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Dream Symbols Reveal Mental Health Issues
2012-11-09 09:14:21

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online There´s a saying that eyes are the windows to a person´s soul. While this may or may not be true, there´s another theory that dreams are the filters to a person´s mental health. In particular, a new study from scientists at the University of Adelaide in Australia found that symbols in dreams could provide perspective into people´s mental health issues, allowing psychotherapists to develop possible...

2010-09-15 07:30:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The growing crew of turntable legends bringing mixes exclusively to Activision Publishing, Inc.'s (Nasdaq: ATVI) DJ Hero® 2 continues to expand with the addition of six of the hottest DJs cutting up vinyl and producing smooth grooves and slick beats from around the world. Joining the mix and making their debut performance are A-Trak and Diplo, while DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Shadow, DJ Z-Trip and The Scratch Perverts return to the...

2009-08-28 07:01:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WhoWhatWhy.com reports exclusively today on the background of Hassan Nemazee, the top Hillary Clinton fundraiser who was arrested this week and charged with forging loan documents in order to borrow $74 million from Citibank. He could face up to 30 years in prison. Early media accounts cast the event as an embarrassment for Ms. Clinton and the Democratic Party involving the financial misdoings of one prominent backer. Actually it is much more....

2008-05-21 15:23:51

A new theory claims that so-called "shadow bands," which sometimes pass across the ground during an eclipse, might be produced by sound pulses. These bands, which pass across the ground during totality"”when the Moon completely covers the sun, are considered by some to be caused by atmospheric turbulence. However, astrophysicist Dr. Stuart Eves says shadow bands could be caused by something called infrasound. Before totality, these bands have been observed to pass over the ground in the...

2005-11-29 12:56:02

The planet Venus is growing so bright, it's actually casting shadows. NASA -- It's often said (by astronomers) that Venus is bright enough to cast shadows. So where are they? Few people have ever seen a Venus shadow. But they're there, elusive and delicate -- and, if you appreciate rare things, a thrill to witness. Attention, thrill-seekers: Venus is reaching its peak brightness for 2005 and casting its very best shadows right now. Amateur astronomer Pete Lawrence of Selsey, UK,...

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.'