Climate change intensifies before our eyes as summers warm, droughts expand, polar ice caps melt, and those who live in coastal areas are threatened by rising waters. This occurs amid heightened use of radioactive and other toxic chemicals, the destruction of biodiversity and a drive to pull the last resources out of the Earth so that nothing will be left to future generations.
Lovecraft: the writer – The British graphic novel company Self Made Hero will publish the latest of many comic adaptations of Howard Phillips Lovecraft’s novels and stories. Called The Shadow Out of Time, this 1936 story, one of Lovecraft’s last, tells of university professor Nathaniel Wingate Peaslee, who collapses one day in 1908 and doesn’t come to his senses until 1913 – though in the intervening five years, his body has certainly been active, powered by agencies from beyond our world.
Vatican can’t take credit card payments – If you’re planning on visiting the Vatican any time soon, take plenty of cash for tickets and souvenirs. Vatican museums and shops have been unable to accept credit or debit card payments since Jan. 1, after the Bank of Italy prevented Deutsche Bank from providing the service due to concerns about financial oversight in the city-state, sources familiar with the matter told
Posted on January 4th, 2013
By Mark Thompson, CNN
– No matter used in vernacular language or academic form of writing, ‘allegory’ and ‘symbolism’ are frequently confused and mistakenly understood. Both are closely related terms identified with carrying along a secondary gist underneath the surface meaning, creating ambiguity or a sort of puzzlement at times. Yet, while allegories are creatively designed to convey a moral message or lesson through a story often echoing a historical, cultural, or religious impression, symbols form an entirely different area of meaning through an object or an entity, but not a story.
Posted by Pouria on Dec 14, 2012
Did Russian Prime Minister Disclose Alien?
– Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has spoken about top secret files on aliens that may have landed in Russia. In footage recorded after a television interview, the former president joked that each Russian leader gets two folders with information about extraterrestrials that visited our planet — and stayed here..
Phantoms and Monsters
“God Particle” Found?
– Historic Milestone From Higgs Boson Hunters. Newfound particle may be at the core of existence. Teams working at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) are more than 99 percent certain they’ve discovered the Higgs boson, aka the God particle—or at the least a brand-new particle exactly where they expected the Higgs to be.
– Marvel’s The Avengers is an American superhero film produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. The film has received positive reviews from most film critics and set numerous box office records, including the biggest opening weekend in North America.
– Myth-OS is more than anomalous phenomena and weird news. We have now added “The Classics” to our Initiatives. The Classics, encompassing Classical Studies, is the branch of the Humanities comprising the culture of the ancient Mediterranean world.
– Might certain reports of cows being lifted into the sky from rural farms be proof of untimely or covered up space elevator experiments? Competing space elevator projects are noticeably gathering pace.
– Extraterrestrials allegedly taught humans the study of astronomy, geometry, and monolith construction. But why couldn’t they teach us the difference between imaginary gods and living aliens?
– While physicists and philosophers grapple with the implications for the nature of causation and the structure of the Universe, some physicists are busy putting entanglement to work in applications such as “teleporting” atoms and producing uncrackable encryption…