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DaVinci’s Demons is fond of saying history is a lie. If that’s true, then we might as well make it an interesting lie. With that in mind, here’s a 100% true, completely accurate recap of “The Hierophant”.
It’s hard recapping DaVinci’s Demons when all I can think about is the awesome upcoming show Einstein’s Evils. It features Albert and his boyfriend Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s secret battles against the Third Reich. Some viewers are already offended because Einstein was allegedly straight. Considering this genius dedicated his life to pushing human knowledge’s boundaries, could he ever truly be confined by sexuality’s labels?
Back to “The Hierophant”. Leonardo and company need that pesky second key to find The Book of Leaves. Believing Riario keeps it somewhere secure as possible, they set out to break into the Vatican’s secret archives. Before infiltrating the Renaissance equivalent of Fort Knox, »
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Donald F. Hornig, a scientist, former president of Brown University, and a key member of the Manhattan Project, has died at 92-years-old. The Associated Press reports that he passed away following a battle with Alzheimer's disease.
Hornig was a physical chemist who studied at Harvard before working on the Manhattan Project from 1944-1946. The Manhattan Project was the government program that developed the atomic bomb for use in World War II.
When asked, in a 1968 interview, about the first atomic detonation, Hornig recalled, "The minute the firing needle dropped off and I knew it had detonated, I dashed out the door in time to see the fireball rising into the sky." He also discussed his reaction, saying, "I was awestruck, just literally awestruck. This thing was more fantastic than anything I had ever imagined."
After the war, Hornig became a professor at Brown, before moving to Princeton. He also served »
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