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The Sun

All the stars, including our Sun, are gigantic balls of superheated gas, kept hot by atomic reactions in their centers. In our Sun, this atomic reaction is hydrogen fusion: four hydrogen a…

Shelley Winters

Shelley Winters(Shirley Schrift)actressBorn: 8/18/1920Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri This one-time roommate of Marilyn Monroe went on to carve out her own considerable niche in Hollywood. Winters won…

Winter's Tale

Winter's Tale Leontes, King of Sicily, and his queen, the beautiful and virtuous Hermione, once lived in the greatest harmony together. So happy was Leontes in the love of this excellent la…

Brewer's: Southern Gate of the Sun

The sign Capricornus or winter solstice. So called because it is the most southern limit of the sun's course in the ecliptic. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 189…

All About the Winter Solstice

Dec. 21, 2017 11:28 A.M. EDT (16:28 UTC), marks the solstice—the beginning of winter in the Northern Hemisphere and summer in the Southern Hemisphere by Ann-Marie Imbornoni   …

Understanding the Winter Solstice

Dec. 21, 2016, 5:44 A.M. EDT (10:44 UT*)), marks the solstice—the beginning of winter in the Northern Hemisphere and summer in the Southern Hemisphere Related Links …

Shelley Winters 2006 Deaths

Shelley WintersAge: 85 Oscar-winning actress whose character met a violent death at the hands of a man in several of her films: she was strangled in A Double Life and drowned in A Place in the…

Shelley Winters Biography

Shelley Winters(Shirley Schrift)actressBorn: 8/18/1920Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri This one-time roommate of Marilyn Monroe went on to carve out her own considerable niche in Hollywood. Winters won…

2006 Winter Olympics

Torino, ItalyFinal Medal Standings Alpine SkiingBiathlonBobsledCross Country SkiingCurlingFigure SkatingFreestyle SkiingIce HockeyLugeSkeletonNordic CombinedSki JumpingSnowboardingSpeed SkatingShort T…

Sun Tzu on the Art of War: Terrain [1]

The Army on the March [1] The Nine Situations Terrain [1] Sun Tzu said: We may distinguish six kinds of terrain, to wit: Accessible ground; [2] entangling ground; …