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What’s in a Word: Etmology of “Alienist”

“Later on, when, cured, he leaves the alienist, “he blushes at his anxiety.”. ~Serge Persky I first came across the word “alienist” while watching Stonehearst Asylum, which is very good and I recommend. Unfamiliar with the word, I decided to … Continue reading

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Tanzania in the science headlines?!?

Originally posted on MrKremerScience.com:
I can’t remember the last time Tanzania made the science news. Maybe during the Leakeys’ days working at Olduvai Gorge, unearthing the history of early hominids? In any case, it’s a rare event, but some…

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What’s In a Word : Etymology of ‘Theater’

I get too hungry for dinner at eight. I like the theatre, but never come late. I never bother with people I hate. That’s why the lady is a tramp. ~Lorenz Hart, The Lady is a Tramp 1937 The theater … Continue reading

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Horrible History: September 11

9 AD: The Battle of the Teutoberg Forest ends 813 AD: Charles the Great Crowns Louis I as emperor 1185 AD: Isaac II Angelus kills Stephanus Hagiochristophorites and then appeals to the people, resulting in the revolt that deposes Andronicus … Continue reading

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Researchers from the Universitat de Barcelona unlock mitochondrial DNA of early farmers The mitochondrial DNA of the first Near Eastern farmers has been sequenced for the first time. In the research, published in the journal PLOS Genetics, experts analysed samples from … Continue reading

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Horrible History: Hair Washing

  Hair washing is something that almost every historical writer, romance or not, gets wrong. How many times have you read a story in which a heroine sinks gratefully into a sudsy tub of water and scrubs her hair–or, even … Continue reading

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