Posts by Matthew Love

1) Message boards : : Leiden Classical : Image of the day
Posted 2154 days ago by Matthew Love
2) Message boards : : Leiden Classical : Astronomy Picture of the Day
Posted 3137 days ago by Matthew Love
3) Message boards : : Leiden Classical : Image of the day
Posted 3137 days ago by Matthew Love
4) Message boards : : Leiden Classical : ARTICLE OF THE DAY
Posted 3137 days ago by Matthew Love
USS Spiegel Grove

The USS Spiegel Grove was a US Navy dock landing ship that was slated to be intentionally sunk off the coast of Florida to create an artificial reef. On May 17, 2002, the Spiegel Grove sank prematurely and ended up upside down on the sea bottom—a position that was corrected in 2005 when Hurricane Dennis forced the ship right-side up. After the ship was sunk, the site was opened to recreational divers, drawing thousands of visitors
5) Message boards : : Leiden Classical : Thought for the Day
Posted 3137 days ago by Matthew Love
Let your capital be simplicity and contentment. - Henry David Thoreau
6) Message boards : : Leiden Classical : IN THE NEWS
Posted 3137 days ago by Matthew Love
Scientists Develop Mind-Reading Technology

Scientists are one step closer to reading people’s minds, showing for the first time that they can interpret a person’s thoughts simply by looking at brain activity. Using a technology known as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), which highlights brain regions as they become active, researchers were able to tell where volunteers were located within a computer-generated virtual reality environment. While the prospect of reading a person’s intimate thoughts is still a long way off, this research helps explain how the hippocampus records memories and may help experts understand memory disorders such as Alzheimer's.
7) Message boards : : Leiden Classical : This day In History
Posted 3137 days ago by Matthew Love
Ferdinand Magellan Reaches the Philippines (1521)

Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan set sail from Spain on September 20, 1519, with five vessels and about 265 men. Sighting the South American coast near Pernambuco, he searched for a suspected passage to the South Sea and ultimately discovered the strait that bears his name. On March 6, 1521, Magellan reached the Marianas and 10 days later the Philippines, where he was killed in a battle with the natives
8) Message boards : : Leiden Classical : This day In History
Posted 3142 days ago by Matthew Love
Bureau of Indian Affairs Created (1824)

Though the Bureau of Indian Affairs was given jurisdiction over trade with Native Americans and was responsible for protecting them from exploitation, it had little success safeguarding Native American rights and, instead, evolved primarily into a land-administering agency. It now acts as trustee over Native American lands and funds, promotes development, and provides Native Americans with various social services.
9) Message boards : : Leiden Classical : This day In History
Posted 3143 days ago by Matthew Love
Batista Leads a Successful Coup in Cuba (1952)

In 1933, Army sergeant Fulgencio Batista and other coup leaders ousted the Cuban Céspedes government and installed Ramón Grau as president. Just months later, however, Batista forced Grau's resignation and became Cuba's de facto ruler. After a brief period of exile beginning in 1944, Batista returned to Cuba and once again led a coup to seize power
10) Message boards : : Leiden Classical : Thought for the Day
Posted 3143 days ago by Matthew Love
The most important scientific revolutions all include, as their only common feature, the dethronement of human arrogance from one pedestal after another of previous convictions about our centrality in the cosmos." - Stephen Jay Gould


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