"The moon's an arrant thief, And her pale fire she snatches from the sun." -William Shakespeare Let's assume you lived before we walked on the Moon. Before we had ever been to space, hell, even before the invention of the telescope. Why not go all the way back to before we knew the planets went around the Sun! You know, back when all you had to go on for knowledge of the sky was your eye. Some nights, you look up at the sky, and what would you see? Instead of thousands and thousands of stars, something might be filling your sky with light pollution. Indeed, the closest astronomical body to Earth is the brightest thing in our night sky. Say hello to the Moon, which gets its brilliant light by reflecting it from the Sun. And let's say you wanted to know, looking up at that brilliant orb in the night sky, how big it was and how far away it was. While today we bounce lasers off of a mirror the Apollo astronauts left on the Moon to figure out its distance, there's a neat trick anyone can … [Read more...] about How big and how far is the Moon?
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Mark Sherman, Associated Press Updated 9:45 am CDT, Sunday, October 7, 2018 The U.S. Supreme Court is seen at sunset in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. The U.S. Supreme Court is seen at sunset in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta, AP Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. Photo: Andrew Harnik, AP Jessica Campbell-Swanson, an activist from Denver, sits in the lap of a sculpture known as the Statue of Contemplation of Justice on the steps of the Supreme Court Building where she and others protested the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh as the high court's newest justice, … [Read more...] about Supreme Court moves right, but how far, how fast?
THE Three Lions will attempt to take another step towards bringing football home against Sweden in the Russian city of Samara. Here are the facts and figures about the town hosting England's quarter final clash. Where is Samara? Samara is a city in the south west of Russia about 124 miles from the border with Kazakhstan and around 650 miles from Moscow. Under communist rule from 1935 to 1991 it was known as Kuybyshev and sits on the east of the River Volga. It is the sixth largest city in Russia with a population of over 3 million people. Samara is one of the major industrial cities of modern Russian known for producing space launch vehicles and satellites. What is the weather going to be like for the England game? The monthly average for July in this part of the country sees is between 24c and 12c. According to AccuWeather the game on Saturday is going to be particularly warm for this time of year. The Three Lions will be looking at temperatures of between 28c and lows of 16c when … [Read more...] about Where is Samara in Russia, how far is it from Moscow and what is the weather forecast for England vs Sweden?
SALISBURY has hit the headlines once again following reports of a suspected poisoning after two people were found collapsed in Wiltshire. The couple, both in their 40s, were found at a property and it is thought were exposed to an "unknown substance". Here’s what we know so far. What happened in Amesbury? Charlie Rowley, 45, and Dawn Sturgess, 44, are being treated at Salisbury Hospital after they were found unconscious at a property in nearby Amesbury, Wiltshire, on Saturday. Counter-terror police have now stepped in to investige after the pair were found unconscious at a property in Amesbury, Wiltshire, on June 30, 2018. Emergency tests are being carried out at the government's Porton Down chemical weapons laboratory to identify what the substance is. Defence sources say the couple were poisoned, with fears the substance would be from the same batch of nerve agent used in an attempted assassination on a former Russian MI6 agent. Officers have cordoned off areas where … [Read more...] about What happened in Amesbury, who were the couple poisoned in Salisbury and how far is it from where the Skripals were attacked?
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Kay Lazar and Malcolm Gay Globe Staff April 04, 2018 For one assignment, the acclaimed professor asked students to photograph seven people they wanted to sleep with.For another, a female student was allegedly told to shoot 10 penises, while a male counterpart was asked to snap 10 vaginas. And why not start the assignment, the professor suggested, with each other?Photographer Nicholas Nixon has long been known for his provocative classes at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. But even students awestruck by his piercing examinations of the human body and his best-known series of work, “The Brown Sisters,” were stunned when he asked them to analyze pictures of his own penis. Advertisement “Artists are always pushing boundaries between provocative and inappropriate, and then that line gets crossed and it becomes very clear,” said … [Read more...] about Sex, power, and photography. With Nicholas Nixon at MassArt classroom, how far is too far?