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2013-11-16 23:04:05

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics announces a multimillion-dollar partnership with the Krembil Foundation to establish prestigious research chairs for two of the world’s top young

2012-12-24 15:14:47

Forget solid, liquid, and gas: there are in fact more than 500 phases of matter.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.