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Roman augury

PROFESSOR: Senior political officials of the Roman state had to take auspices before any major political event like elections and before a battle. They would draw on the expertise of an augur from the College of Augurs. Membership of the College of Augurs was for life, with new members elected periodically. Two of the main… Read More »

Egyptian divination statues

PETER MANUELIAN: So how did the Gods appear? How did they provide these predictions and these oracles? Well for the average Egyptian, they would have to wait until the statue of the God was brought out of the temple. So inside the sanctuary at Karnak and many other places, there was a statue of the… Read More »

Allow things to unfold and you will find your purpose in life | Peggy Oki | TEDxQueenstown

Translator: Phuong Cao Reviewer: Queenie Lee (Video starts) Peggy Oki: Oh my God! (Laughter) Captain Andy: It’s a whale. (Video ends) That was me in the background saying, “Oh my God!” while I was visiting with some humpback whale researchers in Alaska. The guy on the deck shouting, “It’s a whale!” (Laughter) that’s captain Andy,… Read More »

Alpha, Beta and Gamma – which objects can they travel through?

What you see here are the three types of radiation streaming towards you. On the right hand side here are the gamma photons, in the middle is the helium nucleus, the alpha particle two protons two neutrons. And on the left hand side is the beta particle, the very fast electron. You’ll notice that the… Read More »