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Disclaimer: Will not be responsible for any minds blown at the end of the article Pictured is the NGC 604 nebula, a massive swirling galaxy of hydrogen molecules. Being the most abundant chemical in the universe and relatively simple atomic … Continue reading

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Blurry Vision and Clear Art

Christina wrote a great piece on The Impressionists that reminded me of an old story about the founder and possibly the greatest of The Impressionist Movement: Jean-Claude Monet. Now, the Impressionists were a new breed of radical artists who painted their … Continue reading

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The Great Gatsby Era

I had intended to write about the Beatniks but inspired by Christina’s movie review of The Great Gatsby I shall retrace about 30 years back. The Great Gatsby, as with author F Scott Fitzgerald’s other works, was an indictment of … Continue reading

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The Qianlong E…

The Qianlong Emperor [pic] (25 September 1711 – 7 February 1799) was the sixth emperor of the Qing Dynasty, and reigned from 11 October 1735 to 8 February 1796. Traditionally included in the ‘Three Great Emperors of the Qing Dynasty’, … Continue reading

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A Manchurian Candidate

The word ‘Manchurian Candidate’ entered the English lexicon from an influential novel published in 1959 by Richard Condon. The tale is about some American soldiers brainwashed by Communist agents; then returned home to be activated subconsciously to carry out covert … Continue reading

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