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Topic: Over Half of Primates Now Facing Extinction, New Report Says
Posted: Sunday, January 22, 2017 5:00:00 AM
Over Half of Primates Now Facing Extinction, New Report Says

A new report reveals that primates are facing an impending "extinction crisis," with 60% of all primates now at risk of extinction. The research, published in the journal Science Advances, assessed the conservation status of 504 species of nonhuman primates ... More...
Topic: The philosopher is like a mountaineer who has with difficulty climbed a mountain for the sake of the sunrise, and arriving at...
Posted: Sunday, January 22, 2017 12:00:00 AM
The philosopher is like a mountaineer who has with difficulty climbed a mountain for the sake of the sunrise, and arriving at the top finds only fog; whereupon he wanders down again.

W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)
Topic: honey-do list
Posted: Sunday, January 22, 2017 12:00:00 AM
honey-do list

A list or collection of tasks or jobs one has been requested to perform or undertake, especially household duties or jobs, given to a person by his or her spouse or romantic partner. More...

Topic: mysterious
Posted: Sunday, January 22, 2017 12:00:00 AM
Today's topic: mysterious

arcane - Meaning "hidden, secret; mysterious, abstruse," it is from Latin arcere, "shut up," from arca, "chest." More...

god moves in a mysterious way, the worse for wear, variety is the spice of life - "God moves in a mysterious way" originated with poet William Cowper—as did the phrases "the worse for wear" and "variety is the spice of life." More...

handwriting on the wall, writing on the wall - Handwriting on the wall (or writing on the wall) comes from the Bible (Daniel 5:5-31), in which the prophet interprets some mysterious writing that a disembodied hand has inscribed on the palace wall, telling King Belshazzar that he will be overthrown. More...

fluence - To put the fluence on is to use one's mysterious, magical, or hypnotic power. More...

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Topic: Apostrophes
Posted: Sunday, January 22, 2017 12:00:00 AM
Apostrophes

An apostrophe is a punctuation mark that primarily serves to indicate either grammatical possession or the contraction of two words. What is a proclitic? More...
Topic: homebody
Posted: Sunday, January 22, 2017 12:00:00 AM
homebody

(noun) One whose interests center on the home.

Synonyms: stay-at-home

Usage: He was not merely a homebody, but a true agoraphobic who lived in fear of the outside world.
Topic: Microcredit
Posted: Sunday, January 22, 2017 12:00:00 AM
Microcredit

Microcredit is the extension of small loans—which are not secured by collateral and often require repayment in weekly installments—to poor individuals for use in income-generating activities that will improve the borrowers' living standards. The concept of microcredit was developed in 1976 by Muhammad Yunus, a Bangladeshi economist, as a means of alleviating poverty and improving the lives of Bangladesh's poorest inhabitants. What group comprises the majority of microcredit borrowers? More...
Topic: The January Uprising Begins (1863)
Posted: Sunday, January 22, 2017 12:00:00 AM
The January Uprising Begins (1863)

The January Uprising began as a spontaneous rebellion of young Poles in Russian Poland against conscription into the Imperial Russian Army. They were soon joined by Lithuanians living in the territory, but they were severely outnumbered and isolated, and they failed to win any major victories or capture any major cities. The Russians crushed the uprising and began an intensive program of Russification. During the uprising, Russian soldiers are said to have defenestrated what composer's piano? More...
Topic: Johan August Strindberg (1849)
Posted: Sunday, January 22, 2017 12:00:00 AM
Johan August Strindberg (1849)

Strindberg was a master of the Swedish language and an innovator of dramatic and literary styles. He achieved renown with the novel The Red Room, in which he satirized hypocrisy in Swedish life. It helped initiate Swedish realism and revealed his remarkable style, which he developed in an impressive assortment of novels, plays, stories, histories, and poems. Which of Strindberg's plays, now considered the first modern Swedish drama, was originally rejected by the national theater? More...
Topic: Dinagyang
Posted: Sunday, January 22, 2017 12:00:00 AM
Dinagyang

The Dinagyang is a dancing-in-the-streets carnival on the island of Panay in Iloilo City, Philippines, held a week after the Ati-Atihan in Kalibo and the Sinulog in Cebu. Like these festivals, Dinagyang venerates the Santo Niño, or Holy Infant. In Iloilo (pronounced EE-lo-EE-lo) the participation of tribal groups adds to the festival's color, but, unlike the exuberant Kalibo crowds, the spectators in Iloilo are quiet. More...

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