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2010-08-10 13:04:45

What makes something funny? Philosophers have been tossing that question around since Plato.

2010-06-21 15:49:50

A new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, shows that, in contrast to traditional scholarly claims, Dionysian cultic activities may very well have occurred in archaic Rome in the decades around 500 BC.

2009-09-10 10:26:24

The quality of a person's social life could have an even greater impact than diet and exercise on their health and well-being.

2009-08-27 09:35:00

Lifetime of Achievement Traces Arc of American Dream Parade to be Held on October 12 on Fifth Ave. in New York City NEW YORK, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kenneth G.

2009-04-17 10:50:00

PHILADELPHIA, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Bobby Mackey's Music World in Wilder, Kentucky, probably isn't the first place that people think of when they hear the phrase "most haunted." In fact, many people have never even heard of the legends surrounding this place - even some seasoned ghost hunters.

2006-08-18 01:17:15

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Tokyo court on Friday upheld the death sentence for a top member of the doomsday cult charged with a nerve gas attack on Tokyo subway trains in 1995 that killed 12, sickened thousands and shattered Japan's myth of public safety.

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2006-05-29 10:25:00

When recalling memories of negative or positive events that helped to shape our identity, such as a break-up or marriage, we tend to downplay the fear, anger or other negative emotions experienced at the time and remember more of the positive emotions, new study findings indicate.

2005-08-11 21:55:00

Scientists in the social sciences are more likely to believe in God and attend religious services than are scientists in the natural sciences, according to a survey of 1,646 faculty members at elite research universities by a Rice University sociologist.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.