If you happened to be a servant in a fine house in Boston, circa 1890, you might have spent a lot of time and excess energy running up and down the stairs between the kitchen and the second floor...
So, the triumphant return of <insert favorite summer cable series here> is great and all and Ima let you finish, but it was the end of an era at the SyFy Channel Monday evening, when the final episode of the quirky dramedy Eureka aired -- a.k.a...
Well, shoot! I've been completely caught up in book writing, the "definitely maybe" discovery of the Higgs boson (or a "Higgs-like particle"), and the discovery of one strand of the dark matter filaments thought to connect galaxies and help shape the universe...
So, the National Trust of Northern Island unveiled a spiffy new Visitor's Center for the Giant's Causeway, one of the great geologic wonders of the world.
Conventional wisdom states that it's all about who you know, although conventional wisdom is typically vague on pesky details like actual mechanisms.
[ Note: I am in the final throes of book writin', which will be all-consuming for the next several weeks. So Jen-Luc Piquant has jumped into her personal TARDIS (it exists in the virtual world, okay?) and brought back a 2007 post on particle/wave duality for your reading pleasure -- lightly edited and updated with a new lede...
My name is Jennifer, and I am completely addicted to Nature's Path Flax-Plus brand of pumpkin/flax granola. Seriously addicted. As in, I eat the stuff straight out of the box, no accompanying soy milk, no nothin'.In fact, I have to exercise considerable restraint not to down the entire box over the course of a single day by taking "just a nibble" here and there...
I'm tired of the stories that you always tell Shakespeare couldn't tell a story that well You're the largest liar that was ever created You and Pinnochio are probably related -- Too Much Joy, "That's a Lie" There's an amusing video clip circulating this weekend of late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel subjecting some poor kid named Blake to a fake lie detection machine -- ably aided in his task by the pinkified "Truth Fairy." Blake gamely answers whatever question Kimmel puts to him, but the "feedback" -- in the form of a blaring noise signaling the detection of a lie -- is administered pretty arbitrarily...
I have a confession: I hate raw tomatoes. Really hate them. Really, really hate them. It's a positively visceral reaction, beyond my conscious control.
One brisk wintry day in 1639, a young man named Jeremiah Horrocks -- barely 20 -- set up a telescope in his quarters near Preston, England and focused an indirect image of the sun onto a small card...
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