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today’s holiday:St. Agatha Festival (2015)

St. Agatha Festival (2015)

Sant’ Agata (St. Agatha) is especially revered in Catania, Sicily, where her relics are preserved in a silver casket. On February 3, 4, and 5 each year, a silver bust of St. Agatha wearing a jewel-encrusted crown is carried in procession from the cathedral to Catania’s various churches. Included in the procession are the ceri, huge wooden replicas of candlesticks that are carved with episodes from the saint’s martyrdom. The streets are lined with streamers and flowers, and illuminated by strings of colored lights after dark. The festival ends with a fireworks display in the piazza. More… Discuss

today’s birthday: Stephen Hawking (1942)

Stephen Hawking (1942)

Despite suffering from a neurodegenerative disease that has made it impossible for him to communicate without a voice synthesizer or to move around without a wheelchair, Hawking is one of the world’s top theoretical physicists. While most experts in his field are little known outside the scientific community, Hawking has taken pains to make his work accessible to the layperson and, in so doing, has become a household name. What is the title of his bestselling book on cosmology? More… Discuss

Machines such as this US Navy ‘Bombe’ were used in deciphering German Enigma codes pic — Historical Pics


President Obama calls on the FCC to uphold Net Neutrality

quotation: “You see, but you do not observe.” Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)

You see, but you do not observe.

Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) Discuss

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QUOTATION: Arthur Conan Doyle

It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.

Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) Discuss

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Danza Española #6 Ensamble de Guitarras EIA3 INBA, 30 Marzo 2012

Danza Española #6 (Enrique Granados) Ensamble de Guitarras EIA3 INBA, 30 Marzo 2012
Conjuntos Instrumentales I y II:
Emmanuel Martínez, José Luna, Octavio Cruz, Aldo Chávez, Bruno Jiménez, Edgar Trejo, Daniel Trejo, Martín Ortega, Ricardo Soto
Clase del Profesor: Fernando Cornejo López