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2009-03-03 20:43:27

A University of Illinois professor says that while the meaning of geek has shifted into a more positive light, nerds still face negative stereotyping. The valence of the word 'geek' has really changed over the years, said Lori Kendall, a professor in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science university's Urbana-Champaign campus. People talk about 'geeking out,' which indicates a very intense focus on an interest, and sometimes it's an interest that not a lot of people share. It...

2008-09-18 03:00:20

By Davidson, Sinclair Major reform is needed to fix the problem of academic bias, argues Sinclair Davidson. Following a campaign by the Australian Liberal Students Federation, a Senate committee is investigating the level of intellectual diversity at Australian universities. It is well-known that academiaand more often than not those who are university educated-have a left-wing progressive bias. The best and most comprehensive analysis of that left-bias comes from the United States. A...


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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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