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2012-07-16 11:18:51

Far from processing every word we read or hear, our brains often do not even notice key words that can change the whole meaning of a sentence, according to new research from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). After a plane crash, where should the survivors be buried? If you are considering where the most appropriate burial place should be, you are not alone. Scientists have found that around half the people asked this question, answer it as if they were being asked about...

2012-06-21 23:01:33

In response to high demand, the Boston-based test preparation website launches a free question bank packed with 200 analogy practice questions geared to students applying to graduate programs. Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 21, 2012 Earlier today, PracticeQuiz.com released a new question bank containing 200 analogy practice questions, each featuring detailed explanations including definitions and rationale. "We are extremely delighted to announce this particular practice quiz. For the past...

2012-06-20 11:22:00

This is the first suggestion of a heritable abnormality in otherwise healthy humans, and this has important implications for our understanding of the genetic basis of cognition. Dr Josie Briscoe of Bristol's School of Experimental Psychology and colleagues at the Institute of Child Health in London studied eight members of a single family (aged 8 years), who despite all having high levels of intelligence have since childhood, experienced profound difficulties in recalling sentences and...

2012-04-26 23:01:35

A 9- and an 11-year-old helped their mom design Brush of Truth, a book app for kids ages 8 to 12, to help get tweens into reading. The app was released by Story Bayou. Cooper City, Florida (PRWEB) April 26, 2012 A sixth-grader and his fourth-grade sister helped their mom design key elements in Brush of Truth, a book app created to get tweens to read. The app was released by Story Bayou, founded by mom Julie Landry Laviolette to make interactive storybook apps. Ian Laviolette, 11, an avid...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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