Daily Archives: October 18, 2015

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Historic Chemistry Lab With Links To Thomas Jefferson Discovered Behind Wall http://n.pr/1hM0Vk6

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The quest to conquer the other North Pole


The quest to conquer the other North Pole http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-34466887

Arm mole count ‘predicts skin cancer risk’


Arm mole count ‘predicts skin cancer risk’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34551467

Guinness declares the longest baguette at 400 feet in Italy


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Brush Sketch


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Brush Sketch

Reeds Sketch


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Reeds Sketch

Cinderella’s Sleeper Sketch


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Cinderella’s Sleeper Sketch

A Snail World Sketch


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A Snail World Sketch

Celebrating Sketch


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Celebrating Sketch

Meadows And Streams Sketch


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Meadows And Streams Sketch

The Citadel Sketch


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The Citadel Sketch

Atomic Butterfly Sketch


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Atomic Butterfly Sketch

DREAMSCAPE SKETCH


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DREAMSCAPE SKETCH

great compositions/performances: ALEXANDER BORODIN – String Quartet No 2 in D major


ALEXANDER BORODIN – String Quartet No 2 in D major

great compositions/performances: Antonín Dvořák – Piano Quintet No.2 – P. Leschenko, J. Jansen, B. Brovtsyn, J. Rachlin, M. Maisky


Antonín Dvořák – Piano Quintet No.2 – P. Leschenko, J. Jansen, B. Brovtsyn, J. Rachlin, M. Maisky

historic musical bits: Pollini Chopin Mazurka op.56 No.3 Vienna 1986


Pollini Chopin Mazurka op.56 No.3 Live

great compositions/performances: Julia Fischer – Tchaikovsky – Souvenir d’un lieu cher, Op 42


Julia Fischer – Tchaikovsky – Souvenir d’un lieu cher, Op 42

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Corrupt justice: what happens when judges’ bias taints a case?


Corrupt justice: what happens when judges’ bias taints a case?

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The Playboy problem: has the brand ever endangered women?


The Playboy problem: has the brand ever endangered women?

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today’s holiday: Alaska Day


Alaska Day

Alaska Day commemorates the formal transfer of Alaska from Russia to the United States on October 18, 1867. The event, which took place at Sitka, was a sad one for the Russian colonists who had already made Alaska their home. After the transfer, Alaska was eventually organized as a territory and maintained this status until it became a state on January 3, 1959. Today, the lowering of the Russian flag and the raising of the Stars and Stripes is reenacted every year as part of this festival in Sitka. Other events include a parade and a period costume ball. More… Discuss

quotation: A child miseducated is a child lost. John F. Kennedy


A child miseducated is a child lost.John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Discuss

today’s birthday: Lee Harvey Oswald (1939)


Lee Harvey Oswald (1939)

Oswald, a US Marine who defected to the Soviet Union only to return and settle in Dallas, Texas, with his Russian wife and daughter, is widely believed to have been the assassin of US President John F. Kennedy. On November 22, 1963, Oswald allegedly fired three shots from a window on the sixth floor of the Texas State School Book Depository, killing Kennedy. While in police custody, Oswald was murdered by nightclub owner Jack Ruby. Whom did Oswald allegedly try to assassinate earlier in 1963? More… Discuss

Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulcher Destroyed (1009 CE)


Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulcher Destroyed (1009 CE)

The Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem’s Old City is venerated by most Christians as the site of Jesus’ burial chamber and has been an important destination of pilgrimage since the 4th century. Its destruction in 1009 by caliph Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah is often viewed as a direct impetus for the Crusades, though the church was rebuilt prior to the Crusaders’ arrival. The custodianship of the church is now grudgingly shared by several Churches. Who holds the key to the church’s main entrance? More… Discuss

Paul Bunyan


Paul Bunyan

Paul Bunyan is a mythical lumberjack and American folk hero known for his incredible strength and massive size. His oversized companion, Babe the Blue Ox, reportedly measured 42 ax handles and a plug of tobacco between his horns. The first newspaper article about Bunyan was published in 1906, and later pamphlets by William Laughead popularized the Paul Bunyan story and added to the myth. How do these legends account for the creation of the Grand Canyon, Mount Hood, and Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes? More… Discuss

seamster


seamster

Definition: (noun) A tailor.
Synonyms: sartor, tailor
Usage: We found a talented seamster who fixed the ill-fitting pants in an hour. Discuss.

Randy Quaid released from custody


Randy Quaid released from custody http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-34549012

US-Canada relations ‘must improve’


US-Canada relations ‘must improve’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-34555228

2002 memo suggests Blair Iraq backing


2002 memo suggests Blair Iraq backing http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-34565075

Yemen air strike ‘hits wrong troops’


Yemen air strike ‘hits wrong troops’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-34563528

Amazon sues 1,114 ‘fake reviewers’


Amazon sues 1,114 ‘fake reviewers’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-34565631

Bishops urge PM to accept more refugees


Bishops urge PM to accept more refugees http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-34564894

Egypt votes to elect new parliament


Egypt votes to elect new parliament http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-34565022

Thousands of migrants enter Slovenia


Thousands of migrants enter Slovenia http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-34564830

Philippines hit by massive typhoon


Philippines hit by massive typhoon http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-34558887