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Optical wormholes: punching virtual tunnels in space via metamaterials!

Though the introduction of optical invisibility cloaks in 2006 caused a huge sensation around the world in both the media and the general public, arguably even more significant to the optical scien… 10 more words

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The Thing From the Lake, by Eleanor Ingram (1921)

I am continually astonished at the number of truly wonderful books that have been neglected and then forgotten as the years go by.  Sometimes the books are simply ahead of their time, sometimes the authors die, leaving no one to advocate for them, and sometimes simple bad luck makes them disappear from the shelves.   1,990 more words


thesanguinewoods reblogged this on The Sanguine Woods: Where the Heart Can Bleed More Freely... and commented:

the-thing-from-the-lake-icon Great Ghost Story! A must-read! Although it was written over 100 years ago, Eleanor Ingram's short novel, The Thing from the Lake, has been quietly waiting to re-enter the world... Here is a link to the novel...free to read online: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/23738/23738-h/23738-h.htm Here is the original announcement, some cover images, and a link to a review of the book at SkullsintheStars... publishersweekly_ingram 20161022_034159 [gallery ids="24647,24648,24646" type="rectangular"]  

Help Save the 80-Year-Old Ruby Slippers!

A wonderful article from Smithsonian Magazine about the theft of and later attempts at preservation of the Ruby Slippers worn by Judy Garland in her role as Dorothy Gale in MGM’s 1939 film The Wizaed of Oz. 57 more words

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Lifestyles of the sewn and stuffed

We had a bit of fun this weekend, styling some environmental shots with a few of the animals from my Etsy shop, creating little vignettes with props and accoutrements from around ze house. 96 more words

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And then he thought of Donna Julia's eyes...

He thought about himself, and the whole earth,
Of Man the wonderful, and of the Stars,
And how the deuce they ever could have birth; 53 more words

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