Police ask citizens not to call 911 to report planets.
Photochrome of a glacier, Grindelwald, Switzerland, c. 1890. © Rijksmuseum.
Volume X, Number 2 | spring 2017
In the Arabian Nights, Shahrazad tells of a merman who guides a fisherman around the ocean floor, where underwater societies shun clothing, commerce, and religious restrictions. “I have seen enough,” the fisherman says after eighty days, “for I am getting tired of eating fish.”
Did Shakespeare refer to scientific discoveries in his work?View
What one man can invent another can discover.—Arthur Conan Doyle, 1905
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