Adolph Vollmy’s woodcut engraving of the 1833 Leonid meteor shower (After Karl Jauslin), c. 1889.
In a fascinating episode of NPR’s TED Radio Hour titled The Money Paradox, behavioral economist Keith Chen shares some absolutely astounding research on how the tenses in a language influence that culture’s attitudes about saving and spending money.
Complement with this excellent, albeit flawed by virtue of being written in the futured English language, read on how to worry less about money.
The full TED Radio Hour is well worth a listen.
Marius Pfannenstiel - Dessau (2011)
People look at the stage curtain entitled ‘the Minotaur’s body dressed as Harlequin’ painted by Picasso in 1936 for Romain Rolland’s play ‘Le 14 Juillet’ at the Abattoirs museum in Toulouse, south of France, on April 28, 2011. The museum will be hosting the ‘Modern and contempory masterpieces’ exhibition from April, 15 to August 21, 2011.
The Gleno Dam was completed in 1923 and failed within 40 days of being fully filled. A small impoundment reservoir was built in the shadow of the old works, which can be seen when viewed from upstream. (via)