On February 22nd, 1855, the Pennsylvania State University was founded.
On February 21st, 1431, the trial of Joan of Arc began.
Can a mouse meditate? A new study suggests the answer is ... kind of.
Researchers from the University of Oregon in Eugene have replicated some of the same brain patterns exhibited by human meditators in the brains of mice...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Globally, 2016 was the warmest year on record. In Los Angeles, temperature records were shattered last summer during scorching heat waves that saw highs of 100 degrees for five days straight.
If you think ...Read more
A thought for the day: Jack London said riding a bicycle is something that makes life worth living.
On this date in history:
In 1836, soldiers under the command of Mexican President General Antonio López de Santa Anna began their assault on the Alamo Mission near present-day San Antonio, Texas. Eleven days ...Read more
Those born on this day include:
- British diarist Samuel Pepys in 1633
- German composer George Frideric Handel in 1685
- Mayer Amschel Rothschild, European banker/founder of the Rothschild financial ...Read more
Today is Thursday, Feb. 23, the 54th day of 2017 with 311 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury. Evening stars are Neptune, Venus, Mars and Uranus.
The Average GirlAngelina Goode
Olivia Fowler, a surreptitious matchmaker, runs a successful business helping average people meet celebrities in everyday ways. Flawless at what she does, the celebrities don’t have a clue they’re part of a pre-planned meeting. Business is booming, but when Olivia ...
esurient \ih-SUR-ee-uhnt; -ZUR-\ (adjective) - Hungry; voracious; greedy.
"Paul, whose stomach suffered no pangs, regarded the fellow with esurient eyes, the eyes of an avid curiosity." -- Carl Van Vechten, 'Firecrackers'...Read more
What phrase is represented below?
HEA wooden stick + sulphur head + phosphorus tip VENView full teaser and answer
Ancient heritage sites caught in the crossfire of war are, in many ways, little different from civilian populations trapped in the midst of armed conflict: Even when they continue to stand, they are crumbling inside.
A ...Read more
Astronomers using powerful space telescopes and ground-based observatories have discovered seven Earth-sized planets in orbit around a star just 39 light-years away. Several of these exoplanets are in the habitable zone, ...Read more
"What's happening to the English language?"
I hear that question often -- from readers, friends, relatives, colleagues, even my plumber.
Their queries, of course, reflect different concerns. Some complain about ...Read more
On this date in history:
In 1819, a treaty with Spain ceded Florida to the United States.
In 1855, Pennsylvania State University was founded in State College, Pa. It was originally called the Farmers'...Read more
Those born on this date include:
- George Washington, first president of the United States, in 1732
- German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer in 1788
- poet/diplomat/editor James Lowell in 1819
tutelage \TOO-tuhl-ij; TYOO-\ (noun) - 1 : The act of guarding or protecting; guardianship; protection. 2 : The state of being under a guardian or tutor. 3 : Instruction, especially individual instruction accompanied by ...Read more
Answer the following with parts of the body. The first one is free!
1. A strong box (chest)
2. Heard in congress while voting
3. Baby cows
4. A shellfish
5. A unit used to measure distance
7. Part of a shoe
8. What every builder must have
9. Something made by whips
10. What soldiers carry
Net neutrality is under threat, but you can do something to defend it.
As I've written recently, the Federal Communications Commission under President Donald Trump and its new chairman, Ajit Pai, looks set to roll back or...Read more
Q: When I try to use the Firefox browser on my Windows 8.1 PC, I get the error message, "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permission to access the item." I have to...Read more
MODESTO, Calif. -- Northern California was battered by another atmospheric river that produced record rainfall and wind gusts that reached 199 mph.
The dramatic gusts were recorded high in the Sierra Nevada, where Alpine ...Read more