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2013-12-10 23:31:32

The recent passing of the noble Nelson Mandela inspired Songs to Educate founders to pay tribute through the song "Shines the Life," written in South Africa by Paul Zeir on the threshold of extraordinary change in December 1988. (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 Songs to Educate founders Melanie and Paul Zeir are moved to give tribute in light of the passing of a genuine leader, Nelson Mandela. Mandela's contributions to both South Africa and the world are echoed in the sentiment of...

Bitter Taste Gene May Have Been Beneficial To Human Evolution
2013-11-12 13:31:37

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It can be puzzling sometimes when someone else finds the taste of your favorite food to be disgusting, but research has shown we all perceive the taste of various compounds differently. A new study from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania has found a genetic mutation making certain people more sensitive to the taste of a bitter compound could have been beneficial for certain human populations in Africa, resulting in the...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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