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Topic: Caves discovered on the Moon raise hope for human colonization
Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017 5:00:00 AM
Caves discovered on the Moon raise hope for human colonization

Space luminaries such as Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have talked about building bases on the Moon to let humans live, work and play on the lunar surface. A new discovery, however, may bring that dream to reality sooner than realized, The Japan Aerospace Exploration ... More...
Topic: fixity
Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017 12:00:00 AM
fixity

(noun) The quality of being incapable of mutation.

Synonyms: immutability

Usage: Darwin challenged the fixity of species with his theory of evolution.
Topic: The Lindbergh Operation
Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017 12:00:00 AM
The Lindbergh Operation

The first so-called transatlantic operation, the Lindbergh Operation was a telesurgical procedure performed in September 2001 by a team of French surgeons located in New York on a patient in Strasbourg, France. The minimally invasive procedure to remove the patient's gallbladder was performed by a surgical robot that received instructions from a doctor via a high-speed fiber optic service. The virtual elimination of what inherent aspect of long-distance transmissions made the procedure possible? More...
Topic: The Hungarian Republic Is Officially Proclaimed (1989)
Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017 12:00:00 AM
The Hungarian Republic Is Officially Proclaimed (1989)

The defeat of the Central Powers in WWI brought the dual monarchy of Austria-Hungary to an end and led to the creation of an independent Hungarian republic, which, in 1949, came under Communist control. Though a 1956 uprising was suppressed, Hungary became the most tolerant of the Soviet bloc nations of Europe and finally replaced Communism with a multi-party democracy with free elections in 1989. Hungary's relative freedom compared to other Eastern bloc countries led to what satirical nickname? More...
Topic: Michael Crichton (1942)
Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017 12:00:00 AM
Michael Crichton (1942)

While pursuing a medical degree at Harvard University, the intensely private Crichton began writing novels under a pseudonym. He published The Andromeda Strain during his final year and went on to write several best-selling works, many of which were made into films, including Jurassic Park and Congo. He unexpectedly died of throat cancer in 2008. While in college, he once submitted an essay by George Orwell under his own name as an experiment. What grade did he receive? More...
Topic: Chulalongkorn Day
Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017 12:00:00 AM
Chulalongkorn Day

Chulalongkorn Day is a national holiday in Thailand commemorating King Chulalongkorn (Rama V), the king who abolished slavery and introduced numerous reforms when the country was still called Siam. He succeeded to the throne in 1868 when he was 15 years old, was crowned in 1873, and ruled until his death in 1910. He had been a pupil of Anna Leonowens, who taught the young prince about Abraham Lincoln. The story of her stay in the royal court, and her teaching of the royal children and concubines, was told in Margaret Landon's book, Anna and the King of Siam. More...
Topic: Guilt has very quick ears to an accusation.
Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017 12:00:00 AM
Guilt has very quick ears to an accusation.

Henry Fielding (1707-1754)
Topic: (it's) little wonder
Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017 12:00:00 AM
(it's) little wonder

It is not at all surprising (that something is the case). More...

Topic: spotted
Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017 12:00:00 AM
Today's topic: spotted

cheetah - Taken from Sanskrit citraka, "leopard," related to citra, "spotted, speckled, variegated." More...

fleck - Of Scandinavian origin, it came from the adjective flecked, "spotted." More...

piebald, skewbald - Piebald is being spotted with irregular patches of different colors, especially black and white; skewbald is spotted white and a color other than black. More...

pinto - As in horse and beans, it is Spanish for "painted, mottled, spotted." More...

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Topic: Comparative Adverbs with Two Forms
Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017 12:00:00 AM
Comparative Adverbs with Two Forms

There are a few adverbs that have two generally accepted forms. In these cases, they also have two commonly used comparative forms. What are some examples? More...

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