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Shen Shaomin’s Beautiful And Terrifying Bone Sculptures

Bones automatically insinuate death, and often are the only physical remnant that insinuates life once existed. Shen Shaomin‘s bone works are equal parts terrifying and fascinating, man-made memorials to human intervention on the planet. Creatures that never have been or should be are pieced together from human and animal skeletons. The bones are carved and relief-carved with text taken from several sources, including the Bible, the Koran, and various sources. Inscribed in English, Arabic, and Chinese, the texts serve as warnings to the two largest industrial nations in the world of the damage being caused to the planet.

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Xihe or Hsi-ho [羲和] was a sun goddess in Chinese mythology.

One of the two wives of Emperor Jun (along with Changxi), she was the “mother” of ten suns, in the form of three-legged birds. They resided in a mulberry tree in the eastern Fusang sea.

Each day Xihe bathed one of her children in the river; one would fly up into the sky and be the Sun for each day. Folklore also held that (around 2170 BC) all ten sun birds came out on the same day, causing the world to burn; Houyi the archer saved the day by shooting down all but one of the sun birds.

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Neil Degrasse Tyson
The Most Astounding Fact


Astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson was asked in an interview with TIME magazine, “What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?” This is his answer.

“Recognize that the very molecules that make up your body, the atoms that construct the molecules, are traceable to the crucibles that were once the centers of high mass stars that exploded their chemically rich guts into the galaxy, enriching pristine gas clouds with the chemistry of life. So that we are all connected to each other biologically, to the earth chemically and to the rest of the universe atomically. That’s kinda cool! That makes me smile and I actually feel quite large at the end of that. It’s not that we are better than the universe, we are part of the universe. We are in the universe and the universe is in us.” 

― Neil deGrasse Tyson

Narration: TIME Magazine’s “10 Questions for Neil Degrasse Tyson”

Music: “To Build a Home” by the Cinematic Orchestra feat. Patrick Watson

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Armenian printing

Shortly after the invention of mechanical printing by Johannes Gutenburg in 1439, Armenian became one of the first languages to be printed. 

The first book which had Armenian letters was published in Mainz (Germany) in 1486. The first Armenian book to be published by the printing press was Urbatagirq (The Book of Friday) which was published by Hakob Meghapart in Venice,1512.

throughout the world many Armenian printing houses were set up. The first Armenian printing house in Persia was established in Isfahan, Iran in 1636. The first book to be published in this printing house was «Սաղմոսարան» (“Saghmosaran”, “Psalter”); it was published in 1638 by Khachatur Kesaratsi, while the first Persian book in Persia was published 192 years later in 1830.

The first Armenian printing house in Armenia was established in Vagharshapat in 1771 and the first book was called «Զբօսարան Հոգեւոր» (“Zbosaran Hogevor”, “Spiritual walking”); it was published in 1772 by Simeon I of Yerevan. 

The Armenians also opened the first printing house in the Ottoman Empire and many other countries. Many of these printing houses are still active and have to this day printed tens of thousands of Armenian titles.

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