A Home for Books

Photo by Tarika Wickremeratne By Ameena Hussein For as long as I can remember we have had books in the house. To my child’s eye it seemed that every room was spilling over with books. Books in bedrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen and even bathroom. Most of the books belonged to my father –[…]

Graecomania and Philhellenism

By the Late Dr. Evangelos Konstantinou German-Greek Byzantinist Contributors: Konstadinos Maras and Klaus-Henning Suchland Translated by: Niall Williams Editor: Thomas Bremer Copy Editor: Lisa Landes Abstract Precipitated primarily by the study of ancient Greece, a growing enthusiasm for Greece emerged in Europe from the 18th century. This enthusiasm manifested itself in literature and art in the[…]

Ana Navarro and Tara Setmayer: Deserving of Respect

   Ana Navarro (left) and Tara Setmayer (right) By Matthew A. McIntosh / 06.03.2016 Brewminate Editor-in-Chief As Republicans far and wide seem to be selling their souls in spite of their words during the primaries, some are not buying into the walking disaster that is Donald Trump.  CNN Republican commentators Ana Navarro and Tara Setmayer[…]

A Short History of the Holy Espresso Machine

An early espresso machine at Cafe L’Affare on College Street, Wellington. By Amy Donald Espresso machines were commonplace in Italy before the Second World War but did not arrive in Wellington until the 1950s. The first to appear were similar to the machines patented by Luigi Bezzara in 1901 and worked on the unsatisfactory principle[…]

House GOP Again Trying to Gut Climate Science Funding

The ICESCAPE mission, or “Impacts of Climate on Ecosystems and Chemistry of the Arctic Pacific Environment,” is a NASA shipborne investigation to study how changing conditions in the Arctic affect the ocean’s chemistry and ecosystems. (Photo: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/flickr/cc) By Deirdre Fulton / 06.03.2016 Funds for NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric[…]

What the Discovery of Gravitational Waves Means (VIDEO)

Dr. Allan Adams Associate Professor of Physics Theoretical Physicist Massachusetts Institute of Technology Allan Adams is a theoretical physicist working at the intersection of fluid dynamics, quantum field theory and string theory. More than a billion years ago, two black holes in a distant galaxy locked into a spiral, falling inexorably toward each other, and[…]

Roman Era Getae-Dacian Family Tomb Discovered

The Roman Era Getae-Dacian tomb discovered near Velikovo in Northeast Bulgaria had been exposed and looted by treasure hunters before the archaeologists made their way to it. Photo: General Toshevo Municipality By Ivan Dikov / 06.02.2016 Archaeology in Bulgaria A Roman Era family tomb withGetae-Dacian, i.e. Thracian featureshas been discovered near the town ofVelikovo, General Toshevo[…]

How Your Brainwaves Shape Your Reality

By Jacob Devaney Founder and Director of Culture Collective Knowing how to identify your brainwave state is the first step in consciously shifting it All of our thoughts, emotions and behaviors are rooted in the communication between neurons. Naturally occurring brain chemicals influence our moods but there is also an electrical component associated with brain wave[…]

Using Lasers to Make Data Storage Faster than Ever

Optical elements of the experimental setup allowing to obtain visible-spectrum laser pulses as short as 10 femtoseconds. Courtesy of Dr. R. Borrego-Varillas and Prof. G. Cerullo, University Politecnico Milan (Italy), Author provided By Dr. Davide Bossini / 06.02.2016 Postdoctoral Researcher in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics University of Tokyo As we use more and more data[…]