Latest Leon Trotsky Stories

2011-02-23 08:10:00

Speaking directly into a cellphone while holding it against your ear can alter brain activity in those areas closest to the device's antenna, claims a new study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York studied 47 adults over the course of a year, using positron emission tomography (PET) to measure their glucose metabolism, or the amount of sugar it...

2010-07-08 08:00:00

Joseph Stalin's Rise to Power: Facts More Intriguing Than Fiction - UH Professor Personalizes Stalin's Crimes in New Book Based on Soviet Archives More than 57 years after the death of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin, scholars continue to uncover long-hidden truths about his rise to absolute power and the reign of "Great Terror" that took more than a million lives and exiled many millions more. University of Houston (UH) professor Paul Gregory, Cullen Distinguished Chair of Economics, has...

2005-11-24 18:50:05

By Anahi Rama MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The mass marketing of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo's image has sparked debate in her homeland as a company plans to sell dolls in her likeness in December. A Mexican doll maker will launch the 20-inch (50-cm) Kahlo replicas in Mexico, the United States, Canada, Germany, France and Spain, said Mara de Anda, a descendant of the legendary painter. A line of jewelry, clothing and even a tequila with the artist's name have been marketed by her family...

2005-07-11 20:47:04

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The ice ax used to murder Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky in Mexico may have been recovered, 65 years after his death. A Mexican taxi driver told reporters she has the ice ax used by a Spaniard to kill Trotsky in Mexico City in 1940 on the orders of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin. The woman, Ana Salas, says the ax was handed down to her by her late father, a policeman, but details are sketchy of how it came to be in his hands. Stalin threw his former comrade...

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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.