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Greek Revival buildings in universities

Greek Revival, architectural style, based on 5th-century-bc Greek temples, which spread throughout Europe and the United States during the first half of the 19th century. The main reasons for the style’s popularity seem to have been the general intellectual preoccupation … Continue reading

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It’s snowing

It’s snowing and snowing. The sky is pearly-grey, and there is not even a glimmer of sun. The view from our windows (see photos) brings to mind the blizzard scene from Initial Conditions. The magical wood from the previous night … Continue reading

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How the Milky Way Formed

The night was scented and mysterious. The wind was playing an eerie fleshless melody in the reeds of the brook hollow. The sky was dark and starry, and across it the Milky Way flung its shimmering misty ribbons. “There’s four … Continue reading

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Special snowflakes

“Folks that has brought up children know that there’s no hard and fast method in the world that’ll suit every child. But them as never have think it’s all as plain and easy as Rule of Three – just set … Continue reading

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The art of inspiration

The man for wisdom’s various arts renown’d, Long exercised in woes, O Muse! resound; Who, when his arms had wrought the destined fall Of sacred Troy, and razed her heaven-built wall, Wandering from clime to clime, observant stray’d, Their manners … Continue reading

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Initial Conditions in the library

Initial Conditions finds a place on the library shelf. Thanks to Princeton Public Library!

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Waiting for a muse in a cafe…

The golden age of Prague café society was at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, when making an appearance at one of the elegant cafés was simply a social necessity. Surrounded by the aroma of good coffee and … Continue reading

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Photos from Charleston, SC

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Hubble Telescope celebrates 25 years of observations

“With the slow fascination of fear, he lifted himself on one arm and turned his eyes toward the blood-curdling blackness of the window. Through it shone the Stars! Not Earth’s feeble thirty-six hundred Stars visible to the eye; Lagash was … Continue reading

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A smile from space

“You can make out two orange eyes and a white button nose. In the case of this “happy face”, the two eyes are the galaxies SDSSCGB 8842.3 and SDSSCGB 8842.4.” From the ESA website for the Hubble space telescope. The … Continue reading

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