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The 'Captain America' Sequel Is One Of The Best Marvel Movies Ever Made

The 'Captain America' Sequel Is One Of The Best Marvel Movies Ever Made | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Disney and Marvel are 3/3 with sequels after "The Avengers."
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Water on Earth and Moon May Have Common Origin

Water on Earth and Moon May Have Common Origin | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Researchers studied the water content in the rocks from the lunar highlands. The analysis suggests that water in ancient lunar rocks and water on Earth may have a common origin.
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The American Scholar: Ten Best Sentences - Our Editors

The American Scholar: Ten Best Sentences - Our Editors | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Ten Best Sentences
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Samuel Beckett story to be published 80 years after it was rejected

Samuel Beckett story to be published 80 years after it was rejected | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Nobel laureate was told by publisher that 'people will shudder and be puzzled and confused' by reading Echo's Bones
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Sheppard Air Force Base: Uncounted Costs of Privatizing Government Services

Sheppard Air Force Base: Uncounted Costs of Privatizing Government Services | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Presidents Clinton and Bush supported the privatization of public services even when there was no credible evidence that the private sector cost less or delivered superior quality.
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America's Workers: Stressed Out, Overwhelmed, Totally Exhausted

America's Workers: Stressed Out, Overwhelmed, Totally Exhausted | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Why do so many people—particularly women—seem to have so much on their plates?
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, March 29, 2014 2:29 PM

There is a myth about personal down time. It is not a balance, but an integrative process. Integrate spaces in life that allow those moments of recharging. This will take some doing and rethinking the way we live life and our work, including schools. A key is to find work that fulfills the person. It is less about material wealth, prestige, and money than it is about being a whole person.

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Debt for Master of Arts Degree Increases by Double the National Average - ORDER OF EDUCATION

Debt for Master of Arts Degree Increases by Double the National Average - ORDER OF EDUCATION | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
What on earth could possess a person to borrow $43,000 for a Master of Arts degree? There is no possible way that could be a good idea. Financially speaking, an MA is worth little, if anything, more than a bachelor’s degree.
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Mysterium Magnum

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Another of Jakob Böhme's ciphers of the mysterium magnum appearing in his Theosophische Wercke (1682). The All Seeing Eye beholds the Phoenix Reborn. This is the Psyche/Soul transcending the encirc...
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From Metaphysics to Poetic Dwelling: Heidegger's Task of Thinking

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A forthcoming thinker, who might want to attempt the task to adopt the thinking which I am trying to set up, he will have to cope with an idea written by Heinrich von Kleist. I wrote it down in one...
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Nice essay that lays out some insights about the late Heidegger: 

"...The general contention of this essay is that there is a link between certain themes of Heidegger’s later work that ties them together as helpful means for the task Heidegger assigns to future thinking. The link here is one that in itself requires an open mind: it is the notion of openness, or composure, in experience (Gelassenheit). As I hope to show, this notion characterizes certain themes in Heidegger’s later reflections: those of the Clearing, of Heidegger’s turn against the Subject-centered Humanism behind Metaphysics and, its progeny, technological thinking; of Art and, overall, Heidegger’s notion of a ‘thing’; and, finally, of Poetic Dwelling..."

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, March 27, 2014 1:35 PM

I am always looking for sources about Heidegger's work which is central to my dissertation. He is difficult to read so this might prove helpful.

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March - Exploding stars prove Newton's law of gravity unchanged over cosmic time - Swinburne University of Technology

March - Exploding stars prove Newton's law of gravity unchanged over cosmic time - Swinburne University of Technology | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
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Australian astronomers have combined all observations of supernovae ever made to determine that the strength of gravity has remained unchanged over the last nine billion years.

 
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World's Highest Wind Turbine Will Hover Above Alaska - IEEE Spectrum

World's Highest Wind Turbine Will Hover Above Alaska - IEEE Spectrum | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Bonus: it could provide cell service
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Secrets Of Earth's Past Discovered In Famous Paintings

Secrets Of Earth's Past Discovered In Famous Paintings | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Turns out there's way more to art than its aesthetic appeal. New research by Greek and German scientists suggests that some of the world's most celebrated landscape paintings may reveal information about pollution levels in Earth's past that could he...
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...Zerefos and his collaborators noticed that in the three years following the 1815 eruption of the Tambora volcano in Indonesia, landscapes by J.M.W. Turner and other European painters showed sunsets that were characteristically reddish or orangish. Following this eruption, Earth was plunged into a "volcanic winter" that reduced global temperatures by five degrees and brought snow to New England in June...


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The New Citizens United: Supreme Court Strikes Down Political Spending Limits for Rich Donors

The New Citizens United: Supreme Court Strikes Down Political Spending Limits for Rich Donors | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Campaign finance watchdogs now estimate that a single wealthy donor could spread up to $3.6 million during a single election cycle.
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incredible... well not really, but jeez
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Where everyone in the world is migrating—in one gorgeous chart

Where everyone in the world is migrating—in one gorgeous chart | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
It's no secret that the world's population is on the move, but it's rare to get a glimpse of where that flow is happening. In a study released in today's Science, a team of geographers used data snapshots to create a broad analysis of global migrations over 20 years. The study was conducted by three...
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The 67 People As Wealthy As The World's Poorest 3.5 Billion

The 67 People As Wealthy As The World's Poorest 3.5 Billion | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Oxfam International, a poverty fighting organization, made news at the World Economic Forum in Davos earlier this year with its report that the world's 85 richest people own assets with the same value as those owned by the poorer half of the world's population, or 3.5 billion people (including children). Both [...]
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When Oxfam did their research, it took 85 billionaires to equal the poorest half of the world population. But by the time this blog was published a few months later, it took only 67. And within a few days of the blog being published, it took only 66. Keep an eye on this list which is now updated in real time: you will see the effect of income disparity as it is actually happening. 

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About

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Suddenly Brilliance is a collaboration between Angela Drummond Matthews & Keith Wayne Brown. Two independent scholars who have known and worked with each other for nearly two decades, they are ...
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A Panicked Press Turns Economics Into a Morality Play

A Panicked Press Turns Economics Into a Morality Play | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
The ever-changing reasons for a never-changing policy suggest that we aren't really talking about policy analysis.
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The 21st Century Decline #33 By: MICHÆL T. COE

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The 21st Century Decline #33 By: MICHAEL T. COE
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Gallery for Christopher

Gallery for Christopher | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
From conversations with my buddy-friend-guy, Christopher, a small gallery comparing the work of two contemporary artists in 1973 with a few pieces by an old European master from c. 1500. Enjoy! Rel...
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piercing intension

piercing intension | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
the earth shifts even as the waters reach up and outward to the blazing stars themselves shaggy headed snake writhing and heaving holding tightly in its coils the resting sun where all principles a...
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Retaliation Measures Taken at Texas Detention Facility as Detainees Resume Hunger Strike in Tacoma

Retaliation Measures Taken at Texas Detention Facility as Detainees Resume Hunger Strike in Tacoma | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
A group claims ICE officers have retaliated against hunger strikers at a private detention center in Conroe, Texas, as detainees at a similar facility in Tacoma, Washington, have resumed their hunger strike.
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Facebook's vision for social VR is misguided (Wired UK)

Facebook's vision for social VR is misguided (Wired UK) | Pahndeepah Perceptions | Scoop.it
Mark Zuckerberg envisions a world where you strap on a pair of goggles and, through the wonders of virtual reality, you meet face-to-face with your doctor. Mark Zuckerberg is wrong.
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"This is really a new social platform," Zuckerberg said Tuesday afternoon during a conference call with analysts and reporters. "We're making a long term bet that immersive virtual and augmented reality will become a part of people's daily lives." At one point, he even said that Oculus has the potential to be the "most social platform ever."

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World's Highest Wind Turbine Will Hover Above Alaska - IEEE Spectrum

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Bonus: it could provide cell service
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3D insect flight

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@BBCNews reports XRay video of flying insect. A team of scientists from Oxford University, Imperial College, and the Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland have used very intense X-rays to film ins...
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