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A two-stone ring with a rare triangular blue diamond the size of a quarter on a gold band with baguette-cut diamonds could bring at least $15 million when it is offered at auction in New York next month. At 10.95 carats, the stone is the largest t

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Does a 25-foot-tall, 122-foot-long dinosaur need a permit to avoid extinction? That's the unlikely dilemma posed by "Vermontasaurus," a whimsical sculpture thrown together with scrap wood by a Vermont man. The oddity now faces opposition from neig

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We will become re-joined to the power we had pre-birth, which is connected to the power of insight of the Universe. This may feel strange. Old patterns, deep-rooted negative beliefs and certain reluctance from old fears may come to the surface.

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Some say that Frazetta’s most influential and impressive painting is the above one from a modern edition of A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs. “John Carter” on Mars will be explored in forthcoming movies.

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Mondo Frazier

You may not know who Frank Frazetta was, but chances are good that you've seen his artwork during an incredibly-productive life. Frank Frazetta, February 9, 1928 – May 10, 2010. R.I.P. A look at some of his work and a tribute by--the National Enquire

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Restorers using ultra-violet rays have rediscovered rich original details of Giotto's paintings in the Peruzzi Chapel in Florence's Santa Croce church that have been hidden for centuries. Last year, more than a dozen restorers and researchers began a

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TED Talks

Mathieu Lehanneur shows a selection of his ingenious designs -- an interactive noise-neutralizing ball, an antibiotic course in one layered pill, asthma treatment that reminds kids to take it, a living air filter, a living-room fish farm and more.

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LiveScience

Recently excavated Mayan murals are giving archaeologists a rare look into the lives of ordinary ancient Maya. The murals were uncovered during the excavation of a pyramid mound structure at the ancient Maya site of Calakmul, Mexico (near the bord

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Telegraph.co.uk via Rense.com

 A group of farmers have created these extraordinary 'murals' by planting rice in different colours in Japanese paddy fields.

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Restoration workers have uncovered a well-preserved, long-hidden mosaic face of an angel at the former Byzantine cathedral of Haghia Sophia in Istanbul, an official said.

The seraphim figure — one of two located on the side of a dome — had been covered up along with the building's other Christian mosaics shortly after Constantinople — the former name for Istanbul — fell to the Ottomans in 1453 and the cathedral was turned into a mosque.

 

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For four decades, Leonard Cohen has been one of the most important and influential songwriters of our time, a figure whose body of work achieves greater depths of mystery and meaning as time goes on. His songs have set a virtually unmatched standard in their seriousness and range. Sex, spirituality, religion, power – he has relentlessly examined the largest issues in human lives, always with a full appreciation of how elusive answers can be to the vexing questions he raises

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youtube-entertainment for the whole family! ;)

http://3vlov3.com/ revolution 3volve I don't know what it is...but this video brings a tear to my eye EVERYTIME I WATCH IT!! There is something so beautiful about a patriotic woman wielding killer firepower and destroying whatever nestles between her sights...its like; floating on a cloud of titties!

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About 16,000 words have succumbed to pressures of the Internet age and lost their hyphens in a new edition of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary.

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Christine Smith Blog

"I love it! The beautiful blue mustang with glowing red eyes ...I not only appreciate this work of art myself, but consider our state and the city of Denver fortunate to have this magnificent work by renowned artist Luis Jimenez."

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Flixxy

Images of 44 US Presidents from George Washington to Barack Obama morphed to the music Boléro by Ravel.

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NY Times

The rumors are true: Banksy is, or was, or has been in town, and he’s doing more than just painting, or hiding. For the last few weeks aficionados of street art have been atwitter with sightings of work by this pseudonymous, secretive British artist.

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www.theglobeandmail.com - via LewRockwell.com

2,500 years ago, when there were few books to read and a fast-expanding population of the curious, an Athenian playwright dramatized three big questions in three great tragedies. Where do I come from? How do I prepare for my death? What should I obey

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