Saturday, August 31, 2013
United Nations weapons inspectors left Syria for Lebanon on Saturday as the Obama administration made an aggressive and coordinated push to justify a military intervention on the grounds that American credibility was at stake. more
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Friday, August 16, 2013
For the First Time in 35 Years, A New Carnivorous Mammal Species is Discovered in the American Continents
represents the first discovery of a new carnivorous mammal species in the American continents in more than three decades.
they were shocked to hear the creature bark.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Ivan Meštrović was born in 1883 in the village of Vrpoljie in Croatia. As a child in Dalmatia, Meštrović spent his time herding sheep. He was profoundly affected by hearing Croatian epics, songs, folktales, and parables from the Bible passed down through generations to him by his parents.Ivan Meštrović rose out of poverty through his work as a sculptor, but used his gifts to enrich his native country’s culture through his nationalistic sculpture. Meštrović later realized that his love for the Croatian people must extend to all peoples, and ultimately contemplate God. This lead to a transformation in the subject matter of his artwork from nationalistic to spiritual themes. Ivan Meštrović became well known as a great Croatian sculptor and also a deeply devoted Catholic who expressed his insight into the beauty of the mysteries of Christianity through his art. Meštrović’s father was a stonemason, and at the age of sixteen Ivan Meštrović was apprenticed to a stonecutter in Split named Pavle Bilinic. Benefactors from his village and a mine owner from Vienna later raised funds to send the talented Meštrović to the Vienna Art Academy. This transition was difficult for him because upon arriving in Vienna he knew no German and had had no formal schooling. Meštrović’s father was the only literate person in Otavice, and Meštrović had taught himself to read at the age of twelve. Nevertheless, Meštrović flourished at the Vienna Art Academy. He became good friends with August Rodin and his early sculptures display an Impressionistic style in common with Rodin. Rodin once said that Meštrović was a greater artist than himself. more
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
For all its promise of being the Next Big Thing in tech, when it comes to Google Glass, haters gotta hate. Still, if you're gonna object to it, you may as well do it properly. Of course, this might not be strictly ethical. Or even legal for that matter. But, hey, someone is looking at you with a camera strapped to their face. They had it coming.via Gizmodo
At least 15 people are reported to have been killed as Egyptian security forces moved in to clear two protest camps occupied by supporters of deposed president Mohammed Morsi in Cairo. But the Muslim Brotherhood, which backs the protests, put the number of casualties much higher. Bursts of gunfire were heard and armoured bulldozers moved in. Security forces fired tear gas. Authorities say the Nahda Square camp in western Cairo has been cleared.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013