Posts Tagged: Walt Disney

Wild Water Kingdom

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If anything, the private spaces of the Monterey Bay Aquarium are even more magical that the public ones. The exact same aesthetic sensibility that pervades the viewing galleries—clean, calm, scientifically sound, technologically advanced—also characterizes the service corridors, which is nice because it appeals to my sense of symmetry. But does it actually matter? Does it […]

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Word of the Day: Epimythium

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(n.); the moral appended to the end a story or fable; from the Greek epi (“upon”) + muthos (“story, fable”) “Once upon a time there was a princess who went out into the forest and sat down at the edge of a cool well.” —Excerpt from “The Frog King, or Iron Henry” in Jack Zipes’s Original […]

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Science Saturday

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In yet another example of how the real world is far weirder than most peoples’ imaginations, I give you brain-shrinking algae. NASA has an iPhone app. There are scientific questions with surprising answers, and then there’s this one. MSNBC has a terrific collection of insect photos. Really beautiful closeups. The Walt Disney company is offering […]

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