Latest Lynn Margulis Stories

2010-06-09 07:00:00

TEMPE, Ariz., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman has declared June 18th, 2010, as the Leonardo da Vinci Society for the Study of Thinking Day. He declared this day in advance of the da Vinci Society event honoring Dr. Lynn Margulis that will take place at the University of Advancing Technology (UAT) campus in Tempe. The da Vinci Society was founded in 2005 to promote the development of innovative thought and to honor the world's leading thinkers. The Society seeks to develop a...

2010-06-03 07:00:00

TEMPE, Ariz., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Advancing Technology (UAT), a leading innovator in education focused on new and emerging technologies, has named Dr. Lynn Margulis, renowned theoretical biologist, author and distinguished University Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, as the 2010 inductee in the Leonardo da Vinci Society for the Study of Thinking. Dr. Margulis' revolutionary work in biology earned her prestige in the field with her theory on the...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'