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Cassie Noble Beyer
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Much suspected of me; nothing proved can be. - Elizabeth I of England
Much suspected of me; nothing proved can be. - Elizabeth I of England

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I’m not an economist. The handful of articles I’ve read on the subject don’t leave me informed enough to form an opinion about Brexit. But the event doesn’t surprise me. Britain has always kept the rest of Europe at arms length, and it has worked well for…

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In the early 19th century, this grand city became the first in the modern world* to reach a population of one million, and over the next 100 years, that number multiplied six times over.  By the mid-20th century, London was home to over 8 million people.…

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The net is dark and full of spoilers! This article discusses the Doctor Who episode “Hell Bent,” as well as other events in season 9. It’s not that they didn’t do what I was hoping they would do. It’s that they really didn’t do anything at all. “Hell…

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The net is dark and full of spoilers. This review discusses incidents which occur in the Doctor Who episodes “Face the Raven” and “Heaven Sent.” Steven Moffat is poised to cap an already excellent season with a terrific three-part finale, two of which…

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Fair of Mad Science at TeslaCon VI

For the fifth year, the Promethean Society has presented the Fair of Mad Science at TeslaCon VI, where builders display all manner of working gadgets and non-working props. And for the fifth year, I continue to be amazed by the entries. People submit all…

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“You must not watch this.” It’s the opening line of Doctor Who’s episode “Sleep No More,” and everyone should totally heed it: turn it off, delete it from your DVR, and find yourself a better story to watch. Or get a snack. Or go to bed. Just don’t put…

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Why Osgood Won't Be the New Doctor Who Companion

Osgood is certainly a beloved character. However, her most endearing quality should also categorically exclude her from becoming a regular: she’s a Mary Sue. Granted, she hasn’t committed the cardinal sin of Mary Sues by impossibly, single-handedly saving…

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What Evidence Proves: Ben Carson and His Unprofessional Take on the Pyramids #historyMatters

BuzzFeed recently uncovered an old video of now-presidential hopeful Ben Carson expressing the belief that ancient Egyptian pyramids were granaries rather than the archeologically accepted explanation of them being tombs. When asked, Carson acknowledged…

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Doctor Who: Let Zygons be Zygons #doctorWho

  This week, “The Zygon Invasion” revealed the shapeshifting Zygons, galactic refugees since their world was destroyed, have been secretly welcomed into the Earth population. After a rather unique peace treaty was hammered out after “Day of the Doctor,”…

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Fleetingness of Life in History

In “The Woman Who Lived” this week on Doctor Who, the long-lived Ashildr explained how she gave up having children because she grew tired of burying them. Specifically, she lost three small children to the Black Death in the 14th century. The reality of…
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