This is magnificent.
As Christian Ready wrote:
If you can get Littlefinger to support your space program, you’re doing something right.
Also see Why Watch ESA Rosetta’s Movie ‘Ambition’? Because We Want to Know What is Possible. The article ranges from the Classics to the changing roles of America and Europe in space.
Irish Class, July 28, 2014
Rang Gaeilge, 28ú lá Mí na Iúil 2014
Le Meas …
Part of our homework was to write “… a script for a short clip … to be used at a dating site! But it isn’t about you, pick a famous person, dead or alive.”
Here is my effort:
Dia dhuit! Inseoidh mé cupla rud fúm féin:
Is mise an captaen loinge réaltaí Enterprise.</i
- Is maith liom taiscéaladh domhan aisteach nua.
- Is maith liom cuardach saol nua.
- Is maith liom dul go dána go háiteanna atá ní fhaca aon duine sula.
- Is maith liom mná ó gach cine, daonna agus thar.
- Ní maith liom an Phríomhtreoir.
Chicago wins George Lucas museum
One of the attractions of the Chicago site was the proximity to the “Museum Campus” of the Field Museum of Natural History, the Shedd Aquarium and the Adler Planetarium. Looks like an example of the Matthew effect.
Well no, actually, it didn’t. But once a myth lurches into life, there’s no stopping it
…the epidemiologist Mark Nelson from the University of Tasmania, Australia, designed a formal trial of the curse based on protocols for testing the effects of drugs. He compared people who were in the tomb at key times with people who were in Egypt but not in the tomb. His report, published in the British Medical Journal in 2002, concluded that being in the tomb did not significantly hasten death. The ‘participants’ in the study lived on average for more than 20 years after the tomb was opened, whether they visited it or not.
…the mummy’s curse as we know it is a product of 19th-century England. Dominic Montserrat, an Egyptologist from the Open University, traced the first mention to a science-fiction book called The Mummy! (1827) by the little-known novelist Jane Webb Loudon, who was inspired after attending a public unwrapping of a mummy near Piccadilly Circus in London. Loudon set her story in the 22nd century and featured an embalmed corpse who threatened to strangle the book’s hero, a young scholar called Edric.
Irish Class, August 20, 2012
Rang Gaeilge, 20ú lá Mí na Lúnasa 2012
Five Titanic myths spread by films, from
Contrary to the popular interpretation the White Star Line never made any substantive claims that the Titanic was unsinkable – and nobody really talked about the ship’s unsinkability until after the event….