Sunday, August 20, 2017

Essays , Commentary, and Insights

**WARNING: This article contains spoilers for the Secret Empire storyline. Proceed at your own risk** Captain America, Marvel Comics’ stalwart sentinel of liberty, has been at the center of controversy since he was revealed to have been a lifelong agent of the terrorist organization Hydra on the final page of ...

Editor’s Note: This article contains spoilers for the movie The Love Witch. Read at your own peril. Witches have been part of literature from the very beginning. Female connection to supernatural powers can be drawn directly from Medea all the way to modern stories such as The Witch and Charmed. ...

Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from the author’s master’s thesis. It has been edited for style and length. To read the full work, go here. At the beginning of “The Thing on the Doorstep,” Daniel Upton, the story’s narrator, has murdered his friend Edward Derby. Years before, Derby ...

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  • Seeing without eyes — the unexpected world of nonvisual photoreception
    (Credit: Wikimedia/Didier Descouens (CC)) We humans are uncommonly visual creatures. And those of us endowed with normal sight are used to thinking of our eyes as vital to how we experience the world. Vision is an advanced form of photoreception — that is, light sensing. But we also experience other more rudimentary forms of photoreception in our daily lives. We all know, for instance, the delight of perceiving the warm sun on our skin, in ... Read more...
    Source: Salon – Innovation – SpacePublished on Saturday, August 19th, 2017By Thomas Cronin, The Conversation
  • Seeing One Solar Eclipse May Not Be Enough
    David Baron, author of the new book American Eclipse, talks about how seeing his first total solar eclipse turned him into an eclipse chaser.     -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ... Read more...
    Source: Scientific American – SpacePublished on Saturday, August 19th, 2017By Steve Mirsky
  • How Can You Prepare for the August Solar Eclipse?
    In less than a week, the Moon will pass in front of the Sun in the middle of the day blocking between 20 to 100% of the Sun’s light across the continental United States as it does. How can you... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ... Read more...
    Source: Scientific American – SpacePublished on Saturday, August 19th, 2017By Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt
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