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Highlights:

NOBEL MEDICINE 2004

IG-NOBEL PRIZES
2004

Concerned Scientists write to Bush

Economics Nobel 2003

Chemistry Nobel 2003

Medicine Nobel 2003
Literature Nobel 2003

Physics Nobel 2003

Life on Mars ?
Rosalind Franklin and the Discovery of Double Helix

Good Bye Dolly
On Stonehenge
The Loss of Columbia
IG Nobel 2002
The invention of :-)
West Nile Virus
Asteroid Impact?
Molecule Hunt
Tuxedo Park
Ancient Trade Routes
Pop Singer to Fly In Space
Great Ideas
Baraka

The Universe in a Nutshell
Copenhagen, the Play
Count of Monte Cristo
Nobel Prize 2001
John Nash
Echelon
Kernel Methods

Ig-Nobel Prize
Einstein's Brain
Space Turism
Floating City
Mir's Blast
Origins
Great Books
Nobel Prize
In the mind of:
Serial Killers
The secret shuttle
Are we aliens?
Studying ET
Dinosaurs
Bonobo
Pattern Analysis
Early Vibrators
and Hysteria
The CYB.ORGs
among us
Book: Darwin
Book: Russell

 

BALLET
The Nutcracker on DVD

This historic 1968 Covent Garden production of Tchaikovsky's ballet masterpiece captures Rudolf Nureyev at the peak of his career. Nureyev's legendary performance makes this the definitive Nutcracker on video. Also features Merle Park as Clara, with Artists of the Royal Ballet, London. Now digitally re-mastered for DVD, this Nutcracker will be the highlight of every holiday season for years to come! ... Read more

 

THEATER
Copenhagen


In the truly intelligent play by Michael Frayn, the clandestine wartime meeting between Heinsenberg and Bohr is relived over and over again, in an atmosphere of uncertainty and indetermination...




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FILM &MEDIA

Watching "Baraka" is an unusual experience, closer to a mystic trance than to a common film-going.
In this hypnotic visual essay, the relationship between Man and the Earth is explored by photographer Ron Fricke, by means of careful editing and a haunting series of musics from around the world.

 

 


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LITERATURE
The Count of Monte Cristo


The Count of Monte Cristo The Count of Monte Cristo is Alexandre Dumas' classic story of an innocent man wrongly but deliberately imprisoned, his escape after 13 years in a dungeon and and his subsequent life devoted to revenge ...

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VISUAL ARTS

The Salvador Dali Museum Collection

Concentrating solely on the art, this impressive study chronicles the lengthy career of the controversial Catalan painter Salvador Dali (1904-89). The major portion of the book is devoted to over 150 illustrations, most in color, of the oil paintings, watercolors, and drawings from the Morse Collection of the Dali Museum, in St. Petersburg, Florida. The earlier works show the influences of Impressionism, Cubism, and Surrealism...

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History of Technology

Is this Monument Telling the Truth ?



This monument in downtown Boston is at odds with a recent Congress resolution, granting to Antonio Meucci - not Alexander Bell - moral rights for the invention of the telephone .... more
 
Improbable Research

The 2002 IG Nobel Prizes were awarded in a ceremony at Harvard University. From Belly Button Lint to estimating the surface of an elephant...
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