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Ichor

 

Ichor

Ichor, that which flows through the veins

Of the Blessed Divinities,

Swirls not within my blood I say,

Shunning extra-human affinities.

I say, I swear, by the River of Oaths, Styx,

Never shall my blood with that of the gods mix.

And I who have said it,

As the flowering shrub,

I do naturally immortality snub.

– Robert Sandberg

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Gesshin Greenwood offers an alternative to the “male fantasy” of striving for enlightenment. From th [...]

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To explore Europa for signs of life, NASA in investing in a number of technologies, which includes a [...]

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The VERITAS collaboration recently discovered a binary system with a very high-energy gamma-ray neut [...]

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