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General Chemistry Online: Companion Notes: Atoms & ions: Dalton's atomic theory: Dalton's postulates

Page 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | Back | Next Foundations of Dalton's atomic theory<b>Vocabulary</b> atom <br>atomic weight <br>chemical change <br>element <br>hypothesis …

Chemistry

Which side of your brain is more dominant? Take the popular ③⓪

Which side of your brain is more dominant? <br>The 30-Second Brain Test<p>In which direction is the dancer turning?<p>Nobuyuki Kayahara ©<p>Choose the color, not …

Liu Bolin: The Invisible Man

Chinese artist Liu Bolin has been disappearing for years now. Using his own body as a canvas, painting himself into the background, Bolin creates scenes that are statements about our relationship to our surroundings, and reflections on Chinese artists and their status in modern China. Beginning as …

Kathmandu graffiti: Street art has made the walls come to life

When the BBC Soup team visited Kathmandu in February 2015 to attend Nepal's first Ideas Fest they were struck by the graffiti. Photographs by Richard Fenton-Smith, with thanks to Nepalese art director Sworup Nhasiju for his insights. Find out more at bbc.com/soup

Streetwear

Here's Why U.K.-Argentina Tensions are Rising Again Over the Falklands

Argentina still poses a “very live threat” to the British-ruled Falkland Islands, Britain’s defense minister warned on Tuesday as he announced plans …

Evidence of Gandhi Wanting Hanging of Bhagat Singh

Mahatma Gandhi felt it was not in the larger interests of the country for him to make it a condition to ask for commutation of Bhagat Singh’s death …

Why I am an atheist

OPEN TO OPINION<p><b>English</b> | Bangla<p>Why does God not infuse humanistic sentiments into the minds of the Britishers so that they may willingly leave …

A Russia After Putin

Even if the president reappears, his absence reveals the chilling degree to which he has consolidated power in the country.<p>Vladimir Putin's mysterious sabbatical from public life is now in its eighth day, and, still, nobody knows where he is. The Kremlin, whose spokesman Dmitry Peskov has the …

Russia

Varanasi: Elation, Stimulation, Confusion!

Temples, temples everywhere in Varanasi. (CC-0. Public Domain image)<p>The heady aroma of incense is contrasted by the stench of garbage, the cobblestone pathways are coated red with paan, and the chant of a sanyasi is interposed by the groan of a passing buffalo. That's Varanasi in a nutshell for …

Caitlyn's Story

Caitlyn was a very cute, outgoing, but slightly overweight, 6th grade girl, who very much wanted to be on the Middle School Cross Country team. Her …

Self-confidence

Alice in Wonderland Illustrated by Ralph Steadman: A 1973 Gem

In the century and a half since Lewis Carroll met little Alice Liddell and imagined around her his <i>Alice in Wonderland</i>, the beloved tale has inspired a wealth of stunning artwork, ranging from John Tenniel’s original illustrations to Leonard Weisgard’s mid-century masterpieces to Salvador Dalí’s …

From Galileo to Sagan, Famous Scientists on the Art of Wonder, the Mystery of the Universe, and the Heart of Science

<i>“As human beings,”</i> legendary primatologist Jane Goodall told Bill Moyers in their fantastic conversation about science and spirit, <i>“we can encompass a vague feeling of what the universe is, and all in this funny little brain here — so there has to be something more than just brain, it has to be</i> …

John Lennon’s Semi-Sensical Poetry and Prose, Illustrated with His Charming Drawings

There is something singularly heartening about famous creators with secret talents, about discovering such little-known delights as William Faulkner’s Jazz Age art, Richard Feynman’s drawings, Marilyn Monroe’s poetry, Rube Goldberg’s political art, Liberace’s culinary zest, Hans Christian …

Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives

<i>“If you imagine less, less will be what you undoubtedly deserve,”</i> Debbie Millman counseled in one of the best commencement speeches ever given, urging: <i>“Do what you love, and don’t stop until you get what you love. Work as hard as you can, imagine immensities…”</i> Far from Pollyanna platitude, this …

Let’s Be Enemies: A Vintage Maurice Sendak Treasure

Everything Maurice Sendak touched had an immutable aura of wonderfulness to it, from his beloved children’s books to his little-known posters on the joy of reading to his energy as an educator. Among his earliest and loveliest gems is <b>Let’s Be Enemies</b> (<i>public library</i>), written by <b>Janice May Udry</b> and …

Alice in Quantumland: A Charming Illustrated Allegory of Quantum Mechanics by a CERN Physicist

As a lover of science and of all things <i>Alice in Wonderland</i>, imagine my delight at discovering <b>Alice in Quantumland: An Allegory of Quantum Physics</b> (<i>public library</i>) — an imaginative and unusual 1995 quantum primer by particle physicist <b>Robert Gilmore</b>, who has under his belt experience at Stanford and …

George Orwell’s Dessert Recipes

It’s no secret I have a soft spot for unusual cookbooks, especially ones with a literary or art bend — from homages like <i>The Alice in Wonderland Cookbook</i> and <i>Modern Art Desserts</i> to actual recipe collections by Alexandre Dumas, Andy Warhol, Liberace, and Alice B. Toklas, and especially <i>The Artists &</i> …

Virginia Woolf Visits Stonehenge

While travel writing dates as far back as Ancient Greece and became popular during the Song Dynasty of medieval China, the travelogue enjoyed particular prominence in 18th-century Western literature, mostly in the form of diaries, and thrives even more vibrantly today, when sharing words and images …

The Cosmic Accident of Life: Alan Lightman on Dark Energy, the Multiverse, and Why We Exist

Questions like why our world exists and what nothing is have occupied minds great and ordinary since the dawn of humanity, and yet for all our scientific progress, they continue to do so, yielding only hypotheses rather than concrete answers. But there is something immutably heartening in the …

Stop Overplanning: The Psychology of Why Excessive Goal-Setting Limits Our Happiness and Success

<i>“The job — as well as the plight, and the unexpected joy — of the artist is to embrace uncertainty, to be sharpened and honed by it,”</i> Dani Shapiro wrote in her beautiful meditation on the perils of plans. But while embracing uncertainty may be the cure for our epidemic of anxiety and the root of …

Charles Dickens on Grief and How to Heal a Mourning Heart

In addition to being one of literary history’s most celebrated authors, no doubt in part thanks to being such a disciplined early riser, <b>Charles Dickens</b> (February 7, 1812–June 9, 1870) was also a man of extraordinary wisdom — from the timeless life-advice he gave his youngest son to his generous fan …

We Are Singing Stardust: Carl Sagan on the Story of Humanity’s Greatest Message and How the Golden Record Was Born

In 1939, just before his fifth birthday, Carl Sagan visited the New York World’s Fair, where he marveled at the Time Capsule evincing the fair’s confidence in the future — a hermetically sealed chamber, filled with newspapers, books and artifacts from that year, buried in Flushing Meadows to be …

Charles Darwin on Family, Work, and Happiness

Charles Darwin (February 12, 1809–April 19, 1882) may be best-remembered as the father of evolution, but he was also a man of great dimension and extraordinary capacity for reflection. In his prolific correspondence, he contemplated everything from the pros and cons of marriage to the downturns of …

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

The 10 Most Surreal Places In The World

Source: im9.eu<p>Surreal, fantastical, unbelievable—all of these words are the perfect descriptors for the following ten destinations. From captivating …

What We Love This Week, Volume L

“Loving Vincent”: An Animated Film About The Life Of Vincent Van Gogh<p>The lopped off ear. The starry, starry night. While Vincent Van Gogh is often …

Vincent Van Gogh

17 Of The Most Unbelievable Places You’ll Find On Earth

Whether natural or man-made, it’s impossible to deny the fantastic beauty and variety of landscapes the world has to offer. The subjects of countless …

Beauty

45 Cool Photos National Geographic Kept Hidden In The Archives

1 of 46<p>A Thai woman poses in a Panung, the national costume, 1907.<p>2 of 46<p>A rainbow arches over Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.<p>3 of 46<p>A portrait of an …

Demonstration

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