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Internet Trolls Affect Public Perception Of New Science
2013-02-15 13:30:23

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Internet can be a cruel place. Nowhere else can this best be seen than the comment section of any news story or blog post. Posts about current events, gadgets, or science and scientific research are sure to evoke some colorful comments from the readers. These off-color and often rude statements may serve to upset the author or even start a “flame war” in the comments section, but new research has proved that...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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