Latest Laura Mickes Stories

Facebook Returns Humans To Their Evolutionary Roots
2013-01-15 13:25:28

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In the earliest days of man, we communicated with one another in short burst, usually to alert one another to impending trouble or to get across an urgent point. According to a new study, those short Facebook updates, replete with grammatical errors and sticking keys, are allowing us to communicate this way once more. As a result, we´re more likely to remember Facebook posts than any other form of written word —...

Men Win The Humor Test (By A Hair)
2011-10-20 06:17:31

Men are funnier than women, but only just barely and mostly to other men. So says a psychology study from the University of California, San Diego Division of Social Sciences. While the findings lend some support to the stereotype on gender differences and humor — perhaps most vociferously and provocatively argued in recent memory by author Christopher Hitchens in his 2007 Vanity Fair article "Why Women Aren't Funny" — they also undermine the standard explanations as to why. The...

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  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.