Euphemism
A euphemism is a generally innocuous word or expression used in place of one that may be found offensive or suggest something unpleasant. Some euphemisms are intended to amuse; while others use bland,...
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How Big Genitals Can Lead to Extinction, According to Science
Having big genitals can spell evolutionary disaster, say paleobiologists
Nevada woman dies of superbug resistant to all available US antibiotics
Nevada woman dies of superbug resistant to all available US antibiotics. Expert fear its only a matter of time before this fast evolving bugs threaten more a...
If there had been no asteroid collision 65 million years ago, would the human species even exist?
If there had been no asteroid collision 65 million years ago, would the human species even exist?
Mammals
There are over 4,000 different species of mammals on Earth learn more about them
Turkey To Stop Teaching Evolution In Schools
Turkey will stop teaching schoolchildren about evolution and natural selection, education officials announced, because it’s considered too complicated and
Trump Broadens CIA Power to Launch Drone Strikes
President Trump has significantly broadened the CIA's authority in carrying out deadly drone strikes, potentially touching off a turf war with The Pentagon. ...
Disposition Matrix: Obama's kill list 2.0 revealed
President Obama's drone program has been criticized for not only killing its targets without a trial hearing, but also for killing innocent people. But how a...
Under Intense Pressure to Silence Wikileaks, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Proposed Drone Strike on Julian Assange
Julian Assange and his free-speech brainchild Wikileaks were once lauded as global heroes of public service among United States politicians and policy makers. But by 2010, four years after its ince…
Humans Inherited The Tendency For Violence, But Civilization Has Tamed It
As a species, humans seem to have inherited murderous traits via evolution and genetics, but civilization has tamed some of it out, a new study suggests. Scientists in Spain calculated the rate at whi...
These Genius Crows Almost Went Extinct Before Scientists Discovered They Can Use Tools
Tool use is rare in the animal kingdom — but a nearly vanished species of Hawaiian crow has mastered it.
The true story of George Price, the scientist who discovered the equation for altruism and gave himself away
Laura met George in the pages of Reader’s Digest. In just a couple of column inches, she read an abridged version of his biography and was instantly intrigued. In the 1960s, apparently, egotistical sc...
WATCH: Bacteria Invade Antibiotics And Transform Into Superbugs
If you've ever wanted to watch a superbug evolve before your very eyes, you're in luck. In a creative stroke inspired by Hollywood wizardry, scientists have designed a simple way to observe how bacter...
How a single-celled organism almost wiped out life on Earth
There’s an organism that changed the world. It caused the first mass extinction in Earth’s history … and also paved the way for complex life. How?
Calls vs. Balls: "Monkey Balls" Show Why Men Overcompensate
Howler monkeys are about the size of a small dog, weighing around seven kilos, yet they are among the loudest terrestrial animals on the planet, and can roar...
You May Owe Your Existence to Tiny Vampires
Ancient victims found in the Grand Canyon suggest that complex life exists today thanks to the rise of miniature predators.
Confused Rush Limbaugh Can't Figure Out Why Gorillas Still Exist
Right-wing radio host claims evolution should have turned all gorillas into people. Rush Limbaugh seems to think that Harambe, the gorilla shot and killed at the Cincinnati Zoo over the weekend after ...
Minced oath
A minced oath is a euphemistic expression formed by misspelling, mispronouncing, or replacing a part of a profane, blasphemous, or taboo term to reduce the original term's objectionable characteristic...
Doublespeak
Doublespeak is language that deliberately disguises, distorts, or reverses the meaning of words. Doublespeak may take the form of euphemisms (e.g., "downsizing" for layoffs, "servicing the target" for...
Phoenix Program
The Phoenix Program (Vietnamese: Chiến dịch Phụng Hoàng, a word related to fenghuang, the Chinese phoenix) was a program designed, coordinated, and executed by the United States Central Intelligen...
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Resistance during World War II
Resistance movements during World War II occurred in every occupied country by a variety of means, ranging from non-cooperation, disinformation and propaganda, to hiding crashed pilots and even to out...
Resistance during World War II - Wikipedia
Paleornithology
Paleornithology also known as Avian Paleontology is the scientific study of bird evolution and fossil birds. It is a mix of ornithology and paleontology. Paleornithology began with the discovery of Ar...
How Do Women Deal With Having A Period … in Space?
Women astronauts face the question: to menstruate or not? Sally Ride’s tampons might be the most-discussed tampons in the world. Before Ride became the first American woman in space, scientists ponder...
Longtail (rat)
On the Isle of Man, longtail is a euphemism used to denote a rat, as a relatively modern superstition has arisen that it is considered bad luck to mention this word. The origins of this superstition ...
Systematic Evolution of Ligands by Exponential Enrichment
Systematic evolution of ligands by exponential enrichment (SELEX), also referred to as in vitro selection or in vitro evolution, is a combinatorial chemistry technique in molecular biology for produci...
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Holocaust in Nazi-occupied Lithuania
The Holocaust in Nazi-occupied Lithuania resulted in the near total destruction of Lithuanian Jews living in the Nazi-controlled Lithuanian and Polish territories (Generalbezirk Litauen of Reichskommi...
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Joseph Dalton Hooker
Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker OM GCSI CB FRS (30 June 1817 – 10 December 1911) was one of the greatest British botanists and explorers of the 19th century. Hooker was a founder of geographic...
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Sonderbehandlung
Sonderbehandlung (abbr. S.B.) is a German noun meaning special treatment in English, also existing as a verb: sonderbehandeln (to treat specially). While it can refer to any sort of preferential treat...
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Evolutionary history of cephalopods
The cephalopods have a long geological history, with the first nautiloids found in late Cambrian strata, and purported stem-group representatives present in the earliest Cambrian lagerstätten.The clas...