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10 Words With Roots in Lesser-Known Languages

<b>Vocabulary.com, posted by Arika Okrent</b><p>English has borrowed words from all over the world to make up its lexicon. Our friends at Vocabulary.com …

Language

Feathered Fossils Give Scaly Dinosaurs a Makeover

Plumage may have adorned even the earliest dinosaurs, long before flight.<p>Which came first, the feathers or the birds? Feathers first, scientists now say definitively. Yet this feathery revelation doesn't arise from discoveries of ancient birds, but of birds' ancestors—dinosaurs.<p>At a recent Berlin …

Britain forced to ask Nato to track 'Russian submarine' in Scottish waters

Defence experts said it is 'hugely embarassing' that defence cuts mean Britain can no longer patrol its own waters<p>Britain called in Nato sea patrol planes to hunt for a suspected Russian submarine off Scotland last month, after the Government scrapped its own similar aircraft in defence cuts, it …

Military

Would A Shorter Work Week Really Make Employees Happier?

Oddly enough, it didn’t in Korea.<p>If your boss asked you out of the blue whether you’d like to work about five fewer hours a week for the same pay, your response would no doubt be something along the lines of <i>yes, please!</i>, give or take a few exclamation points. The new arrangement would seem to …

This 19-Year-Old College Student Built an Artificial Brain That Detects Breast Cancer

<i>by Elizabeth Kiefer, TEEN VOGUE</i><p>Brittany Wenger is changing the game when it comes to cancer detection technology -- and, at 19, she's just getting started.<p><i>Brittany Wenger explaining her work to President Obama. You know, casual.</i> | Photo: Getty Images<p>Brittany Wenger is one seriously smart cookie. In …

Senate Torture Report Condemns C.I.A. Interrogation Program

Mountain-sized asteroid is heading towards Earth, says scientist

A Russian scientist has discovered a huge asteroid '2014 UR116' passes Earth every three years<p>A mountain-sized asteroid which crosses paths with the Earth every three years has been discovered by a Russian scientist.<p>Vladimir Lipunov, a professor at Moscow State University, said the space rock, …

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