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Still from CyGaME Project instructional video game Selene

Still from CyGaME Project instructional video game Selene (Image 3)

Players of the CyGaME (Cyberlearning through Game-based, Metaphor Enhanced Learning Objects) Project instructional video game Selene, a lunar science game developed by the Center for Educational Technologies®R (CET) and...
Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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The universe is not only queerer that we suppose but queerer than we can suppose.

- J.B.S. Haldane
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