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Dolomite (Var: Cobaltoan Dolomite), Spherocobaltite | #Geology #GeologyPage

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Dolomite (Var: Cobaltoan Dolomite) : (Ca,Mg,Co)CO3
Spherocobaltite : CoCO3

Locality: Bou Azer District (Bou Azzer District), Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region, Morocco

Field of view : 3mm

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Coyamito Agate | #Geology #GeologyPage

Location: Chihuahua, Mexico

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Tour Percée | #Geology #GeologyPage

The Tour Percée double arch, also named the Tour Isabelle arch, is a double natural arch, located in the Parc Naturel Régional de la Chartreuse, Chartreuse Mountains, France.

Its span is 32 metres (105 ft), which makes it the biggest natural arch in the Alps.
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#onthisday in 1616, 400 years ago, William Shakespeare died in Stratford-upon-Avon.

"Good frend for Iesvs sake forbeare,
To digg the dvst encloased heare.
Bleste be  man spares thes stones,
And cvrst be he  moves my bones"
 
(Shakespeare’s epitaph on the stone slab covering his grave in Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon.)
 
 “Bardolatry” G.B. Shaw called the Victorian’s nearly religious reverence of William Shakespeare, who was finally raised to Olympian heights a few generations before by the Romantics. On the British Islands, in the German speaking states and elsewhere in Europe. But he was a cultural phenomenon already centuries before. Of the 17,677 words Shakespeare uses, he invented one-tenth, more than 1,700, himself by changing nouns into verbs, verbs into adjectives, pairing words into a new meaning and inventing some that had never been used before, from “advertising” (“Measure for Measure”) to “rant” (“Hamlet”) and “swagger” (“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”). No wonder, the actual earthly existence of this demi-god-like figure was called into question. As if the idea of an individual with an otherwise rather assessable biography, graduate of a grammar school, married, three children, decent marketing skills and a job as theatre director, being one of the greatest authors of world literature at the same time was simply unbearable.
 
But read more on:
 
http://wunderkammertales.blogspot.de/2015/01/triumph-my-britain-thou-hast-one-to.html *
 
 
 
* in a short article I actually wrote two years ago on the occasion of his 450th birthday in 2014. But one can’t celebrate Shakespeare enough, what? Bardolatry.
 
Depicted below is Sir John Gilbert’s (1817 – 1897) picture puzzle “The Plays of William Shakespeare“ (c. 1849)

#shakespeare400   #shakespeare  
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Perception is key to resilience: Do you conceptualize an event as traumatic, or as a chance to learn and grow?
Perception is key to resilience: Do you conceptualize an event as traumatic, or as a chance to learn and grow? Credit Illustration by Gizem Vural
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Okay, I've looked at the article now. As I suspected, it confuses cause and effect. Those who are not traumatised conceive of traumatic events as a learning experience rather than the other way around.

You can make things worse for yourself, but trauma is like Russian roulette. You can face a number of traumatic events and be fine. But then you get the bullet.

Edit: there's a problem with the language of this article. It acknowledges the phenomenon of stressors exceeding a breaking point, but then minimises this. It uses the fact that you can improve your resilience and your recovery prospects to hint that resilience and recovery can be guaranteed with correct attitude.

In short, the article does the inverse of sentisising, indulgent pieces that it implicitly criticises. Trauma is a problem, and is addressable, but this kind of article encourages a ‘sort yourself out’ attitude when reality is more complex. A Republican reading such an article could easily conclude that trauma victims should be denied help.
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Scientists had been expecting this for decades. Now the evidence is emerging.
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Messier 78: a reflection nebula in Orion

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Young star lights up reflection nebula IC 2631
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M78 and Reflecting Dust Clouds
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This image of the reflection nebula Messier 78 was captured using the Wide Field Imager camera on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory, Chile. This colour picture was created from many monochrome exposures taken through blue, yellow/green and red filters, supplemented by exposures through a filter that isolates light from glowing hydrogen gas. The total exposure times were 9, 9, 17.5 and 15.5 minutes per filter, respectively.

Image Credit: ESO/Igor Chekalin
Explanation from: http://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1105a/
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Cuprite | #Geology #GeologyPage

Chemical Formula: Cu2O

Locality: Clara Mine, Rankach valley, Oberwolfach, Wolfach, Black Forest, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Field of view: 1.23 mm

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24 April 1184 BCE, #onthisday, 3,200 years ago, the city of Troy fell after ten years of siege, at least according to the Greek polymath of the third century BCE, Eratosthenes of Cyrene.
 
"I fear the Greeks, even those bearing gifts". The story of Troy's fall itself, like many other legends of the Trojan War, is not told in Homer's "Iliad", though. The epic actually covers only a few weeks of the 10th year of the war during Agamemnon's and Achilles' quarrel over the "rosy Briséis" - even though the coming sack of the city is mentioned. Ulysses' ploy, Laocoön and the snakes, Aeneas and the Palladium and all the primal scenes that took place after Achilles' son Neoptolemus and his warriors jumped out of the Wooden Horse and put many-towered Ilium and her inhabitants to the sack are stories told in the Epic Circle, especially the Iliupersis, the "Sack of Illium", probably by one Arctinus who lived in the 8th century BCE while other events of the war were retold first by Ulysses himself in Homer’s “Odyssey”. However, wherever and if ever these events took place, their narrative marks the birth of Western literature and established the cultural identity of classical Greece. Along with a first-rate debate among archaeologists and classical philologists whether the site discovered by Schliemann under Hisarlik Hill in Turkey in 1873 really was the Homeric Troy, what Bronze Age culture or cultures built and inhabited the place, if the events told by Homer and in the Epic Cycle really happened, which of the ten settlement layers under the hill was the one occupied by then and what role the Bronze Age town actually played in the wider context of the Aegean cultural cycle and that of the Ancient Orient. And, naturally, about the identity of Homer himself.
 
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Depicted below is Johann Georg Trautmann’s (1713 - 1769) imagination of "The Burning of Troy" from 1762.
 
#ancienthistory  #culturalhistory  #europeanhistory  #europeanliterature  #history  #mythology
 
 
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When it comes to the origin of Western fairy tales, the 19th century Brothers Grimm get a lot of the credit. Few scholars believe the Grimms were actually responsible for creating the tales, but academics probably didn’t realize how old many of these stories really are.

A new study, which treats these fables like an evolving species, finds that some may have originated as long as 6000 years ago.
The basis for the new study, published in Royal Society Open Science, is a massive online repository of more than 2000 distinct tales from different Indo-European cultures known as the Aarne–Thompson–Uther Index, which was compiled in 2004.

Although not all researchers agree on the specifics, all modern Indo-European cultures (encompassing all of Europe and much of Asia) descended from the Proto-Indo-European people who lived during the Neolithic Period (10,200 B.C.E.–2000 B.C.E.) in Eastern Europe. Much of the world’s modern language is thought to have evolved from them.
Study traces history of some of our favorite folk stories
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Our free exhibition, 'Dutch Flowers', presents an overview of the leading artists in the Dutch flower painting field, such as Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder, Jan van Huysum, and Rachel Ruysch, providing a chance to admire their stylistic and technical characteristics, and the exquisite details of their paintings. Find out more here: http://bit.ly/1q1Gkxr
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to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
to earn the appreciation of honest critics and
to endure the betrayal of false friends.
To appreciate beauty;
to find the best in others;
to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition;
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A wispy remnant of the comet survived its whip around the Sun, but is quickly starting to fade from sight. Imagery from NASA/ESA SOHO probe

Jan Brueghel the Elder - A Village Festival [1600]
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Jan Brueghel was the son of Pieter Brueghel the Elder, born a year before his father died. He spent the years 1592-5 in Italy, where (unlike