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2011-07-13 10:00:00

LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2011 IdeaFestival (IF) is paving the way for bold ideas and breakthrough thinking this fall with an impressive line-up of presenters. From Sept. 21-24 at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, more than 40 speakers, events and performers will inspire, entertain and promote the cross-fertilization of ideas at the Festival. All-access passes are on sale at ideafestival.com and will be available for a limited time. This powerful event...

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2010-09-02 09:40:00

In his latest book, British theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking asserts that an omniscient, all-powerful being was not needed to create the universe, and that the "Big Bang" was a natural side effect of the laws of physics, according to various media reports. An excerpt from the book, which is entitled 'The Grand Design' and is co-authored by American physicist Leonard Mlodinow, was first published in the UK newspaper the Times on Thursday. According to Michael Holden of...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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