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five things friday: on the verge of turning 29

So, I’m turning 29 tomorrow, which is pretty crazy to me. In celebration of getting older and hopefully also wiser, here are a few things I love at the moment: 319 more words

Life As I Know It

The Dactyls of Ephesus

The ancient Ionian city of Ephesus had the good but dangerous fortune to be the place where the “finger men” operated as metalworkers. Greek mythology named such diminutive dactyls as supernatural spirit-men who first brought knowledge of how to forge and shape metal to humanity. 2,838 more words


Treasures of the Earth

With this heat (39°C expected tomorrow… argh…), I thought I would share, this week, two places where you can keep cool. Today, it will be the Galerie de minéralogie of the MNHN. 328 more words

Exhibition / Museum

Baltic Amber

Commander Ulrich knew that he was taking a monumental risk in talking with Ensel Pregolya, a man with native roots on the Sambian peninsula. This was a local peasant who had distinguished himself as a shrewd, successful trader. 2,837 more words

Social Status

Minerals in your house

Mineralogy4Kids (link) has a great website that provides students with a wealth of information on minerals. I like to use the Minerals in Your House… 51 more words

Earth Science