Sofia Vasilaki

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War of the Worldviews

• <b>Author:</b> Deepak Chopra & Leonard Mlodinow<p>Two bestselling authors first met in a televised Caltech debate on “the future of God,” one an articulate advocate for spirituality, the other a prominent physicist. This remarkable book is the product of that serendipitous encounter and the contentious—but …

Cosmos

• <b>Author:</b> Carl Sagan and Others<p><b>RETURNING TO TELEVISION AS AN ALL-NEW MINISERIES ON FOX</b> <i><br>Cosmos</i> is one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into …

The Black Hole War

• <b>Author:</b> Leonard Susskind<p>What happens when something is sucked into a black hole? Does it disappear? Three decades ago, a young physicist named Stephen Hawking claimed it did-and in doing so put at risk everything we know about physics and the fundamental laws of the universe. Most scientists didn't …

5 Scenes Essential to The Great Gatsby's Cannes 2013 Debut

It’s official: Baz Luhrmann’s long-delayed, much-ballyhooed adaptation of <i>The Great Gatsby</i> has claimed its rightful spot kicking off the annual orgy …

Woody Allen: Gordon was the one who said to me, when we do the split screen with the shrink, I with my shrink and she with another one

<b>Woody Allen:</b> Gordon was the one who said to me, when we do the split screen with the shrink, I with my shrink and she with another one. He said: “Don’t do split screen, build it. Build a set with a divider in the middle, so you’re both live. It’ll look like a split screen, but it won’t be.”<p><b>Gordon Willis:</b> That was a revelation to him at that point, ‘cause that meant both actors could do the scene without being interrupted with doing half a scene and half a scene and put it together optically.

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Clementine’s hair goes through several color changes, blue, orange, red, green, and brown which seems to be her natural hair color. This helps the viewer keep track of where her relationship with Joel corresponds to the plot.

“As written, Ryan Gosling comes into this baptism, sits down in the middle of the pews with all the people, and is enraged that another m…

“As written, Ryan Gosling comes into this baptism, sits down in the middle of the pews with all the people, and is enraged that another man is baptizing his son. So I had 500 people from Schenectady show up in their Sunday finest. You had Eva Mendes, Mahershala Ali, and the baby: Everyone’s dressed to the nines. I had the camera in the back of the church, and I told Ryan, ‘Come in and find a place to sit.’ Ryan walks into the church, and he’s literally a marked man. He cannot fit in …

How to Get Girls Interested in Science

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research.<p><i>A personal insight</i><i><br>by Professor Felicia Schmutzgarten</i><p>[EDITOR’S NOTE: The author is …

The Walking Dead Recap: Season 3 Episode 16 “Welcome to the Tombs” reviewed

As we put Season 3 of <i>The Walking Dead</i> into the ground, let’s take a moment to remember its predecessor. Season 2 plodded as slowly as a Lori-fed …

Will we ever… understand what dark matter is made from?

Perhaps the biggest secret in the Universe is the mysterious substance that makes up most of its mass. If dark matter does exist, asks Matthew Francis, what exactly is it?<p>Beautiful as it is, the Universe hides a great deal of its secrets from us. All the stars, galaxies, and other objects we see …

Super-Fashionable Zoo Animals And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Could Robot Aliens Exist?

Ask an astrobiological philosopher!<p>The existence of a race of sentient alien robots might be not just possible, but inevitable. In fact, we might be living in a "postbiological universe" right now, in which intelligent extraterrestrials somewhere have exchanged organic brains for artificial …

Shakespeare: Hoarder, Playwright, Fake? A Physicist Turns To Statistics For Answers

In the absence of solid evidence, statistics can help you decide for yourself.<p>Shakespeare was a grain hoarder and a flagrant tax evader, according to a new study that explores the Bard of Avon's financials. It's kind of surprising, and it means, weirdly, that he may have starred in a real-life …

Distant Black Hole Wakes Up To Grab A Light Snack

Later this year, the black hole in our own galaxy will do the same, munching on a passing gas cloud.<p>Astronomers have spotted a black hole wake up from a decades-long nap to munch on a small passing object, maybe a brown dwarf or a super-Jupiter. For astronomers, it's a preview of a similar feeding …

This Weird Crafty Fish Can Make Itself Invisible--And We Don't Know How

It fools prey into thinking it's not even there. Is it using some kind of never-before-seen chemical camouflage?<p>The pirate perch, <i>Aphredoderus sayanus</i>, is a very strange creature: it's a small fish, only 5.5 inches long at most, that's the only species in its family. Its cloaca (sort of a …

The Real Story Behind the Beatles’ Last Days

Sunday marked an anniversary most Beatles fans would rather forget: the day in 1970 when Paul McCartney announced to the world that the Beatles were …

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Kepler satellite: astronomers may have discovered 461 new planets

Astronomers have found possible evidence for 461 new planets outside our solar system, using measurements from Nasa's planet-hunting satellite, …

How big is the universe … compared with a grain of sand? - video

'You'll never get your head around how big the universe is,' warns astronomer Pete Edwards of the University of Durham in this film about measuring …

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