night. How far was it from EarthMore…Discuss


A Cup of Beet Juice a Day May Keep the Doctor Away

Researchers say drinking 8 ounces (250 ml) of beet juice can reduce high blood pressure by 10mm of mercury within hours. Nitrate drugs are used in the treatment ofangina pectorischest pain resulting from insufficient blood supply to the heart—and the nitrate that is naturally present in beets is likely responsible for the edible root’s blood pressure-lowering power. It remains to be seen if regular consumption of nitrate-rich produce like beets improves long-term cardiovascular health. More… Discuss

Published on Jun 19, 2012
National Geographic:-Hiroshima Nuclear Apocalypse

National Geographic Live! – Jared Diamond: Lessons from Hunter-Gatherers (Imagine the past-dream of a future)

Published on Mar 25, 2013

Jared Diamond, a National Geographic explorer-in-residence and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, studies how traditional societies around the world treat the aging members of their tribes, and suggests that these cultures have much to teach us about the treatment of our elderly.

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National Geographic Live! – John Wesley Powell: From the Depths of the Grand Canyon

Published on Apr 29, 2013

A true hero of the American West, John Wesley Powell made the first descent of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. A National Geographic founding member who gave the Society’s first lecture on February 13, 1888, this larger-than-life explorer is brought to the stage by Clay Jenkinson.

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