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How Fire was Discovered

Here's one theory. This is an 18-second look at Matter into Light: The Discovery of Fire, a 2011 installation by Marc Quinn at the Musée Océanographique de Monaco through October 15. It's part of a larger exhibit of Quinn's work entitled The Littoral Zone, a fun dialogue between science and art that fits quite nicely into the interior and exterior…
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Congratulations, Minister N’Dour

This news planted a big smile on my face this morning. Youssou N'Dour, a man who helped expose me to some of the most beautiful music I've ever heard, has been named the Culture and Tourism minister in Senegal's new government. N'Dour, a Grammy-award winner and one of Africa's most recognized artists, announced his candidacy for February's…
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Monaco notebook.

I've visited Monaco in every season, and have to report that winters, even mild ones, are a fairly shitty time to visit. Especially when it's raining. Unless…
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