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General News Archive - December 09, 2009

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Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, are challenging long-held beliefs that human beings are wired to be selfish.

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California may be a state that is best known for being one of the pioneers in having a medical marijuana industry. News reports, however, reveal that the city of Los Angeles has decided to limit the number of medical marijuana dispensaries to 70.

Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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