From the page: "Ferdinand Keller"
From the page: "WHAT is a word? The question might seem easy. One answer is that the list of all words in a language can be found in a dictionary. A second, commonsense definition, might be that everything that appears between spaces on a written page (such as this one) is a word. A third idea might be that words are the unsplittable building blocks of a language.
It might then seem surprising that for linguists—the academics who ponder what language is for a living—the definition of a word is not at all clear. It would surprise the average reader that many linguists do not much care for the idea of “words” as such. All three commonsense definitions above are so flawed as to be unusable."
From the page: "Self-healing concrete"
From the page: "Four-winged flying dinosaur unearthed in China
Newly discovered Changyuraptor yangi lived 125m years ago and was like 'a big turkey with a really long tail'"
From the page: "Plants: From Roots to Riches: Radio 4 airs epic series on plants "
From the page: "“If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place.”
— Margaret Mead (1901-1978) "
From the page: "Elephant Raju Who Wept With Gratitude After 50 Years In Shackles Enjoys First Week Of Freedom "
From the page: " Jimmy Scott -Nothing Compares 2U "
From the page: " Robert Plant 'Little Maggie' "
From the page: "Carl Sagan "
From the page: "In civilizations, population always grows until it hits the bounds of the food supply, and all civilizations become hierarchical -- the upward concentration of wealth ensures that there can never be enough to go around...Human inability to foresee or watch out for long-range consequences may be inherent to our kind, shaped by the millions of years when we lived from hand to mouth by hunting and gathering. It may also be little more than a mix of inertia, greed and foolishness encouraged by the shape of the evolutionary social pyramid. The concentration of power at the top of large-scale societies gives the elite a vested interest in the status quo; they continue to prosper in darkening times long after the environment and general populace begin to suffer. [The masses] may suffer stoically for a while, but sooner or later the ruler's relationship with heaven is exposed as a delusion or a lie, [whereupon] the temples are looted, the statues thrown down, the barbarians welcomed, and the emperor's naked rump is last seen fleeing through a palace window."
From the page: "Reality exists. What happens happens. As human beings we can observe and we can infer and we can predict, and so isn’t the “how” most important of all? If we can figure out how something works, isn’t that functionally more significant than why something happened?"
From the page: "Myers-Briggs for Writers: Why Knowing Personality Types Is Crucial for Your Writing
Personality inventories likes the Myers-Briggs are tools. They are not exhaustive, don’t typecast, and don’t limit your growth. In fact, many people identify their weaknesses and learn to compensate for them as a result of the inventory. They offer a glimpse into why you approach the world the way you do and can benefit you greatly in determining how you work with others. Check out this quick guide to the 8 personality types from the Myers-Briggs and some writing tips that are important for each one.
Favorite World: What gives you energy? Would you rather live more in the world of others, experiencing a burst of energy from other people? Or would you prefer to reside with your own thoughts, gaining energy through time alone to think and reflect?"
From the page: ""The forests are being cut down. Many languages are being lost. Migrants come and people leave to find work in the lowlands and cities. The Indonesian government stops us speaking our languages in schools," says Wenda."
From the page: "Record rains turned Australia into a giant green global carbon sink
New research shows that semi-arid regions, such as Australia, will play growing role in Earth's carbon cycle"
From the page: "Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire.
Jorge Luis Borges"
From the page: "Centenarian Gus Bialick brings his 'living history' to schools
The 100-year-old volunteers in a project to share his century of life experiences with schoolchildren in London"
From the page: "E=mc2: Einstein's equation that gave birth to the atom bomb
Albert Einstein's famous equation E=mc2 for the first time connected the mass of an object with its energy and heralded a new world of physics"
From the page: "Benevolent
Benevolent lets you help ONE low-income individual over ONE hurdle at ONE moment in time to reach their goals and sustain their families.
Visit benevolent.net and be part of someone's story. "