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“I do have a blurred memory of sitting on the stairs and trying over and over again to tie one of my shoelaces, but that is all that comes back to me of school itself.” -Roald Dahl Most of us learn to tie our shoes when we’re very young, go through life tying it through…

“It is worthy of notice that in Table VI the brighter variables have the longer periods. It is also noticeable that those having the longest periods appear to be as regular in their variations as those which pass through their changes in a day or two.” -Henrietta Leavitt The past year has held a slew…

“A thing may be of deeper impossibility than another, in the sense that you can be more deeply underwater–but whether you are five feet or five fathoms from the surface you are still all wet.” -Brian McGreevy With everything going on in the world, it’s always a wonderful reminder that here at Starts With A Bang! we’re…

“If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get.” -Frank A. Clark There’s a lot to be thankful for, and some of those things are truly universal. The world we share, the Sun we orbit, the galaxy we reside in and the Universe…

“The time will come when diligent research over long periods will bring to light things which now lie hidden. A single lifetime, even though entirely devoted to the sky, would not be enough for the investigation of so vast a subject… And so this knowledge will be unfolded only through long successive ages. There will…

“No one regards what is before his feet; we all gaze at the stars.” –Quintus Ennius For the space, science or astronomy enthusiast, there’s nothing like looking up at the Universe with your own eyes and discovering it. But during the day, while you’re seated at your desk, office or computer, many of us crave…

“We live in an atmosphere of shame. We are ashamed of everything that is real about us; ashamed of ourselves, of our relatives, of our incomes, of our accents, of our opinions, of our experience, just as we are ashamed of our naked skins.” –George Bernard Shaw On this Thanksgiving day, we’re supposed to express…

“Every great work makes the human face more admirable and richer, and that is its whole secret.” -Albert Camus It’s well known that by aligning and averaging a wide variety of human faces together, an eerie “average” human face can be arrived at. But we see faces in things all the time, from natural scenes…

“I have signs in my kitchen to remind me not to eat breakfast and that my job is always. Most cops work only at night or at day. I am a lucky cop because I work both. Tomorrow we do it all again, because my job is not day shift or night shift. It’s always…

“It’s said that All Hallows’ Eve is one of the nights when the veil between the worlds is thin — and whether you believe in such things or not, those roaming spirits probably believe in you, or at least acknowledge your existence, considering that it used to be their own.” -Erin Morgenstern Alas, Halloween comes but once…