Friday, June 27, 2014

dome home




possibly life on europa

Astronomer Paul Murdin explores the idea proposed by Arthur C Clarke in his novel 2010: A Second Space Odyssey that Jupiter's moon Europa might offer suitable conditions for living organisms. Four hundred years after Galileo first discovered Europa, scientists believe that data from the Galileo probe might just prove Clarke right.

Clarke's imaginings were recently backed up by pictures and data sent back by the Galileo probe which suggested that Europa was the only place in the solar system, apart from the Earth, that had deep, liquid water oceans, buried beneath an icy crust. Conditions in these oceans - dark and hot - could conceivably support biological life.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

alt-j

Kenneth Turan's Top 54 Films

MOVIES IN KENNETH TURAN’S NEW BOOK:

“Not to be Missed: Fifty
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Four Favorites from a Lifetime of Film”

1920s
Fantomas
Sherlock, Jr.
Pass the Gravy
1930s
I am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
Bombshell
The Dybbuk
Make Way for Tomorrow
Love Affair
1940s
Pride and Prejudice
The Shop Around the Corner
To Be or Not to Be
The Lady Eve
Strawberry Blonde
Casablanca
Random Harvest
Children of Paradise
Great Expectations
Bicycle Thieves
The Third Man
1950s
All About Eve
The Asphalt Jungle
Sunset Boulevard
Casque d’Or

The Importance of Being Earnest
Singin’ in the Rain

The Earrings of Madame De
Seven Samurai
Kiss Me Deadly
Seven Men from Now
Sweet Smell of Success
Vertigo
1960s
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence
The Gospel According to St. Matthew
Point Blank
Le Samourai
Kes
1970s
The Godfather
Chinatown
1980s
The Day After Trinity
First Contact
Distant Voices, Still Lives
1990s
Howards End
Leolo
Unforgiven
2000s
Spirited Away
The Best of Youth
The Five Obstructions
Stranded
Senna
A Prophet
Of Gods and Men
Footnote