Paul Quitoriano

At the New York Botanical Garden, Jenny Holzer Channels Frida Kahlo

“I’m getting a free drink for using other people’s writing!” marveled the artist Jenny Holzer earlier this week, ahead of a dinner at the New York Botanical Garden. The occasion served a double purpose for the artist, who was honored by the Poetry Society of America and also premiered a new program of text projections, which will continue to scroll over the glass walls of the garden’s exhibition hall starting at dusk each day through Saturday. 

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Using supermassive black holes to measure cosmic distances

Copenhagen, Denmark (SPX) Nov 28, 2014
One of the major problems in astronomy is measuring very large distances in the universe. The current most common methods measure relative distances, but now research from the Niels Bohr Institute demonstrates that precise distances can be measured using supermassive black holes. The results are published in the scientific journal, Nature. The active galaxy NGC 4151 called the, ‘Eye of Sau
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