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We spend a lot of time here at Cracked pointing out horrors of nature that slither on the land and lurch through the sea.
“Music helps me concentrate,” Mike said to me glancing briefly over his shoulder. Mike was in his room writing a paper for his U.S. History class.
The "ugly red wooden box" sounds correct, but the "wooden red ugly box" sounds wrong. There is a "rule" describing the order English adjectives are used in: Opinion or judgment -- beautiful, ugly, easy, fast, interesting Size -- small, tall, short, big Age -- young, old, new, historic, ancient Shape -- round, square, rectangular Color -- red, black, green, purple Nationality -- French, Asian, American, Canadian, Japanese Material -- wooden, metallic, plastic, glass, paper Purpose or Qualifier -- foldout sofa, fishing boat, racing car
Viruses infect a wide range of plants and animals, and a new study in Nature [subscription required] shows that they can even infect one another. If that seems surprising, no wonder: until a team of French researchers watched one virus invade another, hijacking its genetic machinery and making copies of its victim’s DNA, scientists didn’t even know this was possible [ Wired ]. The French team dubbed the virus’s virus Sputnik and called it a “virophage” to parallel “bacteriophage,” which is the name for a virus that infects bacteria [ Science ].
Artist concept of Gravity Probe B orbiting the Earth to measure space-time, a four-dimensional description of the universe including height, width, length, and time.
This is a list of symbols found within all branches of mathematics to express a formula or to replace a constant .
Psychological research over three decades demonstrates the power of Stimulus Control Therapy.
In the late '80s, NASA and the Associated Landscape Contractors of America studied houseplants as a way to purify the air in space facilities. They found several plants that filter out common volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
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Ten of the most influential social psychology studies. "I have been primarily interested in how and why ordinary people do unusual things, things that seem alien to their natures. Why do good people sometimes act evil?
Throughout the years as an engineer, I have needed to research topics on engineering, physics, chemistry, mechanics, mathematics, etc.
WHAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO READ IN THE NEXT PARAGRAPH IS COMMONLY BELIEVED, BUT NOT TRUE – You read by recognizing the shapes of words and groups of words. Words that are in all capital letters all have the same shape: a rectangle of a certain size. This makes words displayed in all uppercase harder to read than upper and lower case (known as “mixed case”).
This book is an introduction to the standard methods of proving mathematical theorems.
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have made a major discovery in how the brain encodes memories.