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Artist Alex Mitchell has taken the characters from The Avengers , and given them an awesome samurai style makover. The art was inspired by the t he Sengoku period also known as the Warring States period in Japanese history. It was a time of social upheaval, political intrigue, and nearly constant military conflict that lasted from the middle of the 15th century to the beginning of the 17th century.
Every outbreak has a patient zero.
The new issue of Newsweek features a cover photo of President Obama topped by a rainbow-colored halo and captioned “The First Gay President.”
Dopamine (abbreviated as DA [ 1 ] ), a simple organic chemical in the catecholamine family, is a monoamine neurotransmitter and hormone , which has a number of important physiological roles in the bodies of animals.
In Star Trek lore, the first Starship Enterprise will be built by the year 2245. But today, an engineer has proposed — and outlined in meticulous detail — building a full-sized, ion-powered version of the Enterprise complete with 1G of gravity on board, and says it could be done with current technology, within 20 years. "We have the technological reach to build the first generation of the spaceship known as the USS Enterprise — so let's do it," writes the curator of the Build The Enterprise website , who goes by the name of BTE Dan.
Posting views on Facebook and other social media sites delivers a powerful reward to the brain similar to the pleasure from food and sex, a Harvard study concludes. The study led by two neuroscientists and published this week concluded that "self disclosure" produces a response in the region of the brain associated with dopamine, a chemical associated with pleasure or the anticipation of a reward.
“Game of Thrones,” HBO’s hit drama based on George R.R.
Tim Tebow poses for a Jockey ad.
Key: The essential Olympians ' names are given in bold font . Key: The names marked in green are that of the 12 original Titans . Notes ^ a b Conflicting origins. Eros is usually mentioned as the son of Aphrodite and Ares, but Hesiod's Theogony places him as one of the primordial beings, born from the Void (Chaos). ^ a b There are two major conflicting stories for Aphrodite's origins: Hesiod ( Theogony ) claims that she was "born" from the foam of the sea after Cronus castrated Uranus, thus making her Uranus' daughter; but Homer ( Iliad , book V) has Aphrodite as daughter of Zeus and Dione. According to Plato ( Symposium 180e), the two were entirely separate entities: Aphrodite Ourania and Aphrodite Pandemos . ^ In the mainstream tradition found in Homer , as supported by Attic vase paintings, Hephaestus was the son of Zeus and Hera.
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For years now, the legacy entertainment industry has been predicting its own demise, claiming that the rise of technology, by enabling easy duplication and sharing -- and thus copyright infringement -- is destroying their bottom line. If left unchecked, they say, it is not only they that will suffer, but also the content creators, who will be deprived of a means to make a living. And, with artists lacking an incentive to create, no more art will be produced, starving our culture.
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Is the pressure of social media causing kids to act too sexy, too soon? Adolescence can be a tricky time for even the most well-adjusted kid out there.
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