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Marianne North: a very intrepid painter

Marianne North: a very intrepid painter

Did you know this woman in the portrait? Me neither! But now, thanks to Kew Gardens I do. Pay attention: it is a black an white portrait, she is wearing old clothes and she is painting outdoors. And what else? Oh, yes! She is a woman, and what a woman, because in the XIXth century […]

The Mindfulness Key by Sarah Silverton

The Mindfulness Key by Sarah Silverton

I have just finished reading The Mindfulness Key written by Sarah Silverton. I guess that after reading The Blisfful Brain by Shanida Nataraja and learning about the neuroscientific proof of the power of meditation, I was willing to practice Mindfulness, and I must confess that Sarah Silverton has helped me to do so. I have always been into […]

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Rare: the high-stakes race to satisfy our need for the scarcest metals on Earth

Rare: the high-stakes race to satisfy our need for the scarcest metals on Earth

In a world where everything is interconnected and technology rules Western societies, it may sound contradictory that we don’t know anything from the other side of the world. People seem to be more interested in knowing what’s going to happen in the next season of Game of Thrones than in finding out which are the true […]

The experience of seeing the unseen: Dr. Harold Edgerton

The experience of seeing the unseen: Dr. Harold Edgerton

There is an exhibition in London that I am not going to miss. It is taking place at Michael Hoppen Gallery (6th of June – 2nd August) and it is about Dr. Edgerton’s experiments of photography. He was the man who loved to stop the time, the man who wanted to see the unseen. Here […]

A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent

A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent

In Ispectrum Magazine we love science, so I enjoyed very much reading a novel whose main character, Lady Trent (at this point only Mrs. Isabella Camherst), adores reading books about natural history and wants to know everything about…dragons. In a Victorian environment, very hostile to women’s aspirations of studying and showing interest in topics reserved […]

UNDER THE DOME: STEPHEN KING IS THE KING!

UNDER THE DOME: STEPHEN KING IS THE KING!

On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester’s Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener’s hand is severed as “the dome” comes down on it, people […]

By February 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →