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Art Heist: Gardner Museum Theft

Art Heist: Gardner Museum Theft

Under the Influence: Art Itself Do you know art? Have you been to a museum or a gallery where you can see legendary works of art? How did you feel when you saw your first famous painting? Art makes of itself an emotional experience and we may feel sadness, surprise, curiosity, or even have feelings that evoke anger or repulsion. Art has always been the catalyst for emotion and there have been numerous studies on human aesthetic responses to art.
Going Against the Grain: All About Salmon Spawning

Going Against the Grain: All About Salmon Spawning

It might not seem important to think about salmon and muse over their history or ponder what their life is like today. But it’s a vital story in the scheme of our ecological environment and what is happening to a once extremely valuable species. Besides, salmon is the best example of the cog in the wheel of how a fish species figure into the mystery of migration. Historical Fish Stories Salmon was a food preference even among peoples of the Paleolithic era—called the old stone age of about two and a half million years ago during a time when people chipped rudimentary stone tools.
Who Was Agatha Christie?

Who Was Agatha Christie?

World’s best-selling crime writer with one-half billion books sold; and read in more than languages than Shakespeare—Check √ Creator of popular characters: Tommy & Tuppence, Hercule Poirot, and Miss Marple—Check √ Adaptations for movies: Murder on the Orient Express, Witness for the Prosecution; and long-running play: Mouse Trap—Check √ But did you know she had severe shyness in her youth? That she was home-schooled? She was a gifted singer and possessed a talent for music?