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...
Creative accounting
Creative accounting is a euphemism referring to accounting practices that may follow the letter of the rules of standard accounting practices, but certainly deviate from the spirit of those rules. The...
Evolutionary history of lemurs
The evolutionary history of lemurs occurred in isolation from other primates, on the island of Madagascar, for at least 40 million years. Lemurs are primates belonging to the suborder Strepsirrhi...
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Streetwise
Streetwise may refer to:
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Correctional center
A correctional facility, prison, gaol (England), or jail is a facility in which inmates are forcibly confined and denied a variety of freedoms under the authority of the state as a form of punishment....
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Gerd Müller (theoretical biologist)
Gerd B. Müller (born April 17, 1953 in Salzburg, Austria) is professor at the University of Vienna where he heads the Department of Theoretical Biology and is speaker of the Center for Organismal Syst...
Philip Sheppard
Professor Philip MacDonald Sheppard, F.R.S. (27 July 1921–17 October 1976) was a British geneticist and lepidopterist. He made advances in ecological and population genetics in lepidopterans, pu...
Evolutionary graph theory
Evolutionary graph theory is an area of research lying at the intersection of graph theory, probability theory, and mathematical biology. Evolutionary graph theory is an approach to studying how topol...
Fritz Müller
Johann Friedrich Theodor Müller (31 March 1821 – 21 May 1897), better known as Fritz Müller, and also as Müller-Desterro, was a German biologist who emigrated to southern Brazil, where he lived in and...
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Kotobagari
Kotobagari (言葉狩り, "word hunting") refers to the reluctance to use words that are considered politically incorrect in the Japanese language. For instance words such as rai (癩, "leper"), mekura&...
Catalytic triad
A catalytic triad usually refers to the three amino acid residues that function together at the centre of the active site of certain hydrolase and transferase enzymes (e.g. proteases, amidases, estera...
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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...