Daily Content Archive

(as of Thursday, August 28, 2014)
Word of the Day

indelible

Definition:(adjective) Impossible to remove, erase, or wash away; permanent.
Synonyms:permanent, lasting, enduring, ineradicable, ineffaceable, inexpungible, inextirpable
Usage: Before I left for camp, my mother wrote my name inside all of my clothes with indelible ink.
Article of the Day

Bermuda Triangle

Located between Florida, Bermuda, and Puerto Rico, the Bermuda Triangle is an area in the Atlantic Ocean where a number of ships and aircraft have vanished. Compass issues and violent storms are likely to blame, but some believe the region—also known as the Devil's Triangle, to be rife with paranormal activity and alien abductions. Investigations to date have not produced scientific evidence of any unusual phenomena. What was Flight 19, and what happened to it in the Bermuda Triangle? More...
This Day in History

First Issue of Scientific American Magazine Is Published (1845)

In 1845, Rufus Porter—an eccentric inventor, painter, and editor—published the first issue of Scientific American, a weekly newspaper about new inventions. By 1853, its circulation had reached 30,000 and it was reporting on various sciences, such as astronomy and medicine. In 1921, it became a monthly. Its solidly-researched, well-written articles, accompanied by illustrations and explanations, have made it a highly regarded publication. How much did the first subscriptions cost? More...
Today's Birthday

William Robertson Davies (1913)

Davies was one of Canada's most distinguished writers. Educated at Oxford, he produced more than 30 works of fiction throughout his long literary career, as well as plays, essays, and criticism. Among the themes explored in his densely plotted novels are life's moral dimensions and the isolation of the spirit. He is best known for his three novel trilogies dealing with life and culture in fictional Ontario villages. What innovative technology, considered indispensible today, did he proudly shun? More...
Quotation of the Day
It is essential to seek out enemy agents who have come to conduct espionage against you and to bribe them to serve you. Give them instructions and care for them. Thus doubled agents are recruited and used.

Sun Tzu (544 BC-496 BC)

Idiom of the Day

in the last analysis

When everything has been considered; when all the facts are known or the truth has come to light. More...
Today's Holiday

Feast of St. Augustine of Hippo (2017)

St. Augustine is best known for his spiritual autobiography, the Confessions, which details the excesses of his youth, his career as a teacher of rhetoric, his years as a believer in Manicheism and Platonism, and his belated conversion to Christianity. It is primarily for his writings that he is known as the patron saint of theologians and scholars, and one of the "Four Latin Fathers" of the Christian Church. When Spanish soldiers landed on the coast of Florida on St. Augustine's Day in 1565, they named the U.S.'s oldest European community after him. More...
In the News

Hypoallergenic Peanuts on Horizon

People with peanut allergies may soon be able to enjoy the taste of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, or any number of other peanut products, without fear. Researchers have developed a process that breaks down allergens in peanuts, effectively rendering them harmless to those with peanut allergies. The process reduces peanut allergens by 98 to 100 percent and can be applied to whole, broken, and ground peanuts. It may not be long before hypoallergenic peanut products start hitting store shelves. More...
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