2015, Year of the Goat, and of Vincent van Gogh

This video from Australia says about itself:

2015 Year of the Goat silver bullion coins released by The Perth Mint

The Australian Lunar 2015 Year of the Goat silver bullion coin series is made by The Perth Mint from 99.9% pure silver.

On 19 February 2015, the Chinese Year of the Goat will start.

2015 is the Vincent van Gogh year as well. The painter, famous only after his death, died 125 years ago.

In the Netherlands, because of this, there is a special bicycle track, inspired by the painting Starry Night by Van Gogh.

This is regional TV video from Noord-Brabant province in the Netherlands. The first item is about the start of the Vincent van Gogh ‘Starry Night’ bicycle trail.

This video says about itself:

The unexpected math behind Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” – Natalya St. Clair

Physicist Werner Heisenberg said, “When I meet God, I am going to ask him two questions: why relativity? And why turbulence? I really believe he will have an answer for the first.” As difficult as turbulence is to understand mathematically, we can use art to depict the way it looks. Natalya St. Clair illustrates how Van Gogh captured this deep mystery of movement, fluid and light in his work.

Lesson by Natalya St. Clair, animation by Avi Ofer.

Goat domestication was a mosaic — not a singular — process, with capture from the wild impacting genetic diversity in different regions of the Fertile Crescent. These wild populations have left different genetic legacies in Asian, African and European populations today. Farmers were selecting specific traits in goats such as coat color and production ability as early as 8,000 years ago: here.

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