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The painting is "Wivenhoe Park" by John Constable, currently in the collections of the National Gallery of Art.I first saw this painting about 30 years ago in a print that was on the wall of the office of a colleague of mine at the University of Kentucky. Show More Summary
The iris collarette is a landmark that separates the central pupillary zone from the peripheral ciliary zone. It is typically flat but can be prominent, as seen in this patient. This finding is a normal variant. It is benign and asymptomatic and requires no treatment. Via Neatorama.
Memo to self: use the phrase "climate security" when discussing climate change with skeptics.2016 saw a "dramatic" decline in the number of coal-fired power stations in pre-construction globally. The authors of a new study say thereShow More Summary
A 17-year-old girl in California created a website "where users click on Donald Trump’s face to punch him with tiny kitten paws."But what was meant as nothing more than a jokey website for coding practice has turned into a legal nightmare. Show More Summary
From the archives of The New Yorker.
Broadcast media (movies, television) have persistent difficulties incorporating chess into their storylines without introducing errors:“There are a ton of chess mistakes in TV and in film,” says Mike Klein, a writer and videographer for Chess.com. Show More Summary
For your essay today, class, you will compare and contrast two of the leaders of major countries in terms of their knowledge about nuclear energy and nuclear weapons.Mr. Trump's comments can be viewed in this video. Fortunately, at the...Show More Summary
From the archives of The New Yorker.
Homer’s descriptions of color in The Iliad and The Odyssey, taken literally, paint an almost psychedelic landscape: in addition to the sea, sheep were also the color of wine; honey was green, as were the fear-filled faces of men; and the sky is often described as bronze. Show More Summary
YouTube link. I watched this movie earlier this week and can unreservedly recommend it. A Man Called Ove (Swedish: En man som heter Ove, pronounced [?u?v?]) is a Swedish comedy-drama film... The film was written and directed by Hannes Holm, and is based on author Fredrik Backman's 2012 book of the same name. Show More Summary
Before the bodies of Spanish royalty are consigned to their gilded crypts, they are first consigned to a special chamber to allow the flesh to decay.Rotting Room is the unglamorous translation of “El Pudridero.” When Felipe II designed...Show More Summary
YouTube link. When I lived in Kentucky in the 1980s, I had several opportunities to hear the Metropolitan Blues All Stars perform. The group members came from in the hills of Eastern Kentucky; they came to Lexington for concert performances...Show More Summary
For those unfamiliar with the publication: "The Onion is an American digital media company and news satire organization... The Onion 's articles cover current events, both real and fictional, satirizing the tone and format of traditional...Show More Summary
As reported by Voice of America:Each year, the University of Southern California brings delegations from Africa to meet with business leaders, government officials and others in the U.S. But this year, the African summit has no Africans. Show More Summary
From The Telegraph:The puzzle above may seem hopeless for white, with just a King and four pawns remaining, but it is possible to draw and even win. Scientists have constructed it in a way to confound a chess computer, which would normally consider that it is a win for black. Show More Summary
I can verify from personal experience that the following account is basically true:This, however, isn’t a story of about the crippling price of medical supplies. This is about the high cost of medical supplies that hospitals throw away.On...Show More Summary
YouTube link. I remember teaching our dogs to "heel." But heelwork at Cruft's annual show is a whole world different.Here's the 2015 winner.Via Neatorama, where there is also a video of the flyball competition.
He says no. But lots of people are discussing openly the possibility of the Democratic party nominating a non-politician for the office of President.The underlying logic would be that the president needs to represent the people, but he/she doesn't need to be an expert on law, or war or economics or education. Show More Summary