General News Archive - February 26, 2009


A study of British civil servants suggests working long hours causes a decline in cognitive ability during middle age.


A 16-year-old British girl said she was fired from her office job after managers saw that she had branded her position boring on Facebook.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.